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When One Is Worth Their Salt

24 Jul

Here is almost the last part of the conversations in the famous American movie – Once upon a time in America

Noodles (Robert De Niro) goes to see his first lover, Deborah(Elizabeth Mc Govern) in order to ask who invited himself at the secretary Bailey’s party. When Noodles’s about to leave her, Deborah says to him, “There’s an exit back this way. Noodles, go through it. Keep walking. Don’t turn around. Please, Noodles. I’m begging you, please.” Then Noodles says, “Are you afraid I’ll turn into a pillar of salt?” and he goes out through the other door in front of them. After seeing her son out there, Noodles finally realizes that the person who invited himself at the party is his old friend, Max(James Woods), and now he is Deborah’s husband.

Here are two of my guestions:


First, I don’t know what the words “turn into a pillar of salt” exactly means. Is it something kind of “disappointed” or “driven to despair”?

 

Second, is the word “a pillar of salt” an idiom? If it’s so, is there any other expression using “a pillar of salt”? Help me please.

In the bible, God came to Abraham and told him that he was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because the cities were evil. Abraham asked God if he would save the cities if there were 50 good men there. God said he would save the cities for the sake of 50 good men. Abraham then “haggled” with God with what if’s. ie: what if there were only 40 etc down to 10. God told Abraham that if he found 10 good men, he wouldn’t destroy the cities.

God sent two angels (who looked like regular men) into Sodom and Gomorrah where they met Lot, Abrahams nephew. Lot asked the Angels to come to his house where his wife would cook for them and they could sleep there. The Angels wanted to stay in the city square, but Lot convinced them to come to his house where his wife cooked for them.

Late in the evening, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah surrounded Lot’s house calling for him to send his guests out so they could meet them. Lot knew that they were just wanting to do terrible things to his guests.

The crowd started to break into the house, but the Angels held the doors fast and struck those who were trying to get in with blindness. Then they told Lot that he had to leave– that God was preparing to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. They told him to gather his wife and daughters and the men who would be marrying the daughters and to leave the city. The daughter’s fiancees didn’t believe Lot and he didn’t want to leave without them. In the morning, the Angels led Lot, his wife, and daughters out of Sodom and Gomorrah just before God was to destroy the cities. They left them at the edge of the city with the admonition to not look back towards the sinful cities and to run away as quickly as they could. As they were running, Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.

The moral is that Christians shouldn’t look back at their sinful ways as that is the path to death.

DEBORAH SHARING NOODLES WITH BABE

DEBORAH SHARING NOODLES WITH BABE

 

Note: I did not compose this blog but rather copied the excerpts from v.bulletin.com.

 
 

 

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OPPositioning Revampment

9 Jul

 

ricardo says (11:57 AM):

 

How are you doing, do you have put on a picture of a girl sucking on something or waht?

 

 

Ramjet Pitala says (12:01 PM):

No kidding; it reflects the white-trash slavery running rampant in our flock; I find 50% of families have this way of thinking & it must be changed

 

 

ricardo says (12:03 PM):

 

You sound like a retoric teacher, are you mad at something

 

 

Ramjet Pitala says (12:04 PM):

yes as I have a big BEEF okay as I have been victimized and maimed consistently since childhood by various monsters such as these at different point in my life after I worked tooth and nail for my life for over 30 years, Ricardo

 

 

 

Ramjet Pitala

says (12:05 PM):

 

 

this is an abomination in my eyes that our society has allowed this to happen right before their eyes without taking notice to the grave implication that white slavery is taking over here in this country

 

 

Ramjet Pitala

says (12:07 PM):

 

 

it is very difficult for me to keep a straight face at the moment so to speak so I am practising healthy means to quell my anger at the moment

 

I practise in particular “chess” moves without moving pieces

 

by planning carefully every move I am making well in advance

 

 

Ramjet Pitala

says (12:08 PM):

 

 

I have only played chess a few times in my life actually but after I found the story of Bobby Fischer from Feb 20 Toronto Sunday Sun

 

I was vaguely amused how this guy is so much similar to myself haha

 

 

Ramjet Pitala

says (12:09 PM):

 

 

with regards to this paragraph in the excellent story – full page spread too

 

anyway, in the paragraph states

 

ricardo says (12:09 PM):

 

Tke it easy you are fast as fuck on the keyboard i bearly can keep up reading!

