Annals of the Floored and Flabbergasted: Back Office Staff Edition

October 15, 2014

This morning I get on the phone to an assistant in the gynecologist’s office, to whom I’m trying to explain, for the THIRD time today (not to her, but to two other folks) that because it looks like I’m headed for a mastectomy, a medical oncologist advised me to consult with a plastic surgeon before […]

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Breast “Cancer” or Not: Another Amazing Adventure in Medical Never-Never Land

October 15, 2014

Okay, so after I had arranged an appointment with the medical oncologist my gynecologist wants me to see for a second opinion about the advisability of further surgical attempts at a successful lumpectomy, Young Dr. Kildare became concerned enough that he unilaterally scheduled an appointment for me with his choice of oncologists. Interesting. I decided […]

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Fry’s Kroger’s

October 14, 2014

Fry’s Supermarkets is an Arizona subdivision of Kroger’s. By and large it’s a fairly downscale chain, catering to the (non-union) working class and the immobile. But recently this outfit decided it wanted to take out AJ’s, a ludicrously upscale outfit that had a store in Moon Valley, a district of mixed fortunes (one minute it’s […]

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Voting in the Dark

October 13, 2014

Yesterday I shipped off this year’s mail-in ballot. What a HUGE passel of things and people to vote on…most of them people and things no one ever heard of. Several extreme propositions appeared on the ballot, among them one that would take away firefighters’ and police officers’ defined pension plan and one that, if passed, […]

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The Tools of a Successful Trader

October 13, 2014

Losing money isn’t funny, so before you jump into the world of online trading, we wanted to give you a quick guide to the market. Using Tradefair as a base, we’ve outlined how online trading is conducted and why it can be such a profitable endeavour. By running through some of the main tenets of […]

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You Know You Should Stay Out of Costco When…

October 10, 2014

It’s Saturday. It’s Sunday. Today is the day before… Hallowe’en Thanksgiving Christmas New Year’s Eve Easter The Fourth of July Labor Day Memorial Day Veteran’s Day The Big Game (any Big Game) The World Series Your (child’s, spouse’s, mother’s, father’s, best friend’s, favorite aunt’s, favorite uncle’s,  beloved grandparent’s, boss’s) birthday Your own birthday The church […]

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