Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 A.M.
While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.
After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued his search...
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decided to relax for a while.
He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job... IN AMERICA...
¶ Thursday, November 27, 2003
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
A ship in harbor is safe...
...but that is not what ships are built for.
Sorry, don't know who said it... it's written on an old bookmark I found. Profound, isn't it?
It stirs in me the desire to jump up on a high place and shout to the world, "Stop waiting for your life to begin. It already has!" If you are not where you feel you are meant to be, crank up your engines (or raise your sails), and go find what you are looking for. It's out there, but it isn't going to come looking for you!
There are so many old fashioned sayings that make little sense to me, but I must be turning into my mother, because now I, on occassion, hear myself saying them too!
Like this one... "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." OK, so what is a gift horse exactly, and if I met one, why would I look in his mouth anyway? To my knowledge, the only animals who have ever given me gifts are my cats; headless squirrels, half eaten birds, dead snakes, etc. And believe me, afterwards, the last thing I want to do is look them in the mouth. I have a hard enough time looking them in the eye after that!
And, what about, "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush." I don't believe that, nor do I believe any self-respecting bird would either. However, my cats would surely disagree with me (though they would probably change the word hand to mouth), if they could talk, that is.
This one cracks me up... "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry alone." I don't know about anybody else, but when I cry, I prefer to do it alone anyway. If either of those things were truly contagious, all I know is that we'd have a lot of silly looking people all walking around laughing and crying. I would avoid both, and double my Prozac dosage to be able to cope with them.
How about, "Do what I say, not what I do." Now there's a lesson in hypocrisy for any youngster. Aren't our kids confused enough?
I could go on and on, but I hear someone laughing in the office down the hall. I need to get down there quick to laugh with them, before they laugh until they cry. :-)
Anybody ever take the time to glance at any of this garbage before hitting select all, then delete? Though I never read them, it is as clear as a bell to me, just from the content of the subject lines, why all these people don't have real jobs.
Here are a few I can think of...
"Loose wieght an keep it of"
"Here is the info you reckwested"
"Please your woman" ...Hey stupid, I am a woman!
You get the idea. And what about all the 'tricky' ones like, "Buy V1-agra Cheap d4z*73#" ...Does anybody know what d4z*73# means? I didn't think so. Neither do I. And, is that supposed to be some fancy way of spelling Viagra? Oh, that's real clever. Makes me want to do business with someone like that. You?
I wouldn't hire these people to throw out my garbage or sweep the parking lot, and can't imagine anybody else who would either. It's pretty bad when people who are taught English as a second language speak & write it better than those who were born here (USA)!
And think again... this post was NOT meant to encourage any of these goofballs to post their resumes at our main web site to pursue a real job. Try Monster.com... I understand that they have a category for ANYbody. (Sorry, Monster. Just kidding.) ;-)
PS... As I was writing this, this one just came through my inbox, "konoma niode rsasctpftecxlcdxai" ...Oh yeah, makes me want to quit my own job to read all this crap! Can anybody tell me what that means? I mean, I'm no rocket scientist, but this is way over my head!
¶ Friday, November 14, 2003
Formerly FROM THE INSIDE OUT was primarily a work-related blog, but as of 4/24/04, the sky's the limit! (Written anonymously, by someone you don't know anyway.)
Old posts have been left in place, in case anybody has nothing better to do than read our archives. Well... there just might be somebody, right?
LINKS... To some truly fascinating places, really!