Gift Giving

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Giving your spouse an exercise bike for Christmas ranks up there with giving a vacuum cleaner. One time I did give my wife a gas-powered chipper/shredder for her birthday. But she is an avid gardener, and she specifically requested it. And she specifically requested that I operate it. It’s not Fargo-sized, so I wasn’t concerned there.

So like any customer centered marketing plan, do you go with the gift they asked for, the gift you think they want, or the gift that you want to give them?

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Zealously Jealous

adult-affair-beautiful-289224 jealous.jpgI found it interesting that the word zealous automatically made me think of the word jealous. One is a very positive action, while the other is very negative emotion.

You could have someone that was zealously jealous. Taking extreme actions to express their emotionally jealousy.

But I am not sure you could have someone that was jealously zealous. This seems that someone is still showing zealous actions but expressing in a jealous way.

I would suggest avoiding both types of person as being somewhat unbalanced.

 

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Instructions

abstract-art-blur-bright-373543.jpgI was just reading a posting from Ramblings from Retirement which I just re-posted below. So many things struck home. His comment about how tea came in one flavour, tea flavour. My favorite was some of the difficulties in connecting his new type of TV to his system.

My favorite tea is now a white tea called Buddha’s blend. A series of different flavours combined with things that were never considered tea in the past.

I realized that life now comes with a lot more in the way of instructions than it ever did before. That level of complexity appears to be necessary in order to achieve this retiring life of simplicity we are now aiming for. Thoreau said ‘simplify, simplify, but I don’t think we can get there from here anymore.

 

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Recycling Reboot

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I just toured Winnipeg’s single stream automated recycling facility, also called a material recovery facility (MRF – pronounced murf). This facility processes all the paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass and plastics collected from the curbside collection program (homes and apartments) and the recycling depots.
The vast majority of people appear to engage in Wish-cycling. This is where everything goes into re-cycling without a solid critical thought as to whether it should or not. I saw a small electrical motor going up the conveyor belt. The amount of plastic going through the plant was amazing.
We all need to do a better job on dealing with our waste and what can be recycled.

Still young inside

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Think back to your first gig starting out in whatever you were doing.

Circa 1982. First moot court. Complete with long hair and mustache. The cheek protector glasses that darkened automatically when you went outside. Blue pin stripe with vest. Classic.

We all still have that youngster inside of us.

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Curmudgeon

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We were talking about Microsoft office today. Our teams website pushes out a fair bit of notifications on various matters of interest. However, some include things like there are brownies in the staff room. Now, I signed up for the brownie notifications. Others don’t care about who’s child just won best in whatever category.

I asked our IT department if they could include a curmudgeon button for those that don’t want to hear about things.

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