Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road?
You don’t seem many stranded people anymore. Maybe it’s because we are so rural. But when I could, I would stop and ask if they needed someone to call for a tow truck or give them a lift to town. I can’t fix cars at all, so that was the best I ever had to offer.
Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been?
I think some of it is, but not all of it. Most of the people I know personally have pretty nice, polite kids. That includes mine. Overall, the kids in this area are okay. They sometimes seem a bit dim, but I suspect they are just not paying attention.
Many local kids work in places where we get services. I really have no complaints about them. I have a lot more problems with people online. I suspect that normally polite people let their “hair down,” so to speak when they are anonymous.
What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE?
I’ve been startled, but scared half to death? Not really. Startled and upset? That too. But “to death”? I’ve been nearly dead, but that was in hospitals and I was very sick. Other than that, I’m pretty sure being frightened by a spider probably doesn’t count as being scared to death or nearly.
If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit?
Satellites? Theater in the very round?
It’s a gorgeous day most places, so celebrate!
I think maybe tomorrow the deck gets painted! Finally — three days of NO RAIN!
Also, it turns out that what is wrong with me is exactly what I thought was wrong with me: migraines. I no longer get the headache, but I still get the visual pre-migraine symptoms. There’s nothing that will prevent it, either. As for the occasional passing out? My shrink says it’s low blood sugar combined with extreme tiredness — which was MY diagnosis years ago.
I was NOT able to talk them into giving me new implanted eyes. I have very slight cataracts that don’t affect my vision. Drat. I wanted to be done with eyeglasses forever, but alas.
On a positive note, I managed to get two new pairs of glasses (one distance, one computer) for $300 which is about as good as it gets. I did sigh deeply and bought the non-reflective finish.
I like the frames. Got them at the Target which down the road from the eye clinic. Recommended by doctor and optometrist as the best place to get bargain glasses although it turns out almost all the eyeglass places send their lenses to the same places for grinding. So whether you buy super expensive glasses or super cheap ones, the lenses will probably be made in the same place.
Would you believe that plastic glasses with spangles are back in style? Not for me, but apparently they are popular with the teenage set. I hated them when they were popular before — when I was 15!
My old eyeglasses are pretty bad and that is a major reason why I’m getting headaches. I’m not sure why, but that really made me laugh. After all those tests, the result is — I need new glasses.
That’s it. A long complicated trip for a simple solution.