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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The royal family and … me

The royal family has taken some heat lately.  First Harry gets photographed naked, next Kate is caught topless by paparazzi.  People have something to say about both incidents and opinions fly left, right and center.  Others write about it, putting in their two cents.

Take this blog entry for instance that I received this morning.  I realize that everyone is entitled to an opinion, but this time the writer got it so wrong, on so many levels, that I had to respond.

She calls her blog entry “The ten common sense, simple rules of life”.  Sounds interesting, right?  Right, except that the writer is hopelessly misinformed or a little naive.  Let’s look at them one by one …

1.If you don't want to be photographed topless or naked while outside, or in your hotel room, keep your clothes on.  She obviously refers to Kate.  In my opinion Kate had every right to take her top off to get a tan.  She wasn’t in public, she was on holiday in a secluded hotel garden.  The photo was taken with a very strong lens, clearly her privacy.  I have a friend who regularly suns herself topless, to avoid ugly tan lines and nobody seems to care.  Of course, my friend isn’t royalty but both women have something in common … it’s their right to do as they please on private property.

2.If you want a job, then go get one. 
This is where I took the blog post personal.  Is this really how the employed and the housewives see the situation?  “If you want a job, then go get one”!  I would like to point out that I have been trying to get a job for months.  I visit several job sites per day; I’ve sent resumes by the dozen, have registered with numerous employment agencies and have gone on several interviews.  Despite my best efforts, I’m as jobless today as I was months ago.  And of course, I’m not alone.  Countless others find themselves in exactly the same position.  Let me assure you blog writer, finding a job is a job and your statement is like spitting in the face of the unemployed.

3. If you don't want to be known as a Ho, then don't act like one. 
And just exactly how does “a ho” act?  Does showing cleavage, wearing a short skirt and 3 inch heels make one a ho?  What do you suggest, that women dress like the Amish, with a skirt down to their ankles and a blouse buttoned up to the neck?  Or shall they wear a burka and cover up their entire female form. 

4. If you want to be your own boss, then start your own business.
 Me and countless others would like nothing better than starting our own business.  Not only would I be my own boss, I would have a job.  There’s a snag though, I don’t have the financial resources to start my own business.  My guess is that lots of others share that notion.

5.Facebook is a colossal waste of time. 
That’s a matter of opinion.  If you don’t like Facebook, don’t sign in.

6. Keep your shirt on. 
The ladies who are fond of the male form will disagree with that one.

7. Never eat Italian food at a family restaurant. 
I’m going to let this one slide.

8. Don't play golf when it is lightning outside. 
I’ll let that one slide too.

9. Don't spit into the wind. 
I would say “Don’t spit” period.  It’s one of the most disgusting and unhygienic practices ever.

10. Always cross with traffic. 
I have no idea what this means.

While it’s fine to have an opinion, and to blog about it, it’s always a good idea to be sure you don’t have the cat by the tail.

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