Now that my kids are grown, I detest this holiday. It interrupts my quiet time and makes me hop to the door constantly. While I'm waiting for the onslaught, I decided to comment on something I just saw on TV news. The idiocy of society today continues to amaze me. The government is offering the CPSA, who oversees Toy safety, another twenty million dollars to hire additional staff to combat the problem of lead levels.
Here's an idea... why not invest that twenty million in bringing those jobs BACK to the UNITED STATES so that we can safety oversee the standards? Duh uh. It's really hard to be a watchdog of products coming from China... evidently.
So many business have moved overseas, taking jobs from the homeland. I was appalled to learn that most credit card companies have outsourced their billing functions to countries such as India and Pakistan. Have you noticed the increasing number of people with accents when you place or receive phone calls dealing with your bills? I only discovered the switch had occurred when my eighty-two year old mom was billed for tickets on Air Malaysia along with car rentals and meals. She doesn't go anywhere but Walmart, so that was an easy mistake to prove. But it appears Citicard and some of the other bigger companies should be doing a better background check of their employees.
Okay, I'm putting my soapbox away. I hear skittering feet outside the door.