Monday, 27 January 2014

Almost None


I guess I am one of those trusting kind of people.

Well, not trusting in the sense that I believe that someone who calls my phone number randomly actually wants to do me a favour, but trusting in the sense that I don’t understand why someone would lie to me. Sure, I understand they are trying to make a buck like the rest of us, but if you are going to steal then steal from the rich. You don’t have to be like Robin Hood and give to the poor, keep what you have honestly stolen for yourself.

When you steal from the poor, you are no better than banks, insurance companies and the government. I don’t want to talk about thieves and liars tonight. Just last week in the news they were talking about a woman that faked cancer to bilk good hearted people out of money. There is no punishment strong enough to deal with someone like that. Well, I suppose that you could give them cancer, that would have a kind of symmetry.

Tonight I want to talk about Facebook. There was an article on how you can help rid yourself of a cough or cold by rubbing Vicks on your feet. Strangely enough, I had heard this before, but for the life of me I can’t remember when or where. Possibly it was in one of those Bathroom Readers. I gave it a shot the other night and it didn’t do anything. It didn’t help and it didn’t make things worse. I suppose that my feet are smoother than they were, but that wasn’t the point.

I would like to assume that somewhere, someone tried this and it worked for them. Maybe they were so excited about how well it worked, they forgot to include all of the steps involved. Perhaps you need to stand in the middle of a pentagram during the winter solstice while rubbing Vicks into your feet and patting yourself on the head. Maybe…

I’ve tried other things that I read on Facebook with about the same success. There was one where you mixed baking soda with peroxide and it would make your baking pans shine like new. Well, that was bullshit! I made the paste, rubbed it on and all that happened was the pan was covered with a peroxide/baking soda paste. We have tried different recipes with some success, but it never looks as good as the picture on Facebook.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I will stick with my belief of putting as much trust in people and things as they have earned. In other words, almost none.


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