Friday, February 12, 2010

Next Guest

Have you noticed that fast food restaurants now have their employees at the register say "Can I help the next guest?" I have seen it so far at Chick-Fil-A and McDonald's. At first, I thought it was nice, but now it is just another way to irritate me. If I was a guest, then I shouldn't have to pay. That is the implied definition of a guest. If you have a guest over to your house, do you make them pay for their meal? Of course not. That would be rude. But, if a restaurant says that you are their guest, they also have their hand out wanting their money. I think I am going to ask McDonald's about that the next time I am in there. And, everyone should too. Let's blow their minds, what little they have. After all, how hard is it to fix a hamburger with just mayo? No cheese? No tomato? No lettuce? It just goes against their grain. Can I help the next guest please?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cancer Free

This is my 500th blog. I apologize to anyone who is reading this, because I haven't written anything in 2 weeks. No excuse. Although, some stuff has happened. When one wants to write a title that is attention-grabbing, it is good to write something that folks will go "Oh". So, that's what has happened to me. A month ago, they did a CT scan on me and found some spots on my lungs. Maybe cancer. Maybe not. When one is presented with a cancer diagnosis, your world stops. You think about your mortality. You want to examine your life. So, last Tuesday I went to a follow-up with the cancer doctor, and he said that I don't have cancer. I do still have a little pneumonia, but that is treated with antibiotics. I took the first round yesterday, and it made me violently ill. I ended up in the ER again for almost 6 hours. They took some blood and did another CT scan and x-ray. Not the most fun in the world, but I was able to sleep last night. I feel better today. I am not sure how much longer I have to stay at the homeless shelter. It may be a few days or a month. At any rate, a friend has suggested I room with him. I still don't have a job, but I will be able to start selling on the internet again. Something that I have truly missed over the last few months. So, this is my 500th blog. Have I mentioned that before? Probably so. I hope you are well. I will try to write more later. God bless us everyone.