Observations

What in the World

25 of MY views on the world today

  1. I think it is sad that people only notice you when they are deleted digitally when in all reality, they don’t care about you, they care more about their social media clout.

  2. People hold onto things for future generations to be passed down through the family, but when it comes time to pass it down, it doesn’t mean tradition, it means, “how much is it worth?” Vintage items hold no candle to all the technological bells and whistles people have become dependent upon.

  3. As a society, we have grown ignorant to deception. If we ignore it, it doesn’t exist. We keep giving because we have no choice. It is all about protecting images.

  4. Instead of saying something positive, people would rather say nothing at all.

  5. This world seems to possess more attitude than gratitude.

  6. Your worth is determined by what you have and what you can give-materialistically.

  7. People will react in droves when visually seeing a physical injury, but do not acknowledge the stigma of mental illness.

  8. Social media is not about a genuine connection. It is about how many followers and connections you have.

  9. Sadly, when people interact with others, they think, “what can they do for me?”

  10. Companies have taught us that greed is not a sin, it is in.

  11. When you offer something for free or for minimal money, it goes unappreciated, or they want to pay less. Does it even mean anything to them?

  12. Love seems to be something of thought, and it is expected rather than felt.

  13. Everyone is in such a rush as if it is their last day on earth.

  14. I repeatedly see the quote, “Success is not measured by money,” It truly is not, but it is. It is measured by how much you make, what you own, and the size of your home, rather than the size of your heart.

  15. The less you have, the less people seem to care.

  16. People look to blame other people and other things but do not stop to look in the mirror and self-reflect.

  17. The more humble people are, the more helpful they are. How many people will utilize the humble and then backpedal out of your life and be totally thankless?

  18. Karma-there is good and bad. Which would you rather have? Then act accordingly.

  19. For every person to build you up, there is a line waiting to knock you down.

  20. People have such an obsession with their self-image that they toss those who were a part of their lives and who impacted them to the side.

  21. People remain in unhealthy relationships for every reason, but themselves. It is one of the rare instances where people possess selflessness. You should feel no obligation to anyone and vice versa.

  22. People who make the most money seem to have the most debt. Why? Greed, they cannot get enough and feel entitled to their extravagant desires.

  23. As you leave your legacy, your mark on the world; would you rather be remembered as ordinary or extraordinary? Do you want to be reflected on in mediocrity or magnificence?

  24. I always have believed and still do that there is no such thing as bad attention. Spin it into a purpose and make it count.

  25. People pompously and proudly boast that they support small businesses, yet do they?

Killing the Kindness

I try to be a good person and do things for people to help them with nothing asked for in return. For maybe five months, I have allowed my neighbor to park in the driveway with no charge. Just to be nice.

I went out to shovel today and fell. My arm, knee, and left side of my face is in pain right now. I am okay, but then shoveled so my mailman can pick up packages going out today.

I look in my driveway thinking that the man would shovel some of my driveway. Oh no, he just drove over it. My driveway has been getting a lot of wear and tear from him going in and out of it. I thought the least he would do would be to shovel a portion of the driveway.

No, I will do it. Just like everything else because kindness is a foreign trait to many individuals. Society is truly sad. I am going to take Aleve and go shovel my driveway. I am feeling a little angry because this physically hurts. Maybe I will back my car up and block the driveway. My other neighbors would always help me, but they possess human decency.

Art of Accomplishments

One book of poetry went to print yesterday. One is halfway done and I should get it to print tomorrow.

I have decided if I am going to get rejected, I want to be rejected by companies I have narrowed down. The list is not long, but I can say I am ready and can learn anything. My personality reports came up as investigative and creative. That is probably why I love analytics.

Social media drives less than 1% of traffic for me. Why am I using all of the platforms then? I have learned so much over the past year. Truth is the one true thing that terrifies so many.

Working out to my Words

I hope someone enjoyed their workout at Switch Playground on 12th St. in the greatest city of the world today. Wow….over an hour workout and the whole time creeping on my page while at the gym. You get it girrrrllllll!

Hopefully you got not only a physical workout, but a mental one from going through every inch of my content.

Nice try with the VPN BTW. I may not be technical, but I can investigate and sniff things out.

Thank William, my hacker, for teaching me a thing or two. When you discover you are being watched through your web camera, it kind of makes you step up your internet game. It’s safer than physically chasing the hacker and nearly getting raped. Trust me.

Also, buy my book and see the unfiltered content and get your chance at “payback” by giving a one-star review. Even though the book is the most brilliant work I have done. I will get $4.90 towards reimbursement from wasting money printing resumes and business cards.

Target Troubles

Recently, something is going on with my local Target. I don't know if there is a new store manager or if it is company wide. The past few times I have gone in there have been on Saturday mornings, first thing. The store each time has looked as if they are getting rocked by Christmas sales. However, it is spring.  

There are carts and pallets of freight everywhere and a lot of empty shelves. The shelves aren't even straightened and organized like they used to be. (I am referring to the shelves that actually have product on them.)  

They haven't really had good advertised prices and I actually think their prices have gotten higher. The store is difficult to shop with having so many obstacles that include an empty beauty table saying "coming soon", the giant red baskets filled with $1 soap, pallets, and shopping carts.  

They have so many associates on the floor, but they have zero engagement. They cannot even say hello. They do not even acknowledge that you can't get down the aisle. Then, you add in customers to the mix on a Saturday, and it slowly becomes an epic nightmare. 

I also think they offer sizes of basic needs that are not meant for small households.They do not carry the different sizes or varieties that are made by the manufacturer. There is not much variety. Am I the only one who feels this way?

After feeling like I just shopped a "Spartan Race", I then go to the checkout. The cashier was very nice, but was new. I had a stack of coupons and she was asking me how I got them because she saw the cost of my transaction continuously going down. Then, there were some that didn't scan.  I then had to enact my inner Vanna White and display the product that I purchased and show that it did match the coupon.  

She asked the "self-checkout captain" to help her and he was more interested in playing with a cell phone and would not even look up to help her. He maybe keyed one coupon in, as he clutched his electronic device, as if he was an infant, and it was a pacifier. Her and I figured it out; no thanks to him.

I looked back as the line started forming and thought, "oh yes, this 'crazy coupon lady' is going to call you out." The days where I was fascinated with Target are unfortunately gone. I used to feel soothed at how meticulous and organized it was. Now, I cringe amidst all of the clutter.  

I then get home and see I was charged $7.59 for 2 things of laundry detergent when I had only purchased one. So, now I have to go back and actually am going to return half of the stuff I bought because maybe it will fill the shelves up.

As a consumer, I now know what I need to do. I hope as a company, they learn what they need to do.  

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