Some times I hate the world

July 11, 2009

Most of the time I’m generally a bitter old man despite being 29. Call it my temperment, call it my personality, hell call it what you want but do it from off my lawn!

All seriousness however, my mood has become this over the years after having my hand being smacked away when I have tried being a nice person and helping others. I have lost count of the number of times and people I have helped back onto their feet when trouble reared it’s head for them. Yet when trouble rears its head for me, almost nobody even seems to be willing to comiserate with me. It’s all part of what has turned me into the hateful old man that I am at 29. Now, of course that doesn’t mean that other things haven’t happened to make me into the man I am today. For the most part, I can and do survive just fine without having to beg anyone for help.

However, there are some times when I really want to take those closest to me and shake them to get them to understand how I feel. What good is having an argument over the phone for no reason whatsoever when it could all be resolved by a simple five minute task that asks nothing of you? How often have I done more than asked for me, and then when I ask for even a small thing been rebuffed.

I am sick and tired of being fucked with honestly. If people thought I was an asshole before, they ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Rambling rambling

July 8, 2009

So, I gotta be at work at 7:30 in the morning so I have my alarm set at 5:30. It’s sad that it takes me that long to wake from a deep sleep, in fact, it’s very pathetic that it takes that long for me to wake up. But on a positive note I get to go home early tomorrow, rather than working until 9:30 pm, I get to go home around 7:30. Unless I’m busy with a customer, in which case I go home whenever I get done. Personally I’m hoping to have a customer early, get a sale worked out that makes me some money, get done early, and then be able to slack for some of the day and get out of there at 7:30. I’ve got stuff to do at home, so getting off a bit early will make life a little easier for me.

At least the 6 day work weeks are behind me for a few weeks, and I can breath a sigh of relief this week since I only have to work 4 days rather than 5. (I’m taking Saturday off due to prior commitments that I made about two months before I got this job.) Ah well, I should have been asleep an hour ago, but I’m just not tired enough to sleep yet. Maybe I’ll try laying down and dozing to see what comes of it.

Who knows, maybe I’ll fall asleep instantly. That would be nice.

Happy almost BBQ day!

July 3, 2009

Tomorrow is the celebration of our freedom from Tyranny, and I would like to reccomend that everyone have a safe and happy Fourth of July. For those who feel we were a tyranny ourselves these recent 8 years, I offer you derision and mockery. For those of you who feel we are now a tyranny, I offer condolences and mild agreement. But, as the Fourth of July is about more than just BBQ and Fireworks, I offer you the following.

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

So… deaths come in threes…

June 25, 2009

First we suffer a tragic comedy loss with the recent passing of Ed McMahon. The man was a comedy genius, able to play the straight man to Johnny Carson, or play the slapstick cut up with… Johnny Carson. This is the man who caressed his golden toilet before having to sell it because of the recent economic collapse. His death has been a shock and a true shame. Then earlier today Farrah Fawcett passed away. Now, as a kid I watched Charlies Angels, and I liked it even as a kid, it was a good show, and boobies bounced everywhere when you watched it.

Oh yeah, then some (alleged) pedophile died in the UCLA hospital today. Yes, it is true, Michael Jackson died of a heart attack in the UCLA Medical center. Now, nobody knows what it was that caused this heart condition, but I believe that the family will claim that he died because of a congenital heart defect. They will say this was a shocking tragedy, and will cry tears of glee as they rape what is left of his estate to feed Tito’s crack habit.

Personally, I think he died from apoplexy following his realization that Macauley Culkin is now no longer a child and that most parents now know enough to keep him far away from their children.

I’m just waiting for the following headline.

CNN now reporting that Michael Jackson has risen from the dead, become a zombie, and is performing a well-choreographed dance routine.

And of course, the saddest part is, both Farrah and Ed deserved far more mention in this blog post than they got because of the baby raper.

Just got home

June 25, 2009

I went in to work today at 9am.  I wrote this just after I got home at about midnight +30.

Very long day, but two cars sold to one customer family.

Good day.

Long day.

Sleep now.

