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Don’t let them walk all over you

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Don’t let them walk all over you. Have a spine. Have courage. Have pride. Well its sounds good. Lets see if I can practice this. Actually I don’t even get to this point often. If I feel like I’m being taken advantage of in any way, I just get out of that situation asap. I’ve walked out of car dealerships when they have tried some last-minute changes.

I’ve got one situation now that started off well two years ago. Got a little shaky at times. Hit a major pothole, repaired. Got sloppy again and a second pothole and again a repair but both of those repair experiences were not good. So I’m going to terminate this service and move on. More on this to come.

On other things that I haven’t caught and been bitten by, I at least don’t repeat that mistake. I treat people with respect, but when I’m disrespected that is the end. For instance I had a bad experience with GEICO when I was teenager, so I’ve never even considered doing business with them again. I had some woman in a drive thru accuse me of cutting in line when I hadn’t and bitch me out. I haven’t been in a KFC in decades.

What happens at long lights at the ocean.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I have no idea where I’m going with this. I just saw some footprints in a nice design on a van in OC and decided to try to be thoughtful. Probably would have been better using my time to come up with a good topic.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I haven’t said “life is a bitch” in a good long time. And I work every day to keep away from that thought.

It’s nice to end a day with appreciation for what you have been given. Even if it’s just a smile to yourself.

You know if you show your parents respect they deserve while they are alive you won’t have to be apologizing to them graveside.

Families are a trip. Some are a dream vacation and some are Animal House on a weekend.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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