If you are going to sell beach property, don’t use a photo of a Kentucky horse farm on your website; and if you want to sell me skin care for wrinkles, don’t use Asian people as examples or 14-year-old models to talk about cellulite. Good grief. Let’s get a grip, shall we?
Sen. Feinstein is at it again. Really, can’t she find another cause? Instead of fighting to keep criminals in jail, she again is trying to ban the import of semi-automatic rifles that she doesn’t feel can be used for sporting purposes. Are you kidding? The AR-15 is the fastest growing hunting rifle on the market. What happened to free trade? What’s next? Sling shots? Boomerangs? Cut the crap, we are getting tired of it.
Another bad habit that needs to be broken is people cleaning firearms while apparently pointing them at others. Holy crap, really? Do you light a gas grill with your face next to the flame? Stop it.
I don’t want to think that we are becoming a society of dummies but unfortunately due to YouTube and other sources it’s easy to find prime and excessive examples daily. One of my favorites is a man attempting to hit a 12 gauge shotgun shell with a hammer held in his hand on a rock, to prove to his wife it would not explode. I guess we should consider this natural selection.
We are getting dumber and angrier. Why are you a mean person if you have had enough and finally tell someone how you feel? That’s called venting, and it’s healthy. If someone makes you feel bad about yourself or others, take hold and tell them to stop. It is your responsibility. We have become a society afraid to punish the young or to be politically incorrect. As a child it was not OK to be disrespectful to others; and if you got in trouble at a friend’s house or at school, you knew nothing good was waiting at home. And we all survived. Spankings are not evil; ignoring behavior and allowing today’s youth to be rude and disrespectful is.
Next time you go out, hold a door for someone and remember to say please and thank you. People learn by experience and repetition.
In the wise words of our friend, Mike Fish, “If you go into the water and don’t come out feeling better, you’ve done something wrong.” Take a moment and make sure that everything in your life is working for you and get rid of the things that don’t. RIP, Mike.
Remember knowledge is power and laughter can brighten your soul.
Dorothy Royal is the owner of Surf City Guns and Ammo, mother of two wonderful children, ringmaster of a herd of miniature ponies and an avid member of the Surf City Writers Group and Topsail Book Club.