Boycott

I love the little health food store in my town.  I’ve been going there for ten years, maybe longer.  They bake fresh, organic bread on the premises, and they have locally grown produce.  I almost feel as though I’m going …
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Environmentally Unfriendly

I do love the earth, but not all of my OCD habits are good for the environment.  I’ve expressed my disdain for reusable shopping bags, which spread germs from customers’ homes and cars directly to the store counters with which …
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Civility

Isn’t it nice when people are polite with one another?  If every person were polite at all times, we would have a perfect society.  How splendid!  Everyone would be clean, because being dirty is impolite.  Though the sentiment is lofty, …
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Keep Your Chin Up

As germophobes, we have struggles to face every day.  There are battles to be fought against our mighty foe:  filth.  We keep our heads held high, and there are times when that is imperative if we want to avoid disaster. …
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Bounce Back

There are certain things that a germophobe wants to avoid.  A bouncing ball is a good example.  A germophobe will run from a ball to keep from coming into contact with floor or ground germs.  A bouncing piece of popcorn …
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About Time

“We leave at first light.”  It’s hard to imagine a time when every aspect of a person’s life wasn’t dominated by the clock.  We get up by the clock, go to bed by the clock, plan our activities by the …
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Lemonade

When life gives us lemons, we’re supposed to make lemonade.  Or so I’ve heard.  I like lemons in their natural state, but there is a limit to how “natural” I want them to be. This is the season for fresh …
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Bad Manners

Good manners are scarce these days.  I wish it weren’t true, but it is.  Each family has its own standards, and this becomes readily apparent when people are thrown together in the work environment.  Perhaps what I consider to be …
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’Tis the Season

A change of seasons is upon us, and each new season brings its own set of challenges.  The weather has cooled down, and the long-sleeved clothes have come out.  My routine has changed also, as a result.  But for better …
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Biohazard

Multitasking is a popular concept in today’s society.  But I hold to the view that there is a time and a place for everything, and that multitasking does not usually produce positive results.  In fact, multitasking can cause a germophobic …
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