Tuesday, May 23, 2006

There Is Still Kindness In This World !

Many thanks go out to the woman and her small child who graciously let me check out ahead of them at Babys-R-Us in Mays Landing this weekend!

I was picking up one item - and the store was REALLY understaffed with exactly ONE cashier lane open. On a side note - this seems to happen WAY to often at big stores in South Jersey. So often in fact that it can't simply be blamed on "someone called out". Anyway - So there I am with my $8 item in a line packed with people and their loaded shopping carts and registry lists. The woman in line in front of me (let's call her Jane) saw I only had ONE item and offered to let me go ahead of her since she was buying lots of stuff off someone's registry. NICE! Unfortunately, there aren't enough people in the world like Jane. Jane showed consideration for me. CONSIDERATION for other people is something sorely lacking in today's society. The best thing about giving consideration is that it's FREE! It didn't cost Jane anything except about 30 seconds of her time while I checked out. So kudos - and thanks Jane! And the next time YOU'RE in line at the store, take a look at the person behind you and see if YOU can make THEIR day!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Idol Shocker !

Wow. No one saw that coming. Idol favorite Chris Daughtry has been eliminated - and no one knows what to make out of it...except me. The way I see it, the American Idol voting system is flawed. Instead of voting for your "favorite" - people should be asked to vote for the person they think should be eliminated. This would absolutely fix the problem of the best contestants getting eliminated too early. The only downside is that Seacrest wouldn't be able to boast about "40 million votes" anymore because I'm sure the number of votes would go down. Chris Daughtry got eliminated because people figured "He's safe. I don't NEED to vote for him - even though I think he should win". The same thing happened to Stacy Keibler on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars".

Now that Chris is gone - who's the new favorite? The oddsmakers are saying Taylor Hicks - but I'm just not sure who's gonna win now! It'll be interesting to see if Idol's ratings take a dip this week. There may be people who lose interest now that Chris is out. We'll see!

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