Unbelievable? …… Really?

Posted: June 8, 2017 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, politics, writing
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It is not that the events of the past few months are not interesting, bazaar and in the words of others, “totally unbelievable – unbelievable”. It is just me writing about them that would probably just make them a boor, or is it a bore?

It reminds me of an experience I had while an electronic communications specialist. I received a formal “squawk” via email, from a dispatcher, that many management names were also copied, informing me and they that a vital communications receiver’s audio was at an  “unbelievably loud level“. And he was requesting that the equipment be repaired immediately.  Since so many “higher-ups” were copied I responded promptly assuming that there was something very wrong with this very expensive piece of gear. After “repairing” the receiver, I replied-to-all this short report of the fix.

“Turned the radio’s volume control knob down to a more “believable” level”.

I received the most replies and accolades and chuckles from management on that single “repair” than any other that I’d done in my entire career.

I guess the point I’m making here is, we could use a lot less “unbelievable” adjectives and adverbs these days spewed from the Administration. And it would probably do the Country much more good if before a lot of huge adjectives are used and unnecessary squawking is done, perhaps things should first just be turned down to a more believable level.




  1. Exactly! Right on, E! I agree with you 100%! E = Excellent!

    Your “repair”/”solution”, and the response you got made me snort laugh! 😀 😛 Way to go! Love it! 🙂

    I’m baffled by the people who think the louder they talk, if they use many words, if they have a tough, even cruel attitude, if they throw in a few swear words, etc…is what makes them heard…when really a lot of us are tuning them out. Or trying to tune them out. We won’t remember what they said, just how they made us feel. 😦

    As a mom and a teacher, I never raised my voice…not even one time, I was never demeaning, etc., yet kids always listened to me. respected me, liked me and obeyed me. I got down on their level eye-ball-to-eye-ball, talked softly, yet with authority, let them know I loved them, they were important to me, etc., and then told them what I needed them to hear…I “couched” what might have seemed to be a negative (to them) between at least two positives about them. I always had their respect and love. I treated them how I wish adults had treated me when I was a child.

    Okay, I’ve droned on rambly enough. I’ll hush now. 🙂

    Again…excellent post! 🙂

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    • You would have been a great teacher for me. I was very quiet as a child and it took a long
      time for teachers to realize I was not a dummy. At best they pigion holed me as average. I always felt that they had no time to spend on me even when I needed help. Finally in high school I was able to prove them wrong .

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      • Yes, quiet children (and well behaved children) often get overlooked in some classrooms. 😦 And often they are the observers and THE smartest kids. 🙂
        I’m so glad you proved them wrong…and I’m not surprised you did. 🙂
        HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. DSS—What…and ruin this whole Jerry Springer-thing we got goin on?! What fun would that be?!
    XO DWD

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    • This is the truth. I heard a couple of Dem pundits talking the other day and they were seriously talking about perhaps finding a lot of “Jerry Springer” types to run for Congress in 2018. it appeared to them that that was the type of candidate the American electorate was looking for. Now that is “sad, so sad”!

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  3. Happy Friday to you and The Gang! Make it a great whee-kend with family!!! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  4. rushmorejudd says:

    This post was huge. Unbelievably huge. The best ever.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Happy Father’s Day!!! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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