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Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
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Gail Simons August 1, 2013 at 05:23 am
HA!!! Well written, Ty! For the record - I love the guy fishing in his thong! Not a douche, justRead More an entertaining eccentric (or maybe too broke for more substantial clothing? LOL!!!). Anyway, that gave me a good giggle. The line that I find the douche spotter and EH Idiot spotter pages cross is of not understanding what a douche vs. an eccentric is. Someone who dresses differently or acts a bit odd but affects no one but themselves is NOT a douche or an idiot. They're just a glorious individual - I prefer those peeps, honestly, because they don't try to fit in. There are real douche idiots out there, for sure, the parking idiots, the driving douches, etc. - I just wish the ignorant among us would understand the difference. Otherwise they become the idiot douches, IMO. Anyway, well written. As always, I very much agree with all of your thoughts! And as for "needing" these money bags? No - we're selling our souls. Give me a break.
Suzi Barbee August 3, 2013 at 09:13 am
I live in Maine, along our geriatric coast, and I was thinking about all the awful people we get upRead More here in summer. The ones who call asking the exact address and zip code for their GPS so they can find us. They spend their time in our museums and lighthouses taking pictures. I love to volunteer at museums and historic houses AND I enjoy most of my visitors. I guess I'm writing because we have the same entitled visitors up here, with less money and fewer imported cars, and we "feel your pain". I love it when they ask what we do when they all leave. Smile.
Christina DeLauro August 4, 2013 at 08:59 am
Hey Steve, what did Taylor nail ? She didn't write the article or comment on it.
ty wenzel June 29, 2013 at 02:06 pm
It's funny that you say that. I was debating whether to keep that or not, and ultimately decided toRead More keep it. In context with the sentence, I thought that saying "I don't know" sounded too definitive and anchored while "I dunno" sounds more off the cuff. But I'm glad you liked the rest of it. :)
MTS June 30, 2013 at 08:20 am
I am glad you didn't take offense; it just struck me as out of place. I think it is my generalRead More objection to the kind of writing that we are subjected to that made me cringe. It is the pedant in me. Thank you nonetheless for the lovely piece of writing.
ty wenzel July 3, 2013 at 04:59 pm
Thank you for reading! Happy 4th!
TIP OR DIE?
Gail Simons July 1, 2013 at 05:03 pm
So, Emily, you felt that "rude" behavior was a cause for you to deny an individual a rightRead More to make a living? How about all the rude jerks that wait staff have to deal with on a daily basis. If you got your food, properly delivered, got what you ordered, then you should have tipped, regardless of his attitude or relationship to the owner. In that case, you lower the tip - 15%, or even 10% if the service is really bad - but a penny? Good luck EVER getting any service in that establishment again. As for a "living wage" - it certainly isn't minimum wage. Not really much incentive to be a wait person if you're not going to have a shot at making some great tips in order to make it worth while. I can't imagine anyone wanting to work at that type of a grueling job for a "living wage". It is HARD work.
Shrinkgirl July 2, 2013 at 08:20 am
We go out perhaps every two weeks. I always over tip. Whatever my husband thinks is fair I addRead More more. In cash. I remember being a waitress. Maybe I go overboard. So many of my girlfriends addd up the bill and precisely figure out what they owe including the tip. Honestly, it drives me insane. Be generous! It is good karma.
ty wenzel July 3, 2013 at 04:58 pm
Yes, Gail, I think it's common sense. And Shrinkgirl, I always remember Karma when I'm tipping... ItRead More was a very rewarding experience, bartending. The human condition amplified due to alcohol... scary and exhilarating at the same time.