“The Nine Aspects of Life…

(1) The adventure of life is to learn. (2) The purpose of life is to grow. (3) The nature of life is to change. (4) The challenge of life is to overcome. (5) The essence of life is to care. (6) The opportunity of life is to serve. (7) The secret of life is to dare. (8) The spice of life is to befriend. (9) The beauty of life is to give.”

( ~ William Arthur Ward )

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“THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL OF COPYEDITING BLOOPERS”…(8 and 9 are shelved due to content)..so…upward and onward to…

“DON’T QUIT…when things go wrong, as they sometimes will; when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; when the funds are low, and the debts are high…and you want to smile, but have to sigh; when care is pressing you down a bit…rest if you must, but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out…the silver tint of the clouds of doubt; and you can never tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems so far; so stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit…IT’S WHEN THINGS GO WRONG THAT YOU MUST NOT QUIT.” [emphasis added]

( ~ Author Unknown )

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“THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL OF COPYEDITING BLOOPERS (7 of 9)…

**Excerpt…from a very emotional response to a 30-day eviction notice:

(7) *Further, the Park Managers* constant ax to grind towards us people who after all are the ones who pay the park operation who even remotely cross her path is very shocking. [HUH?] **Further, her “ax to grind” attitude toward people who “cross her,” and her verbal abuse if they do is, frankly, quite alarming.)”

*The [HUH?] vs **the (Much) Better – (Author Unknown)

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“THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL OF COPYEDITING BLOOPERS (4-6 of 9)…

…Excerpts from a very emotional response to a 30-day eviction notice:

(4) *It is very clear that your maintenance crew can not* makes* these repairs, and I have written to the Park Manager about these repairs and has* made it very clear that we can not* have these repairs done by anyone else! **[Responses from the Park Manager have made it quite clear that the maintenance crew could only handle the requested repairs; we were not permitted to call in anyone from the “outside.” However, experience clearly reveals that the maintenance crew is inept at making permanent repairs because of their “Band-Aid” approach to effect temporary, at best, resolutions to some very serious problems.] (5) *Further to that, the Park Manager made it very clear that the park if not governed by State or Federal law and do* not have to listen to my complains* about the repairs. **[In fact, her philosophy, which she has made quite clear on several occasions, is that State or Federal law does not govern the park; therefore, presumably negating in her mind, the necessity to listen to complaints from residents about some very serious and necessary repairs.] (6) *Handling of these problems is very less* than professional and has* no respect of staff members nor* people who rent from the park. **[These problems are all coupled with her apparent lack of professionalism, respect, or kind regard for the members of her maintenance crew or the residents of the park, in general.]

*The Bad vs **The Better ( ~ Author Unknown )

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“THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL OF COPYEDITING BLOOPERS…

Excerpts from a very emotional response to a 30-day eviction notice (1-3 of 9)…

(1) *This is to advise you that we are in receipt on March 17 of your 30-day notice of Termination of Tenancy, which the Park Manager stated that you want the house back. **[Please be advised that we are in receipt of your 30-day notice of Termination of Tenancy, which the Park Manager delivered to us on the evening of March 17.]

(2) *I am very sure you are awear* of the maintenance and safety problems that occuer* with that house. **[Because I want to give this unfortunate situation the ‘benefit of the doubt,’  I am making the assumption that you may, in fact, not be totally aware of the numerous verbal and written requests we have made for repairs (as required under California Civil Section 1942.5) – most, to no avail.]

(3) *We have tried numerous tymes* to get these repares* completed without success – even with the major fits of rage from distruction* of cabinet cupboards to ‘bear* electrical wires being touched by a two-year-old child! **[One of the most hazardous examples recently occurred when an innocent 2-year-old boy touched ‘live wires’ in a basically unprotected electrical box located on the grounds of the park.]

*The BAD vs. **the GOOD… ( ~ Author unknown )

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“TIPS FOR BOSSES (10-12…end)

(10) Never introduce me to the people you are with; when you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them. (11) Be nice to me when the job that I am doing could really change your life…[and last but not least] (12) Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any, and it’s nice to know someone less fortunate.”

( ~ Unknown )

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“TIPS FOR BOSSES (7-9 of 12)

(7) If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. Leaks like that could cost me a promotion. (8) If you don’t like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversation. (9) If you have special instructions for a job, don’t write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost finished.

( ~ Unknown )

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“TIPS FOR BOSSES (4-6 of 12)

(4) If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books, or supplies, don’t open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors is good training. (5) If you give me more than one job to do, don’t tell me which is [a] priority. Let me guess. (6) Do your best to keep me late. I like the office and really have nowhere to go or anything [else] to do.”

( ~ Unknown )

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“TIPS FOR BOSSES (3 of 12)

(1) Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing. (2) If it’s a real rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it’s going; that helps. (3) Always leave without telling anyone where you’re going. It gives me the chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.

( ~ Unknown )

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Cheryl Richardson…

“If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.”

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