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If Everyone’s An Editor . . .

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. . . why didn’t they

get the lead out of

the three messages I saw yesterday morning

about people being led somewhere?

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May 21, 2022 at 3:00 am

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A Sure-Fire Way . . .

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. . . to make money

the next time you go

to Las Vegas.

GET A JOB.

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April 15, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Most Folks Don’t See Themselves . . .

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. . . as other do.

You may think you’ve spent a lot of effort to become a good listener. You’ve become so good you often know what people are going to say before they say it.

So, to help them along, you rudely interrupt and finish what they were going to say for them.

What about the chap who claims to be open to change and welcomes new ideas and developments as they take hold in society. At the same time, they keep reminding everyone loudly about the good old days.

Most people have misperceptions about themselves. Some individuals have more than others.

You might think you’re good a conflict resolution, of helping to bring feuding relatives, coworkers, neighbors or colleagues together.

They may see you just as a meddling, intrusive or bossy interloper who tries to impose your mores and morals on everybody else.

Their view of you might the same if you see yourself as someone who can really get people to do things, to have fun and get out and enjoy life.

Thinking you’re a problem solver can be tricky. Most folks study a problem awhile before trying to solve it. Even if you see what you think is a solution and offer it too quickly, you’ll be perceived as someone who jumps to conclusions.

This applies to your perception of being decisive. If you take your time to collect as much data, information and facts as you can before taking any course of action, the people around you will see you as an old wishy-washy fuddy-duddy.

It may be wise to just go along on matters of little impact and to take your own route on issues that affect your method and manner of living. The results can help you get a clearer picture of yourself while not distorting what other people see in you.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:00 am

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F I N A L L Y ! ! !

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I’ve found something that always pisses me off.

It’s people who ask me for some advice,

then get pissed off because I tell them the truth.

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February 27, 2022 at 3:00 am

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A Skilled Conversationalist . . .

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. . . is someone who’s learned

how to keep

their foot out of their mouth.

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December 16, 2021 at 3:00 am

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The Neighbor Who Blithely …

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. . . tells us not to worry because the things we worry about rarely happen

proves one thing:

she’s not a very good worrier.

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December 9, 2021 at 3:00 am

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A Retired Fire Chief . . .

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. . . wondered loudly at a nearby table the other day why we’re still paying our activities director while there are no activities during the current Covid-19 hiatus at Sunrise.

The question arose that perhaps this was a throwback to when he was with the fire department and was only paid by the fire.

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November 29, 2021 at 3:00 am

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Black Friday Could be Abolished . . .

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. . . if the language police get their way,

because they say it “sounds offensive.”

Then we might have to change how we utter

b*** ball,

” bear,

” beans,

” beard,

” belt,

” board,

” cat,

” coffee,

” holes,

” pearls,

” pepper,

” tea,

” widow

and a host of other words and phrases you can think of that now “sound offensive.”

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

Thanksgiving is a Misnomer . . .

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. . . because the politicians are trying to change it to

Thanksgetting.

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November 26, 2021 at 3:00 am

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Traffic Safety . . .

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. . . relies on the fact

that every driver believes everyone else on the road

is an idiot.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

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