When awake, I use my left brain. It is a fact-gatherer and routine problem solver. When unconscious the right brain takes the pieces of the jig-saw puzzle and reassembles them in ways that do not look like the box. I wake up at 3 AM a lot with my best ideas.
How does the old saying go? The problem with my brain is that in the left brain, nothing is right and in the right brain, nothing is left.
I once worked in an office and they needed to borrow some “desks” (we were working off folding tables). I hid mine under my paperwork.
I have to admit, I was fooled. I’m a child of the 60’s and witnessed the civil rights movement and women’s movement. Great strides were made and the progress was forward. We were “getting there.” I thought that racism, sexism and the other -isms were, if not dead, at least no longer socially-acceptable.
Now they seem to have made a comeback. It’s fashionable to be insensitive to, or actually hate other human beings because of race, gender, religion, country of origin, their native language or any number of thought-up, artificial discriminators. This example is being set from the very top of our Government.
“That gold should rust, what will iron do?” – Canterbury Tales.
I love my internet provider. I don’t have connectivity so I call and the robot tells me that I can troubleshoot my issue on line.
I have to admit that my provider, AT&T does answer the phone and if you have a routine issue, can often be useful. If you have something that is not on their checklist, you have to tell them what they need to do to fix your system. They are trained well in customer care, but have a poor system for escalating technical issues. They have no system for escalating technical issues.
The other surprise is Microsoft. I rent my office suite from them. You can schedule an appointment with them on line and they often call back within the minute. They will even log onto your computer to fix the issue. That alone is worth the cost of subscription!
Thanks to the internet and phone “trees,” companies have successfully isolated themselves from their customers. “We have determined that these 12 things are the only possible things that can be wrong with your product or service – please pick one. If you are experiencing any other kind of difficulty, please hang up.”
I always evaluate customer support when I buy a product.
Santa’s been coming to town since Labor Day.
He’s pissed off at the turkey – the turkey didn’t thank him.
He was a feminist who stood up for a woman against an angry mob when others wanted to bring her down. He spoke positively about strangers. He took on the powerful people in the establishment. He fought against those who used religion to control the masses. He broke the law and went against traditions.
This liberal troublemaker was called The Christ.