Laughing @ Middle Age, a Cartoon by Pat Achilles
Mary Fran Bontempo2018-10-30T09:56:32-04:00January 10th, 2011|2 Comments
About the Author: Mary Fran Bontempo
MARY FRAN BONTEMPO is a speaker, author and humorist who teaches audiences to control their most powerful influence: Self-Talk. Author of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, and Not Ready for Granny Panties, Mary Fran proves small changes in self-talk yield big life changes, allowing individuals to redefine their lives both professionally and personally in a rapidly changing world. A Huffington Post and Thrive Global contributor, and regular columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine and Best Kept Self, Mary Fran inspires and motivates readers and listeners to tame the self-talk beast, leading them to personal and professional renewal and success. After thirty years’ experience as owner of a full-service recruiting firm, and finding herself in the middle of a perfect life storm—turning 50, a crashing economy, and most devastating, a son with serious addiction issues—Mary Fran created the blog, Not Ready for Granny Panties, authoring two books in the series and developing a life-affirming brand full of practical wisdom and wit. A frequent media guest and speaker, audiences delight in her empowering and entertaining message.
Yeesh! One of my pet peeves. I don’t begrudge anyone a job, but when I’m paying for technical support, I want to be able to understand the person to whom I’m speaking. And I want them to be able to understand me! Can’t say how many times I’ve repeated my problem ad nauseum over the phone only to have the person on the other end ask me the same question over and over until I hang up. Hmmm…I wonder if that’s their strategy?