December 4, 2012

Molehills

Last week, many of us were playing the magical Powerball 'what if' game, daydreaming of all of the things we could do and have, if only our numbers came in.  I tend to dream small and realistically, of paying off debt, providing for family and friends, and traveling to historical and sentimental spots.  I am sure I could probably fit in a ridiculously expensive sports car or ten, but what I think would be the most fun and fulfilling way to spend a fortune would be to do good for others.

I own a few pairs of Toms shoes and envy those whose job it is to give kids the shoes that I fund with my purchases.  There is a local Red Cross representative that is often seen on the evening news, as she hands out blankets at a shelter, or works with a family whose home has just burned down.  Even in the dead of night, or the worst weather, she is smiling.  I cried like a baby as a wounded Army veteran was given a home at an A&M football game.  I would love to have a job where all I did was make people happy. 

With all of the sickness, poverty, homelessness, and crime in the world, you don't have to look very hard to find someone, or something, that could benefit from a helping hand, a kind word, a thoughtful prayer.

So, who are the assholes of the world that go around finding the most minute items of bullshit to complain about?
An Ohio community college forced a construction crew to remove its “Men Working” sign after the sign was deemed sexist and non-inclusive by a college administrator.

The construction crew at Sinclair Community College in Dayton was forced to stop working until the sign had been removed.

A spokesman for the college told Fox News that they have a deep commitment to diversity and take it quite seriously.

“While it may not have been necessary to suggest work be stopped, we stand by our commitment to providing an environment that is inclusive and non-discriminatory,” director of public information Adam Murka told Fox News.

The controversy started when a female employee took issue with the “Men at Work” sign. Murka said the employee suggested several alternative phrases to the hard hats – including “construction zone.”

He said the construction worker complied with the college’s demands and removed the sign. At this point it’s unclear what the wording of the replacement sign will be.
Let me help you out on the replacement sign:

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