Likes & Dislikes


  • Hearing “have a nice day” from the shoe shine guy.
  • Having someone hold a door open for me – chivalry still exists!
  • Please and Thank You, Excuse Me, Go ahead, you only have a few items.
  • Smelling the baking aroma from the ‘flavor factory’ as I drive past I465 and Park 100.
  • Catching up with old friends.
  • Hugs, kisses & phone calls from grandkids.
  • Unexpected mail (not a bill or ad).
  • A funny, clean joke.
  • Not-for-profit employees – they do it for the benefit of helping others.
  • A ‘loaner’ in Euchre.
  • The library.
  • Rest stops along interstate highways.
  • Baby pictures – any baby – they’re all cute.
  • Post-it notes.

What I DON’T Like

  • Drivers that tailgate – I’m going the speed limit – Back OFF!
  • Co-workers that take the last drop of coffee from the pot and don’t make another one; my usual response is a quote from ‘ The Old Man’ from A Christmas Story: “sons ‘o bitches!”.
  • Spit on the sidewalk – at least do it in the gutter.
  • Smelling the  ‘s**t factory’ smells when the wind blows up from the south.
  • Loud cell phone talkers – we don’t need to know your business.
  • TV news ‘teasers’ – just give us the news, NOW!
  • Politicians – most of them are crooks one way or another.
  • Reality shows; drama in real life is enough for me.
  • One-ply toilet paper.
  • Litter/trash along the road/sidewalk.
  • The word ‘like’ 20 times in one sentence.
  • Dirty snow.