Some times strange things happen, a connection or
chord is struck and special communications
develop from something really small or unimportant.
Or as in the case of my writing a week ago about
'Wonder Bread' - it turns out a lot of folks miss it.
Yet, it really isn't gone everywhere. It is still
available in the south, and some of the midwest.
Some of our readers actually offered to send some
to me. How very kind and thoughtful.
Now here is a follow up:
A couple of days ago we were at our local Albertson's
grocery and right in plain sight was this sandwich box.
How can that be? I decided I'd have a little fun with
it. I took the Wonder bread sandwich box and found the
store manager. Yes, he does know us. AND - he said,
they don't make that bread any more. He is wrong and
I went through the whole litany with him. But I did give
him a bad time, in the vein of "how can you be selling
these when you don't have the bread." Isn't that false
advertising? Shouldn't I expect to find the bread if you
are selling the special box?
So long story somewhat shorter, I had nearly as many personal
emails on the silly problem of not being able to get the
Wonder bread as I received on my face cancer articles.
Now, add to that, this is the week of the major 'blooper' by
Don Imas (sorry about the spelling I don't make a habit of
watching/listening to such crap). But I think I am seeing
something rather interesting.
As you are probably aware, we do get complaints on our being
too strict on the Bulletin Boards. We do have user rules
which everyone must agree to before they are allowed on the
boards. Some are pretty straightforward, no flaming, nothing
illegal, mostly intended to keep FAOL a friendly civil place
where most everyone feels welcome.
Now if you are very young (let's say under forty for the sake
of discussion) you very well may be 'comfortable' with crude
language, name-calling, sexual suggestions - stuff which older
folks (over 40?) just find unacceptable. It adds nothing of
value to any conversation or discussion. Most of us don't use
the language - we were taught it wasn't 'nice' - much less
acceptable in 'mixed company.' It is rude, crude, generally
belittling and disrespectful.
Maybe we're just tired of all that stuff? The language,
the dress, the gestures, enough already. There wasn't
anything 'wrong' with the family values back in the 40's
and 50's - and frankly, if you think there was, I'll bet
you weren't there. I was.
And comparatively, I would much prefer the 40's and 50's
to what we have today.
I did hear on the television today some good news. Seems some
leaders in the black culture have discovered the not-responsible
life styles are not good for society, and they've even gone so
far as to say they are going to shut down the hip-hop and gangster
rap as detrimental to society. It can't happen too soon - and
it may be too late.
It should be interesting to watch - now if I could just
have a nice tomato sandwich while I'm watching. ~ The LadyFisher
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