Those of you who stop by occasionally know I am no corporate shill (certainly, it is not a moral stand as much as the lack of opportunity. I am constantly on the lookout for openings in the exciting field of corporate shilldom. Of course, it goes without saying that I would be willing to start as a corporate lackey, or even corporate stooge, and work my way up. So, if any large corporations happen to be reading this, and are in the market let me know.) But, recently my family and I flew into Omaha, (dreadful business, that flying) and our old friend, who is completely blind, took the train, and his trip could not have worked better.
Onto the point, if anybody has made it this far, I want to express my gratitude to Amtrak. When we called to initiate the trip the representative was well informed and thorough, making sure he had a seat on the lower level. The train personel took such good care of our friend. When they stopped to pick him up, on the way to Omaha, they called him by name at the station, and gently guided him to his seat. The conductor helped him with his suitcase, and the whole thing was handled with kindness and gentleness. And the same thing can be said of his trip home.
It was an extemely difficult thing to ask our friend to take such a leap of faith, and climb into the unknown world of a train car alone, and without assistance. But, it turns out he was not alone, and had all of the help he needed.
So, if any of you know any high ranking officials at Amtrak please tell them how grateful I am for taking such good care of my good friend. You have earned our undying appreciation.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Riding the Rails, to Gratitude.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.