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Ramblin's X (Potpourri)
My boycott of
certain manufacturers' products certainly won't
affect them and their
cash flow of course. The personal satisfaction I
receive, however, in denying them my purchasing
dollar, makes my chest swell with pride and cleanses the remembering element of my brain. I
forget when it comes to their anti-social and
downright criminal doings of yesteryear!
I saw a T.V. commercial, from General Motors no
less, in which the phrase, "Put the pedal
to the metal" was depicted. Now, being an ol'
C.B.'er of some twenty years, I distinctly
recall that the phrase, "Put the metal to the
pedal" had to do with a metal boot which many of
the truckers wore, tromping down on the gas pedal.
Thus, the "Metal (boot) on the pedal
(gas)" was formulated. Seems big business was
led astray, again, by those ad people!
And, don't be misled by those speed-limit signs. I
realize the 'Lone Rangers' will
hound my a** but I just HAVE to relate my idea of
safe drivin': Keep up with the traffic! If all
cars around you, in front of you, and behind you,
happen to be speeding at 80 MPH, you'd be
an idiot to have your eyes glued to your speedometer with the needle pointing to 55!!! This
advice is akin to "Riding the devil's shoulders."
If 'it' should happen to you, ya'
just gotta go along with 'em and clean out your
shorts when ya' get home!!! We've all
been at the wrong place at the wrong time somewhere
along the line; this is just another example of,
"When in Rome....etc."!
Speakin' of safe drivin', don't go through any
intersection on your green light
without looking BOTH WAYS at the crossroad you're
entering. Blindly thinkin' that
because you have the green, all's well, is a wrong
habit to get into. All too often some idiot
streaks through on his red light plowing into: NOT
Daily news of Americans being killed overseas
brings me to a truism: 'In harms way' is
just the opposite of being in your own living room
surrounded by your family. During a couple of
stints in the 'Service,' I had shark stories and
typhoon tales to relate to all who'd listen. If I
never left my house, those things would only have
been figments of my imagination; they weren't,
believe me! IN HARMS WAY is just that!
Our big freezer died last week. Don't really know
the cause, but it was merely six and a half
years old and the repairman whom we called... at
$79.00... said it had a five year guarantee or
warranty (never could figure out the difference between the two). As he was telling us how much
things would cost, my mind wandered to another '5
year guarantee' slogan which I was,
indeed, familiar with. It was in the realm of car
batteries. A few of my cars were a bit old and, from
time to time, required a new battery. I would
always take the one with the 60 month guarantee
cost the most. I'll be damned, on two or three occasions that I remembered, on the 61st month
my battery would die. Seems the manufacturer told 'it' like
'it' was: you wanted five
years, ya' got five years... no more, no less!
I always asserted myself in whatever situation I
was in. If I was wronged, at a department store,
I went back and asked for the owner or manager or
top dog. The satisfaction received from the clerk
always seemed nonexistent. For the big boss to call
the clerk into his plush office, after hearing my
complaint, and telling him, "George, give this
customer anything he wants... either his money back
or an exchange." That'a'way, ya' have your problem
And, (sorry Mr. & Mrs. Goodie-two-shoes) a thought
for all you young'uns: If you got
married just because you finally found a willing
sex partner, know that your future ardor will
far exceed your wife's willingness! Ya' win a few
and ya' lose a few!
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