Meetings. I really believe we have too many. Meeting to prepare for meetings make me crazy. Don’t get me wrong I value the importance of a meeting that is truly needed but some of the stuff that comes out of a meeting leaves me more confused and detached than before the meeting. Sometimes a meeting isn’t a meeting at all it’s just a get together where you are being told what to do.
I remember a meeting a bunch of us had many years ago where the General Manager had promised the services and support of my morning show as a favor to their church. We were informed that the show would camp out in a tent with a bunch of other people to raise awareness and dollars to the homeless. This meeting was not a “brainstorming session” it was basically held to be given our marching orders.
I am all for serving the public. I like to help people but I also think you need to focus on your brand and serve your target demo. When you say the word “homeless” I think many people think of someone hairy, dirty, sleeping in a box and smelling like urine. While that may be unfair I do think it’s accurate.
My suggestion was to do a benefit that touches the female demo: raise money for shelters for abused women, help for terminally ill children, etc. At that point the General Manager uttered this golden nugget, “This is not about the bad homeless, this is about the good homeless.” I was stunned. The good homeless? Perhaps this is something I did not know about. They have classified the homeless. Evidently Home Security waits until we are asleep and then covertly brands the homeless with bar codes to separate them into two categories: good and bad. The next time you are tempted to make a donation while stopped at a light I think you should demand that the individual fold back his ear so you can see the aforementioned bar code to know if you are giving to the good or the bad homeless. You can easily download the app on your smart phone to make this process an easy one.
I’d tell ya more but I’m late for a meeting……
DANNY CZEKALINSKI hosts a weekly internet radio show on mysourceradio.com Show archives can be heard HERE
Did I fail as an adult? Am I selfish? I just turned forty-nine and my head is mentality stuck at about twenty-five and I really would have it no other way. As I assess my life to this point I do wonder if others look at me as a failure because I don’t have any kids. Does the procreation of kids really define who and what you were during your short time here on earth?
I’m an only child, been married twice, and I’m pretty much set in my ways. I don’t think that I’m a jerk but I do know what I want, when I want it, how I plan on getting it and I never stray from being completely honest with everyone I meet. That sounds good in theory but that doesn’t always rub people the way they wish to be rubbed.
I observe many people who have children and I know that I could be a good parent but it’s just something that doesn’t appeal to me. I had a wonderful childhood and I’m just not sure I’d be able to duplicate the job my parents did. Watching a father play catch with his son in the park brings a smile to my face but I never hear that inner voice saying “someday that will be you.” Does this make me a failure as a human being? What truly is my purpose? I do know that I have a strong conviction for those that infringe upon our rights. Is that my calling? Is that my mission?
They say that “kids change you.” What if it doesn’t change me? I don’t want to gamble with the potential happiness of an innocent child to take that personal risk. My hat and heart go out to all the parents that do this on a daily basis. I truly am amazed and thankful for the wonderful job that you do. I just hope that facing my honesty does not make you look at me as a failure in life as I am not sure of what that answer truly may be.
Danny Czekalinski does a weekly internet radio show Thursdays at 10AM EST on mysourceradio.com Archives of the show can be heard HERE
We all are pretty much aware of the hype about the Mayan calendar and how this is supposed to be the final year that this planet survives. I didn’t buy into any of it but if you assess the happenings of the past month you may be changing your mind as well.
John Travolta, the guy that broke women’s hearts in Saturday Night Fever, has been accused of groping the packages of three different men during a massage. Just a few years ago we would teach abstinence in our schools to prevent teen pregnancy….now Teen Mom’s are big stars on TV. Women that had anger issues and drinking problems are the type of people you would expect men to avoid—-now they are referred to as “Real Housewives.” We had a guy in Miami that was nude and eating the freaking FACE off of a homeless guy and some guy in New Jersey was throwing his own intestines at the police.
The biggest city in our country is gonna limit the size of soft drinks because they are concerned about our health yet you can still buy an extra-large pizza with triple cheese. Next thing ya know detainees at Guantanamo Bay will claim to have been tortured by Sesame Street characters. What??? They have???? Time for me to get ready for a garage sale because it seems like we have about six months left.