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Mars & Venus

I recently had the misfortune of spending four hours in a auto shop waiting room.  The real tragedy is that I took the truck in for an oil change, tire rotation, and to have an exhaust clamp replaced.  I work for a large bureaucracy with lots of systems and procedures.  One of the systems is to get preapproved for fleet repairs, schedule the work, and then have the garage fax and estimate for the work before proceeding.  I arrived at eight and the garage had my truck in the bay within 30 minutes.  The outlier was the exhaust pipe which was currently held in place by a wire hanger.  The customer service rep came out and explained that the clamp actually ripped a hole in the exhaust pipe when it failed and that they would actually have to replace the entire tailpipe.  Fortunately it was covered by warranty and would cost ZERO.  So all that had to be approved was an oil change (my tires didn’t need rotated).

Headline Humor – Volume IV

I know many of these stories are serious, but the headlines removed the restrain from my brain and we get headline humor.  These are the actual headlines as I found on-line.  When you click on the headline you will be taken to the original story which more often than not has nothing to do with my vision of the headline.

US sues school over denial of Muslim pilgrimage

 

Michelle Obama has new warning on obesity

 

Larry King Prepares to Sign Off, and Everybody’s Talking

 

Christmas Shopping…Dragged Kicking and Screaming

I sent this cell phone photograph to my son from BB&B in a failed attempt to have him rescue me last night.  He "claimed" to have to study for one of his college finals.

I sent this cell phone photograph to my son from BB&B in a failed attempt to have him rescue me last night. He "claimed" to have to study for one of his college finals. I had to spend an additional fifteen minutes in the store.

Few words strike fear in me like when my wife says “let’s go to the mall shopping for a little while.”  I really love my wife (please note that I don’t really have to say this as she does not read my postings) and acquiesced even though the mall is torture to me.  The level of torture is proportional to the number of related females in the shopping party. 

True American Hero – Rep. Michele Bachmann

michelle-bachmanUnfortunately for Minnesota, they are recently most known for having a former boa-wearing wrestler as a governor and a tax-evading, “comedy” writer as their newest senator.  There is a bright spot withing the land of 10,000 lakes beside Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty and she is Representative Michele Bachmann.

Rep. Bachmann first appeared on my radar when she spoke out strongly about the 2010 census.  The federal government has a constitutional authority to conduct a count of the number of citizens: