Friday, April 19, 2013
I always have a lot on my mind. As a matter of fact, if I could shut some of this down, I'd probably accomplish more and worry less. However, I haven't been able to shut it down in my entire lifetime and some of it is bugging me now--so I thought I'd share some of these little blurbs with you and see if you have wondered about them too or if you even have some insight so I can put these thoughts to rest.
What has happened to all of the things I've written and tried to put into the right places online, only to find they have not made it to those places?
Why do I have to go to five doctor's appointments with five different people to finally have someone say what I have been trying to say all along?
How is it that when someone makes a mistake that it ends up costing someone else money to deal with it--like a banking mistake on someone else's part that ends up taking money out of your account and you get charged for it or, as I read in a spark article today when a mistake is made in the hospital, it causes you to need more care and they make more money because it happened?
Why can't people understand that fair does not mean equal?
When someone compares teachers, why don't they understand that no two teachers or no two classes for any teacher start with the same "raw materials" and that they shouldn't be compared?
Do I understand that there are several different types of pain and that I often have more than one type at the same time--sometimes even in the same part of my body--but I cannot express this to people in most medical offices?
Who are the people who get to be polled on what programs on television are the "best?" Why have I never known one of them in my lifetime--or are they "sworn to secrecy?"
How can people come to school and yell at a teacher about anything and go home and do the exact opposite of their demands with their child? (An example is the parent who won't let her child have recess because of "asthma," but who smokes in the same room with her....)
Why do I weigh less in the afternoon than in the morning when everyone else at WW weighs less in the morning?
How can every other person in my house not see the "thing" that fell on the floor but me?
Do I make my husband understand that if he retires and takes the extra retirement package, he has earned the right at age 66 to not have to go to work? And that he will have a "pay raise" if he takes another job?
How is it possible that hunters and sportsmen who don't use big semi-automatic weapons with clips that fire off a hundred shots will not concede that there isn't a real purpose for a regular person to have such items and that they shouldn't be made for anyone outside of some military ranks?
Why don't people understand that most of our political frustrations are caused by the people who make money at the expense of everyone else?
How is it that some people do not notice how much that others do for them, and that they seem to think that they are entitled to the efforts and time of everyone else?
OK, I know that some of those things seem a bit negative, but each and every item there has come up in my life this past week. I just don't get some things and instead of running them through my mind over and over again for the rest of the day, or week, or month, or whatever, I just passed them on to you.
Have a great Friday--enjoy your weekend. I am going to a workshop tomorrow with my son about the use of theatre to teach content area information to students. I think it will be a good experience and something that I can use in my new position next year as well.