April Fools

April Fool’s Day, or April Fools’ Day if you think there are several fools, is the day what you read on the internet becomes less reliable than a normal day of internet tomfoolery. I used to participate in the foolishness on a pretty consistent basis, but haven’t the past few years. I guess I lost my creativity. Despite no longer participating I look forward to hearing about the pranks those with creativity continue to conduct. It’s also interesting to see the real stories that come out today that are confused with pranks.

Good luck deciphering between the tool and hopefully you won’t be proven a fool today.

Nature

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

American & US Airways

Last week American Air started merging the US Air frequent flyer accounts into the American program as the next step of integrating the airlines following their fairly recent combination. My understanding is they are locking the US Air accounts late Thursday or early Friday and moving the data starting Friday morning and continuing through the weekend. I’m interested to see if there are any issues with my account due to starting a trip and Friday, returning today, with my US Air account associated with the flight. My guess is they have a plan for this, but I’ll find out shortly.

Help an Individual

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington

Important Days

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

Compliment Week

This was another uneventful week. I’m starting to get used to having open weekends during competition season and am starting to enjoy it.

This week I’m going to be complimentary toward a couple people and companies. I went to my bank to make a change to an account and open a new one and spoke to a very pleasant Wells Fargo employee. He still offered the requisite additional services, which can get annoying at times, but he managed to do it in a way that didn’t annoy me and I can’t pinpoint the reason other than him being pleasant in general. The next 2 were Kroger employees that asked if I needed help finding anything. They both seemed to be enjoying their work days and came across as being friendly people. The final one was at Macy’s, which required going to the mall, which I generally avoid. I only went in to return something I ordered online and got another person that was pleasant and seemed to be having a good day at work.

I figured since the majority of things I see are complaints about businesses and employees I’d take a minute to compliment some positive experiences I’ve had lately.

Assumptions

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Isaac Asimov