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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2010 3 comments

Happy Thanksgiving!  Be THANKFUL!

For your viewing pleasure:

Adam Sandlers Thanksgiving Song

Yes, we did just post this…

…and this..

…and yes this just happened..

Be safe!

Categories: Random

A Lesson In The Value Of Freedom

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

A lesson that should be taught in all schools and classrooms.

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

‘Ms. Cothren, where’re our desks?’

She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’

They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’

‘No,’ she said.

‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’

She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your behavior.’

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms.Cothren’s classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, ‘Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.’

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, ‘You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.’

What a valuable lesson on freedom. The story is said to be true and should be spread!

THANK YOU to all the men and women who have served and are serving this great country. HEROS!

Categories: Interesting, Random

Do Yourself A Favor!

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Ok, you win, do US a favor.

We appreciate everyone that stops by The Backfill and now we want you to take part in this once in a  lifetime opportunity.

Take a moment and join the team on:

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It’s life changing!

Your Weekend Fill: Penguin Mocks Killer Whales

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

CRAZY!

Categories: Random, Weekend Fill

Solar Roadways To Power The Country

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

WOW! Can this really happen?

Categories: Interesting, Random

Houston Is A Top 10 City For Young Adults

August 2, 2010 Leave a comment

 

Houston has made Kiplinger.com’s list as one of the Top 10 Great Cities for Young Adults.

The cities were selected based on youth-friendly factors such as large percentages of people under 35 years old, cost of living and rental costs, culture, nightlife and the time spent in traffic.

According to the list: “Houston offers great job prospects and exciting big-city amenities at a price so low, even struggling grads can afford it.”

The city was also chosen because of its diversity, as more than 1 million of Houston’s inhabitants were born outside of the U.S. Houston’s diverse economy, rents below the national average, one of the country’s best restaurant scenes, vibrant nightlife and its proximity to Gulf Coast beaches were also listed as pros for young people living in the city.

See Houston is not ONLY about heat and traffic.
Ha, take that.

Read more: Houston named a top ‘great’ city for under-35 crowd – Houston Business Journal

Categories: Random

Is Customer Service Irrelevant For Today’s Consumers?

July 28, 2010 2 comments

We have been having a little discussion about customer service becoming irrelevant in the eye’s of most consumers in today’s market place and want to know what you think. 

In today’s market and just as a consumer in general, what is the most important factor to you when selecting a company to do business with?   Will you pay a little more for a service or product knowing you get great customer service?  Is the bottom line lowest price the end all be all and the most influential factor in you decision?

Place you vote! Also we would love to hear your opinions on the subject, so leave a comment and lets discuss. 

Categories: Aztec Rental, Random