Archive | June 2012

Menus

I learned something today. You should wash your hands AFTER you order in a restaurant, because the menus have more germs than a toilet seat.

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Evening News

Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.

Lights On

Didn’t anyone ever teach people that they should have their lights on when their wipers are on.  I mean its common sense.  If it is raining hard enough that you have to turn your wipers on, it is raining hard enough that other’s can’t see you.

On the way home today, I went to cross a side street and was almost run over.  I waited for two cars to pass and started to go and a guy going almost 60 whizzed down the side street while it was pouring down rain and without headlight.

Remember Folks… Wipers on, Light’s on!

Science VS Nature

The doves, the leaves, the wind and the clouds all say that it is going to rain.  The weather channel says it isn’t going to rain.  So who do I listen to, the scientists with all their research or nature which has been accurate for years?

Store Brand vs Name Brand

How many times have you seen the words “compare to …..?”

I used to think that I had to have the name brand of everything.  It was much better…. wasn’t it?  As I have grown older, I have found this isn’t always true.  There are still some things that I must have the name brand for, such as mayonnaise and ketchup, but most items the store brand is just fine.

Is 200mg of ibuprofen any less effective if it doesn’t have the brand name you heard on television?  No, it still gets rid of the headache at the same rate of speed.

Store brands are always cheaper and 9 times out of 10 contain the exact same ingredients as the name brands.  Some store brands are even manufactured by the same companies that make the name brand.  

There are a few that you have to watch out for, such as canned vegetables.  They are fine and usually good quality but they require a little checking before serving as they don’t always remove all stems from the veggies, but they are still good.

So if you are looking to save a few dollars on your weekly shopping I would definitely recommend store brands.