Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Terry & Gail Visit NC

Last night Terry called to let me know they were driving down I-95 today on their way to Myrtle Beach, SC. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to hear the latest adventures of this "life-in-the-fast-lane" couple...

we arranged to meet for lunch. It was an absolute delight seeing them again and getting caught up with each other since riding together in Utah. You meet the nicest people RVing.

Note to Gail: Did you visit the SBB Biker Bar in Murrells Inlet? Will I be seeing photos of you on the walls/ceiling the next time I am there?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ronald Reagan Quotes

  • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
  • Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference in the world. Marines don't have that problem.
  • I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.
  • Government is not the solution to the problem, it is the problem.
  • The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
  • Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
  • The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.
  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Staples Gets It Right

About a month ago, I wrote about "Walmart Madness" where the local store refused to match their online price so I bought the item from Best Buy. This afternoon, I drove to Staples to purchase an 8GB flash drive that was advertised for $5.99 on their website. Once again, the price in the store was higher. This time, however, the manager, without any prompting on my part, said "I would be happy to match the online price". As a result, I bought the drive and walked out of the store a happy customer.

When I arrived home, it occurred to me that if I was going to complain about poor customer service, then I should applaud good customer service. In my opinion, Staples got it right and Walmart got it wrong.