So… about an hour ago

June 14, 2009

Let me backtrack a wee bit here. Monday I went to work as normal, had a decent day, everything seemed to be going fairly well, but I had some mild pain in my lower back, in or around the butt region. I figured I was constipated, I had eaten some home made food that has blocked me up a time or two before, but I figured I would get over it. Tuesday rolls around and I have the day off. Massive amounts of pain in that same region, which is no longer back but all butt. So I figured, possibly a hemmeroid, get some Perperation H and deal with it.

Wednesday rolls around, and I can hardly stand from the pain. So, I go to work, manage to pull down three hours or so, and call it a day and go home with my boss’s permission. That night I cannot sleep from the pain, Thursday morning, 7:45 am I show up at the Emergency room and have them take a look. This was not what I wanted to do that day, and let me tell you, it was some of the least fun and most embarassment I have ever had in my life. They sent me home after 4 hours and told me to take these two pills and this pain killer and go back to work monday.

Friday rolls around, no change, lots of pain, eat pain pills and sleep as best I can while drugged. Saturday rolls around, pain seems a little worse, do what I gotta do and when I can’t sleep I go downstairs to sit in my ezchair and try reading. Then, about an hour ago or so, I get this really strange feeling and figure I had to use the bathroom (which really sucked as it hurt very badly to do so). I get up to go to the bathroom, and my ass feels very wet. I get in there, drop trou, and gaze in shock at the massive amount of milky blood soaking my boxers and legs. I clean up, do my business and finally realize that the pain has changed. In fact, now it’s just a very very very small pain, like one would get from a popped zit, rather than feeling like someone stabbed me in the butt.

Goodbye Pilonidal Cyst! Now, I know that this pain in the butt may reemerge eventually, and I’m thinking it will some time, but I know how to deal with it, and hopefully when it rears it’s ugly head I can get it dealt with in some way other than by eating pain pills and hoping it stops.

The good thing, is it means I can go to work monday with no fear of not being able to stand up or sit down… hopefully.

Right now, I’m really just wanting to get my first good nights sleep in almost a week.

Ugh

June 13, 2009

Sick. Hate being sick. Spent yesterday in the Emergency Room. Had no fun at all, but at least they gave me morphine for the pain.

Fun comment about morphine. It doesn’t take pain away, it just makes you not care about the fact you hurt!

More bloggage sooner or later.

Yes, it has been a while

June 8, 2009

As the title says, it has been a while since I managed to get this blog updated. But I’m going to give it a try since I have the time. I guess, I should have been doing that while I was unemployed, but thankfully I’m both back on my feet, and back on the job. Not selling tractors again, I have a feeling that I’m not going to ever get to do that again. My former employers, while they would love to have me back from talking with both management and staff, the hiring freeze there nips that in the bud. So, rather than selling tractors, in a crappy economy, where is an unemployed salesman to go?

Furniture? No thanks, straight commission with draw and wearing a suit every day does not really appeal to me. Selling electronics? Well, unless you can find a straight commission job, then you are stuck with at best 8 bucks an hour at one of the large chains like Best Buy or similar. So, instead I took some resumes and cover letters around to the local car lots. Yes, you heard me. Car lots.

On the third lot I visited I managed to hit a winner. The first two lots were dead as doornails. But then again, for a GM dealership and a Dodge dealership, I really wouldn’t expect much less. The third dealership was a BMW dealer and not only were they dead, but their associates all seemed to act like pricks. Then I took the last of the resumes and cover letters I had with me, and in the rain, I drove to one of the two local Ford dealerships. They were busy, not only were they busy, but they were friendly, they were clean, and they were staffed with a younger crew. The first guy I talked to hardly looked to be in his 20’s. The same can be said of the entire crew who is working there, save for management who are all middle aged or so.

After just handing what turned out to be the store general manager my resume and such, he told me to wait, and that as soon as he could he would pull me for an interview. Wham, interview over, I was told to expect a call a few days later, after my background check.

This past monday, I got that call and I started on Wednesday. Wednesday was all about doing paperwork, Thursday was all about learning product and wishing the computer system worked. Friday was all about talking to customers and marvelling that the computer system did not work yet.

Saturday however, Saturday was all about selling trucks. Indeed, my second full day working, and my first day with a working computer system and I sold two trucks. I’m supposedly on training pay. Which means in effect minimum wage while on training pay, but they specifically said that if I sold anything during my training period I was going to get paid in full for it. Which is awesome and means that I get paid for those two trucks I already sold. It also means that anything else I sell tomorrow(end of their pay week) I will also be paid on. I’ve got two people who are coming in to talk to me tomorrow, one of whom I think may be buying a Ford SUV of some kind, and the other is looking for a replacement car.

