Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone

I would just like to wish everyone a

“Happy Thanksgiving”

And I hope you have a wonderful day with those you love,


Monday, November 15, 2010

Our Kids,School and the Good Old day's

Come on you lot out there I need your help, well kind of in way!!

Remember! when we all when to school, you know, way back in the good old days,

Remember beside the school work that we had fun,

Remember the little bottles of milk, Remember the odd prank we would played on each other, but for the most part no one ever got hurt,

Remember when there was a fight between two kids, when it was over we all when back to what we were doing as if nothing had ever happen,

Remember how we had respect for our teachers.

Can you remember???

So why has it change so much???

Has our world really change so much in the last fifty years???


Some of our kids are dying at school, in fights or they are dying from things that happen at school.

Not so long ago in Perth, this women bought her son a knife, her son and his mate had falling out at school, so the next day, he took his knife to school and stabbed his friend. For the life of me I can’t understand, why his Mother bought him a knife to start with!

Three weeks ago here in Geraldton, a fifteen year old took his own life, why, because he had been bully so bad at school he could not take it anymore.

Another thing I can’t understand is, what ever happen to settling something fairly, you know the way “having it out “ as it was call in my day, a fight was between two kids, we when down the oval and did what need to be done (and NO! I don’t think kids should be fighting at any time) and then it was over and done with, now it ten against one, and if they get knocked down, there not letting them get up and try to fight back, it putting the boot in while they are down on the ground and it NOT just punching, it kicking and bits of wood or a star pickets.

Here in Geraldton at the moment we have a group of girl running wild in a Tag Group, where they pick another girl out and belt the life out of her. But for the life of me the thing I really don’t get is, how can other kids and some so called adults, and in one case a “Parent”, stand around and watching it happen and video it on their phones, and then send it to their mate like it some kind of joke. To me these people are every bit as bad as those using the knife or fighting as they are doing nothing to stop it.

But kids are just not attacking kids, they are also attacking there teacher as well, when did it ever become all right to beat the hell out of your teacher.

Has our world change so much that some of our kids have NO respect for human life, how can our schools have change so much in fifty years that some of our kids are losing their life in what should be a safe place for them to be.

And Yes, I do know there are so many wonderful young people out there doing truly great things in our schools and in the community, but there is also some who are not.

All I know is No parent, should have to put their child in a grave because of something that happen at school, it wrong so very wrong.

We all know we can’t go back to the “Good Old Days”, but right now I wish with all my heart we could, many of you would have seen what happening in Geraldton with the tag group that are running feral in town on T.V., I love this town, but for it to make the news around the world, because of these tag group rips me heart out.

No Child Should Ever Lose Their Life or be Hurt at School in this way!


No Parent Should Ever have to put Their Child in a grave because of something that Happen at School!

S.M. Mac Arthur ©

Monday, November 8, 2010

"The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month'

“The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month”

Please Stop and Remember Those Who have died for our Freedom from all War’s,

Please also Remember their Families for they too have paid high price for our Freedom,

May they sleep Peacefully in God care,

May they know we will always Remember them,

“Lest We Forget”

S.M. Mac Arthur ©

Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't treat Me Like I'm Stupid!!!

Now I’ve been having trouble with my net , for the last week or so, it has been running slow, so today I phone company and got a very nice lady from India, who was being very helpful and doing test on the line when the power when out at my end, and as she need my computer running to finish the test to see what speed my net was doing, she said that she would make a note on my file, for when the power was back on and I was to phone ask who ever I got to do a line test.

When the power, come back on, I phone and got a young man of about twenty who was an Aussie, I told him what had happen and ask if he had the note from the lady on my file and he said yes, so I ask him if he would do the line test for me and he said No, that he want to do everything the lady had already done before. I said to him that nothing would have change as I had been out, and the computer had been sitting here not being use till I got home just now.

At this point in our chat, the young man decide it was time to get rude and he thought, he had every right to speak to me as if I was a two year old.

Now most of you know that I’m fifty something and to some that make me over the hill, but that don’t make me stupid and Yes I know I don’t know a lot about computer and Yes there is No doubt in my mind that this young man knew much more about computer then I did or ever would, but I do know when a Blue Cable is plug IN, I don’t need to be ask twenty time to make sure that it is, and I don’t need to be spoken to in a condescending tone, as if I’m stupid.

I ask the young man if he would speak to his Mother the way he was speaking to me and there was a little laugh, so I took that as a Yes, so I told him if he was my son about now he would be picking his butt up of the floor as I would never stand around and hear him talk to people the way he was talking to me.

Now I don’t know about anyone else but when I’m on the phone to anyone I write things down, like the name of who I’m talking to, and reference numbers, (it a habit I learnt at my first job working in country phone exchange many years ago), so it was not hard to ring and speak to a supervisor and tell them what when on, and no I don’t want the young man to lose his job.

I just what him to be told to grow up and to get some respect, because some day he too will be over the hill and I’m sure he will not like being treated the way he treated me, all he need to know is respect cost nothing, it Free, and it make people feel good and I’m sure if he try it, it would make him feel good too.

S.M. Mac Arthur ©