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Patty Kimerer column

Persnickety purchasers ought to keep it to themselves

We all know at least one of them personally — and frankly, that’s probably a gross underestimate. More than likely, you come into contact with one, some or even several of them fairly often. Let’s face it, they’re everywhere. Don’t even tell me that you haven’t seen them ...

Turn off the TV when you leave the room!

It’s really funny the things that a human can allow to annoy himself / herself. Silly, insignificant things which, in the big scheme of life, are utterly inconsequential. Ridiculous stuff that doesn’t really matter, such as when kitchen cabinet drawers are left open or empty bags of ...

The very social Gen Xers do their research

If you’re anything like me, you currently subscribe to various forms of social media. Like a ton of them. Mind you, I’m a Gen Xer. The use of the term “Generation X” to describe this generational cohort was popularized by Douglas Coupland, a Canadian journalist and novelist. ...

Why Batman when you can have Ironman?

Everybody loves a hero — someone who can swoop in and right a wrong, fix a catastrophe, save a damsel in distress and / or generally see to it that a bad guy gets his comeuppance. We humans always root for the good guy — or gal — to come out on top. Oh, and shame on those of you who ...

Sense of direction is lost and can’t get home

Since I was a child, I’ve always had a very poor sense of direction. As in, the worst. In fact, my hunches about the best route to follow, which exit to utilize, or even something as simple as whether to make a left or a right at a stop light / sign are somewhat renowned. In terms of how ...

What chips me off … ‘Bratty Patty’ goes on a rant

It’s not that I am a complete cranky pants. Well, not totally, anyway. In fact, I am fairly optimistic by nature. It’s just that, lately, I have to admit that I’ve become irritated by a great number of things. ・ Firstly, there’s the family of mice that thinks they share my ...