Monday, September 07, 2015

new wonderful toy

Today Ellen W dropped off a wonderful and joyful producer of sound.
This is just me messing around with it -- now to look for some instructional material.
Thank you Ellen, this is so much fun.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

I am so very sorry

Too Proud to Say You’re Sorry? In Japan You Can Pay a Specialized Agency to Do It for You
By Sumitra on September 4th, 2014

It’s not easy to apologise, and most people would like to avoid it entirely if possible. Well, it turns out it is possible, if you happen to live in Japan. They have these ‘apology agencies’ through which you could simply pay someone to say sorry on your behalf.

I can see why these businesses are so successful – it’s really tough to face the person you’ve wronged and tell them that you’re sorry. It’s a highly uncomfortable situation, especially if you’ve made someone angry or hurt their feelings.

By hiring an expert, not only do you get to avoid the discomfort, you also make sure that the person gets a proper apology. These agencies train their employees to handle things based on the gravity of the situation. These people are professionals, and it looks like they can get you out of all sorts of sticky situations.