Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}1. I guess judges are getting tired of people doing dumb stuff and making taxpayers for their stupidity, so they’re finding creative ways to punish them. A Cleveland Municipal judge ordered a woman to stand at an intersection holding a sign that read: “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” Yes, you read that right. That woman drove on the sidewalk to pass a bus that was unloading children.  Shaking my head

2. When I first read that some people were so salty over the elections that they filed petitions to secede from the union, I thought it was just another crazy Facebook meme until I read about them on the Washington Post website. Y’all seriously? Let me tell you something about this great country of ours… This is a democracy, the people speak every 4 years. The people chose to re~elect President Obama, so you deal. And in 4 years, when you get another chance at the White House, present a stronger message! Second, this is a free country. No one is holding you hostage. If you don’t like it, leave and go to one of those countries where you’re not free to voice an opinion or pick who governs you. For the record, this would be my opinion regardless of who’s sitting in the White House.

3. I know pregnancy makes you crazy… I once dreamed that ginormous Power Rangers chased me and the hubs into a church. The pink one ripped the roof off the building, picked the hubs up and ate him. But this lady takes crazy pregnant lady to a whole new level: an Arizona woman was so upset when she found out that her husband didn’t vote that she ran over her husband with her SUV. Her fear? That President Obama’s re~election will bring hardship to her family. Oy! I guess in the grand scheme of things, secession makes so much more sense and murder is much easier than divorce.

4. I love a deal. No, I really love a good deal and will share info about a great deal with anyone who’ll listen. But I love spending time with my family even more. And I’m almost positive that other people love deals and spending time with their families just as much as I do.  So why is it that a certain segment of our population is being denied the right to spend time with their families because people have decided that Black Friday deals should begin on Thanksgiving evening? What the heck? Are you seriously telling me that people cannot wait until Friday morning to begin Black Friday shopping? Thanksgiving is supposed to be about spending time with loved ones, not going out and trying to kill yourself to buy a $20 discounted item that no one’s gonna remember 6 months from now but will make repeat appearances on the credit card bill for the next 4 years. Stop the madness!

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

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  • YUMMommy

    Wow, this election really mad a lot of people go crazy. The funny thing is that a lot of people blame presidents (past and present) for the mess of our economy like they make all the decisions. They forget that Congress gets to vote on laws and policies before they go into effect. Also, we forget that we control our purses and wallets. It’s not the government’s job to make sure we don’t live above our means. She could have just written some letters to her state representatives instead of running over her husband.

    And I wish people would stop it with all the Black Friday madness. It’s a scam. I’ve worked in retail and even majored in it. That stuff you’re risking your life for will be cheaper the closer it gets to Christmas and even after Christmas. Some of it even went on sale before Black Friday then went up and got marked down again just to entice customers who don’t pay attention to sales.

    Honestly, I’m glad that I’m not in the retail business anymore. It was disheartening to see so many grown people behave like savages over material things during a time when we’re suppose to be celebrating thankfulness.

    • DaenelT

      I couldn’t believe how angry/hostile/crazy people became… You’re right, it’s like people forgot their basic government lessons – the president can’t do anything without Congress. And they’re so busy trying to make sure that each side gets their way that nothing is getting done. It’s just insane.

      I’m sick of the commercialism that has overtaken these holiday (Easter, Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc). Now they’re all about sales instead of supporting families, troops and the Jesus Christ.

  • HollyM

    Amen. To everything you said. Especially the Black Friday nonsense. I NEVER do any shopping on that day, as a personal protest against the consumerism that has all but destroyed Christmas. My husband and I have decided that we will get ourselves the new flat screen we need (and have needed for the last year), and some gift cards for family members (we don’t have our own kids), and that is it. Period. No hoopla. No drama. Just Jesus. And some tins of homemade Christmas goodies for friends. That’s all any of us (adults) need anyway.
    As for the nitwits that cannot contain themselves over this election: it is what it is. Liberals foamed at the mouth for 8 years of Bush; conservatives are now doing the same thing. And this is why nothing gets done in DC. No one is working together.

    • DaenelT

      The hubs and I quit buying gifts for anyone over the age of 18 a long time ago. We don’t even buy each other gifts (but that’s because we buy each other stuff all year long). We refuse to go into debt for one day out of the year.

      My sister-in-law does the homemade cookie thing with everyone (including kids). And, honestly, we prefer it. Nothing like getting a tin of fresh baked cookies.

      A thousand yeses to your last statement. None of them are concerned about the state of the Union.

  • Ellen Stewart Seaman

    I published a pithy cartoon on facebook about #4, let’s see if I can share it with you. Heading over there now…

    • DaenelT

      Saw it. Truth.

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