Tales of November…

Here another collection of random anecdotes I wanted to write about but didn’t think I could write a stand alone post for. It’s been a while since I last done one, now that I think about it…


Apparently my company is running short on advertising money because last week, on Friday I believe, I found a letter and what looked like postcards on my cubicle desk. Apparently, they were from the VP of human resources about how us “owner-associates” (our company’s cute euphemism for share-holders) could help the world become a better place by going to local businesses and telling them about the wonders of our products and services! How exciting!

There even were instructions on the reverse side of the letter on how to start the conversation and how it will have a positive impact on their business. The biggest problem was that it was clearly written by a business person who never had a real face to face conversation in their life! the whole example conversation included was written entirely out of business buzzwords and advertisement monologue. No one speaks that way! Also how many business owners do you know? It’s not like the run  of the mill cashier will understand anything you are talking about.

can you imagine going to your local whatever-store, in your own unpaid time, and going: “Hi, can I talk to your manager about our innovative new products?”.

To be honest, there is good reason for businesses to move to products like the ones my company is making, especially with the liability shift that happened in November with the introduction of the chip cards, but I’m not a salesman! The funny thing is, even if i wanted to go around advertising, I wouldn’t be able to get the referral rewards thing because I’m just a contractor and not a full-time employee.


I went to see the latest James Bond movie, “Specter”, when it came out a couple weeks ago and I wanted to write about what I thought about. However, by the time I got around to writing a post about it the next day, I had totally forgot what I wanted to say. I could barely even remember the plot of the movie. It left that little impression on me.

There were a couple good actions scene here and there, but not quite as good as the ones in “Skyfall”. There is not one, not two but Three “Bond Girls” in this one, which is a bit excessive. The theme for the movie is horrendous compared to the last few movies. Overall it’s pretty “meh…”.

The one thing that is kinda bugging me is that they tried to connect the past three movies, which felt like three stand alone stories, into this one big international conspiracy plot thingy that is vaguely explained, if at all. That made the plot, or at least what I thought the plot was, very weak and shallow.

It’s a decent movie if you are looking for something mindless with some action and a semblance of a narrative thread.


So I went to the dentist the other day, to get my teeth clean and all that. The dentist came take a look at my teeth, said the usual stuff and went to talk about “hey, you consider getting your teeth whitened” and went to list thing that would stain your teeth, a list that went like “cigarettes, soda, coffee, POT, chewing tobacco…”.

I’m sorry, it’s not because I’m some 20 something guy that you can assume that I smoke weed. I know it’s getting traction for legalization, and I have nothing against people doing it, but please don’t judge me like that.



One thought on “Tales of November…

  1. Reminded me of my oncology specialist: (in 1998)

    Are you a smoker: no
    Have been in contact with asbestos: no
    Are you a competitive athlete: no

    Ok, it is a normal tumor.

    Hey, why do you ask if I were a competitive sportsman? Why don’t you ask if I used doping substances…


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