Baby Baby

I was reading an article about a new born baby being left in a school playing field. I mean seriously…. did this girl just pop it out and continue with her life just like that? Ok perhaps this baby was originally an accident and perhaps unwanted and she was not going to be showered in silver baby gifts but an ounce of dignity.

First of all, labour is not called labour because it is a party but because it is damn hard work!! Secondly, she could have just put the baby up for adoption. I also blame her parents because they should have realised that she was pregnant and they should have guided her. She would not have then given birth and dumped a baby in a school field in freezing temperatures.

It is sad to see how our society is disintegrating before our very eyes and despite this news, we will just continue with our lives without even another blink!

Security

I placed an order with Tesco Groceries. Nothing unusual. Except this time it would not accept my second factor authentication. They think they should place a 2-factor authentication yet they do not seem to have enough co-ordination to make it work.

You see I actually share a credit card account with my partner. Our cards are the same number but our security is different. Yet their second phase security did not allow me to create my own log details. Suddenly they fixed the issue, and locked me out! But it left me worried and confused. Truth is I feel even less secure than without this 2nd security feature, and it is supposed to make me feel more secure. Hah!

Ovation

“Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry”. John Lennon

Ok, perhaps times have changed slightly, however even back in the 60’s I cannot think that mens jewelry rattled much. Mind you, I suppose if they wore a couple of peace signs???

Wedding Favors

HSBC stepped on many people’s toes when they launched a set of adverts about cultures. They irritated the Mexicans when a European went to Latin America and found a lack of space, they irritated the Chinese with the European eating the Eel, and they irritated the Maltese with the wedding favors adverts where the guests take the presents! Needless to say some adverts were barely shown…. the number of complaints received was high. They stepped on peoples toes. Their idea was to try to reduce the cultural gap but with the fact that they were actually oblivious to the true cultural differences – they messed up big time.

They took cultural traditions and (possibly without intending too) made fun of cultural differences. Would that not also fall under racism?

Family

I find that the importance of family is no longer as strong as it used to be or in my opinion as strong as it should be. A family can offer such a strong support system, yet rather than encourage the family unit, the government actually discourages it.

If you are a single parent you have increased benefits from the government such as extra finances and more points to gain a council house. If you live with your extended family, you get nothing.

You watch TV and see programs where people sell their family heirlooms to go on a holiday or because they want the latest TV or for some other materialistic item! It makes me wonder how little people appreciate their family.

Personally, I believe that family is important. It offers me emotional security and a support system. I really could not manage without my family. It is bad when people do not have family but when people chose to shun their family… that is sad.

I have been passed down family heirlooms and they mean the world to me. And although I may never have personally known my great grand mother, having a keepsake of hers, like a silver locket or photograph, gives me that connection to her. As for my children, they have been named after family members. I feel it is a small sign of respect to the people who made me who I am and helped in my children’s upbringing. My father always said, “a child’s education begins 20 years before they are born”. It took me many years to understand it. But essentially it means that the child’s future will be a result of her previous ancestors!

Like them or not… family are part of you… and should be respected. You cannot hope to respect yourself if you cannot respect your family!