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Zombie Apocalypse

Customer service and critical thinking skills are not being taught anymore. As someone who has essentially been involved in some form of the customer service industry for more than 15 years, I think I can confidently say that these skills are now rare. I don’t know if they’re just not being taught or if the…

When Granny Sent Me to Buy Lottery Tickets

Completely understanding the part of the country in which I was born and raised, I am nevertheless still amazed at the oftentimes antiquated manners and etiquette expected of a Southern woman. The juxtaposition of Southern womanhood is confounding. We can cut you like a knife with our genteel, passive aggressive responses to inquiries and subsequently…

I Have My Retirement Planned

I can’t tell you how much I’m going to get from Social Security or what my 401K might be like when I retire. For all I know, I may still be paying off my student loans. (LOL!) I DO, however, know exactly what I want to do with all my free time when I’m no…

They Thought We Were Kin To Jeffrey Dahmer

Ok no one really thought we were kin to Jeffrey Dahmer, but the title got your attention right? Ok that was the point. And there may have been a person or two who did have that thought but were too polite to speak it aloud, and I might have been one of them. Of what…

The Sound of Silence

I’m the type of person who relishes quiet. Ambient noise is fine as long as it’s not louder than a clock ticking. My two kids are the opposite of quiet. They’re not just loud. They’re shrill and thunderous at ear-piercing levels. Never in my life did I think children of mine would make this much…