Tuesday, April 19, 2005
  two small rants

They are brilliant! Four way stops are awesome! WHEN PEOPLE USE THEM RIGHT. I'm living in the heartland of the four-way stop right now and it's driving me CRAZY - people try to be "polite" and pull up, then wait three seconds until I pull up, and then look at me, either confused or motioning for me to go. OHMYGOD - YOU GOT THERE FIRST! GO! WE BOTH WOULD'VE BEEN ON OUR WAY BY NOW.


The wife of a co-worker came in today. She's of a certain nationality I've heard has a very rude reputation. AND SHE LIVED UP TO IT.

I stood up at my desk to shake her hand, reaching mine out to hers. Nothing from her. NOTHING. She went to the bathroom, I went to the kitchen, and when I came back, she was ON MY COMPUTER. "I'm going to borrow this for a minute." "Uh, okay." And THEN! She was talking to my boss in the office and I came in. My boss, the friendly fellow he is, asked, "You've met Stacey, haven't you?" I started a forced, friendly, "Yes, we have," when she just started talking to him again. Like I was INVISIBLE.

I have never, ever met anyone in my entire life that was this rude. Rude isn't even the word. For the whole five minutes she was here, I was walking around with my eyes bugged out. "Do you believe this?!" Whaa.

*Equilibrium restored.* :)
aaaaaaaaarrrrrggghhh, what does it take for people to be that rude? i mean, when do they develop such an intense sense of over importance? icky!! poo!
I don't like Puerto Ricans either.
dont be the door mat she expects. she'll always do you like that unless you do something. strike back. say something or do something. otherwise you're partially to blame.
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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