I really wanted to Get Something Done today. Yeah, right. So far I’ve been mollycoddling idiots, which is not my favorite thing to do. It’s a few rungs above cleaning cat boxes, or my least favorite activity- which would have to be anything involving cleaning and sorting and/or getting dirty. I am glad as hell I don’t have to go outside to work, and I am thankful for many other things I don’t have to do. Still, it gets old when you’ve told the fifteen thousandth ass-pilot of the day that their stuff is not there yet because they are in the middle of a snowstorm. Your route may potentially be delayed if the freeways are down to 10 miles an hour and zero visibility. Look outside, you jackwagons!
Anyway I generally don’t like to fart off but my attention span is about that of paint right now. As soon as I try to concentrate and get something done someone pesters me with something stupid, something that can wait, something I have no control over, etc. and so on. If we weren’t short handed today I’d put my phone on voice mail and then see how many people solved their own problem/answered their own questions tomorrow. I would say 85% of the people I talk to with an “urgent” problem either a.) have the answer to their own problem, or b.) are totally farking clueless to begin with, or c.) need to be talking to someone who can actually address their problem and do something about it. The other 15% usually have a legitimate bitch, and/or something I can actually fix. So I’m glad I don’t talk to people as much as I used to. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, intelligence is a constant, the population is growing. Unfortunately my patience with stupidity is shrinking which is probably not a good thing, being that stupidity is becoming ever more common.
OK. I’ve released some of my frustration with the unwashed masses of humanity.
I am generally not the “huggable” type, even on a good day. What I would really like to do is go home and have a nice quiet evening of “Dirty Jobs,” cop shows and Chinese takeout. Unfortunately these are the kind of days I come home to Mr. Drama Queen going off on how someone said something to hurt his feelings at work, so he’s got crank up the stereo, stay up until 1AM and drink a case of Natties to forget about it.
Well, back at it. I might get something done before the end of the day but I doubt it very seriously.