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Orchids & Onions (August 7, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• everyone who helped with the hog roast at the Azalia Friends Church.

• Audra at CrossFit Retaliation for all the hard work you put in at the gym, and awesome coaching, from a beast in the making.

• Teresa Woods for your understanding and kindness when a student boarded the wrong bus after school Tuesday, from Debbie Greene.

• Bob Snively for his excellent rebuttal letter concerning the NRA, from Bill Lazzell.

• Marlene Clark at Heritage Heights for all the sweet corn, from the Heritage Heights office.

• the nice attendant at Kroger on Saturday who helped me at the gas pump, from a former Swifty customer.

• Gina at Columbus Diagnostic Imaging for the extra steps necessary so that I could have my MRI in a timely manner, from Mildred Piercefield.

• Tim and Laura for a wonderful dinner, from Sixth Street Baptist Church congregation.

• the two angels who brought me a bouquet of roses at Four Seasons when I was not feeling well, from Mary.

• Dan Morris for mowing my grass, from Richard.

• Herman Johnson for being a great friend and American, from Larry Kleinhenz.

• Ashley at Sam’s Club bakery for great customer service last Wednesday, from Patsy.

• Debra Greene for the tomatoes, from Mom and Tom.

• Onions to…

• people who blatantly lie on their résumé to get a job.

• the trailer court that leaves broken limbs and brush in vacant lots.

• co-workers who never stop coughing and hacking.

• whoever tried to steal the air conditioner from the Sixth Street Baptist Church annex.

• security that only pays minimum wage.

• law enforcement that does not patrol Long Road.

• the person who piles up cut grass, causing bees and other insects to pose a threat to others.

• the driver of the tan car that passed me in the fog on State

• Road 11 on Wednesday morning.

• the driver of the car with the canine vanity plates that took up two parking spaces at the farmers market downtown last Saturday.

• the cheerleading coach for showing favoritism.

• the school with no working air conditioner in the cafeteria.

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