Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Struggling? Really? What planet are you on?

I read an interesting opening to a story today regarding Jennifer Lopez: "She may currently be struggling with single motherhood"...Wow...I cannot even imagine how many actual non famous, non multi- million dollar, non nanny having single moms out there would NOT find that a bit offensive. Every day I come across a story about a celebrity that's just trying to "keep it real" by basically pretending how much they can relate to the every day people that roam this earth. I don't actually believe them, mostly because it seems the more they try to convince you they really do grocery shop by themselves, or drive their own cars, it seems they also fly off the handle a bit quicker when a certain color flower isn't available for their trailer. They spend all this time trying to get to the "top" and when they arrive, all talk about "wanting to be anonymous" or how hard it really is being them...Stop with the bullshit please! If you don't want to be famous, don't make a sex tape then shop it around for the best deal! If you want to be left alone, stop partying every night and looking around for the paparazzi to take pictures of it! Stop serial dating actors that are as famous or more famous than yourself! It's hard to feel any type of sympathy for someone who gravitates towards the bright lights and starts believing the things they are told over and over again. Just as it's hard to really feel any real sympathy for Ms. Lopez as a single mother...especially when she's touring, shopping for jewelery with the new boy toy, going on vacation and staging a "comeback" and has a nanny.....I really can't recall many of the real single mothers I have known having to deal with the same thing.....

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stupid= get ahead..Intelligent= stay behind.....

I always wonder how it is the stupid people continue to get by, while the intelligent ones seem to be pushed aside. I think I have my answer: the dumb ones don't question anything, while the smart ones question everything. I always find it funny when interviewing how the Manager wants a "go getter" "brainstormer of ideas" "team leader" and someone who will make things run better or more smoothly, but when it actually comes down to doing those things, you get shut down much of the time. Why? Because it's easier to not rock the boat than try to improve things. If you are someone who is not afraid to question the way something is being done and actually has the audacity (gasp!!) to say it out loud, you may as well start eating lunch alone. Most people don't want things to change. They like punching a clock, doing the minimum to get by and staying under the radar. I am not one of those people, and will never be. What's wrong with introducing ideas that will increase productivity, team morale and profits? What's wrong with thinking outside the box? It seems to have worked well for Subway....Why do I feel I have to dumb myself down in order to fit in? The answer is I shouldn't have to. There has got to be a Company, or an individual out there that is open to new fresh ideas, and I am hoping they start showing up pretty soon, because being surrounded by idiots is getting really old....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wet sand in my bathing suit.....

How is it that no matter how hard you try to NOT let someone bother you, it always ends other way? I try to remind myself that stupid people aren't worth my time or energy, especially the dipshit I work with, but, hard as I try, she is like wet sand in my bathing suit...Annoying, itchy and hard to get rid of. My tolerance for lazy, unintelligent facebooking club hopping tarts doesn't exist. I think it becomes harder as we get older to tolerate people's bullshit, especially when it's really not necessary. Unfortunately, when you are the only one with the balls to say something about it, you are also considered a bitch because of it...Sad really. There are so many other deserving people in the world looking for work, yet this one keeps slipping thru the cracks, kind of like slime if you think about it. Fitting....Hmm....Anyway, I have been told her days are numbered, so, hopefully the first of the year will find some fresh new face at the front desk, ready to help people, be cheerful etc...You know, kind of like what this person should have been like all along...Now, I know I am coming off unsympathetic, after all I am not in her shoes, and don't know what she is doing to fill her days, although I probably could find out if I bothered to be on facebook, but honestly, how many chances does one person get? How much sympathy does one deserve when they really don't seem to care? I think I would rather spend that energy on someone else, like the person who checks me in at the front desk of my health club (cheery chica).....Either you want to move forward with your life, or stay right where you are, and unfortunately this person is choosing to stay stagnant, which at the age of 32 is unfortunate, but I guess when your life revolves around drinking, dj's, clubbing (who does that anymore??) being on facebook constantly and sleeping til noon because you don't have a job, that's a choice....unfortunately it affects others around her, and that my friends is not acceptable.....Just because you choose to be a lame ass, don't drag everyone else down with you, pack it up and move on, because honestly, this train is ready to run your ass over.....