 

 

Ramjet Pitala says (12:10 PM):

“Fischer forfeited the first couple of games — then rebounded to annihilate Spassky — whose eccentricity was being the essence of decency and showing gentlemanly behaviour. He became a true friend and admirer of Fisher (even though their respective home countries were at war with each other & had completely different viewpoints)

 

k i will shut up now haha

 

 

Placing Value On VARIETY & CONVENIENCE

28 Jun

After speaking with someone this morning who looks almost identical to the lady that works in the corner variety & convenience store at the nearest intersection where I usually buy my staples when I run out of them, this brought to mind a very important priority in my life that I would like to share with you, and that is how I value the services that small business owners provide to every single one of us, for if it were not for them diligently working morning, noon, & night, for many long hours to sell the people their immediate supplies & staples, as well as offer other items that are unique in themselves, where would we be but like my foremothers & forefathers back in the “old country” who used to have to walk for miles to make it to the closest business establishment, including medical facilities as well.

There is one such place I would like to focus on in particular here, that is located about a minute away from me, within walking distance, that is run by a Chinese or Korean family (I am not quite sure which for I am only guessing based on their appearances). There is a fellow who works in there who I am assuming is the owner, whose life I helped to save about a month or so ago, within minutes after I wrote & published what I felt was one of my greatest blogs ever, when I decided to celebrate by making a fresh pot of coffee (as is my habit to do after I create a wonderful masterpiece), then on a whim I gathered together my last bit of change to purchase some cream for my coffee at their store. I walked in & went straight to the back where the coolers were & grabbed the smaller sized container of cream that was within my budget on hand, and walked to the counter, placing it there with my money.

The owner was no where in sight behind the counter and when I glanced over to my left, I noticed he was being held down by force by a woman who appeared to be high on some type of street drugs, mumbling stuff about wanting money & cigarettes, while what appeared to be her Charlie-Manson cohort & partner-in-crime stood in front of the door. I glanced behind me and noticed the few customers there just standing there frozen. The owner looked as if he was hardly even able to breathe and his face was looking very swollen and he was glancing at me in my direction pleading to get help, but I do not even know if he actually saw me there in his anguish & horrific plight. I looked at him and said, “Here’s the $3 for the cream” & I made a mad dash for the door, brushing past the guy by the door and tore down the street as fast as I could & into my house to grab my phone & call 911 (emergency) for the police. The episode I just described inside the store all elapsed within about one or two minutes at the most, and my reaction span was a matter of a few seconds, if I recall correctly, to the immediate urgent emergency at hand, and I did not think twice about endangering my own life. The only thing I thought of at the moment was to save the poor man.

Aside from the above facts I am telling you, I would also like to mention how important it is that we support these small business owners, whether how small of an amount we pay them. For example, I once noticed a sheet of paper on the window of the above-mentioned store, more or less stating that we should be supporting Korean store owners in their sale of cigarettes, rather than letting others take away their business by other means.

They are nice people and I especially love the beautiful & unique flowers they sell there as well; I usually buy 1 plant or flower from them a month; I bought my mother a Blue Hydrangea for Mother’s Day there. It cost over $15 with tax (quite pricy but well worth it). I cannot really afford these extra luxuries with the money I get every month, but I buy these things anyway, just to show my appreciation of beauty as well as for others to help them out, too.

Hitching a ride in the back of a truck for CONVENIENCE's sake

Hitching a ride in the back of a truck for CONVENIENCE's sake

 

NOTE: I must wait another almost 3 days until I get my next monthly allowance, and I am very hungry today. Yesterday I did not even eat at all & all I had was tea all day. I still have not eaten anything because what is left in my cupboards is not very good. I would rather eat spit.

