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Friday, March 09, 2012


A Few Questions/Opinions Needed

A Few Questions

This week I’ve had several things fly across my desk and it led to my thinking how I’d answer or re-act to them, nothing all that odd, but interesting (to me) all the same.

I decided to pose the scenarios to you and hopefully find out more about what makes people do what they do?

1-If someone told you that they moved across the country for the sake of a hobby to a community that had a huge following that allowed them to partake of this pastime 7 days a week, would you think this a good or bad change?

Example: The person loves making birdhouses and a retirement community had a workshop that was open 7 days a week, 9 hours a day for them to use. So they sell their house, move away from their family and friends to pursue this endeavor and have friends who also made birdhouses.

2-A young couple is bored with their jobs and even though they’ve never been to a specific third world country, they sell their condo, quit their jobs and decide to start over in this place where, oh by the way, neither one speaks the language and they don’t know a sole.

Example: Saw this on a House Hunters International

3-You work for a major corporation and they’ve asked the staff to “get together and have a painting party” to make the building look better. They don’t want to pay a “real” painter or a handyman, but are insisting everyone do their time beautifying the office. The caveat-over ½ the staff are in an age bracket that they shouldn’t even consider getting on a ladder. You happen to also be one of those people.
Since you need the job and the health insurance-do you hope you won’t have to find out just how good the insurance is and get on that ladder?

Example: I think I have made it clear.

4-You really love movies, so much so that you will watch ones that are so bad that everyone who heard of them would rather have a root canal rather than sit through them, at home or in a theatre. Are you really all that surprised or offended when you ask for company that the answer is “No thanks, I’m good. I’m going to watch something on TV or read a book.”???

5-Why is it when you go to the dentist for a routine teeth cleaning and they’ve known you for years and know you have some kind of physical impairment, they still act surprised when you squirm? And have the added audacity to ask you why????

I know this is a short blog this week, but I’m hoping some of you shy readers give me your point of view!

1. I never think it's a good idea to pull stakes and move away from friends and family, particularly if you're up there in age and may need assistance. I'm assuming that the person is retired.

2. Since they're young, this is different IMO. Sounds adventurous and the Peace Corps encourages this type of life-changing activity. Sometimes I wish I would have done something like this myself in my youngers days.

3. I've heard of this and have mixed feelings about it. If I'm getting paid by the company, if I get to influence the paint style and color of my work area, I might be interested. I'd rather paint it myself than see my work area deteriorate to the point where it's an eyesore.

4. I am a BIG fan of bag B movies but would never think of insisting that friends and family, including my wife, watch them with me.

5. Dentists and doctors have short memories in my opinion.
1-yes, retired.
2-I'd agree, but I'm anal about having health insurance, especially in places where I have no idea what the medical outlets are like.
3-this is a retail store, work area always looks good, they just want to change the look.
4-good. I don't care if the movie is A or B, even C-but I do not like sitting through a movie just to say I've seen it.
5-they sure do. I wouldn't mind if they at least did a good job. This one caused me to have $1,200 of dental work, just b/c he isn't a hygienist and he shouldn't have played one at the office and then made me suffer the consequences. I haven't changed b/c for the last 6 months the new hygeniest was really good. this time, I had her counter part. hmmmm
I agree with Big Dave's comments except for #5. I do not expect any medical provider to remember me. I don't see them that often and they see many people.
welcome Pix! Happy to have someone new adding comments!
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