Monday, May 16, 2011

Some Women . . . .

 . . .  can come across as women’s worst enemies when it comes to support for each other.

I watched a few minutes of The View this morning and could not believe Barbara Walters talking about Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest for sexual assault as a matter of “sexual addiction”. Come on now! How can rape be excused as a symptom of an addition? Does she want to put us back into the stone ages, when men taking advantage of women was common and tolerated?

Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were more astute in their observations, with the former applauding the victim for coming forward (not an insignificant step for a hotel maid to take against one of the most powerful men in the world!) and the latter trying to get a word in edge-wise and correctly identifying “power abuse with impunity” as the issue to focus on.

Barbara Walters may well have interviewed this man more than once, may have a social relationship with him, but let me tell you this, “Baba Wawa”, a rape is a rape and any woman who tries to smooth it over is no friend of other women.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New 'Trends' in the Bathroom?

I received an invitation to tour a “consumer goods” factory and was curious enough to look the company up on LinkedIn. This is what I found:

>>>>> Since 1901, (company), based in (City, Country), has brought forward innovations that time and again have set new trends in the bathroom and created new standards in the international bathroom industry. <<<<<

I could not help but laugh! This is what happens when languages are not adapted to markets and translations are done by employees who know the words but lack the localization skills.

Too funny! But I do not believe for a moment that the company meant to be funny.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Civility in the Workplace

I can't wait for May 26! That's when Peggy Parks will give a luncheon presentation about Civility in the Workplace.

This is not something she just thought about one day while driving around town, having a conversation with her husband, or scheduling a meeting with a client; it has been a life-long passion of hers. And society is finally catching on!

Last year, she received the "Civility Star" award from the Association of Image Consultants International, and just the other day, she accepted the City of Atlanta's proclamation that announced May as "Civility Awareness Month".

Influencer Communications

AOL and Bovitz split us who are female Internet users up into these categories:

  • Social Expressionista 
  • Alpha Trendsetter
  • Shopsessive 
  • Momcentric
  • Businesswired
  • Intelligentle
  • Spiritual Provider
Which describes you best?


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tornado Aftermath

It’s the small parts . . .

Had to call AT&T on Friday for an account change, which took more than 30 minutes and was accompanied by many apologies. Long delays caused by numerous calls from tornado-stricken cities and towns – when you no longer have a house, you no longer need your home phone account. One of those things you don’t think about – how can you, when you see all that devastation? But, surely, it’s those small details that grab you and make your heart pour out its empathy to those much less fortunate than you.