Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Promiscuous Wisdom

Wisdom is gained by living. We don't think the way we used to think. I would hope that is the case, but there are some that don't mature in their state of mind. However, I feel that as technology advances, and emphasis is placed on what you have attained in life, people have become dumber...okay just plain damn stupid and of course petty. Here are a few examples:

Books vs. Nooks/E-Books - People have gone on and decided that turning pages is now obsolete because...they take too much room and can be burned easily. can burn a Nook or E-book as well. If your battery runs low and doesn't function, don't you wish you could then turn a page? Besides, they still sell books with wonderful crisp and printed pages in the book store...after all of these years!

Cell Phones vs. Land Line Phones - I can say that a cell phone is useful but the phones are too smart are doing too much. Playing music, taking pictures and videos, sending photos back and forth, tracking your position in the world, and so on. In addition, they have so many applications that the battery will die after a few uses away from the charger. I love my land line phone. I know that if the power goes out, no charge left on my cell phone, and the cell towers are experiencing interference, I will be able to still use my trusty land line phone. I remember when phones needed wires in the wall to work. Now that there are no wires for the phone to function we still have to pay for service? I am pissed about that.

Cable Box vs. TV Antenna - I do enjoy cable programming. I don't watch too much television, but I do like the channels that I watch that are not on basic network television. I also remember when we had rabbit ears and aluminium foil to place on the TV antenna for reception. Someone tell me this...why is it that we now have cable wires in our homes when we didn't need them to work before? Just like the damn phones, we are still paying for service.

Alcoholic Beverages, Clothing Lines, Jewelry Lines, Fragrance, etc. - Now I know there is a difference between top shelf liquor and all of the rest, but it seems now that everyone has a damn drink. Pharrel, Diddy, Jay-Z, and other Hip-Hop artists and Hip-Hop wanna Be's have some type of side hustle to make their name and/or brand more relevant. Is there any difference though from the newly made drinks and the top shelf regulars. All I can say is that if it is a new drink it has to work their way to the top shelf list. In addition, people quote their drink combinations like they are going to get some clout and an extra 50 cents in their paycheck for it. Some say with a snotty face...I only drink...Ciroc and cranberry, Parrot Bay and pineapple, Jack and Pepsi, Henny and kool-aid. Thanks for the info and stop shaking you head like a snob when you say it too! Justin Beiber, Michael Jordan, Atlanta Housewives, All VH1 reality television stars, Beyonce, Usher, Diddy, etc. please stick to your day jobs and leave the fragrances, clothing, shoes, etc. to those that went to school for it. Keep your name to yourself and in your own mouth.

Shoes - This is a big one. I remember going to a party recently and my friend had on an authentic pair of Christian Louboutin stiletto shoes. She pointed out to me the many ladies at the party that were wearing the fake red bottom shoes. I took her word for it because she is a shoe freak and used to work for a high-end shoe store. All I will say is that the trend to purchase brand names has not ever fallen down by the wayside nor has the amount of ladies buying the fake or knockoff brand. The point I am making is why even front like it is the real thing. The authentic has red bottoms and yours have pink. Don't say the designer did an exclusive line for breast cancer awareness when you know they are fake and no one can even verify the designer made a special pair for that cause. It is a damn shame!

This is just a partial list and I will add more as I see the need to or have the stuff on my mind. Feel free to add more as well.

I Love You But, God Loves You More!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Birthday Lessons

I am happy to be 34 years young and looking like it. I also feel like it as well. I will say that there is one thing that I have learned this year that will stick with me:


This goes for me as well. I did the same thing in my past and I have got to tell you i have learned from it and apologized to those that I have done that to. Now in a reversal of fortune i am being handed the same fate from others, and I am dealing with it in a different fashion. I deal with it!

So for this Mother's Day (since this is the day my mommy became one) I offer that lesson to all. Don't do it! Be happy with yourself before you go and try to take part in mess that you know you can not handle!!

I Love You But, God Love's You More!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Twilight vs.True Blood

I know there is a phenomenon these days with vampires and such, so please help me to understand the difference between the two: Twilight and True Blood.

Besides being vampire shows or movie, what are they dealing with? I may become a fan!

I Love You But, God Loves You More!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Where has good customer service gone?

For some reason when I go shopping, the music is so loud I can not hear myself think, nor hear a sales associate say hello or ask if I need any assistance (if they even speak or ask if you need assistance).

Recently, I went to the mall looking for a few clothing items, and although the stores I shop at may be trendy, it bothers me that the level of disrespect to a customer is instant and accepted by customers.

