If you’ve ever wanted to quit a job – and do it with class, here’s the ultimate way to do it. Enjoy.
I had no choice but to post it. This is too outrageously cute.
As it turns out, there’s an island overrun by rabbits in Japan. This woman made the mistake of feeding some of the rabbits and they chased her down!
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I am not a snob; anyone who meets me would agree.
Having placed that firmly on the table, I know I can be, um, shall we say, “particular” about certain things and at times, might be prone to splash myself with a faint — very faint — scent of curmudgeonly, especially around speaking and writing.
As illustration, this is the second month of the year, pronounced “Feb-RU-ary,” not “Feb-U-ary.” Should you doubt, you can find out that I’m correct at the li-BRARY (not the “li-BARY”).
I manage to keep my mouth about “Febuary” because one only has to deal with it for 28 days a year.
Yet, lasting seemingly in perpetuity is misuse of “your” and “you’re.”
The former is possessive while the latter is a contraction for, “you are.” Therefore, one would not write, “Your looking thin,” nor “I love what your doing with the house.” One might however write,
“When you’re on your way over, please let your hosts know if you’re bringing your children.”
See, isn’t that nicer?
Finally can we clarify that those of us on diets are attempting to “lose” weight, not “loose” it? (Ironically, “loose weight” is usually what started us on the path to “losing weight.”)
However, the expression that causes my head to explode is the self-important exaggeration, “There’s nothing worse than…”
This rose to my awareness on a TV commercial for an on-line postage service. In touting its (not “it’s”) benefits, a gentleman exasperatingly laments, “There’s nothing worse than standing in line at the post office.”
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My friend celebrated his 60th birthday by jumping out of an airplane.
(Just to clarify, he was wearing a parachute.) When I asked why, he replied, “It was on my bucket list.”
“Wow!” said I. “I don’t think I’d have the courage to do something like that.
Good for you.”
Understand I am not a very adventurous sort, and furthermore, nothing on my “bucket list” has even a remote possibility that while engaging in the activity, I could end up in pieces small enough to fit in said bucket. After all, the way I look at it is if God wanted us to jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane, he wouldn’t have given them locking doors.
Now — should you be so inclined — before mounting high horse and considering me sans courage, realize I get my jollies as a public speaker. According to common knowledge, more folks are afraid of doing that than dying. Therefore, I safely rationalize that my skydiving sexagenarian buddy would watch me in front of an audience and say,
“Wow! I don’t think I’d have the courage to do something like that. Good for you.”
Check. And mate.
Recently, a speaking engagement had me presenting on a cruise ship.
(I know, it’s a difficult job, but someone had to do it.) If you’ve have not had the opportunity to be on one of these floating towns, understand they are indeed titanic. (Hmmm, poor choice of words; let’s just say they’re huge.) Moreover, our ship, Allure of the Seas, is the largest ever.
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A remote controlled piano was placed in the center of grand central station in Chicago.
It’s great fun to watch the reactions and to notice the attitudes of those folks around it.