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Friday, 4/19 Things that I wonder about...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hi all,

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?
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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.

Gentle hugs,
Sylvia
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/19/2013 6:42PM

    I can help with one of these. LOL. You now know someone who was part of the Nielson T.V polling. My family spent a week doing it for 3 years.They called me on the phone and asked me if I would do it. It's a lot of work. You have to keep up a diary for every T.V. in the house and everyone that watches that T.V. and for how long. They are chiefly concerned with what the target group is watching and my son watches very little T.V. so they were disappointed I'm sure.

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DETERMINEDJANET 4/19/2013 1:05PM

    You've just finished the exercise Maegann's counselor has told her to do.... write down all the things that you are thinking about to move them from prime space in your head so you can rest easier.

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ANASARI 4/19/2013 9:29AM

    Your brain is certainly active! I don't have any answers, but I hope you have a good weekend and find some peace soon!
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_LINDA 4/19/2013 9:28AM

    As a matter of fact, people who do polls are not supposed to discuss the results or contents of them. I recently joined the Angus Reid group. I first had to complete a survey and also give reasons why I wanted to join etc. They want to make sure that I don't have a strong bias over anything (especially politcal parties) I also was once in a TV screening program where they gave you video clips of programs that are slated for release to get an idea if the show might be accepted or popular. Was very interesting. Also, you were sworn to secrecy not to discuss the potential new programs with anyone.
Very few people will pick up after themselves and certainly not something someone else is responsible for. When someone knocks a bidding box on the floor at the club and scatters the contents, they are quick to grab another box from an unused table and just leave the mess there for someone else to take care of (usually me). They never think of going back to straighten it out when they have a free minute. Bridge is timed so I understand getting a new box. But the majority of people finish earlier and would have the time to straighten it out. Its always that mentality someone else will do it. Bridge players are the biggest pigs, they will leave their dirty cups all over and use utensils in the kitchen and just put them in the sink, or worse, just run them under water (no soap) and dry them with a paper towel. I will bet they don't have this behavior at home! Its human nature to do as little as possible.
Describing pain so that your Dr. will understand is very difficult at the moment you are seeing them. You might be far better off to keep a journal, writing down all the types and locations of the pain in as much detail as you can and if they occur at certain times. Then give this to your Dr. when you see them so they will get a clear picture of the problem areas. Quite often we are tongue tied and forget what we want to bring up with our Dr.'s Writing down a list of concerns and taking it with you is a must, especially if they are busy and try to rush you through the appointment. Don't leave until you are satisfied all your questions and concerns have been addressed.
Yes you need to turn your mind off sometimes, especially when you cannot fix things beyond your control. Like the gun nuts and the hypocrits who say one thing and do another.
Hope you have a good weekend!
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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SANDICANE 4/19/2013 7:14AM

    Oh my goodness...you certainly do think a lot! I'm smiling b/c I do too. Maybe we'll find the "off switch" to our brains one day!!!

Cheers,
Sandi

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