To break the monotony of “Our Lives”…..
Seeing the dumbing down of our country the USA. I have had men work for me with 2 yrs of college who could not write an understandable turn over instruction to their relief.
It seems to me that the hours of Public school are shorter and VERY LITTLE home work. My heart goes out to teachers I know who have discipline problems and few ways to handle them. Many of todays youngsters have no idea where or what the Great Lakes are. Some do not even know which coast faces the Pacific Ocean.
I smile sometimes when I see a person scanning groceries. The scanner is a great invention but most folk do not know there was a time a clerk knew the price of every thing in the A&P Grocery store and could punch it in to the mechanical cash register as fast as many of these folk can scan.
It is a shame that some youngsters cannot do simple math without a calculator. Not that the answer matters that much, but that the person must use the human brain rather than a manufactured brain. Batteries die and there are power failures we must deal with.
A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.
The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike.
The mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?"
The surgeon a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, fix 'em, put 'em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?"
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic...
"Try doing it with the engine
(I loved that story!)
Shirl, Joan or Dewey sent me that and I thought it would fit here. It is strange to me that we will pay a sports star more than a heart/brain surgeon or a space scientist.
I just wanted to take a break before I told you of my naïve approach to BIG cities…. WE are headed to the Washington, DC area to find a rental unit for three months…..
Money can buy a cute puppy, but the petting and love is what makes it wag it’s tail.
I saw TWO Studebaker Golden Hawks today on the road.
And did not have my camera in my hand.