If it’s Thursday, my mind is all over the place.

So, some random thoughts…

First, I often write my entries in haste, at the end of a long work day and most of y’all do not probably want to know the details of my job. I can barely explain what I do to the GG and he is a computer scientist. Anyway, when I wrote yesterday’s entry about Borders, I called out some examples of what I thought was less-than-stellar customer service. In no way did I mean to imply that those people were the typical experience. I do think that often when companies expand in an exponential way, they can lose sight of what made them special to start with. So people get hired who don’t understand the corporate culture and they hire others who understand it even less. And alot (alot? hee hee) a lot of the folks who work in the Borders stores are too young to have any idea about its origins. Still wishing good luck for the future.

And then there is politics, which I shouldn’t blahg about because I am not very well informed. But today, our state’s new Republican governor released his budget. I don’t know the details but people are apparently shocked. I guess it includes some unpopular cuts and some equally unpopular tax increases. Well. We have to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. And I admit that there are a lot of folks who can’t. But somehow we have to find a way to encourage people to take responsibility for their own lives/finances. A (hopefully) benign example might be the Cashbar for Clunkers program. I was on board with helping people replace truly old vee-hickles that spewed emissions into the air (and broke down all the time) with new vee-hickles. But when somebody asked me if I was going to take advantage of that program to replace our loverly old Dogha, I was taken aback. The Dogha is (knock on wood) an old but very reliable vee-hickle. We do not buy new cars frequently but, when we do, we *pay* for them ourselves. Because we can! So why do we need government help to buy a car? That would’ve felt like cheating to me… Ah well. I am degenerating at this point but we have to figure out how to help those who need help without subsidizing people like, well, us, who are not rich but can pay the bills plus…

And then there is the GG, who has what I think is a cold virus but he thought was The Flu. I don’t think so. He drank two ‘hattans last night plus he ate dinner.. If you have the real flu or even a particularly awful cold virus, you are usually flat out on the Green Couch. At least I am. The GG did not sleep well last night and that meant that I didn’t either but he did a full day at work today and he is having a drink tonight too and is flying his little helicopter. Flu? I don’t think so. Cold virus? Yes.

3 Responses to “If it’s Thursday, my mind is all over the place.”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I think you can blog about whatever you want. After all there are politicians who write or say stuff that is ill-informed, so why can’t we?;) Hubby doesn’t sound too sick!

  2. Pooh Says:

    Your car probably didn’t qualify for cash for clunkers anyhow. I took my ’95 Prism in for an oil change and got an estimate for $1200-$1500 worth of work on the steering column. Mark talked them down to $300 to just fix the leak, but I was thinking C4C. Turns out my car didn’t qualify, b/c it had too good an mpg rating. The minimum upgrade wasn’t very high either.

  3. kayak woman Says:

    I don’t really think that my car would have qualified either. I don’t even think of it as a “clunker” now, at 10 years and 150K, although I did not drive it this morning because the windows were so dirty I couldn’t see out of them. And it was perhaps a bad example. It’s just that I get frustrated sometimes at the thought that if we continue to add more and more welfare-type programs, one of these days, we are going to run out of money and won’t be able to help anyone with anything.

    Listening to National Petroleum Radio this morning, apparently our governor has proposed so many cuts that his budget will probably not get two feet off the ground. Big fight coming up, I’m guessing. Okay KW, back to work.