Time Is Not Money – Time Is Money Debunked

May 28th, 2013 | Filed under Opinions and Perspectives, Rants

I have been getting really tired of hearing people say the phrase “Time is Money” to me recently. Though I can understand the merit of the phrase when spoken during business hours, since rent, hourly wages, and other time based payments are factored in, each time I hear it outside of work, I just want to shout to the speaker at the top of my lungs “No it’s not, stop spreading stupidity!”

When I was a toddler, I used to play with a very simple puzzle, the goal of the puzzle was to fit various shapes into similar shaped holes, the triangular shape into the triangular shaped hole, the pentagon into the pentagon hole, square into the square hole, however the circular piece on my version of this puzzle, was a little bit special, since all the pieces were designed with the exact same width, the circular piece would not only fit into the circular shaped hole, but also into the square shaped hole. However even in my toddler years I was already smart enough to realize that this did not make a circle equal to a square, because the square would not fit through the circular hole. The phrase “circle is square” makes about as much sense to me as “time is money”.

Shape Puzzle

Although money is something you can rent people’s time with, and with more money you can indeed rent more people’s time, one thing that you can never do with money, is buy more time for yourself, and neither can anyone else. Time is limited, and the only real thing that any of us have here on earth, it is the most valuable thing we ever possess, and most everyone would give up any amount of money to have more. Although you’re always free to sell your own time as much as you wish, you can never buy it back.

In a social situation, two people are sharing their time with each other, nobody is paying one another, and therefore the value of both people’s time is completely equal, in fact you could use the phrase “time is time” or “time = time” and nobody could ever bring a valid argument against it.

Sometimes I feel that a good part of society has things a little bit mixed up about money and time, that some of the rich people, and also some of the poor, feel that the value of a wealthy people’s time is greater,  but again, in a social situation, where money is not involved, time has no monetary value, and we all make the same wage of absolutely nothing.

Obviously time is not money.

E.T. Bicycle Disaster Tee

May 24th, 2013 | Filed under Shirts
Funny E.T. Elliot Moon Shirt

E.T. Bicycle Disaster Shirt Click Image $19.99

Elliott could never have imagined, even just weeks ago, that he would be in such a position. He never knew as he rode through the forest that day, with his extra terrestrial friend, that he would suddenly lift off the ground into flight.

As Elliott and E.T. continued to fly through the night sky, Elliott’s excitement grew and grew, he just really could not believe, or understand exactly what was going on. He did not understand that E.T. who sat in the basket on the front of the bike appearing calm, was concentrating on the difficult task at hand of transporting the pair and the bicycle through the night sky.

Eventually Elliot’s excitement overwhelmed him, he believed he could fly, he believed he could touch the sky, he spread his wings to try and fly away, then Elliott confidently leaped from the bike. E.T. lost concentration, and the once dreamy moment became a nightmarish disaster.

Funny E.T. Bicycle Moon Shirt

Stop Global Warming Shirt – Darth Vader

May 8th, 2013 | Filed under Shirts
Darth Vader Stop Global Warming Shirt

Stop Global Warming Shirt – Click Image $19.99

“We interrupt your regular broadcast for this important message from our very own man in black, our local shiny well dressed, cape bearing friend from Tatooine. The dude with the super deep voice, and super great helmet, our own super pipeline to the power of the dark side, is here to now share this important message with all of you.

Please everyone avert your eyes in awe as our master, our lord, the one, the only Darth Vader, steps up to the microphone and delivers this very important message said to come right from the Dark Side itself.”

Darth steps up to the microphone in-front of thousands, holding a red screw in fluorescent light bulb, says “Stop Global Warming”, then walks off the stage, bringing balance to the force.

Stop Global Warming Darth Vader Shirt

The Legend Of Bud The Kitty Jockey

May 7th, 2013 | Filed under Shirts
Funny Kitty Jockey Shirt

Kitty Jockey Shirt
$19.99
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Bud was a small bullied child, who grew up to be a small bullied man. As an adult, Bud became a world famous horse jockey, but even with fame and fortune, adults, teenagers, and other jockeys continued to bully him.

Determined to get respect, Bud decided to take some of the various performance enhancing horse medicines found at work, and exercised hard for several years, but was still not able to get any respect.

One lonely day Bud bought a kitten from the pet store, and as the kitty jumped around on places he should not have, he eventually knocked over a vial of Bud’s enhancements, and lapped it all up with a Purr.

Bud’s beloved little kitty became very very large, playful, and dangerous. So Bud grabbed his horse taming rope from work and brought him under control. After some thought, Bud decided to saddle kitty up.

Bud no longer cared about any respect as he rode out that Moonlit evening, that night he had only revenge on his mind.

Kitty Jockey Shirt

The Need To Lead

Apr 4th, 2013 | Filed under Interesting, Opinions and Perspectives

A few years ago now on a summer weekend afternoon, I had a conversation with my girlfriend at the time, Charlene, that has stuck in my head quite a bit over recent years. We had made plans to spend the day together, and she had just arrived outside my condo for the two of us to go off on our adventure.

She asked me “So, where do you want to go ?”

Having only lived in my current city for about a year I replied “I don’t know this area very well, why don’t you take me somewhere ?”

She was stunned a bit for a second then said “You know, I don’t think I have ever been asked that before, everyone always takes me everywhere.”

Batman Must Always Lead

After a bit of thinking, Charlene took me on an amazing tour of the area, including two wonderful lakes, one of which had a huge sand building competition on it that day, which Charlene had already been aware of, and the other had a great cliff side view of the surrounding forest and lake which we first ate lunch at, and then hiked down for a private swim. After we hiked back up to the car she then took me to a great restaurant for dinner where we stayed for several hours afterwords to drink beer and listen to the live blues band.

I found it quite amazing that no one had ever asked Charlene in all her thirty years of living in the same area, where she wanted to go. This though of course was of great benefit to me, because by her sitting in the passenger seat all these years, she had collected a huge knowledge of good things to do, and the best of it all this knowledge had been delivered to me on this day. Needless to say I wanted to see more the next time she came over, and she had more than a few days of things for us to do that were of great interest, all of which I added to my own list of things to do in the area when people visited me from out of town.

I wondered a bit more to myself why no one had ever asked her before what she wanted to do, she was often quiet, but quite obviously bright. I am guessing it was mostly because in groups there is usually that one person that really feels the need to lead everyone all the time, and that was just not the way she was. Usually those that force themselves on us as the leader are a type “A” personality, and Charlene was defiantly not one of these.

Funny Leadership

Now don’t get me wrong, leadership is a wonderful thing, and necessary if you want to get things done efficiently, you need a leader. I lead my household around most of the time, but not always, and I also lead my employees, but feeling the need to be leading everyone around all of the time, is a massive weakness of personality in my books.

In my opinion, constant leaders usually have the least knowledge of anyone in the group, as all of their less than vast knowledge is quickly shared to the masses who usually, due to their ability to sometimes follow, both individually and collectively know more. So if you yourself feel the need to lead constantly, you might want to consider taking a back seat sometimes to let a more knowledgeable person show you around, that way when you do take control, people won’t always be quietly wishing they were somewhere else.

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