It seems like people over a certain age are always
talking about the good-old days. Do you suppose geezers back
in those “good-old days” talked about their good-old
days? Thirty years from now, will we be talking about 2003 as
the good-old days?
I’m pretty sure every generation talks about the “good-ol’
days.” I think about the good-ol’ days too, when
I didn’t have to touch other people’s forks for
– Thanks, Diver
Is Saddam Hussein as evil as Hitler? More importantly,
is this the end of the world as we know it? (I don’t feel
– M.S., Silverton
Does a bear *#@!^ in the woods? As far as the world being over...
sure hope not. That would really suck!
– Thanks, Diver
My sister recently introduced me to another new
boyfriend; we’ll call him “Charles.” My poor
sister! Another schlep in a dead-end job that treats her awfully.
I recently had them for dinner at my house, and
he constantly ordered her around. He made her take his plate
from the table and had her bring him about six beers from the
fridge (which cleaned me out).
How can I tell her to ditch this guy, as well as
give her advice on attracting “Mr. Right?”
– Desperate for a decent
brother-in-law in Durango
Dear Desperately Seeking In-Law,
Well, at least the schlep has a job. As for giving advice on
how to attract “Mr. Right,” either pick him yourself
or don’t complain. Maybe it floats her boat to wait on
a cheezball hand and foot.
– Good luck, Diver
Hadley Keene, of Brothers
Facts: Hadley is probably the
politest and most conscientious of the divers but can
still dish out a cold, hard spoonful of reality if needed.
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How come there are still some people out
there who don’t recycle? It’s quite easy, and
we all know it’s good for our planet. Is putting your
cans and bottles into a separate container and having them
picked up, or in a not-so-worse-case scenario, driving them
to the recycling center, really that much of a hassle? Are
people that lazy?
– Just wondering,
Mac via e-mail
People these days have become so lazy that they have invented
a robot that will check the mail. While others don’t
seem to care since they won’t be around to see the
effects of recycling. As long as you do your part and get
the people around you to do the same, it will catch on.
Don’t lose hope!
– Thanks, Diver
I’m sure you’ve often had to deal
with customers in your profession, let me ask you this.
Is the customer always right? In a town like this, which
is service oriented and gets a lot of obnoxious tourists
in our restaurants and hotels, is that statement true? Sometimes,
I think not, yet I swallow my pride for an extra .01 percent
in my tip. One day I may burst and lose it on a family from
– Your thoughts?
Of course the customer is not always right! We don’t
let them know that though. Like you said, most are obnoxious
tourists who are totally clueless. Don’t go postal
on them, just smile and nod.
– Enjoy that tip! Diver