Monday, July 7, 2014

Kwik Trip, Obama Manure Trucks and Looking Smart

Our Kwik Trip in Columbus is the best one I know while the Kwik Trip in Cottage Grove has lost a customer.  Four weeks in a row - no before golf hot dogs and then they try to switch you to what they DO have, pizza or burgers, which are fine I can buy an $8 burger or$8 pizza at Door Creek. But I go to Kwik Trip for the before golf dog and at 4:30 it's been empty of all dogs.  Once there was a lone brat but . . . . . just saying - ours is the best!  Disappointing.

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Seems Columbus has made regional news once again for what most are considering a blunder.  There was an anti-Obama manure truck that was trying to get into our better then average parade and while the police kept it out of the parade they let it go at the very end and then surrounded it by police cars . . . . . so it pretty much looked like it was being escorted buy our police department.   sigh.  COME ON!!

We got an email saying it was not being escorted by the police . . . . it was just surrounded!  AHHH!! I see the difference.

Well - that's all I will say on the subject. I'm sure half the population applauded while the other half now believe we are country bumpkins.

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Flixster gives it a 75%


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Business Insider has a lot of really interesting tips for getting ahead in the work place.  One is "Tricks to help you appear smart in meetings" - I might try this one at the next City Council.

Repeat the last thing the engineer said, but very very slowly
Make a mental note of the engineer in the room. Remember his name. He’ll be quiet throughout most of the meeting, but when his moment comes everything out of his mouth will spring from a place of unknowable brilliance. After he utters these divine words, chime in with, “Let me just repeat that,” and repeat exactly what he just said, but very, very slowly. Now, his brilliance has been transferred to you. People will look back on the meeting and mistakenly attribute the intelligent statement to you.

Ask the presenter to go back a slide
 “Sorry, could you go back a slide?” They’re the seven words no presenter wants to hear. It doesn’t matter where in the presentation you shout this out, it’ll immediately make you look like you’re paying closer attention than everyone else is, because clearly they missed the thing that you’re about to brilliantly point out. Don’t have anything to point out? Just say something like, “I’m not sure what these numbers mean,” and sit back. You’ve bought yourself almost an entire meeting of appearing smart.
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I'm waiting to hear what the CAC has decided to do with the lease for the auditorium .  I have a large blog on this whole situation that I have now stored away.  :-)  I think I have 3 blogs now - everytime I write ANYTHING it just pours out.   

The Auditorium has been a driving force for me for 6 years! I stood in front of the City Council 6 years ago pleading for city elders to NOT make the auditorium a pile of rubble and the CAC came to the rescue so don't ever think I do not appreciate the CAC.  

But the"let's wait and see" attitude in our government is driving me NUTS!

SEE SEE - one sentence and I start all over again!  I bet I now have 800 words on the topic! 

STEP AWAY STEP AWAY