I have had two careers: (1) teaching the social studies (2) selling promotional merchandise. Teaching is selling: selling is teaching.
In the current economic atmosphere, there is a blame game being carried on. With our national credit rating having been downgraded, the future is dicey. What will happen is anyone’s guess. But amidst all of this brouhaha, there are those who are making money as a result of this fiscal fiasco, and find the current conditions to be profitable. I would consider their behavior piggish. These people are pigs.
I went to a business meeting recently. I was the first person to arrive, and the receptionist led me to a conference room. I was given a cup of coffee to enjoy while waiting. Sitting there, I noticed a triangular piece of wood on the table. Engraved on the brass plate attached to the wood were the words: “Thank You For Not Smoking”.
When I watch the morning news on cable television, I see advertisements for cures for allergies, back pain, sneezing, athlete’s foot, tiredness, smoking, and many more maladies, real or imagined. All of these ads tell me to see my doctor, who can write a prescription enabling me to buy the stuff that is being advertised. If I don’t feel terrific, I am told, there is some product somewhere that promises me I will feel better, but I must first see my doctor in order to spend my money. In the face of this commercial onslaught, I have chosen to believe in alternative medicines. My alternative attending physicians are witch doctors.