 

MARRIED MEN ONE CAN SAY “FUCK OFF” TO

18 Jun
                                 
This is a fine example of someone who refuses to leave another alone, even after you have made it clear to them you are not interested in them but have gone out of your way to be cordial & diplomatic with them enough to teach them a thing or two about the things they have been complaining about. They are persisting on more or less “cajoling” me & I hope this is the correct word for what I am trying to get at here. A few nights ago, while I was studying a very important topic and also a difficult one to absorb and I clearly posted on Facebook that I was busy studying for the next hour & a half or so, what do you think this married guy did? He, at precisely 8:20, when he noticed that I had an update in Windows Live Spaces, or on Facebook, I presume, proceeded to message me & call me sexy or something of that nature, at which time I told him I was studying and busy, I believe, but either way, I have saved all of our conversations with each other, or most of them, anyway, since the time I first met him.
Some people are just assholes (simply put) so don't give 'em any ifs, ands or butts

Some people are just assholes (simply put) so don't give 'em any ifs, ands or butts

Last night he did this to me again, by right off the bat, by butting in & saying “Hi gorgeous”, to which I replied “fuck off”, and he then added “sorry”, to which I did not reply up until today, in full view of the public & my friends:
                                   
                                  Edith Carolyn Kuechen
Stop calling me names like sexy & gorgeous off the bat when you can clearly see that I have problems and lead a busy life. I think you are nothing but a spoiled rotten child & if you do not stop this shit, I will delete you from my group of friends

Friendship

There's a BIG difference between a hungry baby & being eaten alive for dinner

There's a BIG difference between a hungry baby & being eaten alive for dinner

 

(NOTE: the note I left him is at http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150210199357877&id=602997876#!/profile.php?id=100000097420045)

The Fine Art of COFFEE CLUTCHING (Intro Level)

15 Jun

When you sign into Windows Live Messenger as Available & you see others there in succession beginning from the top of the Faves & working your way down to the ones who are Available, Away & Busy, on Mobile devices, and the rest of them, including what is being stated in the caption lines, for these are OPENING LINES to incite other people to think & comment, are they not?

 

Get with the program, bird!

Get with the program, bird!

Also, I like the SHOT GUN, something I invited that I have a bit of fun with. This is when I first enter my password into the Messenger sign in & I’m watching the green & blue men spinning for about a minute or so, depending on how busy things are online with messages coming thru & such (for we must all take these things into consideration as they are all a BIG part of the picture people seem to wish to neglect to see for what it really is thru impatience & greed alone), so when the list finally pops up, usually the people who are online right off the bat will pop up in little square of individuals in front of you, to alert you they are there, but this only happens for a couple of seconds at the most, so I sit and wait like a lion in the bushes ready to pounce with a pencil and paper at hand to jot them all down on it, so that I can form a little COFFEE CLUTCH group, so to speak, of people that can perhaps get together right off the bat and discuss similar interests or issues they’ve noticed have arised in their community or home lives, for instance. They can also discuss things they are doing, like hobbies, school, or work, or even business endeavours and often, if it is agreed upon, private matters or troubling things that might be playing on their minds, and by playing it out online together, they often become resolved so that everything can move on in a peaceful fashion at ease with themselves and the rest of the world, including people they might not be able to withstand, for this is all a part of life, whether we like it or not, day in & day out.

 

In general, what I am trying to say here is that these habitual practices most people get into the habit of through generations & generations (from my experience & education in these important daily priorities, in my opinion) have somehow lost their meaning over time, and I find in this day & age, because of all the foreign mingling, lack of education and street-smarts and basic coping & survival skills that have not been taught by our parents are causing this to happen, and in the aftermath of it all, this can cause a tsunami of a wave of turmoil in the minds of those who do not deserve to hear & feel the pain of selfish people who cannot wake up & rub the sleep out of their eyes enough to see they are fighting with the wrong people sometimes. So please wake up & smell the coffee beans, as well as pick a rose or 2 in the morning and stop to smell them before you do anything, and if you’re still feeling grumpy, and wanna try & get dumpy on the wrong guys, I suggest you take a quick trip to the loo, as well, or you might just end up like this guy here who seems to be left out in the cold, for some reason.

