Posted by Pistol Pete
A little late with today’s pst.I beg your forebearance.I’m just posting a few things today.I’ll have more tomorrow.
Filed under Loose Pollen
CHARITY ORGANIZATION RESCUES FOOD FROM DUMPSTERS
There was a program on Food Network where some of the chefs went to supermarkets and restaurants and got tons of food that wasn’t perfect,but still very edible.They made some delicious dishes from what was set to be thrown away.It is sad that in a land of such bounty there is so much waste that could go to the truly needy.
My dd worked at a grocer’s all summer and salvaged the bruised fruits and veg, chucked them in the freezer until she had time. She’s canning for Christmas. I can’t wait for the jam!!
GILT IS SELLING A $20,000 FLASH MOB FOR YOUR WEDDING PROPOSAL
Good old yankee ingenuity
WATCH OVER 21,000 STUFFED TEDDY BEARS TOSSED INTO HOCKEY RINK
Hockey teams have fans throw stuffed animals on the ice for charity.It’s nice to know that not all pro athletes have overinflated egos.These toys will go to a lot of needy kids.
Here’s the video
Big grins here! Some of those folks in the nosebleed section have good arms. I saw some lobs that made it to the ice, but it looked like the rinkside folks had quite a few teddy bears land on them for relaunching. LOL Doubt they minded!
That was fun!
TEACHER’S REWARD PROGRAM CHARGES SECOND GRADERS FOR GOING TO THE BATHROOM
Is this what we’ve come to?
Wow, does that story ever bring back unpleasant memories! When I went to school back in the 60s, trying to get permission to go to the bathroom was like pulling teeth. The teachers never wanted to believe you that you really needed to go and couldn’t hold it. We had only a few scheduled bathroom breaks, which were very short, and if you were late getting back to the classroom you got a detention. Sometimes there were long lines in the bathroom and they didn’t move fast enough, and you had to choose between being stuck with a full bladder for several more hours or getting a detention for being late. After a while, most of us just learned not to drink very much so we wouldn’t need to go. Consequently I went through most of my childhood in a state of dehydration.
There was only one drinking fountain in the hall, and the line for that was even longer than the lines for the bathrooms. Under no circumstances would any teacher ever allow you to go get a drink at any time other than at a scheduled bathroom break, no matter how parched you were.
The physical education teacher, a mean grumpy old battleaxe, would make us go outside no matter how hot the weather was and run around for an hour playing some stupid game, then forbid us to stop at the drinking fountain on our way back to the classroom, even though we’d just been sweating for an hour. One time I forgot we weren’t supposed to stop and take a drink, and I did it by mistake, and I caught hell. I guess back in the old days a lot of people didn’t understand the importance of proper hydration for good health. They acted as if drinking water were some sort of luxury or indulgence, rather than an absolute necessity.
This is a teacher with poor classroom management. While it is annoying that kids keep using bathroom breaks as an excuse to get out of class, there needs to be a more positive system.
I just do not remember it being such a problem when I was in school. But back then, we had recess, which was also our bathroom break, AM and PM. The rest of the time, you had to have an emergency and it was not abused because the teachers dealt with those who tried it on an individual basis, not by making all the kids suffer (kind of like obamacare). That teacher was obviously a demwit. She believes in more regulation, not motivation.
As for BOB’s PE teacher who would not allow water breaks, that really irks me. As a former PE teacher, I would never deprive kids of water. But my fellow teachers usually brought the students to and from my class, and they would give the kids bathroom and water breaks. I can understand a PE teacher might not have the time. I would literally have half a dozen classes-before noon! There is no way I had time to teach, and give them time in the bathroom.
INMATE RELEASED EARLY DUE TO BUDGET CUTS ROBS BANK,ARRESTED AN HOUR LATER
I think there are people who spend so much time incarcerated they can’t cope without someone telling them what to do.
AMBULANCE GETS ‘BOOTED’ WHILE PARAMEDICS ATTEND TO AN EMERGENCY
I’d have the convenience store ninnies who did it arrested.If there’s not a law for obstructing an emergency vehicle I’d sure as hell make one.
Sounds like the guy in the ambulance will have a good law suit case pending soon.
THIS STRIKES CLOSE TO HOME
This makes my day.
This kid is great. I hope he goes far.
UNDER PRESSURE FROM OBEYME REGIME,SCHOOL REPLACES BABY JESUS WITH FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
33 ADORABLE AND CREATIVE DIY ORNAMENTS
I remember as a kid gluing red and green strips of construction paper into a chain and proudly watching Grandpa drape it over the tree.Memories.
Making paper chains is quite possibly my most favorite holiday craft.
One Christmas when our kids were little and we had no money, we made a really long chain out of strips of red, green, and silver ribbon that I had bought at an end-of-the-season clearance sale the previous year. We draped it across the living room every Christmas for many, many years. When we had good years (financially speaking) we used the chain to remind us of our poverty years, and how we managed to have fun and be creative without any money! I still have the chain… I think I’ll get it out this year and put it up again.
“Poverty years” can have multiple meanings for sure. Whatever your meaning, this year qualifies. ;(
Well, my husband is self-employed and has been for about 24 years, and when you’re self-employed, it’s usually either feast or famine. We’ve had years when there was no money to spare, and we gave each other socks and underwear on Christmas. And we’ve had years when we actually ran a budget surplus (no mean feat for a family of six living on one income) and had large piles of beautifully-wrapped packages under the tree on Christmas. But the poverty years weren’t really bad; we always had enough to eat, clothes on our backs, and a roof over our heads. That goofy ribbon-link chain we made so many years ago is a reminder of how much we had to be thankful for even during the lean times.
AMERICA’S BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY LIGHTS
One of the things the regime can’t take away is the joy we carry inside.
Well said, Pete.
LOVED the chocolate love. Reposted it to my facebook. Thanks!
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