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Have you ever wondered?

Why when someone is having the worst possible day, one more thing happens? Such as in the washer breaks and then the car falls apart?

What is in someone's mind when after they've made someone angry, they just have to add one more thing to the offensive remark to make whomever even angrier? Such as they insult someone's taste in clothes and then ask to borrow an item in their wardrobe.

When a child sees that they've made steam come out of their parents' ears and nostrils, they will still push one more button?  No matter how old they are?

Who started the whole process of making sure a particularly difficult family member is still included in an invitation-even though it's been agreed on by all that we'd all be happier without them in attendance?  Especially the crabapple themselves, since nothing and no one person ever brings a smile to their sourpuss?

Why a big corporation feels that no matter what, they have more of a right to maintaining their budget than individuals who may just be working hard to not sink in the course of recent financial events?

Where the world will be in 5 years?  10?

Will those of us in our 50's and older ever get to retire?

How will our grandchildren ever afford a place of their own to live in?

Just thought I'd keep it short this week and give some suggestions to ponder.  Not that most of us haven't thought of any of the above, but looking to hear from others out there!

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      Chrissie67 wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • button pushing....some people never outgrow it!



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • I’ll say-we personally have an 81 yr old who has never grown up, learned to behave or failed to embarrass us



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 21, 2011
    • oh Eva, right now my teeth and jaw are so sore from all the sneezing and blowing from this head cold I can’t even think about grinning.

      in my jammies, drank more Throat Coat tea and now I’m going to be and hoping my sinuses give me a break and let me sleep.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 22, 2011
    • no, not really.  dh wanted to actually go out for dinner!  saying “you need to get out and this way neither of us has to cook, I’ll look for a 2for1 coupon.”

      seriously????

      I told him I wasn’t getting dressed, I was doing nothing but resting and flooding my system to hopefully wash this nasty thing away.



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      Kathy Holmes wrote Jan 22, 2011
    • Oh I know! The other night, hubby and I were up all night cuz he was sick - I had to go out twice in the middle of the night to get the right meds. So, of course, the community lawn service has to park their truck right outside our backyard - they never do that - when we‘re trying to catch up on our sleep - lol!

      And then rejections and/or bad reviews all happen at once.

      But the world is really getting wonky - this must happen with every generation - by the time you‘re our age, the world has changed so much from what we knew, that we find it more and more difficult to put up with it all - lol!



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 22, 2011
    • especially when you are sick and haven’t had a drop of sleep.



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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • LOL, I’ve had those days when one more thing pops up like there hasn’t been enough already. My smart aleck response is... “Oh good, glad I got that over with!“. LOL

      Seriously though, a Neti-pot is an essential to have! The reason it’s so good to have is that it flushes out the sinuses so the viral doesn’t flip flop to bacterial. Better than the chemical nasal sprays on the market! And if you have a little bottle of Eucalyptus essential oil (NOT the fragance oil!) to sniff a couple of times a day, it’s like taking a big stick to head colds.  

      Hoping you‘re feeling better soon.  

      Cathie



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • tried that-dh uses one, isn’t doing me much good. plus during the night, I guess my face decided to share w/ my lungs.  oh the joy.



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      Suzann wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • Carine, I do hope you feel better soon.

      Yes, the “button pushing“!!! I have a teenage grandson who is a master of this art. He began pusing all our buttons when he was in pre-school, and has become so good at it, we all have to sometimes think twice when he says something, to figure out if he’s “messing with us” or if this is something that needs to be addressed seriously.  

      The other things you mentioned, OMGosh, very thought-provoking. Especially the mind-set, for lack of a better word, of the big corporations.

      Great post, Carine.

      Suzann
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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • our daughter was our little “button-pusher“.  I put the mother’s curse on her when she was about 10, you know the one “I wish you 2, exactly like you”

      She cried “I knew you hated me, why do you hate me?”

      I calmly looked at her and replied“I love you, that’s why I want you to know the joy I have everyday-and then some.  If you‘re upset, is it because you know that you‘re not behaving well at this moment?”



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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • What a wonderful thing to tell your daughter, Carine.  

      Cathie



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 23, 2011
    • took years of therapy-we did have to work hard, but  after the work came the joy



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      Anne E wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • Oh Carine- I’m glad your daughter is a joy now! heart  About your list, I think you forgot to add the other question: “Will we ever find another good job?”



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • you are so right on that Anne!!!

      I guess w/ all the freelancing I’ve been doing lately (and ever so grateful for!), I forgot that I still don’t actually have a job...



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