Wednesday, February 27, 2008


First of all the pictures were taken in 2007 when it was warm and green.

The rather empty parking lot should have been a clue. Being a curious kitty, I had to go in and see what was the reason the parking lot was virtually ghost lot. There it was on the door in bold black letters. "NO CLASS TODAY AS HAZEL HAS THE FLU."

I left the print outs I had done for Hazel on her desk and then poked my head into the office doorway. I mentioned it would have been nice if we could get some sort of email alert when classes are closed. You would have thought I had poured grease on a fire. She tried to be polite but it was a true struggle. She huffed "I do not have the time to call everybody."

I told her that is why I had said E-mail alert not telephone. It was as if she could not digest the different terms. To avoid her blowing a fuse, I asked if she had heard anything about Hazel's son.

Hazel's son had a kidney disease and was already on dialysis when Hazel called me to give me the GOOD NEWS on Sunday evening. "Eddie was getting a kidney transplant on Sunday night."

This subject was a safer one and the lady told me that he was doing so well he was out of ICU and had called her the day before. Then she took up the forbidden subject again and I wished her a good day and out the door I was in a flash.

Now my question is Why cannot Metro Nashville put in place a website for E-mail alerts. That would put the shoe on the public to check the site. In this day an age they need to get on the task. Money the problem? If waste was cut there would be no problem. I know this lady who can get more out of a penny than most people can get out of a dollar. I say draft her and she could fix the problem.

With gas prices being what they are and the time it takes to get prepared for a class, the miles travelled you would think Metro would get on the Internet ball. It was a 46 mile round trip for me.

Maybe we should ask the Governor for some of the $20 million (just the start up price) for that hole he is digging in the Governor's yard or for some of the lottery money which is suppose to go for scholarships but we have a HUGE SURPLUS.

Whenever, I think of any surplus, I see our officials standing in line with rolling dollar signs for eyes. Hey, this would make a neat cartoon.

The kitty justice has two sides today, one is good-Eddie got a kidney, the other is bad-NOTES ON DOORS. Unacceptable.


Brandy said...

You know they could even use the free sites like blogger to post their information on like closeings, etc. It wouldn't take two minutes. I would hate to think that I didn't even have 2 minutes to do something. But oh well what do you do? What kind of class are you taking? I am in art school, and behind. Blah but it shouldnt be to hard to catch up. Take care my friend!

Greatfullivin said...

Frustrating to say the least. I can't get started on our government and its waste or I will be on a rant for days. Glad your friend Eddie got a kidney! Have a good day! :)

Lady Di Tn said...

It is a Painting Class for adults.
Most paint in acrylics, some watercolor and a few do oil. There are about three who prefer pastels.

Eddie is an only child and Hazel's husband is dead so I was so thankful that he got a kidney as Hazel was very worried.

Peace to you both

Mary said...

Lady Di,

I think I would have been furious had I driven that far for a class that was cancelled. The Peter side of me (temper) would have flared. LOL I cannot tolerate people taking advantage of others.

Yes, our government here has surpluses as well but they never seem to go to the right places. Typical?

I'm glad Eddie is doing so well. Thanks for letting us know. I will put him on my prayer list.

Love and blessings,

Merle said...

Dear Lady Di ~~ Sorry you had the trip for nothing, and they should
notify you when there is a cancellation. Glad Hazel's son is doing so well and hope she is over the flu. Glad you found the jokes so funny today. Also thanks for the items you sent me. That darn cat was a worry ~ did you hear if it was rabid? The racoon was a big one too.
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.