Showing posts from November, 2013

Church Goers Ignore Fake Homeless Man

Skimming the web this morning I saw this headline - "Mormon Bishop Poses As Homeless Man To Test His Congregation’s Compassion".

When I clicked into the story I wasn't surprised by what I found, that most of his congregation was rude to him. Many years ago I worked for Starbucks and we all hated working Sundays because after church we would get the church crowd. The church crowd being consistently rude, arrogant, and cheap tippers. Which makes sense of course, they just went to church, they are going to heaven so need to be nice to us heathens who are going to hell for working on a Sunday to make the overpriced coffee drinks they order. And no need to be nice to a homeless man, because as we all know Jesus taught us we are better than anyone who has less than us. 

I wonder how long this lesson was learned by the church, or more specifically how quickly they forgot it.

Cinema Etiquette 101

A cranky contribution from my new pal M. O'Cognac
We’ve all been to the cinema and one time or another had someone just get on our wick through their rude inconsiderate behavior.Normally this might irk me for the movie and then afterwards I’d let it go but on a recent outing I had not one but four of the offenses below committed by a couple sitting next to me thus ruining my enjoyment of the film so much this blog post was born.Below are a few “gentle” reminders of how not to behave at the cinema.
No Talking The most common offense by far but that does not excuse incessant jabbering so please shut the F up or in the exceptional case where you really must ask a movie related question to your friend, keep it short & to a whisper.  I & your other fellow movie goers do not want to hear it.  Having experienced how the Dutch stereotypically engage in full scale conversation in the cinema, my trips to the cinema back home are a relative spa-like experience but still there are the fe…

Stupid Americans on Obamacare

This is what happens if you get your news from the right-wing media.