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Common Man Economics Editorial by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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World Governments And Businesses Can Get The Global Economy To Work : Create Jobs,Hire People To Work The Jobs, And End “The Free Ride For The World’s Religions”

The

Global

Economy’s

9 to 5

Redemption:

Work !

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

October 3, 2007 is a date that should live in Global Financial Economic Infamy.

I turned on the television evening news and Wall Street banks and investment houses had made financial announcements that they were “in trouble.”

 

Serious Economic Financial Trouble” of the type that requires the Government to step in and rescue you.

 

Uncle Sam To The Rescue

 

The United States Government around the 1970s “stepped in” and rescued “The Penn Central Railroad, “ and “Chrysler,”

 

New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy in 1975.

 

The Penn Central went bankrupt.

 

The Penn Central’s assets and holdings went into other businesses.

 

Uncle Sam and his checkbook “saved” Chrysler.

 

Chrysler remained an American automobile company until the early 1990s, when it merged with the German Diamler Benz AG.

 

On active duty in the 1980s, I had friends in the US Army who weren’t happy that Uncle Sam put Chrysler engines in tanks. The army people who complained said the tanks were unreliable and people were always working on the engines.

 

The criticism was the Chrysler-engine tanks spent more time in the repair shops than in the training fields. None of the Army guys wanted to go into combat with those tanks trying to roll out on to the battlefield.

 

In 2013, Italian automaker Fiat is the principle shareholder of Chrysler.

 

New York City Teacher’s Union President Albert Shanker “stepped in” and rescued New York City, the First Capitol Of The United States Of America, and the Home Of Wall Street.

 

Gerald R. Ford, Republican, and the so-called President Of The United States Of America refused a financial “bailout” for the city.

 

Ford is on the public record, as being willing to “sacrifice” a historic American city and “America’s ATM Card”, rather than “financially bailout” New York City.

 

Usually Ford is not held in high regards as an American president.

 

I was a young man, when “Grandpa” Ford was in The White House.

 

In my opinion, Gerald R. Ford was a fool, who had no “clue” what it meant to be “President Of The United States Of America.”

 

In my opinion, once the American News Media and the American People got rid of President Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon – the American People did not want the hassle and expense of “a special election” to finish out the rest of Nixon’s term.

 

Thus, the Republicans supplied “The Official Mannequin”, who fortunately was the vice president. Even Ford could “Keep The Chair In The Oval Office Warm Until The Next Election.”

 

The morale to the story seems to be: Uncle Sam will open his checkbook to save companies, banks and investment houses, but American cities are on their own.

 

Madman In Government

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America’s Lame Duck White House Administration Of 2007 had entered “The Last Days Of A Schizophrenic Political Dictatorship Regime”.

 

Saddam Hussein was not the only Madman In A Government with delusions of adequacy.

 

Saddam had been born in Tikrit, Iraq.

 

Had Saddam been born in America, and learned the importance of political connections and power, he would of lived a long life as President Of Iraq.

 

Saddam would of learned the importance of legions of lapdog publicists and bureaucratic mindless minions, who would willingly do his bidding because they were unable to use their own minds and Common Sense.

 

Saddam’s Arch Enemy, his American counterpart, understood the crucial significance of “Yes Men” in pushing a politically pleasing spin on partisan political party and government propaganda.

 

You infuse national pride and patriotism to fantasy to create a political smallpox to contaminate the international news media.

 

The international news media has to “buy into” some of the phantasmagorical fairy tales or their news agency doesn’t get to attend The White House Press Briefings for their daily vaccination “fix.”

 

The Administration concentrated on trying to overcome their “Madman In Global Government Image.”

Herta Däubler-Gmelin, a former German justice minister, attended a meeting. At the meeting, she told some collegues that the US Government approach in Iraq was similar to Hitler’s tactics to get citizens minds off domestic problems at home by getting them to focus on their national involvement in a foreign War.

The tactic seems effective in improving the re-election chances of an incumbent leader.

The story is a reporter in the crowd reported the statement as a comparison of the US President to Adolf Hitler.

