Odd Smells and Other Things

I’m old school

I seldom text, I like handwritten letters better than emails.

But, when my phone rings and I recognize the ring tone and it does not say Unknown caller I normally answer it.


I just went to the kitchen and noticed a shitty smell, literally. I sprayed, burned nag, bleached the sink and it persists.

I removed the garbage and took it to the dumpster.

I checked around the house for cat turds or accidents, cleaned the litter box.
Still persists.
I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror.  I was going to do my usual Noxzema Morning routine.

Their was a dark smudge on my face, I took a tissue and rubbed and did the smell test.

I had found the source of the smell.
Poo on  my face.

Perhaps from a soiled cat paw, or perhaps from me, either scenario was NOT acceptable.

On another issue that I have been thinking on.

I’m old school

I seldom text, I like handwritten letters better than emails.

But, when my phone rings and I recognize the ring tone and it does not say Unknown caller I normally answer it.


Usually when you have a phone conversation it involves the communication between the caller and the person called.
I realize there are times when the caller has a serious issue and needs to do most of the venting.

On the other hand, common courtesy or phone etiquette would deem that the receiver of the call has moments where he can speak about his day, how they are doing, and what is going on in their corner so too speak.

To be told any interruption in their flow is a judgment call and they will hang up is totally uncalled for.

They might as well get a mirror and talk too it. They would have no worries of interruptions or feedback that for the most part pertains to the what the caller is speaking of.

Heaven forbid the person called is NOT listening.

Perhaps they are  thinking about what THEY might be doing the rest of his or her day.

Than again you have those that pretend to listen, when in reality they are merrily thinking about what they are going to say next, that in all probability has nothing to do with what the caller is talking about.

Now that’s what you call some fucking unrealistic crap.

The Rules of Conversation


1. Conversation is a Two-Way Street
The first and most important rule of conversation is that it is not all about you, but it’s not all about the other person either.

A monologue, in either direction, is not conversation.


Try to achieve a balance between talking and listening in any conversation.

Respond to What They are Saying
To respond genuinely to what someone has just said means that you have to listen. You can’t just switch off, and think about what you’re going to say next. However, if we’re honest, most of us would admit that we often do just that.

Emails sent remain unanswered, not even a reply on any of the contents. I guess you could think “well, I will just have more to talk about to keep the lines of communication flowing when we do connect”

5 Dos of Conversation

Listen more than you talk. …
Tailor the conversation to the listener. …
Take your turn. …
Think before you speak. …
Don’t interrupt. …


Yep, missed the step up entirely. I felt like a kid that had fallen off his bicycle only worse cause I am not a kid Smile

and now for a beautiful photo I took yesterday chasing after an Iguana that did not want his picture taken.


Have a great everyday

Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” – George Carlin

Author: cryominute

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