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November 18, 2012


Glad to hear your relative level of absence is for a positive reason; you've been missed.

Not "torching the Louvre" indeed...

Taking care of yourself to a reasonable extent comes first. If you don't, you can't do any of the other.

RE: Twinkies. Something tells me that the CEO raise was, on seeing the potential for bankruptcy, a golden parachute of 1.5 million plus current salary - or a parachute equal to 2 years pay.

Wonder how many of the rank and file are gonna get a 1.5 million parachute ? Of for that matter, just a parachute equal to 2 years pay.

Also loved looking at the local reaction of people going to miss deep-fried twinkies with ice cream. Somehow I strongly suspect that the various names (twinkies, ding-dongs, etc.) are trademarked and will be sold to another company as part of the bankruptcy.

@Maplestreet: Yes, but the trademarked Twinkies will be Zombie Twinkies. And Zombie Twinkies eat YOU. And not just in Soviet Union.

My brother, an engineer/MBA, once had Hostess as a client. He's certain that whatever problems Hostess had were 100% management's fault.

So, on the subject, sort of, of the Hostess jerks ... eating at Wendy's (long story short, diabetic's blood sugar falls over a cliff, must have protein now) today, I was treated to a Sunday-go-to-meeting-clothes family's conversation about 3 ft away. The mom kept trying to get the kids to be quieter. The grandma kept trying to get the kids over not being at McDonald's (cooler toys, or something -- these kids were kindergarten-or-littler), the dad couldn't be there. Poor dear, he's been working from 6 a.m. to midnight ever since last Tuesday week, and his next day off might be Thursday if he doesn't have to work because he fired a guy last Tuesday week for being late.

He's in trouble now for firing the guy because his boss didn't think he had a good reason, since the guy who got fired was late due to a sick kid, but the guy who's having to work all these hours just got so mad because this guy couldn't come in on time so he had to go to work a whole hour before he was supposed to, he just had to fire this guy, and now he's shorthanded, and ...call the waaaaaaaaaaaammmmmbuuuuuuuullllllllance!!!

Look, if you're going to be a complete jerk to the people who work for you, you ought to have to take up the slack when your jerkitude disconveniences you. Or else learn to treat other people like people and hold your stinking temper, jackass.

I do not feel sorry for this poor overworked store manager, btw.

no no no, it's Ggrrreeeegggggg.

"When leaving a message, put your number before the part where you ramble on..."

And either repeat it, or say it slowly the first time. Just because You know your own number well enough to rattle it off in under a second doesn't mean WE know it well enough to understand what the hell you just said.

Hang in there, A and Mr. A.

Re Kerry: I agree he's owed, and he'd be great at State (or Defense for that matter), but we (by which I mean Elizabeth Warren and all who worked to get her elected) worked so hard to get that Senate seat back for the Dems, do we really want to hand Kerry's seat back to Scott Brown, which I understand would be extremely likely to happen if Kerry moves upstairs? I think we need every Senate seat we can hang on to, particularly those that are held by good progressive Dems.

How about just no voice mail altogether? If you call and can't get the person, hang up and text. Better yet, don't call. Just go straight to texting. I honestly don't know why anybody calls at all anymore.

jeffrey: we're back to the telegram, eh?

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