Recently I saw a piece on TV. They were asking people to sing our National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner.” No one knew the words and what was worse they made up words if they didn’t know them…some just hummed. I guess I find humming less offensive than making up words.
I cannot remember when I learned that song. Probably in the first grade. I must have been paying attention because I still remember the words. In my grade school days..we did “stuff” like that, sang a song over and over until we knew the words by heart, learned every word to the Pledge of Allegiance too and stood up to say it with our hand over our heart. We prayed too..before lunch. I will be the first to admit that I prayed a lot in school..(oh please let me pass that test.)
Seems to me that things are getting all messed up. We don’t speak the same language anymore, some people won’t get their butts out of their lawn chair for the flags in a parade..where or what went wrong that we stopped being proud of being American? Did we get too busy? Or are we just lazy..too lazy to teach our kids the words to “The Star Spangled Banner?”
I had a foreigner try to scam me yesterday morning.
I answered the freaking phone..In broken English she said “Heddoo this is Saffrickia I ams a computer especialist and the computer in ya home is havin problems updating. I am a tranned specialist and can fix it over the phone.” R.E.A.L.L.Y. She went on to say that she was qualified to fix computers..and if I didn’t let her fix my computer it was going to crash. R.E.A.L.L.Y. I said “My computer updated just fine this morning and my husband is a computer genius.” She said Tanks and I said “Goodbye..go ahead and try to scam someone else because it ain’t workin here sweetie.”
I can see where an elderly person might fall for this scam. No doubt they want your credit card number over the phone to do the repairs.
I am happy that I am “with it” enough to recognize a scam artist. Happy that I can still remember the words to “The Star Spangled Banner” I maybe tone deaf, but I can still sing each and every word. AND if I am at that parade I will be standing for the first bunch of flags.
Happy 4th of July!