The German justice minister was criticized at home and abroad. She did not have to resign. However, when re-elected Gerhard Schroder, Chancellor Of Germany, dropped Minister Däubler-Gmelin from the formation of his new cabinent.

Minister Däubler-Gmelin I believed summed up the situation correctly. At the time, Americans, as a rule, did focus on the War more than the economy.

I watched both.

I never liked, trusted, supported and never voted for that so-called politician who was called president.

I never did support The Lame Duck Administration.

I did always “Support The Troops.” The military ALWAYS has to “fight the War” started by egghead politicians.

At the time of the press release, I applauded the US President to Adolf Hitler comparison. Years later, I, an American, still applaud the US President to Adolf Hitler comparison.

Americans like any nation’s citizens can “gamble” at the ballot box and end up with a person, who probably should not be allowed to tour The White House, much less work out of The Oval Office.

Democracy is a system to try to select the best people for government.

Democracy — the system does not guarantee the mental stability or the intelligence quotient of the candidates campaigning for election.

The Qualifications To Run For President Of The United States does not contain a criteria to attempt to certify the mental competence or stability of any candidate.

Erratic Electronic Election

 

America’s decaying Lame Duck Administration tried to sweet talk the American News Media and the American Public at every photo opportunity and news event that “The Catastrophe Called Government Instituted By Primitive Electronic Voting Technology Of 2000”, was a legitimate presidential election.

 

Naturally, no United States Government official ever described any of the actions taken to fix the machines, computers or software and “Hanging Chad” still hangs in US History.

 

In 2004, both parties and the American public simply decided to “Pretend” that the mystical machines had magically healed themselves.

 

The ultimate question remains,“What will a political party or candidate be willing to do to win a national presidential election ?”

 

The “Hanging Chad” historical reference materials should be on a shelf next to “The Watergate Affair”.

 

Tricky Dick Nixon and Gerald R. Ford had the luxury of blaming all the bad news in American domestic and foreign policy after October 1973 on The Oil Crisis.

 

The Lame Duck Administration Of 2007 really didn’t have “A Villain” to blame.

 

The pitch to blame Osama bin Laden falls short when the Lame Duck Administration went after Saddam Hussein and The Taliban, instead of inquiry why so many Saudi Arabian citizens were identified as the dead terrorists, who carried out the senseless slaughter on The World Trade Center Twin Towers and the strike on The Pentagon.

 

The Lame Duck Administration “quacked away” in the final days trying to justify daft duck decisions of a respected “super power” government gone quackers from 2000.

 

Bust, Bozo, Bears And Bulls

 

When Wall Street Banks and investment houses admitted in the media they were in trouble.

Even the senile lame duck administration realized “The Death Of The Economy Of The United States Of America” would render any and all of their political fairy tales of “governance” completely worthless.

 

The Lame Duck Administration “quacked” about a solution.

 

The same lame duck administration that waddled around America, in the aftermath of The World Trade Centers Towers Mass Murder Holocaust and decided “justice” came down to “Two Wars In The Middle East.”

 

Nonetheless, Uncle Sam stepped in with his checkbook and saved the day.

 

Of course, American taxpayers saw grocery prices rise on the shelf, gasoline prices rise at the pumps, and their taxes went up and their “take home pay” from their paychecks shrunk.

 

Some Americans even got the “pink slips” and “early retirement” within a few days after Uncle Sam “saved” The Bust Bozo Bears And Bulls Of Wall Street.

 

President Barrack Obama, a Democrat, has taken the major hits trying to clean up the daft duck diarrhea decisions of the Lame Duck Administration.

 

American Republicans did not allow Herbert Hoover to take the blame for “The Great Depression”; it is doubtful American Republicans will allow future historians to put the noose around the neck of The Republican Lame Duck Administration Of 2007 for the financial failures.

 

The Great Depression Of The 21stCentury ?

 

The theory was America and the nations of the world had “Avoided The Great Depression Of The 21st Century.”

