CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

December 27, 2010

Paying the Penalty for Retail Theft and Deception

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

PAYING THE PENALTY

FOR RETAIL THEFT AND DECEPTION

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     All I needed was an eight by ten manila envelope for an immediate project.

     I entered the dollar store, probably the only source in our small community, to purchase this item. I asked a clerk where to find the envelopes, headed to the appropriate counter, and located the product.  I quickly picked up the only one package on the shelf. Then I noticed its condition.

     The plastic wrap was torn. Counting the envelopes in the package I discovered that two-thirds of the contents were missing—there were four envelopes, not the six designated on the sticker.

     I took the package over to the clerk I’d spoken to and asked her if she was the store manager.

     “Yes,” she said.

     I showed her what I’d found, fully expecting a reduction on the price of the package.

     “I’ll have to put it in with the damaged goods,” she said, indicating the product was no longer purchasable.

     “I’m willing to pay for the envelopes that are there,” I said.

     “I can’t do that. I have to (more…)

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December 20, 2010

Memories in a Bank and Three Chairs

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

MEMORIES IN A BANK AND THREE CHAIRS

      Sitting on my living room shelves is a three-column brass bank, waiting for quarters, nickels and dimes to be deposited.

     The bank has a story. I acquired it at in Connellsville, on a nice fall afternoon when my neighbor, Pet Saylor, and I were out “yard saleing.”  The bank, priced at one dollar, caught my eye. When I picked it up, and I turned it over in my hand, I discovered it was filled with change.  Pet and I took it (more…)

November 1, 2010

Election Integrity: Where is It?

CAROLYN’S CREATIONS

ELECTION  INTEGRITY: WHERE IS IT?

     Integrity.

     What we need in America is elected people who say what they mean and do what they say.

     More common is the opposite—candidates who say what they must to succeed in the election, but who do not or cannot deliver on their promises.

     My first political interest occurred in the fall of 1963. Previous to that time, while surviving a negative home situation, I concentrated on my education in the medical field. It was my route to a better life.

     That fall I was on my way, a medical laboratory technician working in the pathology lab at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. It was time for me to become involved in my community.

     I listened to the candidates for election. One, especially, I liked. He assured his electorate that he would accomplish something (after this many years, I forget the details). After he was elected, he immediately (more…)

May 27, 2010

Memories in a Bank and Three Chairs

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

MEMORIES IN A BANK AND THREE CHAIRS

      Sitting on my living room shelves is a three-column brass bank, waiting for quarters, nickels and dimes to be deposited.

     The bank has a story. I acquired it at in Connellsville, on a nice fall afternoon when my neighbor, Pet Saylor, and I were out “yard saleing.”  The bank, priced at one dollar, caught my eye. When I picked it up, and I turned it over in my hand, I discovered it (more…)

March 13, 2009

Hidden Transgressions: The Importance of Integrity

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

HIDDEN TRANSGRESSIONS

The importance of Integrity

 

SCRIPTURE: Job 31:33     I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom. (KJV)
Matthew 23:25     Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess!  (KJV)

DEVOTION: Our personable church organist was loyal to the church, a good worker and faithful in all ways. Who would believe he would become a convicted as child molester? His skill at leading a double life was truly honed.
     Isn’t this behavior similar to what Job is sharing? As Adam hid his (more…)

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