Sometimes I think Homer and Estelle have a little trouble communicating. I am not sure it is as much having hearing problems as it is having listening problems.
Posts Tagged ‘Geezerhood’
I can honestly say that I have never doctored a resume’ for myself. Of course, I have never actually given anyone a resume’ to get a job. I have filled out applications, I have had job interviews and I have had people stop me and on my current job and offer me jobs. Resume’s were not a common thing back in my younger days. I do imagine that there are a lot of people who really dress up their resume’s and I have actually helped a few young people describe their work duties in a creative manor without telling a lie.
Here are a few examples:
Educational Logistics – School Bus Driver
Environmental Beautification with State Institution- Picked up trash on the side of the highway while on a prison work release program.
These are just a couple and I could think of dozens more but I would rather have dozens of comments so give it a go in the comment section…remember this is a G rated comic so keep it extra clean.
As I am posting this it is Halloween night and I was thinking about how different things were when I was a kid. Back then it was all about the candy. We didn’t care diddly squat about costumes and pranks and all that stuff. We wanted free candy because we didn’t get candy whenever we wanted it. Candy was a rare treat. Our parents didn’t keep us from eating candy for health reasons either…candy cost money, money we didn’t usually have.
We didn’t have a large selection of toys either. Mostly we had two choices when it came to playing, either the front yard or back yard. If it was raining we played on the porch. If we got to play inside it was because there was a blizzard or something and that is very rare in Mississippi. I can remember on Halloween that I ate candy I didn’t even like…simply because it was candy and that was a rare thing.
Now if you will excuse me I have to make another round in the neighborhood. I am going as the comic strip character Bo Lumpkin. I heard the neighbor down the street was giving away full sized Hershey bars and I have to get there before they run out.
With all the politicians attacking each other, calling names, and acting like spoiled school children I am surprised that some of them haven’t thought of using this. “FEDERAL PRISONS RELEASE HARDENED CRIMINALS”. Can’t you just see them going through the cell blocks releasing the prisoners and saying, “I’m sorry, you have to go home. The government has shut down and we can’t keep you here anymore.”
I feel for any working or legitimately retired people who might be hurt by this shut down. If the Federal Government had stopped throwing money away a long time ago we wouldn’t be in this situation. The problem is that it doesn’t seem like most of the politicians have learned anything yet.
For awhile I will only be posting on Mondays and Thursdays on a regular basis. I have several Copperhead Jewelry Shows coming up between now and Christmas. I have been placing a lot of merchandise in shops to sell and my inventory is getting low. In addition to that I have been creating some new items that seem to be in demand at the moment and it is going to take a lot of time to fill the orders for those who want them.
Having said that I just want to say that I am having a ball with the Jewelry. One of the shop owners where I place my stuff made the comment, “This is not just jewelry, it is art that you can wear.” Needless to say that was inspirational. I love the fact that I can make something that people actually want to wear.
Thank you all for understanding.
Sometimes I think our prison system is geared to fail. For one thing they are now called correctional institutions. I liked it better when they were Penal Institutions. I am not a hard case…well maybe I am but I still think prison should be for punishment for crimes committed. Punishment is the most successful form of correction. One of my all time favorite movies was “Cool Hand Luke” starring Paul Newman. If you have never seen the movie you might not understand some of this blog. At the time I was a young boy and like everyone else I was rooting for the convicts. Now as I look back I think the man with the reflecting sunglasses had it right.
Our judicial system is out of whack. Our policemen are overworked and underpaid and they are blamed for crime rates when our judicial system just keeps sending hardened criminals back out on the streets with new skills that they learned in prison.
I do my best to obey all laws. I buckle my seatbelt. I drive the speed limit…or a little less sometimes, and I don’t tailgate. I obey the laws because I not only respect the law, I respect my fellow citizen. My rights end where the next person’s begin. My responsibility also ends where the next person’s should begin.
Ooops! Somehow I miscued and posted two comics yesterday and didn’t have anything ready to post for today. I have an excuse, I have been busy on Facebook, keeping in touch with my kids, my family and setting up a Copperhead Jewelry page.
Now I have one less comic to post for next week which means I need to do a couple of comics. These things don’t write themselves you know…well sometimes they kinda do but I still have to put the words on the page.
When I was a kid we went every week and got a haircut. I was nearly bald until I graduated from high school. After graduation from high school I joined the National Guard and had to get a haircut at least once a month before drills then. Now I am an old Geezer and I still get a haircut once a month because someone who is nearly bald looks really bad when they don’t trim the rest of their hair. Mine grows okay on the back and sides but none on top.
I don’t need to wonder when to get mine cut. My wife does not mind telling me, “You need a haircut.”
My first haircuts were done by a neighbor across the road who had a pair of manual clippers (and I doubt very seriously if he had a Barber License) and cost a quarter. They were slow and painful because the clippers pinched out about as much hair as they cut. I remember the gradual rise in prices. When we started getting a haircut in town the barber charged kids 75 cents and adults $1.25.
Now I pay $14 dollars to get my haircut and in comparison to prices and wages everywhere else I consider that reasonable…even with the tip. Yes I tip the barber…he has control of my appearance for a little while.
Lots of other things have changed over the years. I don’t get bubble gum anymore when I get a haircut but that is okay because I couldn’t chew it with my dentures anyway. You don’t see a shoe shine stand in the Barber Shop anymore because people don’t need their Nike’s shined. One of the biggest changes is that there are women in there. My wife and I both get our hair cut at the same shop. There is a woman there who cut hair for both of us last week. When I was a kid if a woman walked in , even to bring her kids for a haircut, the entire place went silent until she left.
Times change and I guess we do too.
I hate to spring an unplanned break on my readers but I wasn’t really planning on taking one. Before I give an explanation I will say that I am doing fine now but I had a few problems over the weekend. I am not sure if I overdid it but my fluid obviously built up and I had a lot of trouble breathing. The heat is not real good for congested heart failure and we are having a hotter September than August.
As I said, I am doing okay now. My primary health-care giver….my wife…has strongly suggested that I take this week to mainly relax and not try to do to much. Being a wise old geezer and wanting to keep getting older I am taking her advice…at least as long as she keeps that rolling pin beside her.
I do have comics ready to post but I usually upload them on Saturday and I just wasn’t able to this week and taking a short break might be the best thing to do. Maybe I can catch up on visiting and commenting on some other sites this week.
Thank you for your support.