Random Thoughts Thursday 136

By , June 1, 2017 6:22 am
  • I’m having a hard time getting in to the Starbucks book after reading the Rockefeller one. The Rockefeller book required so much concentration. The Starbucks one does not and I find my mind wandering more!
  • I hate the phrasing “we apologize for any inconvenience.” Just say “we apologize for the inconvenience,” because if you are saying the first phrase, there probably was one.
  • I love getting my teeth cleaned. I love the process and the way they feel after! I had a cleaning on Tuesday and elected to get the fluoride treatment… which completely ruins that fresh, clean teeth feeling, by making your teeth all tacky. Wah.
  • My mom and Steven and I had a fun discussion about our interpretation of yesterday’s quote. What do you think it means?

  • I’ve been busting my butt at work with special requests, and the recipients aren’t acknowledging them. It makes me feel extremely frustrated. I’d LOVE a thank you, but ANY response would be great. I suppose I will receive one in a few weeks when they finally look at my work and decide they want something else done.

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21 Responses to “Random Thoughts Thursday 136”

  1. Kathy says:

    That is a tricky proverb- it could be anything from as cheesy as ‘chase your dreams’ or as mean as ‘get off your lazy butt’ ha ha!

  2. ChezJulie says:

    Great point about “We apologize for any inconvenience”! I love the feeling of clean teeth, too.

    Are you in a book club?

    • kilax says:

      I am in a book club for two, with my husband 🙂 I read the hard copy and he listens to the book on tape and we discuss it 🙂

      • ChezJulie says:

        That sounds awesome. My husband and I don’t tend to read the same books.

        Just got my teeth cleaned this morning and thought of you. 😉

        • kilax says:

          I like reading about people, and my husband likes reading about business, so we read about business people 🙂

          Ooo! Hope you enjoyed!

  3. Mica says:

    I hadn’t even thought about the “any inconvenience” phrasing. I’m going to switch now.

    How long will you keep going with the Starbucks book before giving it up? Or do you have to finish every book you start?

    • kilax says:

      Do you have to say that sometimes?! I was thinking of the train or my stupid web host saying it to me.

      I will likely finish it. I don’t feel the need to finish every book I start, but I want to finish this one. Gawd, the writing. I think it’s meant to be inspiration but it reads as so cheesy to me.

  4. Troy says:


    I think your work is outstanding! Keep out the great work! Honestly, I totally hear you when it comes to feeling unappreciated at work. We have an extremely easy system for recognizing outstanding work. It only takes a minute to recognize someone and it goes a long way.

    • kilax says:

      Thanks so much Troy 😀 😀 😀 I bet you’re a good boss and show your employees appreciation! And actually, my bosses at both my jobs do! It’s just when I work on something really hard for a few days and get crickets when I send it off… makes me feel angry. Ha!

      THANK YOU for commenting! 🙂

  5. Karen says:

    That is a tricky proverb…I’m thinking I will never “arrive” it is just always about the journey, no destination.
    Thank you for your extra effort 😉

    • kilax says:

      That was my first instinct about it too. And that you always have to keep working at your goals.

      Aww, thanks 🙂

  6. Chaitali says:

    That is frustrating when people don’t acknowledge the help with special requests 🙁 Hopefully that trend changes soon. That’s an interesting proverb, it could be taken so many different ways! I was thinking it’s something about the journey even if you don’t reach the destination?

    • kilax says:

      Right? I hope so too. I thank people all the time! It’s not that hard! GRRRR. Where are their manners?! 😉

      Isn’t it interesting that the more you think about it, the more ways you find to think about it? That was what I was originally thinking – kind of keep going, there is always another challenge on your journey, etc.

  7. Hmm…I thought I got the proverb, but then when I started explaining it, I wasn’t so sure any more! Initially, I thought it was about how you’ll never reach a true “end goal” – that something else will always come up that you’ll want to achieve next. But then I wondered if maybe I was putting the emphasis on the wrong part of it, and maybe it’s saying that your end goal won’t go away if you try hard to reach it rather than not trying hard? And THEN I started to think it sounds like something that would come out of a fortune cookie, like “Chase your dreams!” or whatever. I don’t know! It’s very unclear! I’m guessing it must make more sense in the original language and culture and just doesn’t translate over very well to the U.S. and/or English.

    • kilax says:

      Ha! It’s like you were part of our text conversation yesterday – because those are the logical steps we made too. Is it saying there is always something else out there to work toward? Or is it just chase your dreams?!? I need to see if anyone has delved in to this more online somewhere. Ha. It probably does make more sense in its original context!

  8. martymankins says:

    This last teeth cleaning I got (over a week ago) wasn’t bad. I have dentist anxiety for the many (almost 50 years) that I’ve been going to the dentist and even a teeth cleaning, I get nervous sitting in the chair and having liquid run down the back of my throat, even though the hygienists are very professional. Glad to hear someone likes it (so does my wife… she loves her twice a year visits)

  9. Zenaida says:

    I go twice a week to the dentist for a cleaning too and I love it.

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