 

Intelligent robot in the line of fire by out-of-sorts person getting out of line with the wrong people being helped by a trusty sidekick

Intelligent robot in the line of fire by out-of-sorts person getting out of line with the wrong people being helped by a trusty sidekick

Enough said!

 

Happy day to all & don’t forget to SMILE*

 

*even if you don’t mean it sometimes 🙂

 

 

STONE-COLD CRETINS beating bumblers all to hell

30 May

Example A :

This entity says “hi” repeatedly,

beginning  at 12:38 AM a couple of days ago

while my STATUS is showing as BUSY, as follows:

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jasi says (2:50 AM):

oi

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I was slightly distracted & unnerved, to say the least!

A BULLY BABY who does not even give 1 a chance to greet their honey let alone take off their cat & shoes
 
BULLY BABY
who does not even give 1 a chance
to greet their honey let alone take off their coat & shoes!
 

To this type of situation, I would show ignorance,

meaning no reply or acknowledgment whatsoever,

because the person did not ask me a question, simply put. 

Cracking out with The Hammer, 2 of the oldest tools in history
Cracking out with The Hammer,
2 of the oldest tools in history

 

 Example B (from a couple of hours after Example A):

Messages you enter here are delivered to a mobile phone or pager. Your contact may be charged for this service.

…جفااف الورد… says (2:54 AM):

الووووووويات

اححححححححححممممممممممممم

This entity, who I haven’t even spoken to at all and just accepted into my circle after they invited themselves into it just a little while ago, is using their cell phone (which means they are most likely on the road or walking somewhere outside or at a friend’s or family’s place), but either way, they were rude in interrupting me while my status was showing as BUSY and they used a language I do not understand & need to look up in a translator (because that is just the type of person that I am, which is INQUISITIVE & wanting to get behind the answers & meanings to things, which most people should be doing as a consistent daily practice in everything they participate in, in my opinion.

 

Example C:

This entity began to message me “again” while I had my STATUS was still showing BUSY (and had been for the whole time);

jasijasim@hotmail.com
jasi p
Favorite
 
jasi p says:
 
me add skype
 
jasi.jasim
 
me add skype
jasi.jasim
 
ola.
 
oi
 
oi
 
(K)
 
(F)
 

 http://tracking.technodesignip.com/?action=count&projectid=642&contentid=6542&referrer=-&urlaction=r...All in all, it is “this” that which makes me really seethe in anger… “sometimes”, and I say this because I have had plenty of experience with this outlandish behaviour coming from adults mainly, from being a customer service rep most of my life and having to multi-task at lightning-quick speeds because the daily duties had to be accomplished within the alotted time-frame most people work in a day, which is 8 hours, with a half-hour or 1-hour lunch and a couple of 10-15 minute breaks.

 

FOOT*

NOTE: in his caption line he is showing the same type of mumbo-jumbo I can’t understand and he’s using a cry-baby emo face, which in my eyes is a sure sign of trouble, folks!

Full thumby sucky-babe dummy... or should I be saying him a dumby (in this case)?
Full thumby sucky-babe dummy…
or should I be saying this kiddo’s a dumby (in this case)?
 

Example D:

My Staples’ desktop Part # is 13, so it ain’t bad luck I thought… at first!

After using that & my steel futon for less than a year after purchasing them brand new

then rushing home to put them together, only to bump into my bro, who at that time,

was still on speaking terms with me, and asked if he could help me put the things together

while he was drinking beer (and I was too, of course),

and the side of my furniture that fell apart was the one he was supposed to have tightened

with the Alan-key (no pun intended here) that I had provided to him.

