Jan 22, 2010

It Spilled!

“It spilled” or its sibling phrase, “it broke,” is something we've all heard before, because even if one doesn't become a parent, we all started out as children. Listen to Democrats after the Massachusetts election of Scott Brown and that's what you hear... “it spilled.” Let's play “house” then. I get to be the mommy.

Mommy: “Who spilled it, darling?”

Child: “It isn't my fault – Martha Coakley was an awful candidate.”

Wait... silly me! To make this more realistic we have to use progressive-speak:

Child: “She was a &*%#ing %*$@ of a candidate, Mommy!”

Mommy: “You know I love you just the way you are, darling, but if you continue using words like that, you'll go blind. It's a settled scientific fact. Just ask the world renowned "science" expert Al Gore.”

Speaking of Gore...

Mommy: “Why did it spill, darling?”

Child: “It was a baaaad climate, Mommy.”

Mommy: “Really? What made the climate so bad?”

Child: “See, uh, 'cause the people were mad – yeah, that's it – the people were weally weally mad that the univewsal health caiwah that Massachusetts gives 'em isn't being given to aaall Amewicans by the fedewal govenment yet. It's not faiwah! Yeah – that's it.”

Mommy: “So, the people voted for the guy who said he'd be the 41st vote against Obamacare, because the people of Massachusetts wanted Obamacare for everyone to happen faster?”

Child: “Yeah – well, no... well maybe some of 'em did! 'Sides – you know people are weally upset about not having enough jobs... an'.. an' aaall those pwoblems come from the last eight yeawahs when the government stopped weguwating businesses.”

Mommy: OK, you little pr***! Do I have to explain the entire free-market system and economic bubbles created by easy money policies of the fed and congress??...........

Oh wait. I guess mommy shouldn't talk that way.

Until these leftist bliss-ninnies take responsibility for their failures, you should HOPE for exactly none of them to CHANGE!

Jan 7, 2010

One Person CAN Make a Difference

Well, well, well... I just got a call from the manager of my local Sam's Club. It turns out he got my letter within a letter from corporate. He seems like a decent guy and I hope he didn't get in too much trouble. Wouldn't you just love to see corporate's cover letter? I'd also like to see any communications between the executives at Costco - not that I think my letter had enough impact to affect the religious convictions of that crowd.

However, I would like to credit Sam's for their response thus far. Not long after I sent, via snail-mail, six copies of my letter to the six executives of Sam's and Costco, I had occasion to visit Sam's again. I have no idea if anything can be credited to my letter other than today's phone call, but I noticed there were people patrolling the aisles cleaning up emptied palettes and making sure the product presentation was neat. It is also the first time ever there was someone at the checkout helping unload my cart and speeding the process. I was there again yesterday and managed to pick up everything on my list. Their customer service could still use a little snap-to, which the manager seemed receptive to hearing and the facility still seems a little tired, which the manager also seemed to realize, but I have hope that improvements can and will be made.

I think the lesson here is, speak up! When competition and the profit motive are involved, people will listen.