I love her so much.

“We do the jokes!”

“Arrow? No. I’m not dealing with that bullshit.”

“She knew! She knew! She just didn’t want to sing it.”

“Hanukkah’s over, babe. Deal with it.”

“You don’t know me? You know me! You know me!”

givenchy bootsHello, everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you had a great weekend.

I spent my weekend doing ordinary things: holiday parties, shopping, reviewing articles on long-term unemployment, and scooping cat litter.  At some point, I am going to edit my upcoming article for The Conference Board Review and finish cleaning out my closet. I’ve already made one trip to Plato’s Closet and sold 25 designer items for $107.05.

Ugh. Such a waste of money.

A young woman behind the counter asked me, “What do you do for a living that you’re wearing Givenchy shoes?”

I said, “I work in HR.”

(Sarah White told me that I’m going to pay dearly for lying to those girls, but I think they could do worse than aspire to work in human resources.)

So that was my weekend.

If you aren’t paying attention to school shootings and issues in the Ukraine, I am disappointed in you. You should watch for news on Thailand and North Korea. And you should still be concerned about Egypt and Syria, too.

(I know, I know. It’s a lot for the holiday season. But political oppression and poor public policy don’t take a back seat to Christmas. Got it?)

Have a good week. Be safe. Make good choices.

mexico vacation rentalsLast week, I sat next to a woman on a plane who was flying to see her kids and grand kids for the first time since her husband died.

She has been all over the world with her husband. They traveled to places like Japan, Mexico and Brazil on a regular basis.

“Have you been to Mexico?” she asked.

Oh man, that’s a loaded question. I told her yes and that I didn’t think I would go back.

That’s when she told me that, late last year, her husband’s company closed its operations in several Mexican cities because of the ‘drug lords and kidnappings’.

And this summer, while her husband was losing his battle against cancer, some of the employees in Mexico found her home phone number and called for help. They felt abandoned by their former employer. They were afraid for their lives. And they were mad at her husband.

So this poor woman was overwhelmed.

“What did you do?” I asked.

She said, “I called the company’s security team. After that, no one called us. But I still worry about them.”

Wow. So sad.

Are you going on vacation in December? Where are you going? Mexico???

Silence is more effective than a speech.