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If he has any brains, he'll stay in his North Pole
and let the world get on without him
That would be a
solution. But do you think that somebody who always walks around in red bathrobes has lots of brains?
the world is
with people who have poor taste in clothing and few brains, but sometimes there is an exception
We can learn from our experience in
that it is not always wise to judge someone by the appearance of his clothes.
the man with shopping bags tied to his coat and pant buttons (I know from experience!)
You mean the one with great
we may know the same man
You know people. I'm alittle bit scared I
this mistery man when I go out for shopping (grocery)
You won't. I once had a man arrive at the homeless place where I worked. He had about three layers of suit jackets on, and he had all these plastic grocery bags full of unspeakable things and excrement tied to each of the buttons, and on the buttons on his pants and on his belt. He refused to part with them. He handed us a filthy - and I mean utterly filthy - plastic container with a lid, and asked us to fill it with coffee. Inside, the dark slime was thick and black. We washed it and filled it. In the meantime, the only thing we could think of to get the bags was to offer him another jacket. He agreed, and went into our clothing room. But instead of taking off the jackets, he found one that would fit over the top of all the others, and when we tried again to offer clean bags instead of dirty, he became agitated. He agreed to get a new pair of socks, and our nurse sat on the ground trying to get them on his feet. He got frustrated with her and started hitting her around the head. So he ended up leaving with his bags of excrement, new socks and a jacket - in the middle of summer - and a flask of coffee. We should have called the police to have him taken to the hospital, but he was too coherent, and it is unlikely, under our mental health laws, that they would have done so. I ofeten wondered what happened to him. I'm sure he's dead now. That was in the late 90s, and he was elderly. Clearly had dementia, and also drank.
so the welfare
managed to fail him completely
When someone isn't willing to accept help, there is little you can do. I think he wouln't even take a
Now - happy New Year to all of you!
And to you and Gesine! (And any lurkers reading this!)
to the forum to post the winners of the comp
I agree with Michael.
We have to look after our cats now, who don't come out of treir
(our bed) because they are banging around with the crackers although it rains cats and dogs here.
Happy new year to you
I don't like the banging around. And there are silly amounts of money spent for the fireworks. I don't
for those firework-maniacs. As far as I'm concerned they may all bang their fingers off (which happens often enough).
It is criminal the amount spent on fireworks. So many homeless and hungry people on the planet. Sydney spent $7 million on tonight. They could hold a new year lottery instead and give the winners $50,000 each. Think of the help that would be. I think it's a moral failing of our society, frankly.
to see who can make the prettiest spectacle
Oh I don't have anything against the banging around or fireworks on New Years Eve. Let the people spend money for what they want - and I like that spectacle. As long as the same people don't say oh no I can't give money for the poor or homeless or refugees at our times. I can't effort it. that makes me crazy. They loose their
today I have begun the say with simple
I had a big feed of green grapes, and now my blood sugar is up, I can face the world again! Any new year resolutions?
The bangig was quite heavy once again over here, but Mimi didn't show any sign of
She even wanted to be let out on her terrace, so that she could defend her territory from all that noise, but we didn't let her out at midnight. This is usually a time to sleep. She shouldn't learn to wake us up and try to be let out during the nights.
No new year resolutions, we try to live as happy and healthy as possible anyhow.
I agree re resolutions. Ropes of sand, most of them. Still, some find significant events are times when they feel more motivated to follow through.
the world is
with promises that are likely to be broken very soon
My first resolution was to make photos from the firework last night but it was so extremly foggy that we can't see each other when there were just 3 meters between us.
I used the all-day-long fog to make some foggy lake photos.
I was so sick this morning, with a post-op infection. I had to go to the hospital, and a few antibiotics later, I'm feeling so much better. I didn't think I could manage to drive there, but I did.
to hear that. What went wrong?
Get well soon
Not sure, but they didn't give me antibiotics this time when they usually do. I am feeling so much better. I would have gone to a GP, but I couldn't get an appointment. In this small town on a Sunday there are only two surgeries open, and each has only one doctor. So I went to the emergency room, where they see anyone who can't get in to a GP, as well as emergencies - and they were good. They triaged me in very quickly and the doctor was really nice and thorough. After a couple of hours, once the antibiotics had kicked in, the pain started to go and I began to feel a lot better. I've never had this problem before. Oh, well, that's life. And I'm continuing to feel better and better.
an old dog like me!