Monday, October 31, 2011

Seeing and hearing what they want....

My husband and I just watched the Godfather part 2 last night, seriously, still one of the BEST movies of all time, and there was something that stuck out to me...people see and hear what they want. You marry into a mafia family, knowingly, don't question your comfortable surroundings, you need not worry about money and you are surrounded by body guards with guns....but yet, you bury your head in the sand and pretend you don't know the truth of how you happen to have the nice clothes, the nice house, new cars etc....It reminded me a bit of Bernie Madoff...His wife and son just did an interview claiming they didn't know anything about his Ponzi scheme...They both enjoyed, along with the rest of the family, all the opulent surroundings their lifestyle could afford them...Yet, they never questioned where the money came from...and to this day, they continue to live quite well, off the money Bernie stole....still claiming to not know a thing about what good old Bernie was up to...could be true, I suppose, because in all honesty, if in your gut you had a feeling something was off, or not right, but you still wanted all the things you have and continue to want, would you rock that boat and see what tumbled overboard? Most people would continue to bury their heads in the sand, look the other way and then claim ignorance...Pretty pathetic, especially in the Madoffs' situation, because I am sure the victims wouldn't mind having a bit of their lifestyle back as well....

Friday, October 28, 2011

Quit already.....

I am weird in the way I think regarding jobs and careers. I think you should actually enjoy what you do, seeing as how you are doing it most of your life anyway. I have quit countless, yes, countless jobs due to the fact I wasn't passionate for it, or the people I was surrounded by, including owners, that really didn't give a rats ass...I don't like those people, and I get tired of seeing and hearing them...You don't like your job? Quit the fucking thing!! Do you honestly think your shitty attitude is NOT affecting the people you work with or the clients you interact with? I can see how much more fulfilling your life would be hanging out with all your DJ friends til 2am every night, if only this pesky job wasn't in the way...Idiot...I think the worse part of being surrounded by this type of person, is when the boss, who is quite aware of how mediocre this person is, doesn't do shit about it..Why? Because apparently is easier to keep a shitty employee, instead of taking the time to interview and hire a more competent one..Last time I looked, there were quite a few people out there looking for a job, so rather than paying some lame ass facebooking cell phone talking mother fucker a dime, how about investing in your business a bit by hiring someone who might actually want to be there? Sometimes it really is hard being the smartest person in the room....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

That's mine...I pee'd on it...see??

Sometimes I am surprised I don't see more people pissing in corners, or on different objects in order to make them their own. I can't help but have this image in my head of a 195 pound man squatting over a bar and bumper plates, and letting out a huge stream of piss just because I asked how many sets he had left. It's also ironic that most of the women at the gym, that line up their towels and water bottles 30 minutes before some group fitness class aren't doing the same thing...Sadly, it isn't just at the gym I see this behavior, it's also at work...I could give a rats ass what room you claim is "yours", but to give me an attitude about it, well, I won't tolerate that...Save your "mine, mine, mine" speech for someone else, I really don't want to hear it...just want to do my job, or lift what I need to at the gym, without being given the "stink eye"....The reality is, these are all objects that can go away, so honestly, when will they ever be "yours"? And if you are that small minded at the gym, or at work I can only imagine how you are every where else....your car, the grocery store, coffee shop, or even in bed....No thanks. So, the next time I ask you how many sets you have left, save the attitude, answer my question and move on, and don't even THINK about claiming that bar......

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just a reminder on a few things....

I feel the need to point out a few things....or rant, if you will...so, a bit all over the map, but hey, I'm, nothing if not consistent in that area...here goes:
You are NOT putting gas in my car, so , stop riding my ass trying to get me to go faster than the speed limit...not happening.
You would NOT be the one paying for my speeding ticket or higher insurance rates if that happens, so, again, back the fuck up!
Hang up your phone already! Especially those posers who drive $65,000 cars...Could you NOT afford a head set, or perhaps blue tooth technology??
Wear your hat the way it's supposed to be worn, not half cocked on your head...you look like a tool, and this is why people don't take you seriously.
If someone holds the door for you, say "thank you"...it's called manners...get to know them, become one with them, embrace and love them...
If you are a fat personal trainer, I suggest you start working out, then perhaps you might actually have a client from time to time...Same rule applies if you are trying to sell a gym membership...
When you are done with your workout towel, remove your locker room key from it BEFORE opening your locker...What makes you think the employees want to touch your sweaty towel?
STOP DOING BICEP CURLS IN THE SQUAT CAGE!!!! Let the grown ups do what they need to do, and you can go elsewhere....
Respect the people around you...walk with your head up, not face down, staring at your phone, therefore you may NOT get run into and a dirty look...
Well, these are just a few of the things I have noticed in the past week or two, and thought it essential to spread the message...Sarcastically of course, because really, is there any other way to spread a message?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moodiness....solved by drinking??

It's interesting how your mood can change in the blink of an eye, or what seems like that anyway. I think the thing that bothers me the most about my mood changes are that they are either so up or so down, a bit like being manic I believe they would say, although I look at it more like I am an Aries, so that's just part of my quirkiness..November is always a bad month for me, I'm not sure why, but historically, it's sucked...Sadly, it's only October, and I can feel my mood dwindeling...Makes me worry about what's in store for me...It could be the change in temp, although I wonder if it's more to do with my predicament than the weather...The truth is, I am not in a happy place, this boat anchor of a house is beyond frustrating, and waiting to hear from the mortgage company as to whether or not we can modify is beyond maddening...I sometimes really just want to pack up and leave, but I am a bit too much of a worry wart for that to ever happen...It would definitely be much easier if we won the lottery, but sadly, the gas station we buy from hasn't gotten that memo apparently...Anyway, here's hoping we hear positive things down the pipeline, because honestly, I am not sure how i would handle the bad news if it comes....Perhaps it's time to start drinking in the mornings.... :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

You are not as great as you think you are.....

Ever wonder how some people can look in the mirror and tell themselves they really are that great of a person? I think people tend to have a false conception of who they really are. I have worked with many people that really truly believe the company would fall apart if they were to leave (for the record, it didn't). I have worked with many people who's skills were mediocre to below average, yet to hear them tell others they are the best at what they do. Why do they do this? Is it because of their need to always be the best in the room? Now, the flip side of this is that I have also worked with some incredibly intelligent, gifted and talented people, but since they tend to not toot their own horns, nobody really seems to pay that much attention to them. These are the people I want to know, the ones I seek out. But, it seems that these people don't last too long at the job they are in. Why? Well, honestly, I've seen first hand the little green eyed monster destroy their reputation. Sad, because rather than learning from these people that have so much knowledge, it's easier to make them feel inferior, or to talk smack about them behind their backs. I hate to break it to the jealous ones, but someone will ALWAYS have more talent, passion, drive and money than you, so perhaps it's time to stop sharpening the ginsu knives in the kitchen and do some self reflecting.....