Snippets of life from my perspective. Fun, frivolous, finding it's feet.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Natural Tree Stump Side Table
Seriously! Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy?
I have had a crazy week. My pay the mortgage job has seen some crazy things this week so I wanted to take a break from the nuts and thought I should shop for a new patio umbrella since the insanely high winds broke ours. Instead of an umbrella I found a block of wood for $200! I can get a cord of wood for that price and that is delivered. I am sure this one costs a lot more to ship. This is the equivalent of milk crates and cinder blocks for home decorating, yet it is not cheap which was the appeal of the other two.
People at work made some idiotic choices this week leaving me wondering about the validity of a comment I made to a supervisor. He did not want to follow the law and report the issue. He said if we do the person who did this can go to jail. I had not thought of that but even with that in mind I responded, "These are adults, not 2 year olds, they understand that their actions come with consequences."
Do they really? Are these the generations of kids who got trophies for every team they played on and had time outs or no restrictions at all? Maybe they have absolutely no idea about repercussions for bad decisions because they were never allowed to make mistakes or forced to clean up their own mess afterwards.
My lovely daughter is 8 and she has friends whose parents are shocked when I make her clean up and rinse her plate after dinner or ask her to help with dinner prep. They are even more shocked when they find out she makes her own breakfast and occasionally her own lunch. But why is that shocking? They think it is because I work so my poor daughter has to fend for herself. I had a stay at home mom and I learned how to make my own lunch and breakfast and helped prep meals. I never had to clean up afterwards because no one can live up to my mother's cleanliness standards.
Is asking your kids to clear their dinner plate from the table and rinse it in the sink crazy or is it preparing them for life?
Do these people I work with get the severity of the mistake they made? If they don't now they will soon. If they somehow get away with it this time will they learn or keep behaving the same way?
Are the people buying $200 tree stumps the ones with huge credit card debt who file bankruptcy and have no money in savings? I'm betting yes.