Today was the hottest day in a stretch of hot day. It was in the mid-80s before 9:00 am. My car thermometer registered over 100 degrees in the afternoon. If this is global warming then I’m not looking forward to the hottest part of the summer.
When they paint new stripes on the road sometimes there are paint spatters that look like trailing lines coming off the stripe. This makes it look like the stripes are moving fast.
Once we change the clocks it is no longer Eastern Standard Time. It is Eastern Daylight Time. If that is too weird for you just say Eastern Time.
I pay attention to details in neighborhoods I frequently, especially real estate signs. I notice when a house in my neighborhood or one nearby goes up for sale. I often look up the listing online to learn more about the house. And to watch how prices are trending in my future comparables. If you’ve ever sold a house, the price is largely driven by what nearby houses have sold for. Anyway, a house was put up for sale by owner. The owner was hopeful that they could save the 3% seller’s agent commission and handle the work themselves. Less than a week later the sign was replaced with one from a real estate firm. Usually that means they realized that the 3% is totally worth it for someone else to do the work.
My daughter and I went to a restaurant that didn’t take credit cards. She asked what century they were living in? It turns out there’s an ATM in the lobby – which charges a $2.50 fee for every transaction – and it’s owned by the restaurant. So instead of paying up to 3% of a check amount to the credit card company, they are earning $2.50 on every cash withdrawal and inconveniencing their customers. And the food wasn’t that great either.
There is only one space after a period. This has been the case since we have been using personal computers for the last 30+ years. This is not a discussion. Two spaces is not an option. How did people miss this memo?
Signs in public restrooms reminding employees to wash their hands before returning to work are common. There are laws that govern this practice and the signs often state that law. But a sign that refers to laws about washing your hands and does not mention employees appears to require the rest of us to abide by this law.
There are pictures from my life that have iconic status. They are especially cute pictures of my kids that I might have framed or posted online. Or there are pictures of me that are particularly memorable. I always wonder what the other side of the picture looks like. Who took it and what was the circumstance? There’s a famous picture of Ansel Adams standing on the roof of his car taking a photo with a large format camera. It would be interesting to see a similar shot of what was going on behind some of the snapshots of my life.
Everybody has a phone. Most people have smartphones. That doesn’t mean we want to hear your phone conversations. Or your videos. Or your Facetime calls. It is bad enough that we have to hear your side of the conversation. Put in a pair of headphones. It is never okay to have conversations on speaker in public.
A man was riding his bike on Sunday morning and singing gospel songs. It shows that you can express yourself whenever the spirit moves you.