Saying forGood-by

As I was sitting on the porch I had this thought and wonder if anyone else has experienced it. Have you ever noticed that saying good-by on the phone when speaking to a wife or girlfriend is not easy if you do not say I love you when ending the conversation. Not just saying I Love you but if she says it ten times you must rely I love you ten times. Isn’t once enough? Try just saying it once if she says is again before hanging up. There will be a long silence and then she will say don’t you love me or she will use you’re proper name. Like Jonathan when you have be John during most the conversation. As a man I feel that one I Love you when hanging up should be enough. But I usually say it several times when ending the phone call with my wife.

It is usually in response to her I love you. Do not get me wrong I love her dearly, but how many times when hanging up is the proper number of time. I do not want her to think the wrong thing. It is the same with I miss you. Shouldn’t once be enough I mean what I say when I say it. But I love her so much I will say it as many times as needed.

pull over

As I was sitting on the porch this morning I saw a large truck pulling a horse trailer very slowly down the road and it reminded of my dislike for slow drivers. You know the ones that are fine driving 45 mph on a road posted at 70 mph. If they are driving on the freeway they would be honked at,  flipped off and cursed out. Cars and trucks would jokey around to get passed the slow driver usually causing accidents by trying to change lanes. I use to think that these car were driven by senior citizens only. You know an old Lincoln Continental or Mercury  with a handy cap sticker ( I think when anyone buys one of these cars it should come with a handicap sticker) dangling from the rear view mirror. I would see two hands and blue hair barely silhouetting from the car or a set of big ears. It does no good to honk or curse at them they cannot hear anyway and they will not see the bird as you display it they are concentrating on staying in the lane. But recently as I have moved into a rural area I have found all ages and silhouette’s drive 10 or 20 mph slower that the posted  limit. Some will see you coming and when it is available they will move safely over and drive in the shoulder lane or just pull over and stop so you and the ten cars behind you can pass safely. However many will continue to drive slowly and cause you and other to pass on the left oncoming traffic lane which opens you , the cars behind you and the slow driver, to an accident. Passing is always dangerous and accidents happen but the accidents usually will involve several cars. The car being passed, the passing car, the car you didn’t see driving in the oncoming lane and any vehicle still behind that find itself running into an occurring accident. So please pull over let the other pass safely. The slower car is not in a hurry so why not pull over when it is safe and let those 5 crazy driver’s behind you to get around you and on their way.  I know that the slow driver feels that it is their right to drive as slow as they want and it is the fast drivers that cause accident, but if you are driving so slow it makes people pass you many times in short passing areas. You are as much to blame as the passing motorist.



When does 100% …

When does 100% not mean 100%. DUDE

As I am setting on the porch every mourning and evening I have time to think about different issues, customs and action that surround my world. So as I am sitting on the porch and listening to the radio and I hear a commercial and in the commercial a person states that they have confidence in a product 120%. I say out loud,  DUDE!  If you have 100% as the most or best rating when you say 120% are you now on a 1000% scale and 120% is a bad rating.  Or when you are at a medical facility and the healthcare professional ask on a scale of one (1) to ten(10) rate your pain. And your answer is  twelve (12) what are you saying ? That you are fine or that you are on a 1000 % scale?  Is it just our nature to over exaggerate our issues or that we do not exist within the normal limit.

If the question is about percent, 100 is the highest standard. So pick a number between 1 and 100. There is no 120% unless your standard is 1000%. 12 is not between 1 and 10. I use to try and explain to the person who has answer 120% or 12 that the number has to be within the limits. But NO, they are in the outer limits. So after a while I just gave up trying to explain the limits of the ratings and recorded their answer.

Is it a matter of our education in math or our communication skills and the ability for people to understand the question.

Are you so special that normal standards do not apply to you or are you just being goofy?

So now when the answer is 120% or 12 – I reply -REALLY, WOW, GET OUT OF TOWN, COME ON MAN or DUDE!