Vogue, Vague, Vog

Vogue, Vague, Vog


When I was a young girl, my dad used to drive with his wrist slung over the top of the steering wheel. As we passed other vehicles, he would raise a finger (pointer finger!) or give a wave to the passing driver. For years, I thought he knew all of those folks. One day, I asked him why he was waving at people he didn’t even know and he explained that he was being friendly. When I turned 16 and began driving I started driving in the same manner.

To this day I wave or lift a finger to those passing by. Very few, if any, respond. Most look at me like I am crazy. However, I like this small act of acknowledgement that we are both sharing the road and it costs me nothing to be friendly.

Without considering politics or anything governmental, we can all do small, daily things to make our world a better place to live – like wave at oncoming traffic, or take a friend a small jar of homemade apple-butter. We can’t change everything but there are a few things I would like to see make a comeback and some things I would like to see less of.

I would like to see more courtesy on the roads.

I would like to see less children in foster care.

More focus on quality and less on quantity.

Fewer children being raised by their grandparents.

SOME eye contact at the fast food windows.

Less fat bulging from atop of tight jeans.

Grocery sackers that actually take the sacks all the way to the car.

Less “politically correct” everything

I would like to see more people take responsibility for their actions.

More adoptions within the United States.

A resurgence of the brown paper grocery bags.

More involvement in community issues.

More parental involvement in schools and less governmental involvement in schools.

“In God we Trust” reinstated.

NO personal hygiene ads on TV and ABSOLUTELY NO ads for men with very personal problems.

Fewer social media sites and more time with real people.

Longer marriages.

Slower pace in the school room. Give them some time to think about concepts.

Fewer government handouts.

Public prayers at ball games.

Fewer medicated children and more parenting skills.

Finally, I would like to see a return of good grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills. Yes, they are important! Yes, I AM the mother who circles incorrect grammar/spelling on instruction sheets that come into my house via brightly colored homework folders. I circle in red and kindly write a little note. Sometimes I just circle. Everyone, and I mean everyone, should know the difference between there, their, and they’re.

Just last week I was passing by a National fast food chain and saw this sign:

Come in and try

ARE new fries

Posted in Neon for all the world to see.

Unfortunately, it stayed up for nearly a week. I could hardly bring myself to drive by much less buy they’re fries!



About Fawn Musick

Writings to make you Smile and Think. Fawn is an award winning newspaper columnist. She is an avid writer, blogger, and mom. Her advice comes from her years of mothering her eight children.
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2 Responses to Vogue, Vague, Vog

  1. Jessica Armstrong says:

    I agree! My sister thought it was strange to see people wave at us. “Why are they waving when we don’t know them?” In my small town, everyone still waves. I love it.


  2. Judy says:

    Lets add–more clerks that say ” thank you” . I often say ” thanks for taking my money”.


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