I received an email from my neighbor inviting me (and others) to meet up for beers. This was the second time in as many weeks he had sent such an invitation. I had to decline the first time because I had a conflict, but to be honest I didn't really … [Read more...] about How Do I Tell Friends I Don’t Want To Spend Money Socializing?
Image courtesy of warradmu at FreeDigitalPhotos.netI sat on the couch inside an Olive Garden watching the To Go Server work. I was surprised to discover that there was a person dedicated to handling To Go orders. I always thought that everyone … [Read more...] about Take Out Tipping Revisited: A Change In Perspective
While waiting for my wife to put the finishing touches on her makeup, I checked my wallet to make sure I had an ample supply of singles. We were headed to a wedding and I wanted to make sure I had one dollar bills to tip the bartender. As the minutes … [Read more...] about Contemplating the Intricacies of Open Bar Etiquette
Iâ€™ve been spending a fair amount of effort recently observing human behavior and really wondering, â€œWhat is wrong with people these days?â€ Although there are exceptions, it seems that most people are content to bury their heads in their phones … [Read more...] about There IS Still Kindness In This World
I read a story recently about high school science teacher who ate every meal from McDonalds for 90 days. He had members of his class pick his meals, but they had to keep his intake to 2000 calories a day as well as do their best to stick … [Read more...] about Success is All About Choices
Random acts of kindness. You hear about them from time to time, a bill for a meal is mysteriously paid for, or someone pays for the toll for the next 10 cars in line. Theyâ€™re usually done anonymously, and are small token gestures meant to … [Read more...] about My Experience With a Random Act of Kindness