Tag Archives: African American

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

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.

Is Our Ebola Strategy being shaped on the fly?

I took a plane flight this past weekend and I took plastic gloves annd disinfectant wipes to clean the tray tables and the armrest, but I knew that was an act of spitting in the wind. Ebola is here and we don’t seem to know how to handle it. the government seems more reactive than proactive. Health care workers are complaining about a lack of protocol. The government seems to be in some kind of paralytic stupor. The talking heads they send out can’t offer comfort because they know this is more than they can handle. We need a plan and not platitudes. This is not going to get better until someone comes up with a actual plan that is not predicated on reaction. Are we expecting too much from our government?

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