Friday, October 29, 2010

Nothing Screams Professionalism Like a Mustache

Ron Jeremy
The "stache".  Does anything scream out I am professional quite like a mustache does?  The favorite facial accessory by some of the most famous dictators, porn stars and other just exceptionally cool guys.  The lips of leaders and influential figures have been decorated by these hairy displays manhood through out time.

Magnum PI

I guess I missed the "soup strainer" bus.  Several years ago I ditched my famous Dirty Sanchez look and opted for the goatee.  What was I thinking?  However, I would like to thank my employer for pointing out my obvious facial deficiencies and the fact a neatly trimmed goatee completely prohibited me from conducting the full duties of my job.  The proficiency and professionalism of the department took a giant leap forward and instituted a new facial hair policy.  No goatees.  Yet, they understand the power of the Porn Stache. 

The Hulkster


I can already tell I have up'd my game since shaving.  Obviously it is a great look because everyone that sees me makes a comment.  I hope as the white tan line, where the hideous proficiency blocker called home for 10 years, fades away, my new look still garners the attention it deserves.

So, in honor of my newly revived lip warmer and the triumphant return of my Dirty Sanchez look , I provide some photos of some the Hairy Lipped Heroes of the past.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The cops didn't need to shoot him, he was a good guy

We have all seen the scenario play out on the evening news.  Once again we see it this week in St. Louis, the great husband, father, community pillar and charity worker gunned down by the evil crooked Police Officers on the streets.  Tuesday night St. Louis County Undercover Narcotics Detectives capped another one.

Two NARC Detectives see what they believe is a drug deal transpiring.  They approach the car, the car speeds at the officer and strikes one of them, pinning him between a parked car and the bad guy’s car.  The cops open fire, killing the driver.  Cops 1 Bad Guy 0.  The grieving widow then goes on all the news channels, fakes her cry and tells what a “good” person he was.  Oh and then there is the demanding of an “outside” investigation.

I am pretty sure there is not really a need for that outside investigation.  First of all, he is not a “good” guy.  He just tried to run over a cop.  He is not good.  The officer was in fear of his life and reacted.  He did what he was supposed to do.  It is not his fault the bad guy brought a car to a gun fight.  By the way, he didn’t just kind of bump the officer with his car and pin him in.  He hit the parked car with enough force to break the axel.  It should also be mentioned the bad guy (former bad guy) has numerous past drug related convictions failing to pay alimony and driving with a suspended or revoked license among other charges. I would say the totality of this situation would lend to the fact the officers were probably correct in what they thought was a drug deal.

If you are not a bad guy, you do not put yourself in the situation of passing dope in/out of your car window.  If you are not a bad guy, you do not try to run over a cop.  If you are not a bad guy, you don’t have several past convictions for drugs.  He’s not bad; he just made a bad choice.  Yes he did.  He chose the ride, he shouldn’t, and well his family shouldn’t gripe about it now.  The positive side to this is he will not try to hurt another cop.  Ever.

It never looks good when officers use force.  But, the bottom line in this is that sometimes it is necessary.  No cop hits the street in the morning hoping they a get a chance to shoot someone.  Don’t sell dope and try to run over cops and you should be ok.  It is not a difficult equation.  I am not real sure the outside investigation is needed.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Where has customer service gone?

One would think in today's economy and as tough as things are the level of customer service would be at an all time high. My personal experience is just the opposite or maybe it is just the people that I have done business with in the recent past.

As a small business owner, I ensure that I do everything that I can to make sure the customer is happy. This in hopes that they come back again or they refer someone else. I go out my way to make everything right if there is a problem.

Maybe it's just me but it doesn't seem this is the norm with companies. Here are a couple examples of situations that I recently encountered.

At&t cellular service: I had two phones with them and had used their service for years. I contact them and let them know I had been offered a specific package deal with Sprint. I told them it was a great offer, but since I had been with them for years I wondered if they would match or make a an offer comparable. "We don't match packages", simple as that. No let's discuss it, here's what we can do. Nothing. Basically tough crap. I told them I would like to stay with them, however I would have no choice to switch because the package that I was being offered better suited my needs. "I guess you better switch then." Are you kidding me? That is the way you do business. I can't believe a supervisor somewhere isn't all over this. End of story, the Sprint service has been great.