I have been so busy writing books that I haven’t had time to write my blog. Now that I’m finishing up my second novel, it’s time to make my second post in 2017. I started blogging in 2006 primarily because I like writing and secondarily to promote (or more accurately publicize) my business. Now I am privileged to be writing mysteries and playing music. DK4M emphasized Music, Movies, Marketing, and Mishigas. Now it will continue its tradition of humor, anger and information in future posts. Just to get warmed up, here are some annoyances:
- Breaking News. Nine times out of ten, it isn’t.
- New Extensions. “Please listen to this voicemail menu as some extensions have changed.” Usually it’s an old message—sort of boy cries wolf.
- Death by Commercial. Too many commercials, too many awful commercials. In clumps, onesies, sometimes separated by as little as seven minutes of programming. I’ve timed shows that are no more than two thirds content. That’s why cable has grown the way it has. That’s why we record shows before we watch them. Here’s an idea—a network with fewer commercials. Better commercials. Charge advertisers a premium and insist on high quality. If you don’t think it will work, just look at the Super Bowl.
- Improve Flying. Simple idea to improve boarding, seating and flying. To minimize waiting in lines waiting for zones or rows or passengers storing their overhead bags, or switching seats, how about this?
After all the privileged characters (silver, gold, small children, etc.) have boarded:
- Window seats board First
- Middle seats Second
- Aisle seats Last
This new arrangement would:
- Eliminate the Jack-in-the-Box aisle sorting of passengers in a row.
- Eliminate the waiting in the aisles for the overhead storage
- Be clearer than the mysterious zones
- Partially compensate the unfortunates in the middle seats by allowing them to store bags and baggage before the aisle seats
I hope to be back sooner than nine months with the next post. BTW, my first novel is The Devil’ Jury, the second is Thief Executive Officer (TEO) should be out by December. Both will be available everywhere. My pen name is D. S. Kaplan. For more information, go to www.dskaplanauthor.com