Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Can’t we just enjoy water?

Full glass of water with lemon and mint, with whole lemon, lemon slices, and sprig of mint next to it
Source of image: Pexels, under Creative Commons Zero Universal (CC0 1.0) license

On Friday afternoon, walking around Medford, Ore., we stopped in at a local eatery. From experience, we knew that if we didn’t speak up immediately, water glasses would be deposited on our table, and those glasses would be clogged with ice. So we quickly told our server, “We’d like water with no ice.”

Monday, December 5, 2016

Unwanted chocolate carries burden of punishment

Public domain image by George Hodan
At Personal Branding Blog, Maria Elena Duron cautions against gifts that hurt the giver’s personal brand, by “shouting” to the recipient that the giver doesn’t know him or her.