Author: LindaLee

Midday Matinee – Thoughts on Torture

If you had asked me last week if I could torture another person, I would have given you an empathic no. Now, I am not so sure. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. My 9 month old granddaughter has a double ear infection, is teething and is terribly congested. She has been running a fever ranging from 99 to 102. She has amoxicillin, and we alternate between Tylenol and Motrin. I am sure I must have dispensed those little syringes full of medication to...

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Side Effects

Have you half watched all the commercials for prescription drugs and wondered if the side efects were worse than the original condition? I am relatively healthy at 70 and wonder how I will approach drugs, if needed, given the side effects. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Does the calm voice in the ads warning of dizziness, or the possibility of stroke, or drop in blood pressure or even death register while you are listening? Last night I watched Rachel Maddow’s always excellent program...

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Best Customer Service

We were sitting on the porch last night and customer service stories came up. This was a conversation of “Can you beat this?” in a good way. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Here is the story I told from the early 1980s. It remains my best ever customer service story. On Christmas Eve day I had gone grocery shopping at the Byerlys store near my parents home. I had two kids in tow, ages maybe two and five. I was buying the ingredients...

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Midday Matinee – Buggy Whips

I got to thinking about buggy whips. I wondered if there were some lessons for creating an alternative future. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. It turns out that the idea that buggy whip manufacturers all went out of business with the arrival of the automobile is a rather simplistic overview. There are 154,000 google results for buggy whips and some of the hits make and/or sell them to this day. A NY Times article from 2010 took on the ‘decline’ of the buggy...

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Midday Matinee – The First Eucharist

Yesterday was my grandson’s first communion. I have a few observations having spent the better part of a day with my son’s extended family which includes three Trumpers. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. My grandson is a sweet, sensitive kid. Some gave him money for his first communion or first Eurcharist if you’re Catholic. He has three cardboard boxes that nest into a circle. One box is for saving, one for spending and one for sharing. This is the kid most likely to...

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