My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Crazy Things That Bug Me

1.  Heard on the Glenn Beck Show this morning.  A lady from Canada called saying she felt like a neighbor watching her neighbors house burn down.  Canada has been socialistic for so long and she could always look to The United States as a good example. She continued with this administration it was like watching the fire department pour gasoline on the burning house instead of water.
2. On the way home say 5 State of Ohio workers with 3 trucks working on the highway.  What were they doing?  Two guys were directing the one way traffic.  One guy was pulling up the little reflectors in the road.  A second guy was going behind the first cleaning up the hole the reflectors had just been removed from.   Do you want to guess what the final guy was doing?  If you said putting down new reflectors you were right.  Having said that I drive that stretch of highway 4 to 5 times a week.  There was nothing wrong with the old reflectors.  I guess the state of Ohio has been taking cues from the Federal government.  Spend more, tax more and do absolutely worthless projects.  Is that what barrack hussein obama meant by shovel ready?

Speaking of barrack hussein obama why is it he never announces the killing of an HVT (high value target)?

Speaking of the liberal left.  Why is it you never hear them use the words, duty, honor, morals, respect, and hard work?  Just wondering.

Just a personal note.  For any of the cooks in my circle.  Would you please tell me how I can keep my fish fillets from falling apart when I grill them.  I like fish and my daughter buys me fillets from the Schwans guy.  I like fish and like to grill but for the love of me I can't seem to keep them from falling apart.  All help is appreciated.

This may get updated as the day wears on but I just had to get it down on or my seasoned citizen mind might have forgot it.  Which reminds me.  I just stopped by the garden center and picked up a real nice shrub for a spot in my landscape (fancy word for yard).  The young girl told me I got 20% of today.  I asked, senior discount?  No, she replied weekly discount Senior discount is on Tuesday.  Hmmm, I say, I'll have to remember that.   Would you like for me to write it down on your receipt?  I replied no,  I think I can remember it until Tuesday but you never know.  I then grabbed the back of my shirt collar and with a straight face ask the girl, is my address still readable in case I get lost going home?  She got this strange look on her face and just ah....ah.....ah......silence.  Oh that's ok I responded, I'll ask my wife if I get home.  I just walked away and she had the strangest look on her face.  I don't understand why?

Speaking of forgetful, my partner from Jobs and Family Service sent me this text message this morning.
" I just downloaded  iTag.  It is FREE and helps me locate my lost phone simply must download it.  Now this is a guy I really had respect for........until he sent me this.  Am I missing something here?

Shalom my friends,
Have a great weekend!

They call me Pops


Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

I then grabbed the back of my shirt collar and with a straight face ask the girl, is my address still readable in case I get lost going home? She got this strange look on her face and just ah....ah.....ah......silence. Oh that's ok I responded, I'll ask my wife if I get home. I just walked away and she had the strangest look on her face. I don't understand why?

Dude, you are cruel.

Perhaps you can suggest for me a comeback for when waitresses sweetly ask me if the Coke I just ordered was Diet?

Adrienne said...

Pops - Are you using a fish grilling basket? If not - that would be my first choice. A piece of foil also works well.

Another way is to use grilling planks.

If you're just cooking for yourself the basket would be the thriftiest choice.

ABNPOPPA said...

Paul, jtrguk,

Ladies first.

Thanks for the tips. I now have 3 choices. Thank you, I think. Better 3 than none. I will check out the web site, weigh the pros and cons of all three, consult with my advisers and then take the one the lady in the cooking store tells me is the best for me. Probably the most expensive. Seriously, I never knew they made such items but you can be assured I will have one by Sunday after church. Have to try out my new little table top grill!

That kind of activity is exactly why I do crazy things like that. Actually several years ago I got soooo tired of waitresses and waiters asking me if I wanted cream in my coffee or they would put lemon in my sweet tea after I gave exact orders how I wanted it. Ohhhh, I just started saying stupid things back, like do you have ink in your pen or did it skip when I said BLACK coffee. The first thing I thought of about the diet coke was, DO I LOOK LIKE I NEED DIET! The second was no I want "high test" That should get you a stare. Most kids these days barely know what a standard shift is let alone "high test" gas.

To the both of you thanks for visiting and Adrienne, thanks for the ideas. Will let you know.


Spitfire said...

We don't often grill fish (something about the huge hole in the bottom of our grill that lets all the charcoal drop onto the ground I think), but when we did, we just used foil boats. That way the fish didn't fall between the little bars in the grill into the charcoal which was already on the dirt........sigh. Like I said, we don't grill much......LOL! Shabbat Shalom.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Now I am really teed off, how come I NEVER get any senior discounts?

And why, with all of gray hair to I still have to show proof of age when I buy a bottle of beer or a bottle of wine?

Just once I would love to have a girl scout come along and offer to help me cross the street. I guess that is asking for too much.

I would have to second that fish grilling basket.

MightyMom said...

I was thinking foil myself.

and I love the shirt collar idea! you're just sooo bad!

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