The Police ARE Around When You Need Them!

Police Line: Do Not Cross

January 31, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, my favorite playful prank involves the police and other law enforcement officials.    [ Read More ]

Multiple Choice Test: Phone, Insect, All of the Above, Neither?

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January 10, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, the other day, I felt like I was the victim of a multiple choice test. [ Read More ]

Ladies First? Indeed! Here’s Why. (Hint: Think Canary)

Ladies First

December 28, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, basic Internet searches and what I have picked up suggest many reasons for the “Ladies First” policy.  “Chivalry” is of course an important one, but it is just one.  [ Read More ]

Chocolate Malt Shake, Siri, and Me

February 24, 2013– Dear Diary, When I awoke this morning, Chocolate Malt Shake (CMS), my wife and better two-thirds, was in bed with her iPad.  Over the last week or so, she has been going on and on about how cool one of Apple’s applications, Siri, is.  Some folks describe Siri as a concierge service; … [ Read More ]

Magic Fire Hydrants: Now You Don’t See Them, Now You Do!

fire hydrant

The great magicians make things disappear. But making fire hydrants appear out of nowhere is a whole different kettle of fish. [ Read More ]

I’m Jealous Of This Banana

This banana as clearly worked through its ego issues in therapy.

Dear Secret Diary– This banana has clearly worked through its ego issues in therapy. [ Read More ]

I Got a Wedding Proposal at the Supermarket… Almost

Supermarket

September 13, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, while I fell just short of getting a wedding proposal at the supermarket, I did get $5. So I at least I didn’t come away empty-handed. [ Read More ]

It’s a Good Thing My Head is Screwed On

Pad in Fridge

July 5th, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, it’s a good thing my head is screwed on (physically anyway)! [ Read More ]

How To Make Customer Service Interactions More Fun, Part II

© Corot2 | Dreamstime.com - How Can We Help You Sign Photo

December 6. 2014– Dear Secret Diary, continuing last week’s discussion on how to add fun and spice to customer service interactions, I thought I’d share some more of my favorite responses to, “How can I help you?”    [ Read More ]

How to Ripen Fruit with The New York Times

New York Times Week in Review and Fruit

October 18, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I learned not too long ago that you can use The New York Times to ripen fruit. [ Read More ]

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