ON THE BACK BURNER

October 13

Our Rabbi's sermon this Shabbat brought up a phrase that sets my teeth on edge. It is"been there, done that". I strongly dislike this phrase. To me, when I would look for people to volunteer to positions that I knew they could do and add to our knowledge base and then have them say, "No. Been there .Done that", made me uncomfortable. I would think,"so what. I've been there and done that, too. What's the big deal? You have a skill, we can use it. Share it." Our Rabbi pointed out that this statement was , in fact, the sign of a boring individual. Is the person saying this statement so bored that they can't do something a second time, or a tenth time. Do they read a book once and never read another book.Or do they read the book once, like it, read it again and find something in it that they missed,read it a third time and find more to think about. Do you look at a sun rise and not do it again, because " been there, done that?"So the next time that I look for volunteers and I hear that phrase, I am going to confront that person with being boring, a bore. Just remember, my Rabbi said it first.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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