The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 19, 1981 · Page 13
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 13

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, November 19, 1981
Page 13
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Time and energy spent helping sincere people Thursday, November 19,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 13 Dear Ann: I have been a dally reader of your column ever Blnce you started In the Chicago Sun-Times 28 years ago. Please tell me how you keep from blowing your cool after reading hundreds of letters a day from wigged- out dingbats, loony-tuners, crocks, weirdos, cranky old people, snotty teenagers, bigots, crybabies, ignoramuses and low-down meanies who are Just plain insulting? I'll bet there are others out there who would like to know the answer to this question. Will you print my letter and respond for us all? — In Awe in Evanston * * * Dear Awe: For every wigged-out dingbat, loony-tuner, crock, weirdo, bigot, etc., there are a thousand warmhearted, sincere, decent, well-intentioned people who are sincerely seeking help. I spend my time and energy on these folks and ignore the others. * * * Dear Ann: I am the mother of a 14- year-old girl who is upsetting the entire family. Every time someone whistles, licks their fingers, bites their nails or hums, she yells, "Stop it! I can't stand that!" She seems to be at war constantly with at least one member of the family. "Terry" also becomes upset if a book IS placed crooked in the bookcase or if the silverware isn't lined up perfectly on the table. When she prepares for bed at night, her shoes must be lined up just so. Why does she have these peculiarities? My other children were never like this. — Scranton Mom Dear Mom: These "peculiarities" are symptoms of a deeper problem. Terry has an obsessive, compulsive neurosis and a low threshold of tolerance in many areas. The problem is a deep-seated one and must be worked out with a psychiatrist. See that she gets professional help at once. iV •fr -fr Dear Ann: That letter from the office receptionist who wrote to complain about the way she was imposed on by salesmen, visitors and even people in the firm gave me heartburn. I am the president of a small company. That whiner couldn't work for arm landers me for 10 minutes. I don't know what she thinks she's supposed to do in that outer office by the door, but if she's the receptionist, she's the firm's greeter — the person who makes the first Impression on customers and potential clients. We do not give our receptionist secretarial or bookkeeping duties because we want her to devote her full time to welcoming clients and visitors and making them comfortable. If they want to visit, she is there to be congenial and pleasant. If someone needs a pencil or pen, we have several with our name on them. Matches, Scotch tape, a magazine to read, place a phone call? No problem. The complainer gave herself away when she referred to her co-workers as "Jerks." Anyone who read that letter knows she's a sour apple whose attitude toward her Job and others is seriously deficient. No wonder she doesn't receive any gifts or cards. — A Boss in Boston Dear Boston: Right you are — but one small disclaimer. You state you want your receptionist to be a cheerful, congenial meeter and greeter, so you don't give her secretarial or bookkeeping responsibilities. Maybe the sour apple's boss was not so considerate. I'm only guessing, but she did seem too busy to be accomodating. Perhaps that was her problem. There is a big difference between cold and cool. Ann Landers shows you how to play it cool without freezing people out in her booklet, "Teen-Age Sex - Ten Ways to Cool It." Send 50 cents and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11995, Chicago, 111., 660611. Club Calendar Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kohr, worthy matron and worthy patron of Harmony Chapter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star, were honored by the 1981 officers at a dinner at the Holiday Inn. Each officer made a quilt block for a quilt which was presented to the couple. THURSDAY Modern Studies Group of AAUW, 7:30 pjn. tour of a solar home, Sherry Denton, 2524 Bret. FRIDAY Salina Twirlers Square Dance Club, 8 p.m. dance, IOOF Hall, 411 E. Walnut. Bob Berroth, Topeka, will be the caller. Finger food will be served. All square dancers are welcome. Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 8, 8 p.m. meeting, 401 E. Walnut. Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, 8 p.m. card party, Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. RSVP at 825-6472. Round tablecloth can be easily made Quickly make a round tablecloth that is practical for everyday use out of bright, machine-washable fabric. Cut a circle from material 54 inches wide so that it drops down from a round tabletop at least five inches all around. Press edge of cloth up Ms inch all around on the right side of the cloth. Then stitch a length of fringe over the raw edge. Ginger removes garlic smell Tp remove the powerful smell of garlic from your fingers and chopping board when chopping fresh ginger and garlic for Chinese recipes, always cut the garlic first. The ginger will remove the strong garlic smell. Chapter ED of PEO, 12:30 p.m. meeting, Mrs. Edward M. Boyce, Salina Rt. 5. National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 280, 6 p.m. dinner/meeting, Elmore Dining Room. Sgt. Kilty of the Salina Police Department will speak about security for the elderly. TOPS Kan., 131, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, the United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush. New members welcome. Recovery Inc., 2 p.m. meeting, the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 743 Magnolia. Elks Duplicate Bridge Club, 7:15 p.m. registration, Elks Country Club. New Hope Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. beginners' meeting; 8 p.m. regular meeting, Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Roach and Beloit. New Adventure Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, Memorial Hall, 9th and Ash. $ 50 Rebate { ^ while prevent lupply last* TOKO SNOW BLOWER •20" wide *electrlc start •Throws 600 Ibs. snow per minute Renti & Sales mil. 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