Full service, self service and no service

I heard a comedian joke about the advent of the self serve aisles in grocery stores. he said if we are going to do all the work we deserve a uniform. Today I visited my local grocery store and the joke became my reality. Gone are the days of a cashier and a bagger. The cashier now has to wear both hats, but that is a decision made by the store and it is truly not our issue to resolve. Occasionally in an effort to speed the process we all often bag our own groceries but that should always be our choice. While in the store I noticed the customer in front of me bagged his groceries as the chatty cashier rang them up. He gave the customer the receipt and said come again. When he started ringing up my groceries my daughter started bagging them. The cashier was not breaking a sweat as my duaghter continued bagging. After the last item was rung and I paid he bid us goodbye and proceeded to start on the next order, but there were still items that i had purchased that were still not bagged. He expected my daughter to finish bagging. I said “wait a minute you are not done with this order”, he looked at me as if I was asking him to do something outside of his job description. He then finished bagging up the order with a side order of attitude. When did we agree to do the work and pay for the privilege? As the comedian said “where’s my uniform?”

We should celebrate Mia Love and Tim Scott

Black people in the US are as different as their skin tones. No one voice can speak for all. Over the years the media has anointed the loudest voice as the leader, but that person only represented a segment of our many voices. Tuesday night Mia Love became the first Republican black woman ever elected to Congress, and Tim Scott became the first black man elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. This is historic, but the NAACP has failed to acknowledge these laudable accomplishments and that is simply not right. They are conservatives and many in the black community do not share their view of the role of government. It is ok to disagree with them but to ignore them is another thing. You can applaud their accomplishments without embracing their ideology. They made history and that should not be ignored it should be applauded.

Will Adrian Peterson return to the NFL?

Adrian Peterson has pleaded to a lesser charge and he will not face any jail time. Should he be allowed to return to the NFL? Share your thoughts.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/04/adrian-peterson-strikes-plea-deal-no-jail-in-child-abuse-case/

Today is Election Day…if you don’t vote don’t complain

If you are a registered voter and you did not take advantage of early voting you need to vote today. Voting gives each of us the opportunity to choose who will represent us. This year the GOP candidates are viewed as the favorites and while that might turn out to be true your vote does count. I encourage you to vote today because it is an important right that so many people died for you to have.

Ebola Bullying?

African children now being bullied. Watch the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.msnbc.com/the-reid-report/watch/ebola–the-newest-bullying-tool–348993603897?adbid=761471313949123&adbpl=fb&adbpr=273864989376427&cid=sm_m_main_1_20141029_34590427

Walmart apologizes for “fat girl” costumes…is fat a description or an insult?

Is full sized or plus sized a euphemism for fat? Walmart has apologized for using the word fat on their website. What do you think? Share your thoughts.

https://www.ora.tv/embed/0_3bfsvj2m8b1h

Presidential love triangle at Illinois polls

The Two Ways out of the Neighborhood…which one did you choose?

Interesting article. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/there-were-just-2-ways-out-of-my-neighborhood-bask,37175/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Pic:Week1:Default

An Open Letter to Bishop Charles E. Blake and the Church of God in Christ

Originally posted on The Uppity Negro:

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Dear Bishop Charles E. Blake and the General Board of the Church of God in Christ,

The 107th Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ will be held from November 3-11, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri and as a concerned progressive Christian of the millennial generation, I implore you that during this week of meetings, worship services and workshops that you lead this aggregation of people outside of the Edward Jones Dome toward the seats of governmental power in the city of Ferguson, the city of St. Louis and the state of Missouri and demand justice on behalf of the family of Michael Brown.

Growing up in the institutional Black Church, I understand that as an institution that it was instrumental in the liberation of Africans enslaved on these shores both in the visible and invisible church as well as the liberation of the descendants of these same African slaves…

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What is the hardest interview question you have ever been asked?

You never know what you will be asked on an interview. Even when you prepare you can be blindsided with a question. Share the hardest question you have ever been asked.

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