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What’s in your soup?

About 2 weeks ago, I received a phone call from my husband while he was at work during his lunch hour. The phone conversation is the usual until he says we need to talk about something rather important and I said okay what’s up?

He says, Honey I found something in my soup! I said what did you find? It looks like a piece of foam. Foam?! I told him to bring home the can, lid, foam etc…I will need these items to make a phone call.

Well sure enough when he came home with his leftover soup…he shows me a piece of hard foam that was floating in his soup. I can’t even imagine what would have happened if he accidentally swallowed this piece of foreign material.

The next morning I called Progresso soup and spoke to them about a foreign object that was found in their soup.  I had to answer something like 20 questions to make my complaint over the phone.  So they wanted to send me coupons for free soup and I declined the coupons and told them I wouldn’t be purchasing their soup ever again and then the customer service person says then if you give me your address we will send you a check for $3.00 to replace the cost of your soup.  Well at least I will get my money back but it doesn’t give me a piece of mind knowing that the problem probably won’t be resolved. How do I know this because the customer service person said they have no way of knowing if Quality Control will even get the message. How does Progresso Soup run their business?

I wasn’t pleased with the outcome of this conversation. So I made a point to tell them that I will be calling the FDA and I would be blogging about this matter. Not a care in the world from Progresso. I guess when you make as much money as they do one can of soup doesn’t matter.

I am waiting for the FDA to return my call.

I spent some time searching on the internet for other instances that might have happened with Progresso Soup and I was a bit surprised that I found something like 5 other people who found a similar foreign object in their soups as well.

As of 2 weeks ago, I no longer will buy canned soup. At least if it’s homemade I know what’s in the soup!

Part 2 of What’s in your soup coming soon.

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Weird Things People Do

I have noticed lately that people do such weird things.

My husband and I were sitting out front Monroe Muffler on their bench just waiting for the service man to finish up the emission test for the truck. So we are sitting there utilizing time well spent, trying finish up the grocery list and chatting about the rest of our day. So we both noticed….

A car stops at the red light and then a man gets out of the car, stands up and stretches, then reaches back in and takes out his car mats and starts shaking them. He gets back in his car just in time to stall his car for the green light. This is was time well spent and the man had just enough time to do all of this before the green light. We watched all of this while sitting on the bench at Monroe Muffler. It was a great laugh!

There was this man who appeared to be pissed off about the quote he received at Monroe Muffler. He kept walking in and out of the front door and saying “I don’t have the money for this, this is ridiculous” but he is looking at us every time he walks in and out the front door. He did this exercise 3 repeated times. The last time I could help but notice he stuck his hand down the back of his pants to itch or do something but the disturbing part about this is he did this in public and he didn’t seem to care. Gross!

There was a man in the Target parking lot this past week who washed his hands in a rain puddle and then dried his hands on his shorts. I really wanted to tell him that we had working bathrooms and it was okay for him to wash his hands.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and had a good laugh.


My Pet Peeves

What is a pet peeve? is a minor annoyance that a person identifies as particularly annoying to him or her, to a greater degree than others may find it. Defined by Wikipedia..

Here is my top 10 list of pet peeves:

  1. The little tag sticking out of one’s shirt
  2. Wearing a hat at the dinner table (home or restaurant)
  3. Ending a sentence with “Just Saying
  4. Parents who can’t take their screaming child out to the car but instead let them have a screaming fit inside a store.
  5. Parents let children stand up in shopping carts
  6. Press “2” for English
  7. People who wear pajamas to a store, same goes for slippers
  8. Asking for ketchup to go with my fries
  9. Drivers who don’t use turn signals
  10. Cell phone users having a loud conversation in a store~like everyone needs to hear their life story. Who cares!

I didn’t realize I had so many pet peeves and my list could keep going…

Why do the little things annoy so many of us? Because we have no control over controlling what other people do. If we did then we would have a perfect world and since we do not I guess we should live with it or look the other way.

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The Fear Factor

This is story is not about some t.v. reality show its about life and living with fear.

So many of people live in fear everyday but some maybe ashamed to say so…and where does the fear come from. It comes directly from the person and your subconscious creates it. Sometimes it wreaks havoc on a person’s life from the individual’s mind.  For example you are in an elevator and you start feeling sick for whatever the reason is, you may feel faint and the feeling of being alone kicks in an anxiety attack which you may have never felt before. So next time your going to take the elevator you might opt for the stairs, this is your subconscious reminding you that last time you had a problem and you might feel all weird and stuff but hate to tell you this is Anxiety! This is just another word for FEAR! So don’t let your subconscious take you for a ride. You be in control of YOU!

I just learned last week that the a.m. news shows and the news in general plays a huge role in the fear factor. Why you ask? Because the news networks over exaggerate what’s really going on in the world and they just want their listeners sitting on the edge of their seats. It’s almost like a horror film and sometimes it is because of the graphic content and pictures they use and topics that media discusses on the news cast. I think the news should have a rating such as a movie rating.  Then at least people can make a choice whether to listen or not! We all listen to the news whether it be on t.v. or on the radio and all the news we listen to is all bad news. The media never reports good news except when it someone reaches their 100th birthday. Why is that? These news journalists get paid an awful lot of money to put Americans in a state of panic. This is just another way to feed the fear. We need to keep our minds in check with reality. Why can’t we have a news network that provides Happy News?

I went on a search on the internet and there are 313,000 topics related to Fear and the News. There have been plenty of studies done on this very topic by sociologists and from what I have read the media bases its content on culture.

Every person has a fear and we should all face our fears with challenge. Challenge yourself and win.

Take Control of YOU!


When does the World End?

The world ends every time someone dies in a deadly tornado, a natural disaster, car crash, from a deadly disease and a terrorist attack.

Our hearts feel the pain and the sadness associated with disaster. We always look for ways to help but I think the best way of helping is to say a prayer.

Prayer is very powerful, so say a prayer and God will answer.

“Celebrate life everyday because you don’t know when it might be your last”!


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