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Cell Phones and TVs and Bears, Oh My!

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I spent a torturous hour in a car dealership waiting room while my car was being repaired today. The poor magazine I brought had to compete with an elevated widescreen TV that was set at an elevated volume. It blasted the News at us — a 24-hour variety which consisted of chirpy reporters waxing enthusiastic about the most mundane events, interrupted frequently by even more distracting commercials. [Read More]
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Gym Etiquette Part II – The Locker Room

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The locker room and showers at the gym are fraught with etiquette issues. The people who come in dripping wet and slop water all over the place ― water which will then get your socks wet when you’re getting dressed. The women who set up a bunch of paper towels on a bench to sit on (naked), and then leave them there. The random tissues and papers lying around (Pick it up? Or run away?). [Read More]
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Mixed Metaphors and Malaprops — Doofus Test!

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This is my collection of mixed metaphors and malaprops. See if you can work one of these gems into your conversation or perhaps a memo today. Does it go by unnoticed? This is a doofus test.

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Gym Etiquette Part I

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The day after I posted my last bit about cell phones in the supermarket, a woman complained to me about someone who blabbed on her cell phone while stretching in the gym.

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Cell Phones: Should They Be Banned in Supermarkets?

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At which point a tall, burly, dandruffy, overfed man walked straight into me. I felt like I had been assaulted. He didn’t blink, turn, apologize, or acknowledge it in any way. His eyes were hostile slits, his face impassive.

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