To the [Person] who did a [Thing]

There appears to be a plague of smug, self-congratulatory passive-aggressive jackasses on the internet who find it necessary to write “open letters” to strangers about their parenting, or their reaction to parenting. This seems to be the formula: Dear, [Person …

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If you love them, let them sleep!

When someone walks into your bedroom when you are sound asleep and wakes you up to say, “I’m gonna let you sleep, I just wanted to say hello,” you would expect them to turn around and walk back out, right? …

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If a child falls and nobody’s offended by it, do you still blame the mother?

So, somewhere in a zoo recently, a kid accidentally fell into a gorilla cage. The gorilla was shot before he could kill or save the child, so the chance for the hero animal angle was lost… but caretakers’ understanding of …

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The Deciding Factor

The town I live in has a number of places to get groceries. There is a convenience store whose loss leaders are really good deals on basic grocery items, a Shopko that has a limited snack/drink/grocery section, a creamery that …

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The “Convenience” of Being Screwed

Have you noticed that everything has a “convenience” fee? Pay your bill online: convenience fee, $3.95. Want to talk to a real person? Convenience fee, $3.95. Get some of your money out of your bank account: convenient fee from the …

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