Nobody is impressed by how much you can drink.“In the U.S., they do not have a sense of pride if they drink a large amount. Rather, if you drink a lot, there is a sense that you cannot manage yourself, and you can lose respect from those around you. Being drunk doesn't excuse your actions, and to drink alcohol habitually is a sign of alcoholism. Alcoholics are seen as mentally weak, and are ostracized by society due to their inability to have self control."
-Richardson sounds like he might have had one two many Bojangles meals, him speaking is is half story half heavy breathing.
-Rivera hints that Gross will be around and continue with "This is Gross"----thank god
-Gross' speech before Atlanta game is both hilarious and inspiring
-the Gross highlight vid is good, I don't know if I've ever thought that about an O-lineman highlight video before
-Gross gets a bit emotional right when he starts speaking. tears of joy.
-He's only been to Richardson's office twice right when he got here, and today.
-Team wanted him back but he couldn't.
-***Interesting. Gross says he didn't want to leave until things were in good order. Now obviously we had a great season last year, but what I think he means is that he now sees Cam and Luke as the leaders of this team and trusts that our team is in good hands. This is a huge jump and vouch for Cam, who just a few months ago many were ready to move on from and thought would never be a good leader. /speculation
-"everyone's a former teammate now"......fug
-talks about Fox wanting "smart and tough" players, says they are great friends
-very first start against Jacksonville, missed his first block and thought he was a bust
-talks about Peppers- his worst nightmare- had to look through all panthers archives to find a pic where he looked ok against him
-talks about Proehl
-talks about his "little buddy" Steve Smith- teammates for 13 years including college - taught him what it means to "fight and play with your heart"
-calls Jake an idiot and taught him "about having funny" "didn't even know how to celebrate correctly" lol
-hilarious story about travelle Wharton. Gross got carted off the field for the first time, he comes to and Wharton is crying, Gross says, "it's alright man I'll be fine" Wharton responds, "I just don't want to play LT"
-random note, gross has apparently lost weight and he looks good
-he will miss running out of the tunnel- was always first one out
-he loved and hated being in front of team and talking
-got to run with ball two times in his career
-proudest moment as a Panther "came full circle" when we won NFSC this year, calls Cam the future, feels like he got us back to where we belong
-speaks to Rivera personally, he really likes and appreciates Rivera-thinks he has improved and will only get better
-says Mr. Richardson and him have become friends
-talks specifically about Piggy, Wharton and Kalil ---those are his three great friends- damn this is making me tear up/ he claims Ryan would be terrible without him ; Kalil said he needs him to get a job in the building so he can pretend like Gross is on IR
-He and his wife have been dating since high school and known each other since middle school
-"I know it's time for me to go, I learned in college to never stay at the party too long cause that's when bad things start to happen"
-"I want Joe Person to stop asking me now if I'm going to retire" lololololol
- the already now famous- Happy Trails barber shop quartet - watch it
I use Spirit to fly from Myrtle Beach to Atlantic City once in awhile. I know you mention it's not about the money but that seems to be your gripe (won't change their policy to give your money back) and there are some things to point out.
You can check a bag for $30 or $35 not $100. The $100 is only if you check the bag at the gate. This is to deter people from getting around paying for a bag buy checking it only when they "accidently" realize that it is too big to fit under the seat.
The $120 to change a flight is cheaper than most other US airlines. Sure it's cheaper to just cancel it and re-book it as you said though.
Almost half of Spirits revenue is made up by fees and non ticket revenue and that is how they can be profitable and still sell round trip flights for $25. They are stingent on their rules to protect their profits. It's not like they try to hide any of the charges that you will pay if you need to make changes.
You get what you pay for but when I can easily fly to Atlantic City and back for well under $50 roundtrip, I am not going to expect world class service and I realize the risk I am taking if I need to make changes or cancel, but that risk is only the $50 ticket I bought.
Damn, I just realized I sound like a Spirit airline spokesman.
true and I understand your point completely, it's always good to have a devil's advocate
I work with people who have dementia, most commonly Alzheimer's. While no one can make an accurate diagnosis over the internet I would say he definitely has warranted seeing a medical professional.
Acceptance is very, very hard for some people to accept and some never do. Anxiety and anger are common responses.
I'm really sorry to hear this, but I can say after spending countless hours around all levels of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia there are ways to ease the stress and to help cope with it for both the individual and the family. Being open minded and very patient is an absolute must. You have to always be in control of your emotions, never take anything personally and most importantly be patient. I can't tell you how many family members I've seen treat their afflicted parent with disdain because of this disease. It's sickening and completely unhelpful to the individual.
You and your family will get through this, thoughts and prayers sent your way.
In terms of getting him to see a doctor, have him write down a passage and sign and date it- then have him read it later. When/If he doesn't remember writing the passage, it might show him that he does in fact have a problem and needs help. IF he admits to that have him again write that down and sign and date it.
Writing things down is great, it is both therapeutic and helps with the memory loss.
This is just one method I've heard of working, I'm sure there are more.