The woman used her opportunity to spread a little verbal poison. Fortunately there are others who spread quiet grace.
I usually ask for a woman’s ID even if her great-grandchildren are accompanying her to the checkout stand.
When a customer is obviously closer to my age than those of my children, I’ll often smile ask if they’re over twenty-one. Sometimes, the men will say, “I wish I were twenty-one again.” "No, you don't."
I know a lot of outstanding teachers. Theirs is a difficult job and I have a great deal of sympathy for them. But I had some doozies when I was young. This is about one of them. It made sense that the meanest teacher of our elementary school had the name, Mrs. Snodgrass. She had … Continue reading The Mean Teacher Retires
The biggest grudge I have against religion (particularly conservative religion) is that it urges people to lie....
However, I’m gradually earning a new kind of quiet respect from people around me.
“Do you dream things that sometimes come true?” “Uh,” I stammered, “Yes, in fact I do.” How did he know that?
I lowered my hand to give the downbeat and that's when Craig exploded all over the piano
Lost moments. Shared moments. Moments for second chances. They don’t last long but they’re a big deal.
The young lady transformed into a whiny baby in an instant, complete with tears and angst.