Friday, April 22, 2011

A to Z Challenge

A Tribute to the letter "S"

When a coworker of mine became a member of "CHAMPS" (changing human attitude, making people safer) she was very much excited. She told me to wish her the best, and I did. An other coworker who happened to be next to us said, "Why do you need anyone's wishes, you are suppose to do the job yourself?" To that my manager very angrily said, "Don't be mean, respect her sentiments."  At that point in my life, I did not understand the word sentiment being used in that sense. Now I am learning. English is a beautiful language, but when it is not your mother tongue, you sometimes get confused.
Today is Good Friday and Earth Day. So today I was extra patient when drivers where tailgating me and overtaking me from the ramp on my right and zooming by. Also, when we went to the supermarket my daughter reminded me that it is Earth Day and we should bring our reusable bags to save plastic. I think I am beginning to understand the word sentiment.
I am feeling really bad about the fact that Jerry Seinfeld refused to appear on an event that Donald Trump's son had planned for raising money for St. Jude's. The reason being that Donald Trump was making fun of our President's political policies. I heard that St. Jude's does not refuse to treat any kid who goes there for treatment. Doesn't this make you feel sorry for children? It is bad enough that sometimes kids have to suffer because of parent's separation or divorce, but Donald Trump and Jerry Seinfeld? I hope nothing like this happens when they raise money to support Maria Ferrari hospital, here in New York.

6 comments:

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

How sad that situations like that happen. Great word choice for **S, I feel the sentiment as I think of those children. One of my co-workers is a cancer survivor, she was treated at a child at St Judes. She is now in her 30's and has a beautiful family and lovely children. Many children today may have a chance if receiving the proper treatment. St Judes needs all the support that can be given.

Doris

Vanilla Mama said...

Nice word choice! I love St. Jude's - thanks! English is a weird language - we are always changing the rules!

Monalisa said...

English is a beautiful language. I loved it when I had Samuel. T. Coleridge to learn in school. And i could say it is speaker's language too. Consider the speaker all the way from Shakespear to the Pop Singers today.

Greetings :)

mybabyjohn said...

S for Sentiment...very nice. English is a difficult language indeed.
thank you for dropping in on thefeatherednest

Footprints of Peace said...

Hi Munir: great blog. It's sad the two couldn't do what was right for the children. Agree to disagree! That's what is best for children and move on! :)

Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Hi Munir, nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping at my blog and leaving a comment.

I am a supporter of St. Jude's too. It is a shame the country is so polarized and it spilled over into a fund raiser for Jude's.