Dear Random Man walking in front of me today,
Whilst umbrellas are indeed a neccessary accessory these days, please watch where you swing it. It is NOT appropriate to swing it everywhich way thus making it difficult for people behind you (such as myself) to walk safely to their destinations. If you were taller, it may have been a little less precarious but as your "umbrella hight" was roughly the height of my midsection, the umbrella flying "akimbo" as it were, was NOT appreciated.
And NO, this is not the same as my tendancy to swing my arms further back than neccessary.
Cranky pants crankerson
Dear Advertising Exec. for Captain Morgan's Rum,
Do you realize how homoerotic your "what happens below deck stays below deck" billboard sounds? I mean if I know anything about pirates, and I think I do, it is that it was bad luck to bring a woman on board and that pirates are men. You do the math.
I most certainly have no problem with a homoerotic advertizing campaign in fact, if done well, one could reach a very important and often ignored demographic. I do however have a problem with the images of dirty pirates that run through my head anytime I see that billboard.
Didn't need to know that all pirates are on the down-low
In other news...I've been thinking a lot about my problem with forgiveness. I don't think I do it well.
I haven't forgiven my grade 8 math teacher for calling me a liar (he did this in 1993) nor have I forgiven my grade 9 french teacher for telling me that he was disappointed in me for choosing a "soft" degree such as psychology over something much better such as science, engineering or math (this happened in 2003 or 2004).
I also find that I don't forgive others for hurting the people that I care about. In fact, I probably hold those things against them more than do the people that were actually hurt. That isn't really a good thing.
And so, my goal for this year is to learn forgiveness. To start, I will forgive umbrella man for his inconsiderate umbrella waving....hey, I feel better already.