Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Paid a visit to the Ford Home today. Paid the bill and drove home.
Two black beauties parked in the showroom, a Mustang and a Cobra GT 350.
Grille work. I can't recall the number of times I have laid that stuff inside the form in building a concrete pad. But whatever captures the designer's imagination.
Trust me, this beast was all black with the exception of the chrome snake and the GT designation. The white wall on the tire does not show at all to the naked eye. The camera sees all, though.
Oh, jsyk, I've zero intention to drop $64K on a kar.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
People all too often reference the ubiquitous "they" when speaking of, well, politics, economics, the world in general,or whatever. I sometimes ask, "Who is this 'they' of whom you speak?" This question is usually not well-received, and that may be the principal reason I ask it. The truth is almost every answer I have gotten provides a circular definition, which is to say it goes something like, "They are the ones who. . ." (want to rule the world, are trying to destroy the economy, etc, etc,) Note the use of "they" to define "they."
The other day a lady used the "they" reference and I asked my question. Her response: "There really is a "they." The implication was, and I know I received this message correctly, "If you weren't so dense you would understand that. I pity you."
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Yes, you will believe this because, though it seems implausible, you know that I am a reliable scribe who would not mislead you.
Imagine you are a man of a certain age. Your spouse dies. You expect that her income will no longer come into the coffers. You are right. What you didn't count on was that you would be getting bills for increased premiums on insurance policies which are already paid and in effect.
I am not making this up.
Explanation: "You are now a widower, that is, a single male, which puts you in another risk category, therefore the premium is a bit higher." ("A bit" is well in excess of a hundred bucks, which may be "a bit" in some budgets. Maybe.) Anyway, you reply, "So because my wife died I am now a worse driver?"
"Oh, no, sir, It does not make you a worse driver, but it throws you into another risk category.
I have not been treated with such disrespect and inconsideration since I was a single man under 25, and that may or may not have been a higher risk category. Go figure.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Here I sit in my automobile talking to a telephone. Why is that? Well. I drove the daughter to a dental appointment. Masked, I went in, sat in the empty "waiting room." "Sir," the receptionist, oh, so sincerely apologetic, "We'll have to ask you not to sit it the waiting room."
Back in March I wrote a post entitled "My only post on covid-19. I hope." And that was my hope, but how can one not remark on this remarkable situation? Okay, I could let it pass. And it was a nice, sunny day, if a bit chilly. With the windows rolled nearly to the top it is quite comfortable.
Comfortable enough, I think, that this calls for a nap!
May you be well, and treated with respect. And show grace to others; they are stressed, too.