Ramblings

The Price Of A College Education

UNITED STATES—We talk about it all the time: can you actually put a price on a college education. Is it worth the price that you pay? What do you actually learn in college? Why does it cost so much? I recently caught an episode of “Real Time With Bill Maher” where he discussed this issue. Education is a complicated...

Dining Etiquette 101

UNITED STATES—Are you someone that dines out on a frequent basis? Have you seen an increase in your bill? Do you tip only to find yourself having to tip again because it is already included in the bill? You might be asking why so many questions about dining out? Well things have changed in recent years as a result of...

Stop To Take A Moment To Breathe

UNITED STATES—Life can be crazy sometimes America. You have a full-time job, you’re in school, you have family issues, your social circle is stressing you out, your health is not great, and the list can go on and on. When you feel overwhelmed it is easy to scream, shout and just cave in, but that is not a great...

Taking A Digital Detox

UNITED STATES─Do you have a smart phone? Do you have a flip phone? A tablet, an iPad? You might be asking exactly what am I getting at. Technology dictates our life that is the message I’m trying to get across to everyone. No matter what you do, technology will always be part of your life in the current world...

Jury Duty Obligations

UNITED STATES—It is your civic duty America. I’m referring to jury duty, which can be a pain sometimes. You never know when you’re going to receive that summons in the mail, you have no idea how inconvenient it can be in terms of your work schedule, it impacts your personal and family life and then you have to worry...

Returning That Unwanted Christmas Gift

UNITED STATES—Did you get a gift for Christmas that just wasn’t your cup of tea? Did you get something for the holiday that you really didn’t want? Well there is a reason plenty of retailers nowadays, especially during the holiday season ask if you want a gift receipt. Why? If you got something that you truly didn’t want you...

After Christmas Sales

UNITED STATES—Well all the gifts have been unwrapped and the presents have been purchased. So now what? It’s time for those ‘After Christmas Sales.’ However, the big question that a lot of people ask is rather Black Friday sales are better than After Christmas sales? I used to think it was Black Friday, but sorry America, it is not,...

New Year, New Aspirations

UNITED STATES—Well people, 2022 has come to an end and 2023 has arrived. Another year is over and a New Year has started. So the big question that is likely being asked by many people are what resolutions are you planning to implement for the New Year? It is something we all do, and the problem with any New...

The Rules Of Tipping

UNITED STATES—There has been a lot of chatter lately from people in my circle who have been abuzz with the concept of tipping. When should you tip and when should you not tip? It does seem like no matter where you go nowadays everyone wants you to tip. I am a firm believer that you should always tip when...

Good Customer Service Does Matter

UNITED STATES—It is safe to say the holiday season is going to be all over by the time you read this column and for many Americans including myself I am happy to say so. The holidays just sometimes bring a level of stress that is unwarranted and sometimes taxing on the body. The thing I expect to see during...