Calling all grandmas, calling all grandmas, they’re after you again, the people who have babies but don’t or can’t actually raise them. You are being tested once more on your ability to care for the children of your children in an age that is altering the dynamics of family at the speed of a thunderclap.
Let me ask you a serious question. How many of you have ever spent any quality time in the ladies' restroom at an NFL stadium, excluding "most" males? It's really much more pleasant than you might think. However, my experience outside this secure place was much different. In fact, Roger Goodell should insist that the NFL offer life skill classes to teach folks to interact properly with other fans. The League is multicultural and contemporary, but I spent the entire day Sunday with many fans who missed that memo. I haven't decided if the majority of NFL fans didn't have a collegiate football experience or they just haven't had enough social interaction with people with different opinions - because normal behavior was nowhere to be found in the stadium that day.
If you cannot say something nice, then don't say anything at all. How many times did your mother tell you that growing up? I am Southern from the tip of my head to the end of my toe. I believe in good manners, using china and crystal, dressing up every day, lighting candles, handwritten notes and being nice to everyone! That being nice part includes the social web. I've always thought of Facebook, Twitter and all the others as online communities within themselves. In a community or village you build each other up, and help those in need and share information, provide positive feedback and answer questions.
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