... Harassment in the Workplace
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out?" And, how about eggs? ............................ What we 'good-ol boys' considered good fun, and most women accepted it as such, is now a punishable offense. Comments, jokes, and bulletin board pictures can get a guy in quite a pickle. I'm sure many women now look back and wish they had spoken up, while even today other women wonder what the fuss is about...
Where oh where
The first week of April gave us several mild days, teasing us into thinking spring was here. My husband had tilled his garden last fall. His box of seeds for this year's vegetable garden had been riding around in his pickup with him for two months. He was ready to begin enjoying his pastime for the two upcoming seasons. Small drifts of snow in the ditches alongside the road did not squelch his enthusiasm...
Can You Tell a Drugstore Beetle?
The first five days after the weekend always seem to be the hardest. ............................ Did April snows bring you May flowers? May can also bring pantry pests and fruit flies. Here are a few tips to help you nurture the healthiest pests and fruit flies in your neighborhood...
Gawkers, not good Samaritans
An old joke tells us about the fellow who took a job painting traffic-guiding stripes on the highway. The first day he painted three miles, the second day he painted a mile and a half, the third day he painted one tenth of a mile. His employer called him in to see why his productivity dropped so drastically with each passing day. The clueless employee answered, "I kept getting further away from my paint bucket."...
Worst Jobs, Best Jobs, and Free-Range Kids
Nearly 13 million Americans are looking for work. CareerCast rates 200 professions each year, based on five factors: Physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. This year they say the worst job is that of a newspaper reporter ($36K salary per year average)...
Pride does go before the fall
Lenten shopping trips were as important to us as teenagers as was abstaining from eating between meals. Mother wanted all four of her daughters to have new hats and shoes for Easter, hence the exciting shopping trips. Usually our Easter dresses were sewn by her or were hand-me-downs, but the hats were bought especially for each of us. ...
A job opportunity and the Rule of Law
Grab your Harry Potter 'Sword of Gryffindor' replica, and fine tune your resume. Opportunity knocks! The Saudi Arabia practice of beheading criminals is in trouble because of a shortage of swordsmen. An estimated several thousand people are on death row throughout that country. ...
My dad needed help from his children during certain seasons of the year on the farm. A cousin from town had spent two overnights with us. That kept two of us out of the field for a few days. On the last day of her visit my dad came to the house to remind us that as soon as she left for home we were to come to the field to help shock the oats. ...
Joe, Mary, FVH, Mayo and Ding Dong!
Congratulations to the Staff and Board of FVH (Floyd Valley Hospital). In the category of 'keeping good company,' FVH receives technical support and administrative services from Avera McKennan Hospital of Sioux Falls. The May issue of Consumer Reports lists McKennan as the eighth highest-scoring teaching hospital in the country. The prestigious Mayo Clinic was only two spots better!...