The English language is sometimes very confusing. What seems innocent to one person is totally inappropriate to another. Take the word, "There." Their, They're. Easy to confuse the meanings of each spelling of this word. These chat groups are taking great care as to what is being posted. Any comments? Granddad Ladd
I have noticed that many gas workers and folks have their own "Jargon". Sometimes I have to punch up a word being used in order to understand what is being talked about. An education in itself. I presume just about every group or industry has its own way of using a special word in their work...….A word not ordinarily used by most folks.
A person should never be considered stupid or ignorant if he does not understand a word he or she has not heard before. But it could cause much strife and even lower the self image for some folks......Even to the point that an otherwise bright person might walk away from good friends.
We recently received an invitation to join a local neighborhood group. A help group maybe? Personally I am leery of such groups. The group might be a great help for anyone in need. But on the other hand it could very well be some sort of scam. The invitation was not signed. Many of my neighbors have live on our road for many years. When someone needed help, all they need do was to ask. Did not matter what kind of help was needed.
I think now that I am the longest resident up Broughton hollow road. Almost 70 years continusly. Many changes have taken place. Six new houses have been built.
An afterthought about the letter we received yesterday. Something my wife said a few minutes ago.
Here is the message as typed on the letter:
"Our neighborhood is now using a free private online network called Next door Westfield and you should join us, items for sale/free, lost pets notifications, safety updates, local events, and much more.
It's 100% free and private- just for our neighbors.
Please go to ***************.com/join
and enter this code to join us: ******
(This code expires in 7 days!)
Your Broughton Rd Neighbors
P. S. It's a great way to meet neighbors and
recommendations for sitters, painters, cleaners and more!"
Now perhaps it is a legitimate offer. But somehow it raises a RED FLAG
Just for fun I took notice of the number of replies resulted from this particular thread.
So far, there are 78 "VIEWS". No one bothered to make any comment aside of the two I made.
HHMM! With the kind of interest about gas industry and energy production in general plus other thoughts and ideas that may come to your mind, why is it so difficult to make a comment?
If you are a member, You do have to "SIGN IN" to make a comment or posting. But once you are posting, other folks are often willing to answer and even steer you to someone or some place where your posting can be answered.
Something to think about;
The world I came from is much different then the world the present generation is growing up in.
For instance, Televison was not yet invented. You could not just dial a phone and expect to talk with someone in a few minutes. Even a few hundred miles away your phone call might be delayed hours and hours until operators could make multipule connections to the person being called. In the year 1946, the transistor was invented making it possible for just about every facet of communication to come about because of transistors.
Today you can make a phone call as you walk along the street or wherever you happen to be. Think about that!!!!
You had to visit a library to look up facts to get a good grade in school. Today a few buttons can be pushed on a computer to instantly find something.
A good idea not to be too quick to find fault with folks that grew up in a previous generation! It is also a good idea not to load your offspring up with the fears that you experienced. Your offspring will have a whole new set of problems to deal with! Some very serious, some non existant anymore.
Several new deposits was made recently by my Grandson's little brother.
Little brother recently received a trycycle. Riding around the house and having fun he was not paying much attention to what might be on the floor. Thru the day many small spots seemed to mysteriously appear all over the house floor. His mother noticed one or two of these spots and came to the conclusion the trycycle had picked up something on one of the wheels unnoticed by the little boy.
Then she remembered the family dog had not been taken for his daily walk around bank parking lot to make her daily bank deposit.
Just a little reminder that life is not just entirely about oil and gas and filling bank accounts with dollar bills. Family life and small humorous situations are important too. As you approach the end of your allotted lease on life, very small moments of precious memories can become the very last thoughts that pass thru your consciousness.
Also to find fault and constantly bash someone you do not agree with might just prove your own ignorance to others.