Saving paper and money (commonsense)

When I was doing a secretarial course which included learning to type on a typewriter, I did one of the specified exercises, which involved formatting a long business letter. The teacher said that I had done it well, but that it should not have been continued on the back of the paper, but on a second sheet of paper.  I have always thought that was idiotic. What a waste of trees.  Blessed Mary MacKillop of Australia had an interesting approach.  She wrote her letter down the page (in the portrait position) and then turned the paper to a landscape position and wrote the rest of the letter across it!  This would have been a bit of a problem for the reader, but she was a very neat writer and it could be read.  Later on she also learnt to type on a typewriter. No doubt she did her double writing technique on the back of the paper also.

She was a greenie before greenies existed!  Now I hear that the USA wants to save money in order to pay for their immoral health scheme, (which has everything tied to abortion)  so one of the government departments there is saving money by using both sides of the paper!  It is amazing that it took them so long to think of something so simple!

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Why some shops lost my business

There are a few shops who lost my business because of their own stupidity.  The first one was a take-away shop that sold me a cooked chicken that was definitely off. Another take-away shop assistant left me waiting for nearly an hour while he cooked fish, chips, hamburgers, etc. for many customers who placed their orders after mine!  It was January l and when I left that shop I was crying.  Another shop assistant took my order for coffee and then talked to another customer for ages before bringing me the coffee.

Two pro-life Victories

I wish to tell everyone about some pro-life victories. One of my brothers gave out some pro-life brochures. A lady who was next in line to have an abortion took one and read it. She immediately changed her mind. The girl’s boyfriend was annoyed with my brother and the receptionist at the abortion clinic said. “You are ruining our business”.  If this had been said to me, I would have been tempted to say: that is great! I have seen prayer (said by several people) stop an abortion which was scheduled for the very next morning.

A real dopey business practice regarding billing

I changed cable net TV providers.  The final bill was, wait for it:  5 cents!  I went to Australia Post to pay the bill.  There was a 55 cent handling charge.  The lady at the counter could not stop laughing. I company that sent me the bill had to pay 55 cents for the postage to say nothing of the other costs.  Why do

Corporations act in this absurd way?