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Ho, Ho, Oh My

Let me take you back a few months.  The holidays are a festive time at my office.  Potlucks and decorating and gift exchanges are the order of the day.  I suppose I need not tell you that I do not …
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Remote, at Best

The car remote:  Isn’t that a great invention?  Entering the car is already a risky venture for a germophobe like me.  I have to use a folded tissue or a baggie to open the door because there’s no way for …
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Dental Devastation

I know what you’re thinking:  “Not another story from the dentist’s office!”  Oh, but this one tops all of the others.  The old adage “Just when you think it can’t get any worse…” has proved true once again. It was …
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Runaway Roll

It has been many years since I read The Pickwick Papers, but I recall that one of my favorite scenes from the book was a character – perhaps Mr. Pickwick himself – running after a hat that was rolling away …
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Finger-Licking Bad

Wouldn’t you agree with me that a germophobe makes painstaking efforts to stay clean?  Aren’t we especially particular about our hands?  Yet none of us eat with our hands and lick our fingers clean afterwards.  Am I right?  Then you …
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Sabotage

Going to public places is difficult for a germophobe.  Rubbing elbows with people who are unconcerned about dirt and germs is unsettling, to be sure.  If only that were the worst of it!  Their hands are exponentially more hazardous than …
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Beat the Clock

Why do disasters happen at the last minute, when I’m on a tight schedule and need to go somewhere?  They often occur when I’m either leaving to go to work or leaving work to come home.  If only I worked …
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Idiosyncrasy

As you may have guessed, I’ve acquired a new habit in the last few months. It involves plastic shopping bags and their unwelcome tendency to develop holes. I know – I should take my own reusable bags to the store, …
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Lost

Have you ever lost the keys to your car?  Then you know that sinking feeling, the one that targets the pit of your stomach.  What are you going to do?  Whom do you call?  Many thoughts run through your mind.  …
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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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