I went buying at hhgregg today, the appliance and bedding store that also sells computers and tablets. I was immediately attacked by a guy in a fire engine red shirt who wanted to shake my hand and get my name. He got neither. I managed to make it ten yards before the hhgregg secondary attacked, another guy sticking his hand out and wanting my name. I dodged him, and ran around the left, only to be caught from behind by another Zombie in red chasing after me with his hand sticking out in front, demanding my name. “What the hell is going on?” I thought to myself. It wasn’t easy but I managed to give him the slip and eventually made it to the window air conditioners. I was there no more than three nanoseconds when a fourth red shirt attacked. I managed to beat him off but he circled the general area along with the other three, like red shirted vultures. My guess is they are all working on commission. This store has always stocked more sales people than customers, but usually they were only mildly annoying. Some memo must have come down from HQ ordering them into Piranha mode and ordering them to shake hands with every customer. Some stupid marketing concept that these poor slobs have to implement. Guys, I don’t want to be your BFF, I just want to buy an AC unit. Leave me the hell alone!
Hospital ER wait times.
The Sun-Sentinel has an article about the hospitals in South Florida that have digital wait times for their ER rooms on highway billboards. Apparently the times may not always be correct, which I think is good news. If I walk in with an arrow through my brain I hope that I am seen faster than the kid with a scratch on his foot, know what I mean? Every time I see those signs I want to say “Hey dear, look, only a 2 minute wait to the ER! Quick, break your arm or something! I’ll rather they advertised their quality of care instead of some stop watch gimmick. Besides, I am only going where my doctor works anyway.
NPR & FOX News
Can we be honest for a second? I mean, really honest? I think even the most diehard Fox News devotees in a moment of clarity will admit that as far as news goes, Fox is skewed all the way to the right. In fact, they are about the most biased news organization on the planet. We all know that, even if some of us won’t admit it. And National Public Radio? Yeah, really, we all know inside they are solidly liberal to the core. I obtain my news from numerous sources, and not one do I trust. Everyone today has their own slant. But in this election frenzy Fox is going even farther to the right, and NPR has even stopped pretending they are neutral. I am going to have to stay away from FOX and NPR until after the election. Especially NPR, since they seem personally hurt that anyone is even considering not voting for the Big O.
Tuscaloosa School Teachers/Students taught to fight attackers
In an article on Tuscaloosa News it seems that schools in the area are going through a different type of training when dealing with “Active Shooter” situations. You’ve all probably seen the old version where schools go into lock down mode at the slightest event and you are taught to lock yourself in a darken room and hide under a desk. All of which is about as effective at stopping bullets as our school desk tops were in stopping atomic bombs. This time, the local police are teaching them to run and and if you have to hide. But when discovered or not given the opportunity to run/hide, attack! Throw your shoes, lunch trays books, whatever you get get. If three of you get close enough, take the guy down. Quite an interesting approach.
Happy Labor Day folks.
Some Blogging Guy