Scotts 2 Cents

March 24, 2008

Welcome to the Republican Party

Filed under: Current Events,Politics — Scott @

 You may know I’ve got the page on my blog with all the e-mails we get that we secretly love but pretend to be annoyed by…well this one is so good it gets main page billing!

I absolutely love this one…… AMEN!

*Father/Daughter Talk*
>
>             * A young woman was about to finish her first year of
>             college. Like so many others her age, she considered
>             herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and was very much
>             in favor of ‘the redistribution of wealth.’
>
>             She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather
>             staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based
>             on the lectures that she had participated in, and the oc
>             casional chat with a professor, she felt that her father
>             had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep
>             what he ;  **thought should be his.
>
>             One day she was challenging her father on his opposition
>             to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more
>             government welfare programs. The self-professed
>             objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be
>             the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded
>             by asking how she was doing in school.
>
>             Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a
>             4.0 GPA, and let him know that it w as tough to maintain,
>             insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load
>             and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go
>             out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even
>             have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many
>             college friends because she spent all her time studying.
>
>              Her father listened and then asked, ‘How is your friend
>             Audrey doing?’
>
>              She replied, ‘Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes
>             are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a
>             2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a
>             blast. She’s always invited to all the parties, and lots
>             of times she doesn’t even show up for classes
>             because she’s too hung over.’
>
>              Her wise father asked his daughter, ‘Why don’t you go to
>             the Dean’s of fice and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your
>             GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That
>             way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that
>             would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.’
>
>              The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion,
>             angrily fired back, ‘That wouldn’t be fair! I have worked
>             really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time,
>             and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing
>             toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!’
>
>             The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently,’Welcome
>             to the Republican party.’*

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March 20, 2008

I was stunned

Filed under: People,Stuff that really pisses me off — Scott @

I simply couldn’t believe it.  My wife and I along with our 1 1/2 year old daughter in her stroller were at the community center where our son takes a Tae-Kwan-Do class each week.  We’ve been going for several months now and with perfect regularity parents have pulled up chairs along the window on the side, then curving out toward the door then starting rows behind.  It’s tough to explain and I’m not going to draw it – it really doesn’t matter at all – it does not change what shocked me, what happened was ridiculous even without a very well known informal seating situation.

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March 17, 2008

Sit in your seat!

As you’ll learn if for some reason you continue to read my rants with any regularity I have many pet peeves (aka…things that piss me off) and I decided a long time ago that this world would be a better place if I were in charge of more stuff.  For example…..better control over seating at sporting events.  I suppose relying on human decency and common courtesy wouldn’t seem like a bad plan, but I think we all know better.  As I’ve said before; people suck.

When you go to an event.  A sporting event, a concert, a play – anything that requires a ticket your ticket will have a section number, a row number and a seat number printed on it.  SIT THERE!  It’s very simple, there are dozens of ushers who will help you find your seat- SO FIND IT!  If your ticket says Section 452, you are not in the lower level – find stairs going up when you arrive at the venue.  If your ticket says row ZZ you are not likely directly behind the dugout.  Don’t take your $8 ticket and try to sit in front of me in my $54 lower level seat.  If you want to sit in the lower level, buy a lower level ticket jackass!

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March 12, 2008

People still suck

Filed under: Random Stuff — Tags: , , — Scott @

So yesterday afternoon I wrote about people on eBay who have no respect for the community of eBay, the rules and guidelines that are very simple and very straightforward – you bid, you pay.  Simple and quite frankly nothing more than human decency, doing the right thing.  Now I agree completely that if you order a red 8gb iPod from me and I send you a 2gb purple iPod then you have a beef and I’m completely wrong.  But that’s not at all what I’m talking about.  I’m talking about people who simply don’t pay.  If you have a question that will effect your decision about the product then ask BEFORE you bid and win an item or make an offer or use buy it now.  I’m trying very hard to restrain myself from a raving rant about people who lack common courtesy to meet their obligation to pay for items they agree to buy on eBay and make an important point about meeting obligations on eBay and in life.  But twice, yes twice, yesterday people simply refused to pay – quite ironically AFTER my post which incidentally was even created because of another person who I thought wasn’t going to pay but finally come through with payment.

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March 11, 2008

eBay Dirtbags

Filed under: Random Stuff — Tags: , , — Scott @

I’m getting sick of non-paying bidders on eBay. I’ve been buying and selling on eBay since 1994, I even owned an eBay consignment service for a few years. And one of the most important things I’ve learned in all these years was something I already knew: people suck. It’s really very simple – don’t bid if you don’t plan to pay. Beyond the reminder in every listing and the bold face reminder right before you click bid that reminds you it’s a contract and you are agreeing to pay it’s simply common human decency to honor your obligation. It’s all part of the downward spiral of the human race. If you win – pay. Simple. Very, very simple.

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March 6, 2008

Those bad e-mails we just can’t stop reading

Filed under: Random Stuff — Scott @

We all get them, most of us daily…..and we secretly love them!!

I’ve started posting the bad e-mails we really do enjoy even if we won’t admit it.

Check them out here

http://www.scotts2cents.com/those-bad-e-mails-we-just-cant-stop-reading/

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