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Topic of the Week – July 16 Vacations

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany (yes, I went here too)

I have gone on many of summer vacations but none could top the summer I went to Europe.

That summer I got to visit Germany (my birthplace), France, Switzerland, Austria and Lichtenstein. I spent a whole month in Europe. I spent the most of my time in Germany. It was so much fun. I got to experience new cultures and amazing foods. The food was so amazing that when I returned to the states, I was unsatisfied by anything I would eat.

It was such a culture shock being in Europe, but in a good way. I wanted to learn new languages just to understand the locals. Eventually my desire to learn other languages put me on the life path I chose for myself. It was that trip that shaped my passions for languages and lead me to move to California to study. After I completed my language program, I was able to go to Hawaii and Taiwan on a paid work trip and experience even more cultures. Europe was the best vacation of my life, and I hope to go back one day.

 

Walking and Texting Blog Comments

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July 9 – Topic of the Week Walking and Texting

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To say I am not guilty of walking and texting would be lying. I am pretty sure almost everyone has been guilty of doing this at least once, if not more. We are all consumed by our phones. However, walking and texting isn’t as dangerous as driving and texting is. Texting and walking should be a matter of common sense. Look around while you are doing it. Don’t just keep your head down the whole time staring at the screen. If you are crossing the street, put your phone aside until you get safely across. Don’t walk too close to the edge of the road. If the sidewalk has too many holes and hills, pay extra attention to your walking, not your texting. These are common sense things to consider. If someone died because they weren’t watching where they were going, they weren’t exercising common sense. But the government should not try to regulate people who are texting and walking. Police officers have other things to worry about, the least of which being a babysitter.

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Difficult People Blog Comments

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July 2 – Topic of the Week Difficult People

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Working in public relations (or any field for that matter), you will find yourself working with difficult people – whether it’s co-workers or clients. After reading Ragan’s list, what would you add to it? Have you found yourself using any of the 12 ways Ragan suggests? If so, which ones?

 

Ragan makes some great points in his post. I would have never really consider taking some of these steps to dealing with difficult people. Typically, I just accept that they are difficult and try to work around it. There are some great things to consider in Ragan’s post. I especially liked the advice on considering the flip side, or perhaps realizing you are being just as difficult to them as they are being to you.

I actually did use one of these steps recently when dealing with a friend of a friend’s. This person was being difficult when it came to deciding on what it is the group was planning on doing. It was his way or no way, and he would literally pout until he got his way. He made having fun or even appreciating his company, very very difficult. But I identified his difficult nature stemmed from other variables. And I worked around his difficult nature. (On an off-note, if this had been a potential interest for dating, I would have not dealt with that at all. But since this was just dealing with a friend’s friend for a weekend, I was more tolerable.)

I don’t think that anything should be added to Ragan’s list. It is pretty thorough. However, there should be an increase in communication between the difficult person and the person trying to handle them. Let them know that you understand why they feel the way they do and you are doing your best to work together. It might make them less difficult and more personable with you.

 

 

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