Shaken Not Stirred

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Topics of Conversation

I was walking behind some elementary aged kids the other day and they have some of the funnest conversations. There is no pretense to a child's topics of choice and everyone involved in the circle usually ends up agreeing or fascinated. And most of their conversations don't end up in heated debates in who is right or wrong.

The topic of this group was burping. It started when one kid said "I burp best when I drink soda. Not so much when I drink juice".

Another kid piped in "that's because burps are made from bubbles. Soda has bubbles, juice doesn't".

Another said, "I wonder if you shake the juice box hard enough if there will be bubbles".

And yet another said "Let's try it someday".

Simple conversation. What happens when you grow up? Do you lose that simple view of life? Or do you just end up learning the truth behind the burps?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Real or Fake

Once again, I don't believe people should talk to loudly if they don't want others to rate their intelligence, or judge them as a person.

While at the mall the other day, I was behind two college aged people. One was bitching about how unprofessional they thought the last sales person was. She said something about being ignored and not waited on properly. The saleslady apparently didn't show her everything that could possibly have been available or look hard enough for clothing apparel.

The other person engaged in the conversation said something to the effect of the sales person needing to get a "real" job. She said that the sales person was probably pissed at life because she didn't have a real job or have "real" goals?

I was taken aback at how idiotic this conversation sounded and could not wait to get off the elevator. I purposely got off on a different floor because had I heard anymore I probably would have gone off. Who are they to judge anyone who is working? Granted, I don't know the whole story. Maybe the salesperson was rude or not catering or living by the rule "the customer is always right". But for them to say that someone's job isn't real, is a bit condescending.

Am I the only one who sees the idiocy of their conversation?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Rest In Peace

I think it's sad that the media has given no time for Michael Jackson's family to grieve. And do we as a public really have a right to know what was in his will, what his autopsy will show, and the fate of his children? It's one thing to be a celebrity and be in the public eye, it's another thing to have even the most private moments make headline news.

I didn't know MJ has anyone but a musician. And for the most part, I think it should have been kept that way.

Maybe it's time we let his family grieve for a man who was more than just a celebrity. For them he was Michael, a son, a brother, a friend, and a father.