Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday Cheers and Jeers

No, I'm not going to advocate for the public flogging of tv weatherpersons and/or meteorologists. It's not their fault! With that in mind, here is this week's list:

  • North Regina Little League - despite the weather challenges, the regular season is winding to a close with no games lost - although many were postponed. And they fixed the standings, at last.
  • Venice Tailors - Anyone that helps me get a few more miles out of "gently used" clothing is okay with me! I'm even willing to overlook their fondness for that Portugese soccer team of theirs.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs. I don't know if Dion Phaneuf will be a great captain or not, but at least they finally have one!


  • People who wail and moan about a football team introducing a retro jersey in non-traditional colours. Don't like it? Don't buy it.
  • Spammers. It's hard for me to imagine a lower life form. Perhaps telemarketers, but it's close!
  • SaskEnergy. I appreciate them moving my gas line to facilitate the building of a garage. But the resulting carnage in my yard and back alley I could do without.

Alright, so who or what is on your list this week?


Bev said...

Oh dear. How is Dexter handling the yard mess?


Kendra, of course. She did a marvelous job with Missy yesterday -- despite Missy's 'attitude', which included messing in her crate and trying to nip Kendra a couple times. She (Missy) looks very svelt now!

Pasta Prima - we always enjoy their food there.

The people of Regina who raised over half a million dollars at the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life last Friday. You all ROCK!

Bev said...

Oh, and spammers are lower than telemarketers. At least a telemarketer can only annoy one person at a time. A spammer will send the same message out to thousands in one minute. And spammers don't have the guts to actually talk to their victims!

A friend once described spammer thought processes this way:

You try to sell something, but they won't buy. You go to their door, but they won't open the door. You try to force your way in through the door, but they put on locks. So you have to try to get in through the window... So what makes a spammer think that, if a person has gone to that extreme to get rid of them, they'll turn around and buy something from them?

And do you know who's worse than the spammers? THE PEOPLE WHO BUY THEIR STUFF. If a spammer makes one sale from thousands of e-mails, he's making money, because e-mail is free. And because of that, spammers keep going and going and going...