 

The reality is the world put the event in the past and tried to move on.

 

April 8, 2013, “The World At Large Still Has A Massive Global Economic Hangover”.

 

The money is just not out there to be used.

 

People who have money are holding on to it.

 

Businesses are struggling to stay in business. Governments are struggling to make payroll and remain in charge.

 

Unemployment figures is the only factor that seems to enjoy unprecedented growth.

 

People in the United States and around the world struggle for pay to put food on the table and in their bellies.

 

Citizens Of The World take a good hard look at Wall Street from 2000 to 2008. Remember to pay attention to The Universal Symbol Of Global Corruption And Greed known as “Enron.”

 

The Global Business Orgy raged on until their was “No Money” to pay the bills.

 

Sacrifice Main Street

 

In the United States, the United States Government “saved” Wall Street, which meant The Main Streets Of America got “sacrificed” to get the economy into rehab, with American taxpayers paying the bills.

 

The Global Economy Still Remains Locked In A Rubber Room waiting for world leaders, business people and bankers to try and find a way to get the global economies back into their societies without the resumption of chaos and anarchy.

 

Local banks from Crane, Missouri to Tanauan, Leyte, Republic Of The Philippines remain agoraphobic about letting money out of their vaults.

 

I have no love for banks. Banks of the world have never went out of their way to help me. However, you can’t blame the banks – because “No One Knows What Is Next ?”

 

The Global Fear Of Poverty

 

The Global Fear Of Poverty has taken hold of humanity.

 

No one wants to be homeless. No one wants to be hungry.

 

Pope Francis I can curl up on his bed at night in The Vatican and clutch his Saint Francis Of Assisi fairy tales book.

 

He can leave The Mother Goose,Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen Fables on the night table.

 

Most of The Citizens Of The World still like to go to bed at night with a full belly.

 

Most of The Citizens Of The World like to know there is gas in the tank of the pickup or the car to go to work in the morning, or they have the money in their purse or wallet to take public transportation.

 

Most of The Citizens Of The World like to get out of the bed in the morning with the belief they have “a job to go to.”

 

Dying Economy Equals Government Collapse

 

World government leaders are working the problems because “No Significant Major Civilized Government” has yet collapsed.

 

Small countries and nations are always near, at, or in some type of Civil War over something from clan disputes, tribal disagreements, religion, ethnicity, or maybe the sun rose a few minutes later than expected.

 

The histories of these small countries and nations is never about Peace; it is simply using the intermission between regional and national killing sprees to allow people to get big enough to carry firearms and detonate bombs to continue their never-ending Wars Of Frustration Of Life In A Feudal Economy.

 

The Civilized Status Quo Governments Of The World knows that business does make the world go around and that money in the wallet and in the purse allows people to go to bed and get a good night’s sleep.

 

Human history teaches when enough citizens become paranoid and angry about their station in Life; then, they point the finger at the government.

 

The American Revolution, The French Revolution, and The October Revolution in Russia are all symbols of citizens “who had simply had enough in terms of taxes and nothing to show for tossing their money to the icy wind.”

 

Government In The Cross hairs

 

The 21st Century World Leaders know when citizens feel hopeless, human history puts Government In The Cross hairs As A Target Of Opportunity.

 

I have, no doubt, that world leaders are “burning the midnight oil” to try and get the global economy moving.

 

Business people do not want to end up living in homeless shelters or sleeping on park benches.

 

Business people are “burning brain cells” to try and figure what they need to do to stay in business and not go bankrupt.

 

I have, no doubt, governments and business people will once again get the global economy working.

 

The answer is simple: “Get People Back To Work.”

 

The actual implementation of policy maybe difficult.

 

Governments might have to decide they are willing to ignore enforcement of, or repeal of some business laws in the areas of ecology, safety regulation and labor unions.

 

Governments might have to decide to allow business and taxpayers “Common Sense tax breaks” to be able to keep and use more of the “take home pay,”

 

Foreclosure On Religion

 

Since Governments are going to take major flack in the global news media for any drastic procedures to rebuild or get their economies moving – they may as well go after “The World’s Biggest Tax Cheats – Religion.”

