Mix-spelled Emotions

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Not sure who implanted this idea, or why they still believe it, but 50% of my parents think “LOL” is an acronym for “Lots of Love.” If you’re also under the same spell, let me un-spell-it-out for you: LOL = Laugh Out Loud. It’s not a big deal to me; actually, it’s kind of entertaining. Sometimes I would go so far as to say, inspiring.¬†For instance, let’s say they email me with some bad news. I’m sure we can all relate to losing a pet… We had to put Fluffy to sleep this morning. She was getting too old to move around and it’s been very hard for your father to deal with cleaning up all of her messes from not making it to the litter box on time. I know he would really like to hear from you. Stay in touch. LOL, [signature] And then, the sun comes out from behind the clouds. I don’t like being the bearer…

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Egg Handling Fee

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Last year, Ally came out swinging with a series of ads depicting children in one of several different situations that mock a real-life scenario you might find yourself in with “other” banks. They test the patience and understanding of children, who are not familiar with how banks work, and they do it in a way that suggests the children are part of a focus group, or study on human behavior. The moderator portrays “other” banks and responds to the children’s inquiries with simple (yet, flawed) banking logic. The close-in cuts of the children’s faces, (which are all classic), are followed with Ally’s response – a solution to the common bank. Part of me feels bad for the kids. The other parts of me feels bad for me, because I can relate…as I’m sure many of you can, too. Ice Cream: Truck: Pony: Automated: Bike: Hide-and-Seek: Eggs: In addition to putting their ads online, they compiled a short reel of behind-the-scenes…

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Boisterous laughter heard between nine and five from the face in front of the monitor is 99% of the time related to something unrelated to work. For this reason, it is not healthy job etiquette to engage in such activities [while at work] especially if you have three to four sets of ass cheeks above you on the corporate ladder. Note-to-all: It is never a good idea to look up the corporate ladder – only look at the top. In any work environment a laughter is healthy and can commonly be attributed to something a co-worker said or a client did; but, when expressed “out loud” in a manner similar to an overweight mountain goat, it most often is not related to work. With the exception of the constant all-pages that occur during the typical weekday and the half of the conversation you get to hear between salesperson and client, the majority of professional office buildings are somewhat quiet. My…

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