While visiting a family member at the hospital, I stopped by the gift shop to buy a balloon and a “get well” card. I grabbed a card but there were no balloons. The chatty cashier responded grief-strickenly, “Can you believe it? They say there is a helium shortage. So, we can’t fill up balloons anymore. … Continue reading Balloons Missing From Hospitals
By Tina Tomas (Creighton University) Widely regarded to be one of the best shows in television history, Friends is about three young men and three young women who face life and love in New York. Following these six through the tumults of dating, marriage, divorce, kids, and career changes, the show makes us laugh. One … Continue reading The One Where Tina Explains the Economics Behind Friends
By Jessica Feese (Creighton University) Anyone looking to buy a bookstore? Recent news has it Barnes & Noble is on the lookout to sell. Barnes & Noble enthusiasts may treat this as the end of the world, but just look at the facts: Barnes & Noble (B&N) is a company that sells elastic goods. In … Continue reading Barnes & Noble or Barnes & No More?
Working in restaurants, sweet talk paid my rent. Sweet talk ensured a good dining experience despite the $200 bottle of wine. It was particularly lucrative when the sweet talk was so good they opted for a second bottle. Or, that five-star dessert adding another $50 to the check. Sweet talk wasn’t only directed at customers. … Continue reading Let Me Sweet Talk You Into Reading This