Tag: choice

Reasons, Excuses, Rationalizations

My mother recently had a fence replaced.  The “Fence Guy” was a self-employed franchisee for a national chain.  When he did not show up on the appointed day my mother left three unreturned messages before complaining to the franchisor.  Fence Guy eventually called back and said he was behind and he would be there in three weeks. 

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Free Washing Machine, $50

I remember reading the following story as a kid – probably in the Readers Digest. A family buys a new washing machine, so they leave the old one out front of their house with a sign “Free”.  No-one takes the washing machine.  So they change the sign to “Works Great, Only $50”.  The washing machine

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Why My Son Went to Private Schools

I have worked in public education for more than 20 years, yet my son went to private schools.  This was not a rejection of the public school system.  We live in an area with some of the best public schools in the country, and could have sent our son there for free.  Why didn’t we

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