 

The World’s Religions get tax breaks that citizens who are members of the religion do not receive.

 

Religions own prime global real estate that is “wasted” or “under utilized” because you have a massive structure that when closed simply seals up massive amounts of stagnant air and dust.

 

Religion has had “A Free Ride” long before the establishment of The First Century, and “the bums” are still getting “A Free Ride” in the early 21st Century with The Citizens Of The World paying the taxes, tolls, fares, fees, freight, bills and expenses.

 

The Religions Of The World are usually “The Biggest Collection Of Lazy, Unemployed Bums On The Planet That Expects The World To Give Them A Living.”

 

The Savior, Messiah, disciples, apostles, prophets, priests, rabbis, preachers, pastors, nuns, popes, clerics, ayatollahs, and other religious clergy of the world are all “bums”, who have their hands out to “working people” for centuries and say, “Give Me.”

 

Granted, some of the old prophets were shepherds.

 

The wealthy patriarchs mentioned in the Holy Bible had massive herds of sheep to supply their financial living. Of course, the old wealthy biblical patriarch had litters of FREE Labor == their sons and daughters to tend the sheep.

 

Be Fruitful And Multiply” – You bypass Labor Unions, can ignore Minimum Wage Laws and have your legal live-in slaves do the farm work to make you wealthy – Ah, The Good Old Days Of Holy Bible Economics !

 

Get A Job!

 

My personal response to religious people, who come to me to seek money has always been and remains, “Get A Job !”

 

I have had to “Work” for my money in Life.

 

Why would I give the money I worked for to a “bum”, who doesn’t even give me a cell phone to go with “the air they are trying to sell me ?”

 

Citizens and Governments need to stop The Global Free Ride For Religion.

 

In the Real World, you earn your keep and pay your way.

 

The Religions Of The World have been Global Leeches Long Enough.

 

Governments, Citizens, and Business People can get the Global Economy back “On The Job.”

 

Leech For A Living Lackeys

 

It is an insult to the human dignity of every man, woman and child on planet earth that “A Privileged Class Of Royal Bums Have Existed Throughout Human History To Leech A Living Off The Hard Work Of The Citizens Of Humankind.”

 

Convicted drug dealers get their assets seized for use by governments.

 

Meanwhile, The Leech For A Living Lackey Leaders Of The World’s Religions push their religion’s personal Mental Addictions and make fortunes without paying taxes.

 

Tax The Terrorists

 

Throughout World History the pompous, pious, prestigious, propaganda of righteous religions have led to Wars, Inquisitions, Witch trials, The Holocaust, countless Civil Wars and genocide.

 

Meanwhile, Islam still wages their never-ending Jihad “Holy Wars” and None of The World’s Old Traditional Religions have ever been held accountable or charged with “Treason,” “Sedition” or “International Terrorism.”

 

Governments Of The World should take a in-depth look at World History from antiquity to the present.

 

A Government can decide to either declare Islam An International Terrorists’ Movement and therefore a Global Terrorism Organization, or at the very least, recognize Islam as a Religion that should be taxed like all the rest.

 

While Leaders Of The World are in the library or on line, they should take the opportunity to research the World’s Old Traditional Religions,

 

Learn that the citizens of a nation should not be forced to finance the urban legend obsessions of fanatics and zealots possessed by personal superstitions of daily living.

 

Any religion that preaches, speaks out, and promotes social unrest as a means to an end is criminal and terrorist in their tactics, which makes the religion a traitor, a seditionist, a conspirator and a threat to public order.

 

Regardless of the brand of religion, all should be remembered for their political intrigue and manipulations in the past and noticed for their actions in the present.

 

World History reveals Religion has a selfish agenda, which does not always support a Government, or even the goals of the religion’s own members.

 

Since The Judas Nature Of The World’s Old Traditional Religions may threaten a government and the citizens of a country; the religions should no longer enjoy the “Special Privileges” of tax exemptions and tax breaks.

