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Thoughts While Shaving for July 20

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Thoughts While ShavingEver have a desire to be a delegate to a national political convention?  I operate better in a smaller environment, but to those with who have that on their “bucket list”, best of luck.  Go for it.

Have you been watching the Republican convention this week being held in Cleveland?  I am not a huge fan of being ‘glued’ to the TV for either party, but do check in from time to time, for the most part, appears to be going well….A hick-up here and there, but guess that is to be expected.  Lots of moving parts.

I check state agencies news sites often to see if any include news we can use on BladenOnline.  News that relates to our area.  From time to time, I find what I am looking for, example.

Did you know the NC Highway Patrol is currently seeking young men and women who would like a career as a state trooper?  The patrol is operating below the number of slots approved, the reason, a lack of qualified applicants.  Currently, the agency is seeking candidates for the 141st and 142nd basic schools that will be held early next year.

If you have an interest, have a desire to receive more info including qualifications, I have good news for you.  Bladen County Trooper A.M. (Andrew) Pait is the designated recruiter for Troop B that includes; Cumberland, Onslow, Sampson, Duplin, Pender, Columbus, Bladen, New Hanover, Brunswick, Robeson and Harnett counties.  Pait’s contact info is or 919-441-2988.

Recently saw him in the barber shop, not beside the road..(smile).  Public service is an honorable profession.  Contact Pait if you have an interest in being a candidate for the NC Highway Patrol, or know of someone who does.

Anyone looking forward to January or February for a change in the weather.  Many of us retirees do not mind hot or cold.  We have our own schedule.

Retiree priorities;

Recently I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests itself:

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash can, notice it is full.

But then I think, since I am going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

At the end of the day:  The bills aren’t paid, there is a warm diet coke sitting on my desk, there is only one check in the checkbook, I can’t find the TV remote, I can’t find my glasses and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.

What the heck, watch an old Andy Griffith or Fred Sanford re-run and go to bed.  Rise early next morning and repeat the process.