Are You on Jupiter?
The automated response that you "can't answer your email because you're out of the country" reminds me of "days of yore" when there were no good phone connections. I don't care where you are these days, you can answer your
Errors are inevitable and unintended. Rudeness is a deliberate choice.
Do you know what "necessary evils" are? They are usually obstacles, discomforts, or frustrations that people don't want to take the time to eliminate or prevent, but about which they marshal the energy to complain.
They Won Because They’re Stronger, and That’s Not Fair!
Allegedly, according to the New York Times, an NYU professor has been fired because a minority of his students in organic chemistry complained that his course was "too hard." I'm thinking of all the races I could have won if I had protested that
I Really Didn’t Send It, I’m Trying to Drive You Crazy
The default position seems to be: "I didn't receive what you were supposed to send, and that's your fault." "But 20,000 others received it, you're the only one who didn't. It didn't bounce. What does that tell you?" "It's not in my
Lend Me Your Watch So I Can Sell You the Time
I receive notices from people with links to websites where plagiarized versions of my (older) offerings are on sale. They offer to take them down for a small fee. Of course, they're the ones who put this stuff up in the
Being Taken for A Ride
We've spent hours on the roads near Boston and LA over the last two days. It's been insufferable. Electric cars—assuming they can eventually replace these fleets, which is doubtful—may lessen the air quality problem but not the huge wasted, non-productive
The Great Obfuscation
People on social media proclaim that "99% of workplaces are toxic," and that "people seeking jobs shouldn't have to put forth any special effort or audition." There is no basis to these loony claims. I think they're usually made by
Didn’t Our Parents Know there Was an Escape Hatch?
I guess most of us are fortunate that our parents never "quietly quit' their jobs, or took part in a "great resignation," right? If they had only known. Wait, what if
I was the "relief pitcher" in church last evening when the scheduled lector was ill and I was asked to fill in at the last minute. All went well (I believe that too much practice makes us "stale" and takes