I can also happily state that I have not lied to any of the customers I’ve got, and I intend to continue that practice. This dealership intends to be a “quality” dealership as they are a brand new store, they want a good rep and a happy customer base. Let other dealerships and salesmen lie to their customers. I’ve never sold someone a product based on a lie, nor do I intend to start now. What I intend to do is make some money and have some fun doing it.

Oh yes, and one funny thing, I’m not ordering business cards. Not a single one for now. I’ve got my personal cards, which I will happily hand out to people, which has my name, my personal e-mail, my cell phone, and a link to my blog. So to anyone who reads this because of my handing you a card at the dealership, howdy!

One day at a time, that’s all I can do right now.

One day at a time.

Merry Christmas all

December 25, 2008

Of course, it’s this day here in the world, that great day we all get together with our families and celebrate commercialism and get fat on food.

Merry christmas (or whatever you celebrate).

Damn you Jack Sparrow!

November 19, 2008

So, as anyone with half a brain knows, going sailing in your ship off the coast of Somalia right now is pretty much an incredibly stupid idea. The Piracy and lawlessness in the area is getting rather idiotic. Seriously folks, it’s like that old joke about going to the doctor.

“Doc, it hurts when I do this!”
“Then don’t do that!”

Seriously, if pirates are capturing ships off Somalia, don’t fucking go there. If you HAVE to go there, perhaps arming your ship against the pirates would be a good idea. Lessee here, they come with RPG’s and machineguns, so I reccomend getting at least the same or similar just so you can defend yourselves. As many people have proven over the years, if you defend yourself they are more likely to go looking elsewhere rather than possibly fucking die by your hands.

BUT, this week alone, a Saudia Arabian oil tanker was taken over by pirates, and two days ago a cargo ship full of grain from Iran was taken hostage. Such sweet sweet irony. Iranians taken hostage, it made me giggle for a moment.

However, the reason for the rather fast actions the past few days on the pirates part is possibly due to their home base ship being fucking sunk by the Indian Navy. Not the American Navy, who would have been yelled at as unilateral, illegal, and immoral because we didn’t fucking talk to them about how their feelings had been hurt, but by the Indian navy,

An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate “mother vessel” off the hijacking-plagued Horn of Africa, leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden, an official said Wednesday. 

The skirmish took place Tuesday evening about 525 kilometers southwest of Oman’s Salalah port when the frigate INS Tabar spotted a suspected pirate ship with two speedboats in tow, India’s Defense Ministry reported.

“This vessel was similar in description to the ‘Mother Vessel’ mentioned in various piracy bulletins,” the ministry said in a written statement.

The battle follows a recent surge in piracy off the Horn of Africa, including the weekend hijacking of a Saudi-owned supertanker by pirates based in largely lawless Somalia.  

Three other vessels have been captured since then in what a London-based maritime official called a “completely unprecedented” situation.

When the Tabar’s crew hailed the ship and demanded it stop for inspection, the pirates threatened to destroy the Indian ship, the ministry reported.

“Pirates were seen roaming on the upper deck of this vessel with guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The vessel continued its threatening calls and subsequently fired upon INS Tabar,” the ministry said.

The Indian frigate returned fire, setting the pirate ship ablaze and setting off explosions on board, the statement said. Two speedboats in tow behind the ship fled; one was found abandoned after a pursuit by the Tabar.

Now, I dont know what the Captain actually said when he communicated with his government and the rest of the world, but I really hope it was something like this.

“We have engaged the enemy, and burned them to the water line. Unfortunatly our boarding action was cancled when explosions began on target vessel. Our saddened crew returned their cutlasses to the armory. Please send more Pirates.”

Of course, the UN will open a trilateral commission to get an understanding of what is going on, an indepth analasis of why the parties were fighting in the first place, and end up blaming it on Indian Aggression. Not that, ya know, the Pirates fired first or anything.

Kudos Indian Navy. Send the rest of the fucking bastards to the bottom of the ocean to join their buddies.

And the Iranian hostages can fucking join them.