The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Just a Kid Being a Kid

On August 31st, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

grandpa and grandson on pathBy now, most of you know that I have a couple of grandkids. If you remain in the minority of people not aware, just ask me sometime about them. I’ll talk your ear off with all the usual grandparental doting. Allow plenty of time. (more…)

Has It Really Been 50 Years?

On August 24th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

Has It Really Been 50 Years?Fifty years ago on August 15, something happened. As Ed Sullivan might have said, “We have a really big show.” (By the way, the Ed Sullivan reference is major hint.) (more…)

Rudeness Doesn’t Have to Be Contagious

On August 17th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

grumpy faceA guy named Trevor, a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida, is the lead author and researcher of a paper that has determined that rudeness in the workplace is like a sneeze in an elevator — it spreads quickly and makes everyone uncomfortable. And once it gets rolling, stopping the contagion of rudeness may be hard to do. The shelf life of a nasty attitude can be long and damaging. (more…)

It’s Time to Win!

On August 10th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

runner crossing finish lineYou ever feel like every bird that flies overhead has you in its sights for a deposit of their lunch — complete with wild berries? You know what I mean. If you get your car washed, you are destined to have one of God’s flying creatures ruin your day. SPLAT on your windshield!!! Murphy’s Law: Right in your line of sight — for sure. (more…)

Lack of Expansion (In the Economy, Not My Belt)

On August 3rd, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

belt tighteningUh-oh. It’s time for more talking about the economy. You’re thinking: “Can’t this guy find other material to talk about?” Yes. Yes, I can. But the fact of the matter is that in the pie of my life, this is a big slice. Actually, it is a big slice in all of our lives. Hard to talk about the economy without talking about consumers. Remember, we drive the bus. Two-thirds of the economy is based on our spending habits. So, here I go again. (more…)