Monday, September 9, 2013

September and the sun sets here around 8PM

Another blog with my random thoughts.
1. do I have fleas? The cat is gone; the strange flying things remain.
2. am I disgruntled or just too sensitive? A grown, supposedly educated, woman (in a supervisory position) sends mass e-mail reminding employees that light bulbs which work in the Smart Boards are expensive. So, 'take care of these bulbs' by turning off the machine between uses. Umm.

I probably missed the earlier memo that said "We are financially unable to support the technology that we have forced upon you. Use magical thinking to get the technology repaired if you want to use said technology in the future." or maybe it said, "Don't let students use the overhead projector for a basketball hoop mini-me." [I hope I am using that word correctly. The language of the 21st century sometimes eludes me.]
I do have middle school boys who must touch the highest part of the ceiling whenever possible... and I encourage them to "reach for the sky" every once in a while. Maybe I need that email reminder. Save that lady a trip from the office to meet with the lowly workers whose lives, success, and discontent depend on having [or not] equipment that works ALL THE TIME. Sorry this is negative; I tried to stay away from the drama...


  1. Who was it that told us "Don't sweat the small stuff." and "Its all small stuff."?
    I think it was the same guy that said "Take care of the small stuff and there won't be any big stuff."
    I still vote for "Don't sweat the small stuff." Why is that so difficult? Doesn't seem difficult on the surface, but we are complicated people. We all do it from time to time. This, too, shall pass.
    Love you,
    Your Seester

  2. I don't think you have fleas, fleas don't actually fly. Those are maybe gnats?

    We have a light fixture in the store room at work that is cracked on one end. Every time the Health Department comes they mark it down as a minor violation. (They showed up the day after you came by!) Sometimes it is the ONLY violation they mark. It has been broken for 5 years because the landlord is pissed that the fixture has been discontinued and he can't just buy a replacement cover - he'd have to install a whole new 12 dollar fixture. This is the same guy who let us have gross peeling paint for two years while he tried to sue Sherwin Williams because their 25 year paint only lasted 15 years. But at least it is kind of funny.

    Turn that frown upside down, let a smile be your umbrella! or something like that... I love you!

    1. Yes, I'm gonna turn that frown upside down and pitch in to get the work done. I can understand the penny-pinching landlord who is looking for the perfect light a.k.a. cheap. distance from the problem makes it appear smaller, and smaller and smaller, until it is forgotten - until it costs time or money... and THEN, it gets attended to.
      I love you, honey.