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Here’s to Your Healthy?


Last week, Jews around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the new year. A Jewish networking group I belong to, JNET, sent out greetings, wishing me “a Health and Happy New Year.”

Now, I know happiness and good health are important, but so is good spelling, and I know people like to wish others a healthy and happy new year.

It’s what I prefer. I also wouldn’t prefer somebody raising a glass and saying, “Here’s to your healthy.”

This weekend, Jews will observe Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. To show sincerity and a true desire to repent, many people fast on this day. I will, too, but I hope nobody says to me, “May you have an ease fast.”

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

September 26, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Proper Speaking is Sometimes an Illusion


I find networkers by nature to be self-starters and very motivated, which you have to be if you want to make any money through networking. But I really wish people would come to me first and ask, “Does this sound right?”

Chances are, the answer would be yes, except in the following cases.

I will go to the ends of the Earth — Recently, I’ve been watching “The West Wing” on Netflix, and a character said something similar about “the corners of the globe.”

The problem is, there are no ends of the Earth and no corners of the globe.

All the wine you can drink. All the food you can drink, too — If I want a liquid diet, I’ll call the hospital.

Tom Hanks was the emcee in the beginning — And who took over for him at the end?

We raised over $4 million for breast cancer awareness — I’ve written about this before. I think people are really, really aware of breast cancer. But we need to raise more money to find a cure.

Also, and I’ve written about this, too: It’s more than, not over.

I want to thank Harold. I have pestilence bad — Harold runs a pest control company. I don’t think he has enough spray and traps and bait and whatever else he has to combat a worldwide epidemic, such as bubonic plague.

I want to thank Jason for helping my Millennium son — Wow. You son is a thousand years old? Impressive.

I asked my millennial daughter what would she say if someone called her a millennium, and she responded, “Time is an illusion.” Apparently, that is something millennials say.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

September 21, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment