Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2010
THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT
In 1991, Robert Hughes, an art critic, wrote a book called The Culture of Complaint. His thesis is that we live in a culture in which we perceive ourselves as being entitled to having all our wants and desires fulfilled. When that doesn't happen, we become "victims," we
A gentleman decided to withdraw from society and its busyness. He joined a monastery and took a vow of silence.At the end of each year he could say two words.
At the end of the first year of absolute silence, he met with his supervising monk and was given the opportunity to say two words. With
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 26, 2002
Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.
Problem: "Left inside main tire almost needs replacement."
Solution: "Almost replaced left inside main tire."
Problem: "Test flight OK, except autoland very rough."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Identity theft complaints nearly doubled in ’02 making it the FTC’s most widely reported consumer crime. (Foster
Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 5, 2003
ILLUSTRATION… Dr. Anthony T. Evans, Guiding Your Family in a Misguided World.
One day, two monks were walking through the countryside. They were on their way to another village to help bring in the crops. As they walked, they spied an old woman sitting at the edge of a river. She was upset because
There was a man who had a habit of grumbling at the food his wife placed before him at family meals. Then he would pray a blessing to the Lord. One day after his usual combination of complaint and prayer, his little girl asked, “Daddy, does God hear us when we pray?”
“Why, of course,” he replied.
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 11, 2018
It all started when Stanley Morison complained.
What made it worse was that he wasn’t complaining to just anyone – he was complaining to London’s esteemed The Times newspaper.
His complaint was that their newspaper was not as easy to read as it should be because of the typeface that they
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
ONLINE FRAUD STATS
Americans reported $240 million in online fraud losses in ’07 to the FBI (an increase of $40 million from ’06). Median dollar loss in ’07 per complaint was $680. Men lost on average $1.67 to every dollar women lost. Men accounted for 75.2% of reported perpetrators and 57.6% of
Contributed by David Ward on Apr 1, 2010
University of Louisville psychologist Michael Cunningham recently did an extensive study of the most common complaints men and women have about each other. Here is what he discovered:
1. The most common complaints men have re: women include:
a. the silent treatment
b. bringing up past
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance. They have no legitimate
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Wal-Mart will no longer carry Maxim, Stuff and FHM magazines after listening to complaints from customers about their near pornographic and racy
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
A young preacher began a ministry at a church that was rife with disunity, so he devised a simple method to eliminate the bickering. Whenever a member came to him to complain, he would take a spiral notebook out of his desk drawer. It was brand new-still had the Wal-Mart sticker on it. Across the
Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Mar 12, 2001
We live in a very stress-filled world. In fact, experts say that 43% – almost half of all adults – suffer adverse health affects due to stress. One million workers here in the United States are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
The National Organization for Women has filed a complaint with the Health and Human Services Dept., saying a program intended to promote responsible fatherhood is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 7, 2003
A man and his teenage son were on a fishing trip miles from home. At the teen’s insistence, they decided to attend Sunday worship service at a small rural church. As they walked back to their car after the service, the father was filled with complaints. "The service was too long, the sermon was
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 26, 2005
You could be home with a difficult teenager, at work with a demanding boss or gossipy co-worker; struggling with a customer’s complaints. Whatever the interaction, remind yourself, “School is in session. I’m in God’s school, and this person is the curriculum. What can I learn about love? What
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 16, 2006
Male Harassment Growing: More and more men are coming forward to file sexual harassment charges about behavior that employers once dismissed as simply horseplay or locker-room antics, according to employment lawyers and government regulators. While some of these men are complaining of unwanted
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 19, 2007
An ancient Psalm was recently discovered in an Irish bog. The book has been dated to the years 800-1000. A Trinity College manuscripts expert says it’s the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries. The book was found open to a page describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE
There is a report that a major retail corporation put mirrors behind their customer service representatives so irate customers could see their own behavior. Their anger levels subsided and they negotiated their complaints more graciously when they could see what they