Author Archives: Ronnie Cole

Being on time – How a roofer taught me to be punctual

never be late life lesson

Many people wouldn’t hold up a roofer as a wise teacher to share life lessons, but I do. In this story you’ll learn why I think doing things on time is important and how I came about to practice this life lesson in my own life.

It all started back when I was a lazy teenager. I was never on time for anything, even the stuff I loved. I never saw the use of picking a time to do something and sticking to it. I never got any consequences for being late, not until I was a full adult. When I wasn’t a teenager any more I started noticing things going wrong whenever I was too late to act on something. I would plan a date for 8 and show up at 8:20 only to never go on a date with that person again. I would set a doctor’s appointment for noon and show up at 12:30 like its no big deal, just to see that I had to reschedule because the doctor had already visited 2 other patients.

Things like this kept happening to me even as I was in my mid twenties still living with my parents, until the oracle came to visit. This young man didn’t know it but he would change my life. He was just a roofer, albeit a roofer Victoria was blessed to have, and he was the same age as me, had a good paying job and drove a nice truck. I wondered how he could be so independent and mature not to mention successful compared to me if we were the same age. So I started to compare my behavior to his to see what I was doing wrong with my life.

He had been working on my parents’ roof for a few days when I noticed he was never late. He would wave goodbye before getting into his truck at the end of the day and say, “I’ll be back tomorrow at eight AM to finish the left side of the roof.” And then surely enough he would be hear exactly at 8 AM. I knew, because I had been up all night playing video games and was finally going to bed when he would be stomping on the roof again laying down his shingles.

One day, when it was his last day working on our roof, I decided to climb up one of his ladders and surprise him with a friendly chat. We shared a cigarette and I asked him what he did to become so successful at our young age. What he said I have never forgotten to this day and that’s why I think of him more of a wise wizard than a roofer.

He said, “I couldn’t rely on father for anything, so it was me helping ma around the house, and I was always there when she needed me. I was always on time to pick up my little brothers from school and I was always on time when I had to pay for the rent after my father left us.”

I was fascinated about this idea of always being on time. Since then, I can count with one hand all the times I’ve been late, for anything. This has been one of my strongest ways in keeping my life from disaster. I’m still not the successful man I dreamed of being but thanks to that roofer who I wish I could really thank in person again today, for we’ve never talked since, it’s safe to say I’m no longer a lazy bumb, and there’s a good chance I won’t be late again.

So thank you, man. Your words are still with me and I hope you’re doing well out there.

Eat healthy!

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Today I just want to briefly rant to you all–eat healthy! At a certain point people can’t keep blaming their health problems on bad health care when all they do is eat garbage. I got really annoyed today on social media arguing with a woman who blamed her obesity on society when there are hundreds of institutions in the world who are designed to help her yet all she does is eat trash and blame society for it. It’s crazy, literally insane.

Eating healthy, I understand, costs more than eating garbage but if you’re willing to subscribe to Netflix, have YouTube premium, have a fancy new phone and a bunch of other stuff you spend money on, then there’s no excuse for you to not spend a few extra bucks every month to eat local organic whole foods.

That’s all I want to say, and I hope this helps someone.

Sucking at life…

how to stop sucking at life

Is there such a thing as sucking at life? I think for each individual our standards are different. For me, it’s impossible to suck at life because I’m not bothered with trying to impress anyone. I just do what I enjoy and leave life simple. Other I know try so hard to be some kind of “success” and get mad at themselves if they don’t do what they planned. Most of the time it’s their own fault that they don’t get the girl or the job they planned, and so they say “I suck at life.”

But what if their goal had simply been to pay rent and smile at least once per day. In those terms, they would be very good at life. So i guess the moral of this story is to stop beating yourself up for sucking at something that is only subjective. Why not make life simple? Because you rock at life!

What I Do On My Spare Time

Hello, I’m Ronnie, and you probably don’t care but I’m gonna tell you what I do on my spare time anyways. I mostly like to play World of Warcraft and go fishing with my brother. When I’m not doing those two things I’m usually… how about I just make a list for you to read all my favorite things to do that waste time.

A List of Things I Do To Waste Time

  1. Play WoW
  2. Go fishing
  3. BBQ
  4. Scroll on Twitter and argue with lesbians
  5. Read comic books
  6. Watch Netflix
  7. Stare at the wall
  8. Eat chicken
  9. That’s about it.

As you can see my life is fairly boring. Don’t get me started on what I do when I don’t have spare time. That’ll be a whole other post which will be even more boring than this one. If you still want to know more about me go here.

Bye for now.

The Random Blog by Ronnie

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Welcome to Ronnie’s blog of whatever he feels like at the time. I’m Ronnie! But you can call me Ron. Or whatever you like. That’s the benefit of my blog. It’s random here. One day I might talk about fairies and another day I might talk about trucks, but I could be wrong. I plan to surprise myself just as much as my readers, as I write whatever I feel like.

Today is an introduction to what the future beholds – random!

So with all that said I hope you stick around. It’ll be an adventure.