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Sunday, March 27, 2022

My long involvement with Amazon is getting abusive

I ordered one bookshelf from Amazon, which arrived.  Then, three more came.  It was like the Sorcerer's Apprentice.  I sort of dread opening the door in case the company thinks I need more shelves.

I can't even use the three currently residing on my front porch.  There is no more room in my apartment unless I turn the place over to shelving and move into my car.  The problem is that I can't lift the damn things, so I want Amazon to come and get them.  I am straining every sinew to get them to come and take them, but the company is getting hard to get in touch with.  They used to answer the phone but those days long since passed, and like the bustle and the buggy whip, are only remembered by the oldest customers.  

My porch, being small, is almost full of the blasted things, with no room left for the grocery delivery I must order soon.  I NEED food, and don't need more shelving.  Help!



Monday, March 07, 2022

Is Ukraine the flavor of the month?

 I totally disapprove of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  But is Ukraine so wonderful?  I hear their government is corrupt and it's not such an amazing place.  Do we want to throw the full weight of the United States unreservedly behind this country, the name of which seems to shift from Ukraine to the Ukraine? Their main characteristic seems to be their determination to fight off the Russian invasion.  I  admire them for their courage in standing up to the bully Putin but I can't understand the enthusiasm of every political faction in the US, most of whom loathe each other.  Everyone is up to their eyeballs in Ukrainian flags and sunflowers.

When Israel was attacked by forces larger than they, I don't recall everyone cheering them on.  I think Israel is  much more worthy of admiration than Ukraine.  But that's just me.