I belong to an online group for freelancers in the ad industry. It’s on Facebook. Yesterday morning someone posted about a recent experience she had.
She’d been talking with someone about possibly doing some work together and suddenly the conversation just stopped. No reason, no explanation, no nothing. She wanted to know if “ghosting” is common in the industry — she’s spent a lot of time working in Europe, where apparently business is conducted differently.
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen posts like this. It’s an all-too-common occurrence. And I’ve got to Continue reading →
We’ve been losing our civility for years. Kids, and I mean seven and eight year olds, talk back to their parents. They’re rude to teachers. You don’t hear “please” or “thank you” coming out of anyone’s mouth very often, regardless of age. We’re dismissive of other people and other points of view. We say, and do, mean things.
We shout. Ignore. Sneer. Swear. Jab. Interrupt. Huff off.
We stopped ‘dressing for the occasion’ a long time ago. When I was a child and even in my teens and 20’s no one would ever have thought of going to a concert hall, opera house or even dinner in a ‘nice’ restaurant in Continue reading →
Geez! Something’s in the air. And it ain’t pretty. At least it’s how my day went yesterday. Tell you the truth, I’m not so sure I want to venture outside today. If it’s anything like yesterday was, I’d just as soon stay home. By myself. Alone with my cats. With the ringer off on my phone. No email. No texting. No nothing.
Locked in the bathroom.
It started off well enough.
Gorgeous sunny day. Something like the fourth or fifth in a row. Nice and warm. Everyone should be happy, for God sake.
Winter’s barely a memory.
The trees are full of pretty, new green leaves. No bare branches at all. Flowers are popping up everywhere. Continue reading →