Not so random acts of kindness and sensible
acts of beauty
Remember those bumper stickers, "Random acts of kindness
and senseless acts of beautify?" People would do things
like pay tolls for the car behind them.
Well, that was nice, but from my perspective, here's what's
1. Find a broken link on a site? Get an "invalid address"
response to your email? Tell the webmaster. I'm convinced
the Link Gremlins visit my site while I'm sleeping and destroy
a few links just for fun.
2. Use "bcc" when you send a message to unrelated
strangers, even if they're united by membership in your subscription
list. . Gently remind others who forget.
3. Scoop for your dog.
If everybody did, we'd be welcome in more places.
4. Deny the joys of parenthood to family members with fur
You say, "I wouldn't want that done to me?"
Well, you also wouldn't want to snooze on a sunny windowsill
or be walked on a leash three times a day.
5. Love thy neighbor in silence..
Turn the music down before 3 AM. Avoid blasting the horn
to when you arrive to take your friend to church on Sunday
6. Don't ask strangers about their parents, siblings, children
Their relatives may be dead, disappeared and/or locked up.
Get to know them first.
7. Don't ask strangers about their religious beliefs.
Especially: On a crowded airplane if you're in the next seat.
On their doorsteps at eight o'clock on Saturday morning. On
a job interview.
8. If you're going to call someone at 5 AM, dial the number
carefully. VERY carefully.
9. Create a simple, one-step process for subscribers who
want to remove themselves from your mailing list.
One e-list requires entering a long-forgotten password that
leads to an incomprehensible website. The webmaster says,
"The other ten thousand subscribers are doing fine."
I suspect 9,999 of them can't be bothered to leave.
10. Ask your cable company, TV station and favorite newspaper
for more responsible programming.
More women's sports, especially basketball. Fewer pseudo-boot
|Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. is an author, career coach, and
speaker. She works with mid-career professionals who want to make a fast
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