 

If you are silly enough to keep a viper for a pet; you should be smart enough to have a strong cage.

 

Citizens might raise the issue of Freedom Of Religion.

 

Freedom always demands credibility, integrity, responsibility and the willingness to be held accountable for your actions.

 

And, the Freedom Of Religion also contains the caveat pf Freedom From Religion. No one should ever be “forced to believe” in any religion. No one should ever be “forced to pay money” to support a religion.

 

All Religion Is Mythology. The day-to-day mythology of religious people should not be a financial burden to an average citizen or a propaganda ploy to start a War.

 

Once a religion has to start “paying their way in life”, then, if that religion is a sponsor of terrorism; then, the money simply will not be there for bombs and bullets.

 

The Global Free Ride For Religion should end.

 

Governments can take away the tax breaks and the tax exemptions.

 

God On The Job

 

God, Goddess, The Supreme Entity Of The Universe, would not be “a bum.”

 

The entity created The World To Work.

 

God might be “The Hard Hat” in the blue work shirt and the denim jeans on a construction site.

 

Goddess might be “The farmer” in the overalls and the rubber boots, wadding ankle deep in the cow manure of the barn lot to get to her tractor to plow the back 40 acres.

 

The Supreme Entity Of The Universe might be wearing a business suit on the subway or dressed in a two piece matching business jacket and skirt in a company car.

 

Since The World was Created To Work – God, Goddess, The Supreme Entity Of The Universe would not be “A Bum”.

Sam

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Fiscal Christmas of 2011 by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Personal Business Editorial

Fiscal

Christmas

of

2011

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Santa’s Southern Workshop

If Santa Claus has to make a pit stop on Leyte to feed his reindeer or resupply his big, bright red Christmas Presents sack, then, it looks like the Palo Library is his stop over location based on this holiday photo of 2011. The snapshot was taken through the windshield of a moving vehicle, which accounts for the heavy coloration at the top of the snapshot and the circles reflected on the building and is a reminder that sometimes in life what we see is not always what we think we see. Snapshot by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

As a little boy in the United States, I have several memories of “Christmas In The Ozarks.”

 

As a young man in college, I have several memories of “Christmas On The Job.”

 

CHRISTMAS STAR LOGO PHOTO THUMBNAIL TWOAs a man in the military, I have several memories of “Christmas Around The World” or, more correctly, “Christmas In The Pacific.”

 

Christmas 2012 is not the first Christmas, I celebrated in the Republic of the Philippines. Christmas 1988 was my first Christmas in the Philippine Islands, which is a “Single G.I. Christmas Story.”

 

My wife, Christy Warren and I returned to the Republic of the Philippines in December 2011, which resulted in a “Fast Christmas.”

 

Extended Family Concept

 

The Philippines is one of those nations that practices the “Extended Family” concept. Americans tend to think of “Immediate Family,” which is Mom, Dad, the kids, and sometimes grandpa, grandma, and the aunts and uncles.

 

The Philippines’ “Extended Family” concept is exceptional because it takes into account other relatives, which can be distant aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 

Taken to the extreme, the concept is like taking a Manila telephone book and expecting everyone listed under A to Z to show up on Christmas Day.

 

Unleash The Relatives !

 

As Christmas 2011 approaches, it becomes apparent that Christy Saldana Warren is related to most of the past, present and future delegates of The United Nations.

 

By Christmas Eve 2011, apparently the only person in The Republic Of The Philippines that Christy was not related to is The President Of The Philippines.

 

It seemed that everyone who could walk, stagger, hire a pedicab, tricycle, jeepney or hitch a ride had passed through the doors for the “Home For The Holidays” celebration. A few people took the time to identify themselves as “friends”, while many just smiled, nodded and socialized with other family members.

 

Christmas Eve 2011 and Christmas Day 2011 proved to be a wonderful celebration. People, food, kids, joy, excitement, storytelling, socializing. No script writer in Hollywood or Manila could come up with a script for a more joyous family holiday celebration.

