Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stop the Insanity, Be the Change

Whew! Election day is over, now I won't have to get all upset when I walk to the mailbox and retrieve a pile of postcards from candidates touting how awesome they are while all I am thinking is how wasteful they have been with their money campaigning. Oh the number of postcards and yard signs in the landfill right now.

I am naturally a very positive person, but every once in a while I just stop and wonder about the loss of logic in today's society. Here are a few things that have been driving me crazy lately:

1- In addition to the campaign paraphernalia littering our streets and mailboxes, yard sale signs that are left up for weeks on end are ridiculous. Now, I am all about a yard sale, but people respect the beauty of your town! As you are heading to the mall to spend the money you made at your yard sale, pull over and pull down the signs you put up!

2-As I was parallel parking the other day (yes, I am a parallel parking champ), I looked at the vehicle in front of me, a big 'ole, I mean big SUV, and good grief it had an anti-BP bumper sticker on it. I think they might be missing the point.

3-To the coach of the other soccer team we played last week, you really do not have to scream at and berate the 6-year-olds when they don't have the skills of Pele'. My college soccer coach screamed at us like that and I promise it did not make us want to be a better player or a better person.

4-My boys tend to have short haircuts, but some boys look cute with the longer hair thing that is trendy right now. HOWEVER, if your son is blessed to be a pretty child and his hair is long, please do not be upset with me if I ask how old your daughter is.

5- Mama's don't let your daughters grow up to be trashy. Seriously, how long does it take to put on some pants and shoes to go to Walmart? Do you really have to go in your pajama pants and fluffy house shoes? Oh, and boys, pull up your pants, I really do not need to know what kind of underwear you have on.

6- Right lane for slow folks that want/need to go under the speed limit, left lane for passing. Move over! Oh, and I am not a mind reader, please use your blinker. Also, turn your music down, I can't hear mine! This is how road rage begins, stop the insanity people.

7-When you post on Facebook, could you please not use slang? I live on a state park and am evidently quite sheltered because I have no idea what you are saying!

8- Hang up your cellphone when you are ready to check out at the store. And, I don't need to hear your entire conversation in the grocery isle. Cellphone etiquette, yes, there is such a thing.

Thank you, these are off my chest now. I will now resume my positive personality.

Back to politics, wait, wait, don't click off!!!! I have been told numerous times from a dear friend of mine in reference to child training that "more is caught than taught". I want to raise world changers, men of Godly character that bring something to this world to make it a better place. With that said, thanks to all the voters in our little village for electing me to the city council!

Working to make our little town a better place than I found it,
The Park Wife


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I agree with you whole heartly!!!
However one quilter told me she used all those cardboard adds for templates. LOL

Dawn said...

Wife, mommy, farmer, blogger... and now city coucilwoman!


a prairie girl in california said...

amen and amen!!! wow! you should have went for Governor :)

Potterwatch's Peeps said...

As the mother of boys who have long hair, I fully agree with that statement! My boys do sometimes get mistaken for girls but it doesn't bother us. They understand that if they want long hair, some people might think they look like girls. If they don't like it, they are free to cut their hair.