I remember when I worked retail in 1996 as an Undergrad in college. I was trained to greet the customer and stand a distance away from them, not to seem or look overbearing. I spoke to the customer and sometimes even had a conversation that was not related to the product the store was selling. In any event, I was taught to not look desperate to sell, but also not look aloof and unwilling to help the customer.

Essentially, their money pays my paycheck and all others that are employees of the establishment. Nowadays, the customer associates feel that they are the entitled ones and that
"They don't need to sell the clothes because the clothes sell themselves"!
" I have never seen a store in which the clothes become animated objects and ask customers to buy them. If anyone reading this has seen it and experienced it..please leave a comment and let me know where I can see this amazing feat!

Here are a few tips for those that work in the business of retail customer service:

1. Address others using a proper salutation...
What's up?
is not proper customer service verbiage.
2. Do not stalk the customer into making a sale...
Knowing some people (including me) I may fart in your general direction to get you to get the hell off of me.

3. When you swipe my credit card give it back afterward IMMEDIATELY...
Why are you holding on to it? You swiped it and it worked so gimme my shyt!!

4. Stay off of the phone. That includes cell phone and land line phones...
Pay attention to the customer. We are providing you with your paycheck. Not the person on the phone. If it is not business related to the store or an emergency...stay off the phone until there are no customers to be tended to.

5. Be gracious! Say please and thank you!
We didn't screw you last night, so have some respect! We owe you nothing!

6. Ask if we need assistance.
We as customers should not have to follow you around or wait for an associate to help us. Ask if we need help, and then if we need it we will tell you either right then or later.

7. Turn the damn music down!!
If we wanted to go to a concert we would have bought a ticket to go! We are in the store because you are selling and item, not selling tickets. Keep the music as a moderate level!!


If you have any other points to add to the list, please do! I just feel that since the Holiday season is approaching, someone needs to make the message clear!

I Love You But, God Loves You More!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cell Phone Ringback Tones!

If you dial my cell phone will hear a regular, tried and true, common ring. RIIIINNNGGGGG RIIINNGGGGGG RIIINNNNGGG Then either after that ring you will hear me speak to you live or hear a recored voice mail introduction.

These days you can be entertained with Bach and Mozart, Keri Hilson and Lil' Wayne, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney, or by annoying sounds made by any cartoon character of your choosing (I prefer Stewie!)

I think it is very dumb. I don't know what else to do when I call a cell phone and the owner has music playing then when they recognize the phone is ringing they answer like it is nothing new just the same old regular RIIINNGGGG. They answer like it is some common form of communication. I suppose these people let the phone RIIINNGGGGG so that their ring tone plays for a while. I digress! I prefer the wonderful RIINNGGGGG that I spoke of before.

I also wonder if these people remember why folks call them or even the types of individuals and professional entities calling about important matters. To have a ridiculous ring back tone I feel would be embarrassing. We cal people to be entertained by their conversation not their ring back tone. I don't know, maybe it is my old fashioned nature!

I Love You But, God Loves You More!

Friday, November 4, 2011

(Herman) Cain is Able!!

Although I do not agree with all of Cain's views, I will say that from watching news reports, press conference, clips of his speeches, and town hall meetings, I feel that Herman Cain will be the 2012 Republican nominee for the 2012 United States Presidential election. Now this may rub some people the wrong way, but I feel that the Republicans will take the stance of...
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"

I won't say that President Obama is not doing a good job, but there are some concerns of a personal nature. I will not get into the specifics, but I will say that one of the main points for the election will be job growth. Congress is to blame as well, not passing the job Bill that Pres. Obama has put into place for the country to spark job growth. People need to work, and all of these crazy line item disagreements are causing those who need jobs not to be able to have an opportunity to work. I digress.

Herman seems to be a candidate that will cause, to me, the biggest match between two Black men since, Ali and Frazier, Hagler and Leonard, Liston and Clay, hell King Kong and Godzilla 9Okay so their are not human nor Black, but you get my point). This will be an election that will polarize the country as well as the Black community.

I think those two in a debate would be like 2 gentlemen in the barber shop arguing passionately about something that is near and dear to their hearts. Let me tell you, I have seen some arguments in the barber shop that will amaze you. If you have been to a Black barber shop and seen fellows is comedic to say the least!

Imagine how a debate would be with Pres. Obama and Herman Cain? It will be funny! It will be highly contested, and the urge for those two to get loud and proud will be there! Those two are professionals and will keep the peace. I will say their arguments and election running points will be duly noted and argued at barber shops around the country. LOL

Of course there is a lot of time between now and the 2012 election (about a year) and much can happen in that period of time, but do not be surprised if Cain will be the nominee for the GOP!

