I'm thinking about the word "chain." Chain letters are fraudulent. A chain smoker often lights the next cigarette from the one currently burning. Chain reactions can be bad, such as your car gets hit, which forces you to hit the next car. Or chain reactions can be good, such as a movement to pay it forward.
See for Yourself
See for Yourself - The pennies and nickels drifted by gravity to the bottom of Mom's purse cavern. "Oh, it's OK. The next customer is in a hurry and doesn't want to wait for me to organize my money."
See for Yourself - "Yes, I still use a wristwatch and, in fact, I wouldn't be without it. How else would you tell the time?"
See for Yourself - Do you want to be a "destination designer"? "Chief amazement officer"? "Coffee cake authority"? It's almost Labor Day, and time to appreciate some really interesting job titles.
See for Yourself - It may sometimes impede understanding, but there's a certain charm to Chinglish, like this message on a sign in a park: "The grass smiles to you, please do not trample on it."
See for Yourself - Our China time was replete with things to see in several cities, but we still had time for a quick visit to souvenir shops.
See for Yourself - "What kind of tea do you drink?" The question, posed by a young lady presiding over a tea ceremony, was innocent enough.
See for Yourself - Religion is big in the United States. America was founded on religious freedom, among other ideals, and we only need to look up and down our city streets to find plentiful churches of any denomination one can think of.
See for Yourself - The line for the women's restroom started in the bathroom and snaked out the doorway and down the corridor, at least 15 people deep. The men's restroom had no line and no one waiting.
See for Yourself - I learned that in China men must retire at age 60 and women must retire at age 55. This is mandatory. Because persons are living longer and being healthier, that gives many years between retirement and going to heaven.
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