 

Christmas Glitch

 

Every nation has those situations and conditions that allow some people to profit at the expense of others. In the Philippines, the cultural “Extended Family Concept” is an ideal situation to be taken to the extreme to take advantage of people and the overall compassionate message of humanity at Christmas.

 

Jet Lag, Time Drag

 

The Fast Christmas” celebration took advantage of the fact that we stepped off the airplane in the middle of December. It would take a couple of days for us to travel from the island of Luzon to the island of Leyte. While we would spend a couple of days in Manila before a quick Christmas trip to Angeles City, our bodies were still suffering from “jet lag”.

 

Our minds were adjusting to the “International Date Line time difference of 14 hours between the Philippines and Missouri because The Show Me State was on “Daylight Savings Time”, which added an hour to the normal 13-hour time difference.

 

I had looked forward to the trip to Angeles City as “My Military Mecca Pilgrimage”, I could return to my beloved Clark Air Base and see the changes since the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Unfortunately, this was one of those “side trips” that you make to say, “Hi” and “Bye.”

 

Sad Story Singers

 

Christmas The Season is the time of year when “Everyone On Planet Earth Has A Sad Story To Tell.” One of the other 364 days of the year, people might ignore your story, but, the Christmas Season gets into a person’s psychological makeup and the whole “Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men” scenario kicks in and a person listens to “the sad story.”

 

If you are born to a rich family, then, you probably have to really dig into the family history to find a sad story to sing. The rest of us, just think back a couple of months and find a sad story. Some people truly do have a sad story in life that begins around Day One.

 

Many people are just disappointed not to have been born to a mom or dad listed in the Fortune 500 with a fat bank account and a portfolio that list numbers with several series of zeroes after the numbers.

 

Sometimes a Sad Story maybe true. Sometimes a Sad Story is a ploy with a fiscal ending aimed at your wallet or purse. One example is the man, who told me, “My son could use a computer for his education.” No doubt.

 

Of course, smiling at someone, during Christmas Season and replying, “Get A Job”, would probably be considered politically incorrect and downright callous. Nonetheless, I am too skinny to ever be mistaken for Santa Claus anywhere in the world.

 

I came from hard-working parents and the “work ethics” of the Ozarks and Texas is hardwired into my DNA, so “I will try to help people, who help themselves”, but , I remember the old Ozarks’ saying, “ Charity starts at home.”

 

Find The Family

 

I retired from the military in 1997. Christy and I had left Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines to go to another assignment only a few months before Mount Pinatubo solved the whole “US Bases In The Philippines” debate in clouds of volcanic ash.

 

The eruption of Mount Pinatubo cut off all communications between Christy and her family in the Philippines for the next 18 years, both of us tried everything we could think of to locate her family in the Philippine Islands.

 

In 2008, we got lucky and communications were reestablished and she began talking to the family on a regular basis. We considered moving to the Philippines.

 

Parents, Plan, Priority

 

Before we left the US, Christy and I discussed that a “rice mill” might be a good idea in a country setting in the Philippines. At the time, all the family members in the Philippines seemed to agree.

 

Everyone knew the family story that essentially Christy s mom had made Christy swear an oath to do everything possible to “Keep The Family Together.” Everyone knew that my mother had taught me, “Family Is Everything.” The pledges to our parents were the type of ploys that could be used to try and make a person feel guilty.

 

Christy had made it known to the family that her priority was that the family work together to succeed, so that everyone would benefit in the long run through the years ahead. The concept of “Teamwork” seemed to be an idea that everyone was willing to work for.

 

Business Banter

 

Christy had come up with a business plan that would allow every member of the family to have a role in the family business. Before we left the States, it seemed everyone was anxious to hit the beach at Leyte and do the family business of running a rice mill.

 

Before we left the States, a rice mill had been built in Barangay Baras. Christy and I discussed other ideas for a family business. Family members, offered up their own ideas.

 

In the United States, the idea of involving relatives in a family business began to disappear around the time of the American Civil War.

