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Erik Deckers
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Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer
Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer

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I Wish My Sandwich Artists Would Listen Better
Would you just listen to me for a minute? I mean actually focus on what I'm saying. Stop what you're doing, look at my face, and watch my mouth make these words. Process them in your brain, consider what I said, and then respond appropriately. That's probab...

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Avocado Toast Destroys the American Dream
Man, Millennials sure love their avocado toast.
 Like, pry it from their cold dead fingers love it. It all started when Tim Gurner, a 35-year-old millionaire real estate developer, told Australia's "60 Minutes," "When I was trying to buy my first home, I wa...

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Karl the Curmudgeon is Proud of His Stupid Salt Shaker
"Hey, Kid, check out my new salt shaker," said Karl, beaming with pride. Where? I looked over the table. We were sitting on his back patio for a Saturday night baseball game — my Reds were taking on his Pirates — and he had laid out a big spread of hot dogs...

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All this Spinning is Making Me Dizzy
Erik is out of the office this week, so we're reprinting a column from 10 years ago. After the new year started, I looked down at my stomach and realized I had broken last year's resolution. And the year before that. And the year before that. "I'm going to ...

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Oregon State Board Fines Engineer for Using Math, Engineering
Mats Järlström is an engineer. He has a degree in electrical engineering from a Swedish university, and was an airplane camera mechanic in the Swedish Air Force, before holding several other technical, engineering-y jobs, until he emigrated to the U.S. in 1...

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Inside a United Airlines Customer Service Meeting
Helen McCarthy: I'd like to start by welcoming our CEO, Mr. Oscar Munoz, to our weekly customer service response meeting. Mr. Munoz, it's truly an honor to have you here. Oscar Munoz: Thank you, Helen. Peter Drucker, the famous management consultant, was a ...

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You're Knot Tying Your Shoes Right
I learned to tie my shoes when I was five, the same way everyone else learns it. I was shown how to tie the first knot — over, under, pull it tight — and then to bring it home with the two bunny ears to make it secure — Make a bow, pull it through to do it ...

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Kendall Jenner and Pepsi: Live, For Now
Pepsi just gave us the Best Reason Ever to drink Coca-Cola. They recently launched a short film that managed to unite the entire Internet into a single "NO!" If you haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to bear witness to history's worst commercial . It's...

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You'll Have to Pry My Stick from My Cold, Dead Fingers
Administrators with Hoke County Schools in North Carolina are once again proving that no overreaction is too big for inconsequential situations. Two weeks ago, they suspended a 5-year-old girl for pointing a stick that looked like a gun at a boy. A few days...
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