Purposeless Meandering (a poem of sorts)

ET_nose1The Yogi chants OM

ET wants home

A foodie calls Yum!

and sometimes Yummy!

The child demands mom!

occasionally mommy

I don’t give a damn

So is the way of dummies

Enough Said (film recommendation)

New film review:

http://ronenrecommends.com/RonenRecommends/tabid/1989/entryid/356/enough-said-2013.aspx

Writing poetry

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Catchy…

Catchy

It is curious how most musical tunes that are catchy on a first listen, become a bore just as fast. (except for the Beatles of course…)

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Would you risk it?

risk1If, by way of a miracle or advanced science, you would find yourself a sixty year old man (or woman,) in a body of a twenty year old, would you take more risk or lean on the cautious side?

On one hand one may argue that sixty years of life-experience is enough of a reason for inclined carefulness. Life poses so many dangers youth simply cannot comprehend.
Yet on the other hand, one may contend that with the passing years, we also realize how quickly time passes, how short life is, and that without taking risks, what is the point of it all?
Thus, it seems to boil down to two main options: either a long and fairly boring existence, or a shorter and more interesting life.

Most would say they would prefer excitement, but in reality it is rarely the case.
Many of us work in jobs we do not much care for, justifying it by a need to support a family, excusing it with “I’ll do the more exciting stuff when I retire.”
Others may suggest that a balance needs to be struck, that with the passing years’ gained experience, it is all reduced down to risk assessment.
But what is really a calculated risk but another name for safety?
There is nothing wrong with a boring life so long as it’s a choice, not a presumed inevitability.

Give it some thought. What would you do?
What are you doing?

Good deeds

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Captain Phillips (film review)

Latest film review: Captain Phillips at RonenRecommends.com

When was the last time?…

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Moonset and Sunrise over Round Lake

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The Longest Goodbye (or, how help-desks make money…)

Customer (appreciative): “Thank you so much for your assistance, you’ve been very helpful!”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “Not a problem Sir, I am glad you found my assistance helpful. Is there anything else I can help you with today?”
Customer (still appreciative though checking his wrist watch): “No, no; it’s all’s good. Thanks again.”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “Well Sir, if you will have a need for more assistance, please do not hesitate to call – “
Customer (a little impatient): “That’s okay, thanks. I know where to reach you.”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “I understand Sir but I am required to let you know that if you would need more assistance we can be reach any time of the day at 888-888-8888.”
Customer (taking a deep breath): “Understood, thanks.”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “We really appreciate your business. You may be asked to fill out a survey at the end of this call.”
Customer (short): “Whatever…”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “I wish you a very pleasant day and thanks again.”
Customer (breathing a sigh of relief – is it really over?): “Sure, you too. Take care.”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “Take care of what Sir? Is there anything else I can help you with today?”
Customer (biting his tongue): “No, no, it’s just a manner of speech.”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “Oh, I see. Well, if there is anything else I can help you with, please do not hesitate to – “
Customer (sharp voice, slightly raised): “I know, I know. I will call you!”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “Call us about what Sir? Is there anything else we can help you with today?
Customer (shouting): “No! No! Just let me say goodbye and get back to my work.”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, slightly offended voice): “Sorry Sir, I didn’t mean to upset you. I am only trying to help.”
Customer (feeling embarrassed): “Sorry, sorry. All good. Can we just say goodbye?”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “Absolutely Sir. I am glad you found my assistance helpful. Is there anything else I can help you with today?”
— — — — — — — half an hour later — — — — — — —
Customer (drowsy): “Yes, yes, you have been very helpful. Thank you. I will fill out a survey, I will come wash your car, anything…”
Help-desk Rep (in a slow, measured voice): “No need sir, I am the one here to serve you.”

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