Friday, 10/16/09, Public Square

boss's dayFor those going to a job this morning — heads up, cause it never hurts to suck up occasionally.  Today has been registered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as “National Boss’s Day.”

Today is a a day to celebrate having a job!

Boss Day Quotes, Sayings For Boss Day

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12 responses to “Friday, 10/16/09, Public Square

  1. I can’t even believe laws banning texting while driving are necessary!

    Oh, I know it’s happening and because of that laws are needed.

    That doesn’t change my amazement! I thought the fiddling with the radio dial, putting on lipstick and mascara, etc. were outrageous enough.

    I should have remembered from my years of writing employee manuals the numbers of activities that rules had to be made to cover. Sane people thought these were covered by common adult behavior. And, they should be. Rules have to be made in order to list the consequences. Does it stop the idiots? Nope. Just makes the consequences clear.

    • wicked

      I don’t text. For one thing, I don’t like having to pay extra to let me fingers do the talking. For another, I can’t see the little letters on the keys. Even entering new numbers in my phone book is a chore I sometimes pass to one of my kids. And, no, a qwerty wouldn’t help.

      A couple of my friends and I discussed the texting while driving issue and wondered if it would be all right if we placed our laptops on top of our steering wheel. After all, being in the car depletes time we need to be writing. We could use those extra minutes!!

  2. No wonder my mouth can come up with such stupid stuff! My brain starts it and my mouth finishes it very quickly!

    “In Milliseconds, Brain Zips From Thought To Speech

    Researchers had the rare chance to learn more about how speech works by testing patients with electrodes embedded in their brain. The study found it takes the brain less than half a second to cue up what the mouth is about to say.”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113834285&sc=fb&cc=fp

    • wicked

      LOL Ask my best friend about this one. Whatever pops in, pops out, without editing. It might be best if each of us takes that other half second to let the thought be filtered. Rapid fire comments are not always the best.

  3. wicked

    I’m my own boss. Maybe I should give me the day off. On second thought, nothing would get done if I did that. Lazy employee!

  4. tosmarttobegop

    I use texting for sending a message that is not a immediate importance’s.
    Otherwise I hate text, with wicked I have trouble with the little letters.
    But then my cell is older and the newer ones often come with a keyboard that is more like a computer keyboard.

    But yeah it should not be brain surgery that you should not text while driving.
    I get on to the kids while I know they are texting while driving, they defend that they do not have to look while texting. That it is a matter of just thinking, the number 1 is ABC so its B is hit 1 two times to get B.

    Texting does not cost me extra, in fact calling does so I text when not needing to say something if not right now.

  5. If you missed this Jon Stewart program, you’ll want to see it.

    Jon Stewart takes on 30 Republicans who voted against Franken rape amendment

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/15/jon-stewart-takes-on-30-r_n_321985.html?awesm=fbshare.me_Gy1

  6. The Votemaster says:

    “Baucus Bill Requires Members of Congress to Buy Insurance on Exchanges Permalink

    During the month of August when senators and representatives were holding town hall meetings, many of them got some negative feedback about the fact that they had excellent health-care plans when many of their constituents did not. In response, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) proposed an amendment requiring members of Congress and their staffs to buy health insurance on the exchanges they are setting up. The amendment passed and is the Baucus bill approved yesterday. Forcing lawmakers to get insurance the same way some of their constituents will get it may make them more aware of the experience. In some circles, this is known as “eating your own dog food.”