Humble Rants 4 June 2014

Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Opinion

Humble Rants 4 June 2014
By Robert Skoglund aka The humble Farmer

My doctor wanted to know what my heart was doing so for a day I wore a little computer around my neck. Half a dozen or so wires that were stuck to my body went into the little box.

It must have been expensive gizmo, because I had to sign a paper that said it was in my possession and that I would pay for it if I fell overboard or dropped dead and didn't bring it back..

When I finished with the little computer and handed it back to the nice technician this morning she said, "Thank you."

I said, "Don't I get a receipt for returning it?"

She said, "No."

In 1954 I would have let it go at that. Because back then there were things about the real world that they didn't teach you in high school.

But over the past 60 years I've had dealings with Verizon. And Time-Warner. And several other multi-national companies. I've bought used cars. I've bought things on line.

And, closer to home, if you have lived 78 years you have enjoyed the opportunity of being screwed and rolled-over by the nicest smiling people you'd ever want to meet. Without strain or pain I can think of six houses I once owned that I rented out and if you have ever rented out houses or apartments I need say no more. 

I could make a list and mention names but I'm not going to do it here.

Let it suffice to say that before I left that office in the hospital I had a paper in my hand that said, "Gizmo Returned, May 15, 2015."

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