Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Now I have nothing against change, change can be good, but at the...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Now I have nothing against change, change can be good, but at the same time, while you are adjusting to that change it can be a real pain. For example: when I go shopping at my local grocery store, I know where every item is and I can walk the store from right to left and perfectly get everything I need without any fuss or muss. Now our grocery store has decided to change everything around. The spring water for my fish used to be on the first aisle and now it is on the 4th aisle. The wine used to be on row two is now on row five and so on and so on. Real problem is that after several visits some item locations are still a mystery and I am not in any mood to just push my cart up and down the aisle looking for something. That is not my style! Even with a coupon, if I cannot find something very quickly, I will decide it was not worth my money or time to hunt it down. I am not sure exactly why they move things around but I suspect it is for folks like me in the hopes that I will stay in the store longer and maybe buy more items. Well, that might work for others, but that does not work for me.

To just add salt to injury our local WalMart has decided they would do the same thing. Now WalMart is not as bad as my local grocery store since I do not do as much shopping there, however, WalMart has decided to take change to one more level; they are also reducing the size of the aisles. They have never really had wide aisle, but two people with carts could pass each other with care, but these new aisles are barely big enough for one cart. This might allow them to add more shelves but at the same time they are going to make a lot of customers unhappy. Makes you wonder what they think is more valuable. Hmmm! As Max would say: this is a GRRRRRR moment.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

STILL TIME FOR SOME GOLF

  • A “gimme” can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers, neither of whom can putt very well.
  • An interesting thing about golf is that no matter how badly you play, it is always possible to get worse.
  • Golf’s a hard game to figure. One day you’ll go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps, and miss every green. The next day you’ll go out and for no reason at all you’ll really stink.
  • If your best shots are the practice swing and the “gimme putt,” you might wish to reconsider this game.
  • Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is you.
  • Golf is like marriage: If you take yourself too seriously it won’t work, and both are expensive.
  • The best wood in most amateurs’ bags is the pencil.

That is all I have today. As always be good, do good, play safe and remember change is always good… Sometimes.

JR