Signs of the times

Here are some signs we found walking around.

Taped to the door of a family restaurant in Fairborn, Ohio. They also had outdoor ashtrays, but apparently they either got tired of cleaning up the butts or they had a recent mulch fire ;-)
Taped to the door of a family restaurant in Fairborn, Ohio. They also had outdoor ashtrays, but apparently they either got tired of cleaning up the butts or they had a recent mulch fire 😉

Normally, I don't pay attention to church signs, but this one was oddly practical. On Main St. in Englewood.
Normally, I don't pay attention to church signs, but this one was oddly practical. On Main St. in Englewood.
Taped INSIDE the door of Bolts. Probably because they are either losing their beer mugs or the patrons are just too drunk to know being drunk in public just is not allowed. Thank you Tater Salad
Taped INSIDE the door of Bolts. Probably because they are either losing their beer mugs or the patrons are just too drunk to know being drunk in public just is not allowed. Thank you Tater Salad

Email and peeing…

Reposted from a July 29, 2008 blog entry on Media Post. Not terribly exciting news when a dog does it, but when people start “multi-tasking” to this level, makes news….

About 59% of email users said that they check their messages while in the bathroom–up 6 percentage points from last year, according to AOL Mail’s fourth annual Email Addiction Survey. The survey, which AOL conducted in conjunction with Beta Research, polled 4,000 email users ages 13 and up, and found that use of email in increasingly strange places was on the rise.
For example, more than two-thirds of Americans said they checked email while in bed (in pajamas, no less), and 15% of respondents said that they even scanned messages while in church. Meanwhile, some 50% of the respondents said that they checked their email while driving, up by 13 percentage points from last year–not a favorable statistic in terms of driver and passenger safety.

“We really do live in a 24-7 society and it’s not uncommon to be online and checking email at all hours of the day,” said Regina Lewis, AOL Online Consumer Advisor. According to Lewis, the research also shows that a significant number of Americans have become addicted to email as they’re increasingly unable to detach from their inboxes, regardless of whether they contain business or personal messages. In fact, nearly half (46%) of all survey respondents admitted to being email addicts, up from just 15% last year. –Tameka Kee

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.san&s=87578&Nid=45541&p=462007

My buddy Kevin


This is Kevin. He is there every morning as we go through the Englewood Tim Horton’s drive-through window. He knows who I am, he knows I like two honey-dipped Tim Bits with my decaf coffee and he is always cheerful. I don’t know if he likes his job, what he does on his day off (except he sings at the Salem Church of God) or what his family is like. I don’t know if he lives with caring people or whether he is even happy.

But, I do know a few things about him. He always makes my morning a whole lot more cheerful when I see him, he makes it a point to know a lot of people who come through his window — and makes them feel special as well, and Tim Horton’s is very, very lucky to have him. But mostly what I know is, whatever they are paying him to make my day a little bit better will never, ever be enough.

Thank you, Kevin, for making me feel like a very special dog every morning.