Bob is a retired education administrator who was an academic administrator for a local university for 28 years and spent almost 10 years as an administrator/manager at an educational association in Brookfield. He and his wife now run a small consulting business called DeRoche Consulting LLC.
If you have listened to the Kathy and Judy program on WGN radio, you may know that they do a segment on Wednesdays call “Speak Your Piece”. The basic idea is to call in and say in one or two sentences what really bugs you or gets you upset about daily life. It is sort of a way to get issues “off your chest”. With that in mind, I have decided to list some of the things that really bug me. Here are some of them:
Guys who keep their baseball caps on while eating in a restaurant. What did their
I don’t normally comment about another person’s blog. Usually it is not appropriate. However, I feel strongly that I have to comment on a blog written by a Franklin blogger in early January and printed by the Milwaukee Journal in the southwest sections of the NOW.com paper version on January 15. He dealt with the issue of some nursing mothers who wanted to put pictures of themselves nursing on their Facebook accounts on the Internet. In a condescending way he said in the blog “Sorry, sweetheart, but not everyone wants to see that. And not everyone wants to see you breast-feeding wherever you darn well feel like it.” He then pointed out that a state senator was trying to get sponsors to introduce legislation allowing breast-feeding in public. I think he was trying to make two points: one, he didn’t think pictures of nursing mothers should be on Facebook and, two, we really don’t need a law in this area. He did say that he was not opposed to breast-feeding. I hope not; it’s a pretty natural thing to do and healthy for the baby.
What is his problem here? If Facebook doesn’t want these pictures, I guess is up to them, but I personally don’t see any harm in it as long as it is done discreetly. And I am also not sure, as he is, that we need a law in Wisconsin on this, unless many people are objecting when they see a woman breast-feeding in public. I think it is the woman’s right. I came across women breast-feeding twice recently; one in a restaurant in Johnson Creek and one at a board meeting I was attending – no problem. Why is this guy getting all upset about a natural and beautiful event?