Men, have you ever stared at the phone trying to decipher the last thing your better half just uttered? Have you ever scratched your head knowing she said something between the lines? Have you ever taken selfies wearing fine lingerie, nail polish, and perfume? Ooops, that’s a post for another day.
Christmas isn’t here yet, but here is an early gift for men, a guide to communicating with women because you already realize that yes means no, no means no, no means yes, or sometimes maybe….ah, shucks, you get the idea.
- Fine – This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
- Five Minutes – If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour (possibly more). Five minutes is only three minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around…
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The proposed merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways raises the question of whether the Class I railroad industry will be swept up in the wave of consolidation hitting the third-party logistics, parcel, and perhaps, even, the container shipping industries.
The Canadian railroad said it had approached NS “proposing a business combination that would create a transcontinental railroad with the scale and reach to deliver improved levels of service to customers and communities while enhancing competition and creating significant shareholder value.”
The terms of the offer were not disclosed in the official CP statement. NS, however, did respond later that its board of directors would evaluate the offer “to acquire the company for $46.72 in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 0.348 Canadian Pacific shares per Norfolk Southern share, representing a premium of less than 10 percent based on closing prices.”
“CP strongly believes that the combined railroad would offer unparalleled customer service and competitive rates that will support the success of the shippers and industries it serves, and satisfy the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and Canadian regulators,” CP said in a statement.
Creel and his boss, CP CEO Hunter Harrison, could make history if they successfully stitch together a 35,500-mile railroad with a combined market value of $47 billion, stretching from Canada’s West Coast to the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Atlantic seaboard.
Heart opens, million tears drop
a vast ocean is born
engulfing deep sorrows,
drowning them deep,
feeding ruthlessness piranhas
letting joy dolphins to play jump,
Take a line, catch happiness
Kiss mermaids, rest dear heart
which has been taken apart
bruised, battered, too many times,
clock chimes, hour of tranquility
has arrived, after waiting for centuries