questions for a beautiful Sunday

– Has Saturday mail delivery been suspended? We haven’t gotten any mail for the past few Saturdays. We usually get mail every day that there’s delivery, so it’s odd that this has been a consistent only-on-Saturday occurrence. What gives, USPS? A little warning would be nice.

– What is wrong with people? I just read a story on Chron.com about a man and his two kids being swept out into the water at Texas City Dike (one child died and one is still missing), and I noticed that the comments have been disabled. That means that people were posting responses that most would deem “inappropriate.” There’s a bad virus of people posting horrible comments on news stories about death. The anonymous little trolls who like to go from site to site spreading their darkness seem to forget that when someone dies – regardless of the circumstances around the death or the person’s immigration status – that person was someone’s kid. Maybe someone’s husband or mother or sibling. If you read a story about a person crashing their car at 4 in the morning, the trolls immediately say things like, “I’m sure they were drunk. At least they just killed themselves instead of taking a good tax paying citizen like me out. Then again, only hoodlums and drunks are out in the middle of the night, so they couldn’t have hurt anyone who mattered.” Man, what nasty stew of insecurities and hatred would one have to be soaking in to post crap like that? I’m sure I don’t want to know.

– Are you really busy? A bunch of my friends on facebook have been posting about how busy they are this weekend. Which begs the question: if you’re that busy, why are you wasting what precious time you have by posting on facebook/twitter/your blog about your busy-ness? The only use for it I can see would be if someone were avoiding responding to/hanging out with another person. Because if someone is expecting a return email/phone call but reads on facebook that you’re buried in things to do, they will naturally assume that is why you haven’t contacted them instead of the truth (that you wouldn’t contact them even if you were stuck inside a sensory deprivation chamber for days on end with nothing but a cell phone that only called their number). I guess what I’m saying is, if I post on facebook that I’m really busy and I owe you a phone call…

– Have you checked out Hyperbole and a Half? Seriously funny visual/written blog that I wish were updated more often because it makes me laugh out loud.

4 Replies to “questions for a beautiful Sunday”

  1. If I weren’t extremely busy today I would be tempted to leave a comment.
    Oh well.

  2. Artbuild – I’m not very busy. So that leaves me a lot of time to worry about what other people are doing.

    Actually, I am *slightly* busy. I just made six individual little meat loafs (meats loaf?) for dinner tonight. Not all six for dinner. But I’m cooking all six at the same time. And we will eat two for dinner. It’s a low carb version, not the good recipe that puts people to sleep within 15 to 30 minutes.

  3. Re Hyperbole and a Half, I’ve made references to both “the Four Levels of Social Entrapment” and to the roadtrip with Julie from “Expectation vs Reality” recently. But then I had to explain the reference, and eventually link to the strips, since no one had ever seen them and they had no idea what I was talking about. I’m learning to keep my thoughts to myself.

    1. Don’t keep your thoughts to yourself. Just include the link from the start so everyone is on the same (web)page.

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