I had to go in for another doctor checkup the other day. At the one I went to about a week ago, I had eaten too soon to the appointment, so they couldn’t take my blood. (I did this on purpose) However, the “good” doctor only gave me an inhaler prescription good for two refills, and I quickly realized that I should go take the needle so I can get more when my asthma kills me.
After the twelve hours of not eating (which meant I was starving through a work shift — they forgot I work overnight) I went in planning to be brave, constantly telling myself that it was no big deal. Which worked fine until I sat down and they pulled out a needle. Continue reading Belonephobia
For the past three weeks or so, I have felt the crushing embrace of apathy. Apathy towards my job, apathy towards my friends, apathy towards apathy. The thing that is scaring me is that I am embracing it right back. And I don’t care.
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Some guy came in to work last night and wanted to buy some beer. He looked 20ish so I asked to see some ID, which he didn’t have. I refused the sale because it’s my job.
He went outside, sat in his car for about five minutes, then comes back in with an “I’m gonna kick your ass” look. Asks, “You wanna come smoke a cigarette with me?”
“No, I don’t smoke,” I lie, “besides, I’ve got a line.” He lets out an irritated grunt and leaves, and goes to stew in his car again.
Ten minutes later, he comes back in, just walks up to the counter, and spits in my face.
“There, we’re even,” he says.
If I didn’t need my job I would have put his face through one of the windows, but I just stood there and took it. But when I told my manager about it she said that since that was assault on his part, if I had wanted to throw a couple of swings, she wouldn’t have fired me.
I hope he comes back.
I find myself at a political crossroads. I always vote Green Party, because they are the only party whose policies I (most closely to) fully agree with, and they are, in general, far less corrupt. I don’t want to vote for someone I know that I will hate having in office. But this election I am less sure about whether to follow that. Bush must not win this election; that much has been obvious ever since he wiped his ass with the Constitution (aka signed the Patriot Act into law) but if I vote for who I want to it is one less vote to put Kerry in the lead over Bush. I don’t care for Kerry. I don’t want him in office, but desperate times call for desperate measures, right? So should I vote for who I believe in, or follow the lead of every other American and just vote against the person I don’t want in office?
When you are drinking by yourself, you can just say to yourself, “Man, I’ve had too much; I’m going to bed.” But when you are drinking with friends (or a date) you are more inclined to say “I’ve had too much; lets stop after this next one.” Then you get sick.
Don’t ask how my date went.