To Be Scared (2012)

Nowadays, it seems like it takes a lot for kids to get scared. They are exposed to so much, that it takes that extra kick, to get the emotion going,

Back in the day, of the dinosaurs, when I was little, it didn’t take all that. We didn’t see much, so a lot was left to our imaginations.

We’d watch the Addams Family or The Munsters, and that could get us going at night. Funny looking people and eerie looking creatures, that is about all it took.

One movie that did get to me was the Night Walker with Ray Milland. A blind man roaming around in the dark. Now that could get the blood flowing. He’d walk down the hall, and you knew he was coming, because of the noise, of his stick. Not that blind people are scary, but he was in this movie.

Now getting back to being scared. My brother and I were little and we shared a room. We would get up every  morning at the break of dawn. Actually, before then, but who is counting. One morning, as it was still a bit dark, we decided that we would not leave our beds. As a matter of fact, we had no choice, for there was a real monster, in our room.

From our twin beds, we peeked out of the covers, and then we covered up again. We did this over and over again. It was so hard to realize that we had a real monster, and he was sitting on the top, of our dresser. The more we looked, the scarier he got. We dare not make a noise, for he might come over closer to us.

Little did we know, as the sun began to peek in the window, that the monster became our dirty clothes from yesterday, that was thrown, on top, of the dresser. Gee, were we relieved. It had scared the dickens out of us. Can’t really remember, but I don’t think that we threw our clothes up there again.

“Things appear different in the night-

And, can give children, quite a fright.”

ppp

Once A Week At Noon On Saturday-Another Story (To Share) 2007

I had to laugh when I saw that American Airlines was opening its first class lavatory to coach passengers. On a Boeing 747 there are 2 lavatories for 22 seats, while at the same time, there are also 2 lavatories for 160 passengers in coach.

Supposedly some of the employees are glad, for it was awfully hard to explain to passengers that they had to go, “over there,” instead of using what was just a few feet away. For whatever reason this rule has been in place since 2003.

It reminded me of a Carol Burnett show that I saw where she played a stewardess in a similar position. The passengers were separated by an invisible line, and it was the funniest thing that I’ve ever seen.

First class was riding smoothly, while the folks behind them had a rough ride. This my folks is on the same plane, in the same area. The folks in the front were riding at a comfortable temp, while the folks in the back were not. What a difference a few bucks can make. Of course, it went on and on with the differences between the front and the back.

They say that a person with money doesn’t think that their you know what stinks, but I hate to pop the bubble. We’re all in the same boat on that one. The purpose of lavatories is something that we all have a basic need for, and to make someone go “over there,” instead of right here, is ridiculous.

If I’m mistaken the coach class is contributing to the flying bathrooms, when they purchase a ticket.I have to wonder how well the airline would fare with 22 folks aboard only, on a regular basis. I can envision the other 160 seats being taken out, to make the largest lavatory ever.

Anyway this stuff is history, so the unfairness, does not have to be debated anymore. Unless you are taking an incoming international flight, then the rule stays in place. The rule has only been lifted for domestic and international flights leaving the U.S. If you are going out of the country, you still have to cross your fingers, and hope that between those 160 folks, more than 2 don’t have to go at once. If so, you’re gonna have to wait.

In this department we’ve come a long way from the days of the corncobs, outhouses, and use of the catalog, or at least I thought that we had.

“Gotta go, gotta go-
Where and when, depending
on which row.
-2007-

Once A Week At Noon On Saturday-Another Story Underway # 3 (A Recess Return)

The word recess has come back up, in the news, once again. Looks like some school districts are going to slip the activity back, onto the school grounds.

Can’t figure out why it was ever diminished to begin with. The little ones get restless, and need to go out on the playground, a bit, and the older ones need to catch up on the latest news going on with their friends. Yes, they see each other at lunch, but can’t get in enough words between bites.

Back in the old days, recess meant going outside and playing some kind of game or conversation that we made up. Everyone was involved and we were all ready to get back to that studying.

This was different than physical education classes, for it was of our choosing and the P.E. classes were structured. Running one day, archery the next.

The years we wore those blue P.E. outfits is another story. As teenagers we felt funny in them, especially the time where there was some sort of emergency, and we went straight home, on the bus in them. Having 6th period P.E. had its moments.

Back to that recess, yes, there is much to be done, and it will still get done, with a bit of relaxing in between. Sounds like a politiican doesn’t it? In the middle of something important, we’ve seen them just take off to that much anticipated  recess, and then when they get back, they get something done.

“An issue to address-

At one point or another, we all need a recess.”

To Be Scared (2012)

Nowadays, it seems like it takes a lot for kids to get scared. They are exposed to so much, that it takes that extra kick, to get the emotion going,

Back in the day, of the dinosaurs, when I was little, it didn’t take all that. We didn’t see much, so a lot was left to our imaginations.

We’d watch the Addams Family or The Munsters, and that could get us going at night. Funny looking people and eerie looking creatures, that is about all it took.

One movie that did get to me was the Night Walker with Ray Milland. A blind man roaming around in the dark. Now that could get the blood flowing. He’d walk down the hall, and you knew he was coming, because of the noise, of his stick. Not that blind people are scary, but he was in this movie.

Now getting back to being scared. My brother and I were little and we shared a room. We would get up every  morning at the break of dawn. Actually, before then, but who is counting. One morning, as it was still a bit dark, we decided that we would not leave our beds. As a matter of fact, we had no choice, for there was a real monster, in our room.

From our twin beds, we peeked out of the covers, and then we covered up again. We did this over and over again. It was so hard to realize that we had a real monster, and he was sitting on the top, of our dresser. The more we looked, the scarier he got. We dare not make a noise, for he might come over closer to us.

Little did we know, as the sun began to peek in the window, that the monster became our dirty clothes from yesterday, that was thrown, on top, of the dresser. Gee, were we relieved. It had scared the dickens out of us. Can’t really remember, but I don’t think that we threw our clothes up there again.

“Things appear different in the night-

And, can give children, quite a fright.”

ppp

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