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~~~I’m still waiting to enjoy July, but suddenly it’s October! You can tell me all you want about the gorgeous autumn leaves and the exhilarating feel of crisp breezes, but be prepared for me to counter your enthusiasm with my dismay over the newly naked trees and icy winds that will soon be blowing in freezing precipitation. So if you’re not ready for a dose of my seasonal glumness, I’d strongly suggest that you refrain from enjoying your pumpkin spice latte or waxing lyrical about the absence of tropical humidity in my presence.

~~~Last week I wrote a bit about non-professional responses, and I heard from a reader who shared that when he wrote his accountant in early April to ask about the ETA of his tax returns, he got back this response: “Whoa there! I’m just one guy and you’re just one of many clients who needs to be patient.” If the accountant doesn’t regret hitting “send” he has more than one serious issue.

~~~I spoke to a woman yesterday who has seen her company reduce staff in 10% increments three times over the past two years. Besides the 9-to-5 stress of the remaining 70% doing 100% of the work, she says she loses sleep most nights over whether she will be in the next 10% group to go (company sales are down) or whether she’ll be left to do even more work with less help. “Either way, I’m screwed,” she said. I’ll ask--as I have so many times before-- what toll is being taken on us by living under this unrelenting stress?

~~~The October issue of Boating Times Long Island is online: www.boatingtimesli.com Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!  Here’s my obligatory sports passions, set forth as if anyone on any of”my” teams reads my blog:

Let’s Go Mets!

LET’S GO RANGERS!

J!-E!-T!-S!  JETS! JETS! JETS!

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