It shouldn’t be this difficult.

20 April, 2011
Rat Fink

Answer me these questions three, ere the other side ye see.

  1. Why is major change so hard to embrace?
  2. Why do professional people think it’s acceptable to not return phone calls and emails?
  3. Why is it that I’ve used a “Certificate of Live Birth” all my life to get everything from a passport to a Social Security number, and it’s not OK for Obama to use the same document to prove he was born in Hawaii? (I was told on the phone the other day that my original birth certificate was likely destroyed after my adoption.) All who know me know I hate politics and abhor nutjobs on both sides of the aisle, so this isn’t a partisan rant (cuz I don’t have a party, except in my mind every day). It’s just common sense, which apparently isn’t too common anymore…

Only then may you cross the Bridge of Death.

Fink, about to plunge headlong into the Gorge of Peril <dramatic music>

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Country Mouse
Country Mouse
20 April, 2011 6:51 am

1. Because change is scary (until you do it and then most times realize it isn’t all that bad) 2. Because “professional” people think they are too “important” to return messages to us “non-professional” people or perhaps they are just avoiding a situation. 3. Because people like to stir up trouble!!!!!!! Give me common sense over a high IQ any day!!! That and a little decency will get you a long way! ReplyRat Fink Reply:April 20th, 2011 at 6:55 amAnd you get a big WAHOO, CM! Totally agree, especially about the “avoiding a situation” part. You have avoided the Gorge… Read more »

20 April, 2011 2:51 pm

1. Major changes are outside the “comfort zone.” And to one way of thinking — “If it hasn’t been done before, it won’t work.” However change, for the sake of just changing something without productive reason, is just plain wonky! 2. It’s a form of control! Just like those people who are persistently late for things despite knowing about an event for weeks (or usually months). It’s like: “I’M in control of MY life, everyone can wait on ME!” I have a few of those in my parish. 3. Your birth certificate could be located somewhere on microfilm. I found… Read more »