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Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Just my luck.

It was raining, 5 p.m., and I was ready to go home.

What I got was a flat tire in the parking lot.

What I didn't get was someone who wanted to know if I needed help.

OK, the security guard was curious to know why I was parked in the lot with my flashers flashing.

So, where is my scalawag, Sir Walter Raleigh?


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thu Jun 08, 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous liljon said...

chivalry is dead, my dear! learn to fix a flat yourself! you women want to be independent, but only when it is convenient!

Thu Jun 08, 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

Spud came to the rescue! And I could have called OnStar in my car for roadside service. But my point is ... no one even asked if I needed help while I was waiting for Spud! Is it a Jersey mindset to ignore the plight of others? That never would have happened in Florida.

Thu Jun 08, 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So far, our car never needed assistance in Florida, so I do not know about that!However, we did come upon agressive drivers there as well as here.!
Nothing new under the sun.

Thu Jun 08, 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God for Spud!

Thu Jun 08, 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you were waiting for Spud, lights flashing and all, I was having quality time in the club with two of your only friends.
Obviously, I have to give you my cell number, the three of us would have been there with drinks in hand to help you just in case Spud was occupado.
That is what friends are for. (But, please don't make a habit of it in the future.)
Pula's Uncle.

Thu Jun 08, 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is not n.j uncaring, just the parking lot/your fellow employees at A. Press..I have never had anyone refuse to ask if i ever needed assistance and likewise me asking , once again a nj basher, if you dislike this state so much ...go back to gatorville and live in a blue-tarped hurricane shelter and then complain about nj!

Fri Jun 09, 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

Ah, there's that Jersey attitude I know and love! You'll have to read Wednesday's Alive and Kickin' column about how hard it was for one Alabama intern to interact with all the mean people she came across here. We're so used to it, we think it's normal. BTW, who said I was in the AP parking lot?

Fri Jun 09, 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Francesca said...

Pula's uncle is right-your only three friends would have been there with a drink!

It is very common in the land of the colloseum for lights to flash, sirens to go off, and nobody even looks! I guess that the majority of your fellow workers must have some of that casual blood in them!

Fri Jun 09, 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous darling daughter said...

It's true, people are more polite in Florida but they are also slow as molasses! It takes twice the amount of time to check out of a grocery store because the cashier asks how you are and then tells you her whole life story (although in a nice way). Not to mention how much longer it takes because of the slow rate of speech there, alright, ya all!!! But you don't have to pay for a shopping cart there, they ALWAYS bag your groceries and they ask if you need help taking them to your car. Hey, maybe we should move back there!

Fri Jun 09, 05:17:00 PM  
Blogger ~wolfshadow ~ said...

If I were closer, I would have helped you change the tire. I am obviously a very independent woman, and not just when it's "convenient". I've even helped men in the parking lots looking under the hoods of their cars...acting clueless, and gotten their cars started for them. Duh!'s not just some women that are can be helpless as well! Each one of us has special talents/gifts, and by sharing those talents/gifts with each other, maybe we would live in a better world.

Sat Jun 10, 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wolfshadow, if so independent as you claim and not helpless, why pretend to a man that you are helpless when you are helping him, why the hyprocrisy? would you act that way if you helped another woman? doubt the talk and walk the walk woman..

Sun Jun 11, 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous soapbox annie said...

to anonymous... Who said wolfshadow was pretending or a hypocrite? I did not read any pretense or subterfuge in her comment (but, reading your comment, I sense you might have to look the word subterfuge up to understand it). Also, your comment does not make any sense, because, wolfshadow didn't say anything in her comment about being helpless or that she discriminates against gender. Lucky for you I am a great interpreter of people, and got the 'drift' of your brain in motion. Try proof-reading your own words before posting them...duh. My Mother told me, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

Mon Jun 12, 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darlin Daughter is partly right-They seem more polite in Florida.Now I know for sure that the guy who wants to help you with your packages in Publix, really wants to disappear in the Parking lot and escape being a cashier.
Yes, Floridians can be slow. So come on down and speed things up.

Mon Jun 12, 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soapbox annie- wolfshadow said "clueless" as if to make the man feel less embarrassed by the help..that was my point..and by the way, not only do I know definition of subterfuge, but I
know the word "proofread" is not spelled proof-read , with a hyphen,
the way you spelled it! Try not to twist your ankle stumbling off that soapbox!

Tue Jun 13, 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous soapbox annie said...

Upon researching the internet, I have found that the word in question was spelled 3 ways: proofread, proof-read, and proof read. The Microsoft spell check allows all three as acceptable.

Wed Jun 14, 12:53:00 PM  

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