What are your thoughts?

I Love You But, God Love's You More!

HeR StUpId QuEsTiOn...

Miss. Staley still owes me money!
She has broken her promise time and time again concerning paying me back!
I called to try to see when she would pay!
She gets an attitude, because I inform her that she has not kept her word!
Then she says...

Are you press for money or something?

My response should have been...

No! You must be pressed for money because you haven't paid me!

Such a shame!!

I Love You But, God Love's You More!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hand Sanitizer Addiction!

Yes it is true. Ever since I took Molecular Biology to earn my Master's degree a few years back, I have been obsessed with washing my hands and using hand sanitizer. I even hold my breath when walking past someone after they sneeze. It is that serious! Call me a germ-o-phobe, but I am just that! LOL! Look, I do not want to get sick and I know one of the main ways to get sick is from not washing or sanitizing your hands constantly. Here are a few things that I have become obsessive in doing:

1. I have a bottle of hand sanitizer in both of my cars.
2. I bring in sanitizer when I am going to the movies and out to eat with someone.
3. I try not to go to a buffet style meal because I do not know who has washed their hands, as many people grab the serving utensil at the buffet bar!
4. I wash my hands before and after using the bathroom and yes even the public bathroom.
5. I watch when someone is serving food to notice if their hands are touching it or if the food is near their mouth. I do not want any one's breath on my food but mine.
6. I constantly clean my phone and phone that I use in public, so that I will not encounter germs entering my ear or on my face.
7. Finally!!! Don't take that damn Molecular Biology course! It will scare the hell out of you!!

I know that there are some things that you can not help in life, and I just want to try to do the best I can to control what I can control for my sake, and maybe someone else. So yes I will continue to be that germ-o-phobe... and overly obsessive hand sanitizer (and clean) freak!

I Love You But, God Loves You More!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"If anybody asks you who I am..."

I was running on the treadmill when this song came on my IPOD. I remember that this particular got me through the Summer of 2003. Let me just add...I AM the world's greatest!!

I Love You But, God Loves You More!!

Why hide behind your truth??

A man did her wrong after 3 years of being in a relationship and/or marriage. On the same token, she is able to have meaningless sex with no strings attached, and she says, "I don't want to be loved!" she also says, "I'm a bitch!" Knowing damn well it is just and act! Another lady says that she is extremely busy and tied down with her job and that she is focused solely on her career. It is what she wants to do right now and that a man is not her objective. Yet and still when a good guy is staring her in the face, she runs away and talks about how her career is going and is so successful! To the man she says is great and be with someone else, when his eyes are on her! Another woman is prideful and is so stuck on the aroma of her pride that she will not even notice or recognize the scent of a man...even a good man! She is convinced that she is too independent and self-reliant to even have a thought about a gentleman in her life.

This blog is not to delve into the specifics of relationships with women or the lack thereof, this blog is to bring to light about what a lot of women (and men as well) do and that hide behind the truth.

All of us have various trials and tribulations that we have had to overcome. In addition, we speak honest and frank about these situations because for the most part we are over them, take a humble stance about how we got over them, and essentially made you a better person. That should be the end of it. That should be the point made when we are supposed to move on in our lives. That is the point when we do not look back and make reference to it like it is in the present. Yeah, supposed to..should be...could be...for the most part and for various ladies I have is not te case.

Why use the truth as your calling card (as Crawley would like for me to get..a calling card) as to why you are not able to do something. The truth is being used as a shield as to why your life will not progress or move in a direction forward. Not path of circumvention and askew points of direction that do not lead you to go forward, but you come back to the same point saying...
I can't...Because...I was and Still not able to..Because...and that is the truth!

I look at my past as my past. It did take awhile to get to that realization in my life, and I did it! I will not use the truth as a shield to live behind because no one can see you, all a person will see it a wall of truth...not you! I don't know why or how that has become a norm, but it has. It is just like people putting their insecurities on you and telling you to deal with it, when they are the one's with the problem. You have person that tells you the truth about their life and tell you the reason they can not __________ (fill in the blank) is because of someone or some mishap in the past. That's a damn shame!

As I have said before and I will continue to exclaim...A jeweler will place a diamond behind the black or dark felt to make the diamond seem and appear brighter. The cloth serves as a symbol of that dark and opaque background hat symbolizes the truth, your obstacle you have overcome, that awful happenstance from previous destinations in your journey through life! That is what I suggest people who hide behind what ever your truth is... to do. Place it behind you so that everyone will see that you are shining bright. Remember this...Time heals all wounds, the object is to forget when and where the scars are!

I Love You But, God Loves You More!!