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Orchids & Onions (November 17, 2012)

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  Orchids to

•    Scott Brown and staff for going above and beyond taking the time to teach me about restoring my grandmother's table, from Suzi Bruin.

•    Mr. Greathouse from Hope for helping me get my car started Thursday night, from the lady in the blue Buick.

•    Brian at Indoor Comfort Solutions for fast service getting my furnace fixed, from Rick.

•    REMC for the fast and efficient work on my power line, from Louise.

•    the Hospice of South Central Indiana for the great care of June Smith during her stay, Ray Smith, Pam Jones and family.

•    all the credible people who have separated themselves from those who belittle others.

•    Second Baptist Church, Greentree, Keepsake Village and Golden Corral for their Veterans Day observances, from Thom Jester.

•    Jeff Oakes for being the best Christian man I have known, from Estella Brooks.

•    Onions to

•    the broomball officials for allowing a game to get out of control.

•    unions for causing another business to fail.

•    parents who do not put their children's feelings first.

•    inconsiderate people who set off fireworks in the middle of the night in November.

•    people who think their neighbors like to hear dogs bark.

•    the neighbors who have nothing better to do than complain about the young man in the loud red truck who gets up every morning to go to work.

•    people who expect you to leave your house to take care of someone else when you are needed at your own house.

•    people who lie about their time cards.

•    the person who delivers the paper southwest of town who can't seem to do his job on time.

•    those who want to secede from the U.S.

•    the vet who will not see pets after hours.

•    the local roofing company that has a slick-talking salesman and bogus workers.

•    the catering company that didn't show up two weeks in a row for a wedding appointment.

•    the restaurant that won't give customers free refills on tea.

•    the restaurant that doesn't have a dishwasher.

•    the person who dropped two kitties at my house.

•    the people of Columbus who have chickens in their yards and the officials who do nothing about it.

•    a rude stepmother who gave an employee a hard time for not smiling.

•    a local pub's management for poor business decisions that caused it to lose clients.

•    the U.S. Postal Service for failing to teach its carriers how to close a mailbox door.

•    newspaper carrier in the lagoons neighborhood for consistently throwing my paper under a car, on top of a car or in the bushes.

•    the local preschool with a 4-year-old who doesn't know his birthday, his parents' names, his numbers or colors.

•    those who voted for Obama.

•    the strikers for no more Twinkies or Ding Dongs.

•    the friend who wants to take my job.


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