So I am thinking telling my co worker to shove her nieces gospel song selection up her "you know what" would be rude, but I may do it anyway. Lard! I have heard about it for 4 days straight, around 20 times a day. She has made the biggest deal out of it. First of all, it is her niece but she calls her a grand daughter because her children will never give her a grandchild over her own (said in a dramatic and horribly mad voice). She is a helicopter and wants another life to control. *She could not stop her 32 year old daughter from marrying a man she does not approve of (and won't recognize his 2 children as part of her family) or her 30 year old son from being gay and is very bitter about both so she needs to try again* The girl wants an upbeat song that has never been sang at their church before and my co worker is hell bent on her singing the same old same old. Blah, blah, snore and should be end of story but NOOOO! It's the great power struggle of 2014. She has stalled her for days so she won't be able to learn a new song by sunday and will have to sing one she prepares for her or cancel.
Sometimes we think raw and ugly thoughts. I've been guilty of wanting to dance on a few graves.
And now for the dramatic conclusion of gospel hours (and hours)... MeMe's not really grand daughter has strep throat and can not sing at church on Sunday. Around 20 people were informed of this, back to back, this afternoon.
Never in my life have I heard a telephone ring more than this woman's. it is ringing when she walks in the door before 7am, it rings when she is walking out at 7 pm, and it rings every 5 minutes in between. I had completely forgotten about her habit of locking herself in the bathroom for 50 minutes to talk on the phone. That I do not miss.
Ah ha! At work I noticed a birdie I had not seen before. I could not help but notice it. He tried to run me off, followed me, and chirped at me not stop when I got close to a particular tree. His mate had a nest in there and he wanted me away from the babies. He is a beautiful little guy with a bright red head and breast. The female was plain, but pretty. I thought they looked like Finches so I checked there first.
House finches. They have not be a large common in my area, but are sticking around longer now. I love their song, even when they are angry.
^ It did seem to be hell week at work for many of us, or draining in different aspects for others. Something in the air perhaps?
Obkb then. I decided to read some of the articles, not blogs but articles from new sources (I would put 'respectable' in front of news but that no longer applies for the vast majority, no matter the political agenda) about the horrible new Cadillac commercial. I really don't know why The Washington Post felt the need to link numerous studies about the dangers of working long hours, like this commercial somehow negated the previous research or people no longer had a clue. Yes, the majority have read the research and/or watched programs and read debates on the differences in work structure from country to country. I think Cadillac was well aware of that, given the dialogue of the commercial. Yes, it is targeted toward the consumer who can afford their car. That is typically what happens, but no it does not automatically make that demographic all white. (Come on now, they have obviously never heard that Missy E rides down the block in an Escalade. Bling, bling all in your face. I think you might need to put on your shades) They were also trying to pull former customers back in who stopped buying the American car and opted for European Luxury automobiles instead. Yes, they exist there too. (And we would not want to bring jobs/industry back, now would we?) It also does not change the fact that numerous facilities/business can not operate on a schedule where you take a month off, and go home for a 2 hour nap. That is the same in numerous places all over the globe. I choose to work 12 hour days in a job that increases health risks to be there for others in need. It ain't because it can pay for a Cadillac, that's for sure. Sure, it is a cocky commercial but the articles and comments were not much better. One person stated that American needed to he more like the countries that get a whole month off, take naps, get free health care, free college tuition, and have a 90 to 10% ratio of Atheists vs. Christians. I found it quite funny when numerous people from other countries asked that commenter where this supposed Utopia was located.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??
^ I truly hate people with that commenters mind set. Yes, lets all be exactly the same. Think the same. Feel the same. Do the same things, and do whatever it takes to achieve this complete effing fantasy that has never existed in the history of human beings.
That said, I would not mind the month of my birth off.