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 ‘humor’
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.
Now that the “Affordable Health Care Act” has gone into effect most of the people that I have talked to who tried to get it are having trouble getting on line. Those that have got online have found that they can’t afford the “Affordable Health Care” that is available to them.
Over the years I have spent a large portion of my income on insurance and hospital bills. I really hope that the government never gets to the point where they decide who is worthy of getting treatment. I am afraid the cost of my upkeep would cause them to just write me off. I only have about another year and a half left on the battery on my pacemaker-defibrillator and the cost of replacement is about $60,000. I am afraid a committee of bureaucrats would decide to just let my batteries run out…after all if they don’t think the government is worth keeping open why would they want to keep me running.
Y’all have a great weekend and I will post again Monday,
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.
I can understand the chickens being a little upset with the cows. There is no excuse for that kind of bad spelling.
On the subject of Chicken, it seems that everyone is on the nugget or filet bandwagon. Everyone is touting their all white meat chicken parts without bones as if that were a good thing. I like chicken the way we used to cut them up. I like the leg and thigh best but I was also fond of the backs. When I was younger and times were hard I even enjoyed the neck from time to time. You never see a chicken with a wishbone (we called them the pulley bone). Backs are now part of the breast or thigh.
I hate to attack a fellow southerner but it was all Col. Sanders fault. He invented the art of cutting up a chicken into pieces that no one could recognize. There have been times I wasn’t even sure it was chicken at all (but it was still finger lickin’ good). I like my dark meat chicken and I want the bone left in it.
You can have your white meat and ‘Eat Mor Chickin” if you want to, but as for me… Beef, it’s what’s for dinner.
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.
The last time I was in the hospital they brought me baked or broiled fish every night. I didn’t get food poisoning because I didn’t eat it. I sent my family downstairs for fruit and salads. Someone from food services finally came by to see what I would like to eat and I told them anything but broiled or baked fish. I know that broiled fish is probably better for you but if I want fish I want it fried and preferable some kind of fish I am familiar with like bream or catfish.
I am having connection problems and I hope I am able to load the rest of my comics this week. They are ready but my MiFi is terribly slow and after waiting forever sometimes I lose the connection. Hopefully Mildred and Edna will be making a connection tomorrow.