Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Good Old Days

Gas station serviceman wearing a necktie 
In good old days the young men that pumped your gasoline wore neckties and you can bet those ties were official uniform often with the company logo proudly illustrated on the tie.

It wasn't just cheap gasoline back in the day that made the gas station easier to deal with, it was more than that. When you pulled into a gas station there was something very different to what you experience today.  They were real gas stations, not just a place to get fuel either - they were called service stations.  The "service" as in serving was the only way to go.  It was not considered socially correct to have to pump your own gas, getting your hands dirty and afterwards smelling like gasoline.

Sometime in the late 70s after that orchestrated fuel crisis that saw long lines at the pumps the corporate wisdom decided to cut labor costs and introduced the self service "pump your own" system.  Those "company owned" stations also operated convenient stores along with the gas pumps instead of the usual repair facility.  Their modern gas station now had one employee at a cash register instead of several employees.  The square footage incorporated shelf space for potato chips, candy, and pet food, and coolers for beer and soft drinks.  Gone was the automobile service station.  There was no need to sell tires, fan belts and no need for a soda machine either.

The "company owned" self serve stations squeezed out the independents, openning up across the street which saw an end to the auto service part of the gas station in the U.S.A.as well as the anything else that resembled "service."

Gas station service man wearing a bow tie
I missed those days but not any more.  That's because I have the service in the gas station in my world again.  No, I did not time travel, it was much easier than that.  Although there was much about those days in the 60's and early 70's that I wish I could return to; hence my desire to go back to what I consider to much more sensible times, lest the gas station long lost. 

I now live south of the border near Rosarito Beach, Baja California Mexico and there are real gas stations here.  They often have the convenient store like gas stations north of the border but they have real service.  There is usually at least one person on each side of the gas pump island, so you never feel neglected.  The men and even women that are the gas station attendants take care of the task of refueling your car, they will gladly check the oil, the water and check the tires for air.  They carefully clean the windshields, both front and back and the side view mirrors and they smile despite the salary of less then $2.00 per hour.  They take great poride in their jobs and the gas station service men wear ties too, imagine that..

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Only Terrorists Wear Neckties

The real terrorists wear suits and ties
I found this image on my Face Book page.  Some comments that accompanied this photo suggested that only terrorists wear ties.  Of course I objected to the idea concerning this terrorists fashion statement.  Certainly this is just an exaggeration by a person fed up with the crooked bansters and the other thieves on Wall Street. 

Banksters and stock brokers wear neckties so they will look serious and gain confidence over their "marks."   Yes, I use the word "mark" ( slang for a person that is targeted by a con-man ) to describe a bankers client.

I am also one of those guys that have a problem with the evil ruling elite of this world, especially the Illuminati and their soldiers in politics and the world of finance that have abused us all. 

It is no secret that the current financial mess we are in was orchestrated by those goons.  As well, those selfish men also took advantage of the situation and lined their pockets and the pockets of their friends with billions and billions of dollars.

Politicians wear neckties the same as bankers for the same end result - to deceive the masses while the lie and cheat.  I obviously do not have much fondness for them either, well at least most of them.  Not long ago I posted a piece I did about the evil men like politicians that wear ties.  That post includes an image Darth Vader comparing him to former Vice President Dick Cheney who is a man that I actually despise,  Check it out here - Evil Neckties for Evil Men  You may like the picture of that famous ex President Richard Millhouse ( I am not a crook ) Nixon and his more or less equally dishonest administration staff, many of which went on to serve in both of the Bush White Houses.

By the way I am no fan of either George H. Bush or George W. Bush, nor the sleazy ex President William Jefferson Clinton.  As for Obama, he is the king of liars.  I believe that not only is he a non American regarding his phony birth certificate that makes him an illegal U.S. President and the fact that he is using a dead guys Social Security Number which makes him an illegal alien; I believe that he is actually an alien from Outer Space.  No kidding. 

But seriously, many men like myself wear neckties because ties make a man look polished and debonair. There is no devilish reason behind tying a necktie around my neck, so I decided to write this short article as a post for this blog and as well place a short version of it on Face Book as a rebuttal. 

That brings me to this.  Check out my satirical post about another evil guy from Outer Space Sith Lord Darth Vader Wearing a Necktie 

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