Note to Managers

I was on a flight (not Southwest Airlines) and the flight attendant was acting like she’d been weaned on a pickle. At the first opportunity, I said to her, “I’m so sorry for how you’re being treated by management.” She looked surprised and said, “How did you know?” I could have said, “Because you’re passing…

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How to Be a Hero

When I tried to thank my hero and father-figure Leroy Watson for all the time he invested in me, he lowered his head for a moment, and then looked me in the eyes and said, “To tell you the truth, it did more for me than it did for you.” Wow. What a MAN! Yes,…

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Say It Right!

Mrs. O’Kelly was my junior English teacher in high school. One day when I was entering class, I accidentally bumped into her. I said, “Excuse me.” She said, “You leaving?” I said, “No, why do you ask?” She then pointed out that the correct phrase for an infraction is “Pardon me.” and “Excuse me” to…

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