Size Matters

I went to Subway the other day and while there, I was thrown for a loop.  As I think about it, ‘thrown for a loop’ is a funny saying.  I wonder who came up with that? I guess it really doesn’t matter who coined the phrase, which is another funny saying, because what does matter…

Chris Crinkle

On September 25th I was on a work-related trip that involved air travel.  I thought about how in just three months I would be celebrating Christmas with family and enjoying a little time away from work.  But then I realized that someone else on the plane must have been thinking about the holidays too and…

Unintentional Consequences

I started this blog because I noticed a lot of funny things happen in everyday life. Paying attention to those things makes me laugh so I wanted to share the laughter. I rarely have difficulty finding a story to post each Tuesday and Friday, which shows how much funniness there is in daily life.  Given…

It was Laborless

Labor Day-it’s the red letter day when we recognize workers and all of their contributions. It’s celebrated on the first Monday in September, which is about the same time that my work gets really busy.  However, I found the perfect way to celebrate and it was laborless. Having a three-day weekend usually means doing five…

Lessons from the Wedding Tippers

Back in the day, it was common for a wedding reception guest list to exceed 500 people. Unlike today, kids of all ages were invited so my sister and I had a lot of fun joining the celebrations. Many of the receptions in our coal-mining region were held in a castle-like building not far from…

It’s About the Customer

Back in the day, my dad owned and operated a gas station that had a small grocery store in the back. It was the prototype for today’s Sheetz stores. My sister and I would go to work with him and hang out in the back with my grandma. While at work we learned to dust…