 

By the 1900s, Americans were known around the world as the people who tell you “Never Ever Involve Family In A Business You Own.” I had heard that admonition my entire life. From what I had witnessed in life, it seemed like sound advice.

 

However, my wife, Christy is a Filipina and we were returning to the Philippines. I had, no doubt, if everyone was willing to work with Christy everyone would succeed.

 

The Boss

 

I had been the military man. I remain the reporter and photographer. My wife, Christy, like my mother, was obviously the business woman. I had the luxury of “Being Married To The Boss.”

 

The drawback to any business is “Everyone wants to be the chief and no one wants to be just one of the braves.” The braves forget, in a business sense, “the person with the wampum makes the rules.”

 

As the year wore on, it became obvious that some family members had not been all that excited about the original idea of the rural rice mill. Christy being a woman in a traditionally “macho” culture did not help in her trying to win over family members.

 

In the Latin-based cultures, like the Philippines, the eldest male child is expected to “take charge” and call the overall shots for the family. Then, of course, you factor in the Asian cultural concept of “Save Face” and women usually stand in the shadows in a “be seen, but not heard role.”

 

Men don’t always appreciate working for a woman. In the US, men not being able to work with a woman is an idea that has really disappeared since the 1970s.

 

But, there are places in the world, where men really have problems when “The Boss” is a woman. It seemed some of the men really didn’t want to think of Christy as “The Boss.”

 

Blame The Americans – Everyone Else Does

UNCLE SAM

 

Thank God for The United States Of America !

 

Without the US to blame, for everything from bad weather to the price of tea in China, many citizens of the world would have to find something or someone else to blame if good old Uncle Sam wasn’t around. Thus, the US got some of the blame when Christy and I didn’t jump at a business idea. Someone would grumble, “Christy spent too long in the US.”

 

Christy The Filipina

 

Christy Saldana is an independent woman, who had her own ideas about life before I ever married her and she stepped off the airplane on to US soil. People who tried to “blame the US” knew nothing about Christy or the United States.

 

Christy is one of those people, who has worked for and earned everything she has in life. She had earned her own way in life. When I met her, I was impressed by her confidence and ambition.

 

Side Trip Shaft

 

After the Angeles City holiday pilgrimage, we were back on the road headed to a ferry for the island of Leyte. Our bodies still dealt with the prolonged “jet lag” and our minds were still adjusting to the “time drag”

 

My first major disappointment since returning to the Philippines came with the “side trip” to Angeles City. Too much time had been wasted on trying to get everyone together.

 

We ended up going to Clark Air Base “too late” for me to be able to enjoy looking around the base. We didn’t have time that night to see the base. We didn’t have time to spend a day or so in the area, so that we could visit the base. This is one of those decisions that did not sit well with me.

 

I had looked forward to the visit to Clark. Anger is the emotion that I felt at being denied the opportunity to take my time and look around the base. Resentment is the other emotion that stuck in my craw. And, the word, Mad, is an accurate description of how I felt when we left Angeles City.

 

Back On The Road

 

Naturally, we were trying to get to Leyte to be able to rest after the long plane flight and to celebrate Christmas.

 

The ride to the ferry off the island of Leyte was a long ride because I was mad. Nonetheless, I was ready to finally kick my shoes off and unpack my suitcases. Fast Christmas had kept us off balance and on the road.

 

If you want to do business on Christmas Day, then, tell the people you want to do business with. If you want to promote a business idea, then, you have to be willing to put some of your own money on the line.

In the ideas that were being suggested to us, everyone wanted to be “the idea man” and leave all of the investment of money to Christy and Sam.  If you try to wrap up and slide a fiscal agenda into the holiday all you will get for the year is a bundle of switches and lumps of coal in your fiscal plans.

 

The Jet Lag, Time Drag, Slide Trip Shaft, and the On The Road, factors are the lumps of coal that pushed Christy and I into Christmas Day 2011. I considered Christmas Day 2011 a Fast Christmas. The result is the day became the Fiscal Christmas of 2011.

 

Sam

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December 29, 2012 at 6:51 AM

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