Customer Inadequacy Cards

Store cards, sometimes called Customer Appreciation Cards or Loyalty Cards or Club Cards or Reward Zone Cards, are really just a device for identifying the degree to which the customer is inadequate. By the time I have chosen the store, the product, and the checkout line, I am […]

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Being Invisible

The actor Matthew Mondine once totally ignored me. He was attending a film festival at which I was a volunteer usher, and his entourage was leading him towards the question-and-answer session he was to host. Obviously, he was focussed on his goal and I didn’t expect him to […]

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Child On A Mission

The girl on my doorstep was about seven years old and was accompanied by her mother. They were promoting a “free public event” regarding A World Government and who should rule it. I knew it was a religious pitch, and I was ready to deliver my normal abrupt […]

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Depending On My Children

Yesterday I was very frustrated with my computer’s storage of photographs. I use them as my screen saver, but I was repeatedly seeing pictures presented sideways (even though I know I had turned them), pictures that had been deleted ages ago, and the covers to books I had […]