Scallywag

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

Archive for February, 2014

Who said dogs won't stick their tongue out at you?
What we expect versus what we get can be altogether different.

Your Great Expectations

February 5th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 10 secs

Who said dogs won't stick their tongue out at you?

Who said dogs won’t stick their tongue out at you?

When I think about expectancies, I typically think about goals, with great ones preferable. But there are others that don’t measure up and it’s these that cause us no end of frustration, anger, and stress. Read the rest of this entry »

"But they got a good rating on TripAdvisor"
Travel ratings ain't all they're cracked up to be.

Why TripAdvisor Isn’t Quite Your Friend

February 3rd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

"But they got a good rating on TripAdvisor"

“But they got a good rating on TripAdvisor”

Hands up all those who have used TripAdvisor to find good places to go, stay, and plan things to do? It’s a popular website, with millions visiting annually to get the goods on where and what is worthwhile. Such a pity then that it’s seriously flawed. Read the rest of this entry »

Courtesy is much more than rules.
How are your manners?

The Ultimate Answer to Manners

February 2nd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 5 secs

Courtesy is much more than rules.

Courtesy is much more than rules.

“For goodness sake, take your elbows off the table! And, stand up straight”. Whether you know when to smile at the right time, bow, or send the proper reply, manners will always be a big deal. Read the rest of this entry »