Being Honest is Worth the Trouble, but it’s Still Trouble

This morning I went through an annoying formality which I hope most of you would also be willing to tolerate.  A $45.00 item which I bought online has shipped, but the charge for it has disappeared from my bank record. Initially, the charge was visible when I made a checking inquiry, and I thought everything was fine.  However, after I went through something complicated with a different order placed with the same retailer, the charge disappeared. I thought I’d get it cleared up this morning, by using the shopping site’s Customer Service chat feature.  The person I communicated with was … Continue reading Being Honest is Worth the Trouble, but it’s Still Trouble

Smartypants Ethics and the No Troll Rule

Many people are so frustrated with the Trump Administration they’ve resorted to posting dark humor at the president’s (sic) expense on social media.  Most of the humor isn’t creepy enough to warrant a visit from the authorities, but even then there are standards to observe.  Those standards have nothing to do with the way we feel about Donald Trump or anyone else.  They’re just unwritten rules making it clear that good people take care not to cause harm, and that conflicts are best handled when acting on experience, not emotion. Yesterday, I used Windows 10 tools to alter screenshots of two … Continue reading Smartypants Ethics and the No Troll Rule