Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Worst Experience Ever!

 My family and I went to eat dinner at Applebee’s in Newnan, GA.  We got to the restaurant at 8:40 pm tonight, and we did not get our food until 9:58pm for three people.  In addition to receiving our food late, we ordered a side order of fries that we never received even after we finished eating.  When we told the waitress to just take the fries off of the ticket, she replied, “Oh, you still do not have your fries do you?”   And instead of getting my receipt in one of the little receipt holders, I received a multi folded receipt from her pocket.
My waitress said that since she came in that night, every tray has come out at least 10 minutes late.  Even though Applebee’s food is very good, my family and I will never eat there again.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Say Something!

I have a friend who's family is taking advantage of her and she does not say anything about it.

When my friend needs help with anything, or just when she needs a little advice, her family turns the other cheek.

When her boyfriend kicked her out and she had no place for she and her kids to go, her mom said, "You can't live here!"

WTF ! What kind of mom is that?

My friend's mother never comes by the house or offers anything, but as soon as she needs something, she calls, comes by, and texts all day.

OMG !  Say Something!

Do not let someone take advantage of you.  No matter who the person is, tough love is the best love.

Put your foot down.

Tell them that if they cannot come by, call, or just say hi on a regular basis, do not call when they need money or anything else for that matter.

Your Friend,

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Ticking Time Bomb

Do you go to a job everyday that you do not like?
At work, do you have that one person that makes your skin crawl?
Do you have a manager that talks like he or she is chewing his face?
Do you have a manager that thinks the world rise and sets at his discretion?
Do you sometimes go to sleep thinking about a good excuse to use when you call in the next morning?
Do you work full-time and still do not make enough to pay bills?
Do you have to occasionally leave your children with a neighbor you hardly know, just to go to work?
Do you have to work with people that are rude and you have to bite your tongue just to be polite?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to make a career change.  You are a time bomb waiting to go off.  You are holding all of these things in and not venting.  That is not good for you or your children.  Eventually you are going to lash out on them and really hurt their feelings.
 Take a day to yourself and just relax; go to a spa.  

After a day at the spa, go home and make some adjustments to your resume. Tweek it a little. Remember, resumes are tricky.  Companies want you to list employment that can go back ten years. But if you list too many jobs, they will not hire you.  If you know you are one of those people that work two jobs and you have had many throughout that ten year period, DO NOT LIST ALL 15 OF YOUR JOBS.  Lol   Really look at your resume, list only up to about three maybe.  Choose the three that you were employed the longest time.  If you have any gaps in your employment, just say you took some time off to raise your children.  Or, maybe during that time, you may have went back to school.
Just get it together.  Talk to someone.
Your friend,

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2 Abused 2 Talk

I have heard many people say that silence is golden, but that is not true.  My mom and grandma always tell me that if I do not have anything nice to say, then do not say anything at all.  In my opinion, that is not a very wise thing to say to someone.  That is why children today are committing suicide and killing their teachers, parents, siblings, etc.  Maybe, the only thing you have to say is somewhat negative, so what!  Say it and be proud!  Take a load off.  
There are also scared children in the world that may have a problem with the person that keeps raping and abusing her and she keeps quite, because she has nothing nice to say about that problem.  Yet she goes home and cuts herself afterschool and acts as if nothing has ever happened and she continues this process of self mutilation until she one day cuts too deep.

Parents and teachers please, if you see a child that is in need of help and you cannot get that child to talk to you, be nice, explain to the child that she is not alone and assure that child that she can trust you.  Tell the child that if she cannot talk to you, she can at least write her problems down.  Introduce her into keeping a diary.  A diary can tell a lot about anyone.  Writing can be just the thing a child needs to set her free.  If the child’s problem is at home, encourage that child to write a little in her free time at school and leave the diary in her desk, or with her teacher to lock it in a safe place in the class.

In addition, when that child comes to class, observe her whole demeanor.  Look for things that are not usually noticeable such as, weight gain or lost, bruises, bad attitude, and crying for no apparent reason.  Please remember that abuse can also be verbal.  
Children are our future,