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#2156704 This clearly deserves its own thread

Posted by JKor on 29 October 2015 - 10:51 AM


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#895993 In all seriousness.

Posted by brewman on 22 December 2011 - 08:49 AM

As the holiday's approach I look back at my life and wonder at all the decisions I've made and where they have brought me. I think about my daughter Cindy and wonder if she is looking down upon me and happy with what she see's. I think about my daughter Kristina and her new baby and wonder if I did enough to teach her to be a good parent.I know I was not the best kid, brother, husband, father, friend I could of been but I hope I did more good then bad.And after all the hurt, pain and loss Ive been through I now know that expressing your feelings is never a bad thing. Let that person know how you feel because you never know if you will have another chance to tell them.If you have kids, love them as best as you can and always tell them you love them, no matter how old they are.Make sure you parents know you think about them and thank them for making you who you are. Don't let life get in the way and loose touch with friends and family.And most of all, try to make this a every day thing, not just a holiday thing.I want to wish you all the best holiday, any way you wish to spend it.Ill get off my sappy soap box now. (Thank you Cindy for touching me today and filling my heart with love.)A very teary eyed Dan.
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#2447184 Our daughter - and it's the Christmas season

Posted by djinkc on 07 December 2016 - 07:13 PM

Left work early Monday - sick.  Called in sick again Tuesday.  Got called into the office today when she showed up.






Promotion and raise to take over someone leaving.  About time she got a break.  Working 1.5 jobs now to make ends meet.  Proud of our girl.

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#2426868 On veterans

Posted by EWW on 10 November 2016 - 07:41 PM

Tomorrow, our nation will come together to salute the brave men and women who risked their lives to serve in our country’s armed forces. During times of war and times of peace, they have been the guardians of our freedom, here at home and around the world. Let's not lose sight of that in the midst of our current political climate.

Our goal should be for every veteran to achieve a healthy and successful transition home from their military service. We don't always get this right, as a nation we should aspire to do better for those men and women who have served to protect this fine nation.

On Friday, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. Please join me in a moment of thanks to all of our veterans, active duty personnel and their families. Their contributions, service and sacrifice must always be remembered.


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#2249437 I've 'bout had enough of this shite

Posted by brewguy on 26 February 2016 - 11:55 AM

Maybe. Sometimes you have to push the envelope to drive the point home, though.

I threatened my 17-year-old son with a spanking last night. That would be the first time in almost 11 years that something like that has happened. He changed his tune rather quickly as he knew I wasn't making an idle threat.


Sounds like W/G and the roommate need a spanking.

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#2449424 So, this happened at our local grocery store..

Posted by Bklmt2000 on 11 December 2016 - 08:40 AM

A few weeks ago, an elderly lady (one of the regulars, ~90 years old) was going through the self-checkout line, when she discovered that she forgot to grab a box of Zesta crackers. 



She asked the cashier if he could get her a box.  Apparently, the self-checkout area was pretty busy at the time, but the cashier immediately went to get the Zestas this customer asked for, while a coworker took over the self-checkout area.



Upon returning, this customer thanked the cashier profusely, and the cashier told her "you're welcome", but the customer then dropped a bombshell of sorts:



She quietly tells the cashier that she's actually quite iil, with Stage 4 lung cancer, and that Zestas are about the only solid food she can keep down, due to her chemo.  :(



Cashier helps her finish ringing up her groceries, and (while a coworker is minding things), he helps this customer out to her car and loads her groceries.



Customer thanks him again, and cashier says, "you're welcome, and I hope you feel better soon." :)



Two weeks later, the cashier learns that the customer wrote a very nice letter to the cashier's management, praising the cashier and his kindness, and the management not only sent their own letter of praise to the cashier, but also a copy of the customer's original letter.





















A few salient details to give this story better context:


- The management in question (whom the customer wrote to) wasn't the store manager, or even the regional manager, but the CEO of the entire store chain.


- The CEO in question: one Mr. Rodney McMullen, the CEO of Kroger's.  Yes, that Kroger's.


- The cashier in question: my son.  :frank:


We first learned of this last night, after our son got home from work (he found out shortly before his shift ended).


Upon hearing his story and reading the CEO's and customer's letters, my wife said: "Now the CEO of Kroger's knows I raised my son right."  Damn right he does.






Just wanted to share.

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