Enough said, folks… for now, because I have volumes full of exhibits of dumb-assed behaviour that can cut into just about anyone’s time plus cost them a lot of extra money they cannot afford, including that of employees, their employers, homemakers working from their own offices, and even your average everyday couple, for instance when their inlaws are steady dropping by unexpectedly (hee hee hee). What else can I say here but people are just stone-cold ignorant, in general, if you take a good look at the stats I have been collecting for several years now.

Mal enfant blowing off steam because slowpokes keep gettin' in the way while sheez handling the sausage-meat
Mal enfant blowing off steam
because slowpokes keep gettin’ in the way while
sheez handling the sausage-meat
 
*what I would like to give to the people who do these stupid things I have been outlining “just” to demonstrate in so many words how harried our lives ‘can & do’ become (which in fact “we simply CANnot DO because it all gets blown to the wind & shot straight into the pisscan (excuse my French), when we find ourselves having or trying to be forced by these individuals (which they most certainly are, because I am showing from my surveys in statistics & the common patterns of  human-sheep, or so I like to refer to them as), to be involved with them when we never actually asked them to become a part of our lives in the first place when they invited themselves into it right off the bat.
 

P.S. Before I cut this long-winded blog short (just like I do with these idiots by not even giving them a chance to get any further ahead (which I am fairly certain they are not… not in this life, anyway) I would just like to mention how us hard-working nose-in-the-books kinda slave labourers operate and the emotions we have to succumb ourselves to and mask as best we can possibly do from the outside world, regardless of how awful they are making us feel, because it “just” ain’t right to treat them poorly now, is it? And especially when they are supposed to be treated as our equals. To sum it all up for yooz howdy-doody kinda thumb-twiddlin’ underevolved & never-involved-in-very-much nitpickers, grumps, gossipy goils & gargoyles of evolution, there has been a symbol or two missing from the total equation, but that is only my opinion, of course, so “just” stuff it all in your hat with a grain of salt for the time-being, and as time allows you, you “can do” what you will with it, but don’t come running back to Big Mama EMM (or perhaps she is a wee bit on the thin-side from being eaten alive by sharks), ’cause all she has taken upon herself that she really “can do” is look in the opposite direction and walk away, yet still keep an eye behind her back plus one in every direction at the same time. Yep, I really “can do” that while 😀

When Approached By Marketers

16 May

 

“I” neglected to remember my own GOLDEN RULE today,

thereby exposing myself to what I have been wanting to avoid.

 Rather than following the steps of checking out a person first, ‘before’ I fall for their spiel

I let this individual put their foot in the door, so to speak,

and ended up having to remove them immediately

because they did not listen to me when I told them I was not interested.

They probably posted the same thing they do on all of their prospective targets…

just looking for a sale, without even getting a chance to get to know the person first,

or even striking up a diplomatic conversation with the customer or the consumer they are

trying to get them to trust in the 1st place to make the sale, if you catch my drift here.

nia_fulford124 says (1:08 AM):

hey cutie

₪ Ramjet Pitala ₪ says (1:10 AM):

Hi, is it Nia, your name? Please do not ask me to look at your photo today, because I am rather busy with a creative project in artwork, but if you would like to send me something by email, feel free to do so, okay, friend?

nia_fulford124 says (1:10 AM):

yes babe the credit card is for age verification, for me to be a premium member and give you free access they have to know your over 18 just click the yellow JOIN FREE button at the top of the page, its 100% free to join

Needless to say, I removed them immediately from my circle

without/sans giving them a second chance to parlay further…

after I laid it on the line, clear cut.

Remember the GOLDEN RULE before you get out of line...
Remember the GOLDEN RULE before you get out of line…

…because “they” are the ones who are out of line to begin with.

The bottom line with me is this ~ if you really wanna make the grade or a sale, you had better back up your beliefs in your product

otherwise you will only be fooling yourself in the longrun. But this is only my opinion, of course. Do what you will with it.

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