4/28/08: Day of the angry hatchet (in Off-topic)

TheHatchetman April 28 2008 9:36 PM EDT

This entire thread is me whining. If you do not want to hear/read it, I would advise hitting the back button on your browser. There is nothing I hope to accomplish by this thread, other than to vent. No, I have never been good at keeping journals.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning, so that I could be at the day labor place between 5:30 and 6... I go there, sign in, wait, and watch a few dozen people get sent off to different jobs before I'm sent home after wasting almost 2 and a half hours for the fourth time...

Apparently while leaving, I was discourteous enough not to hold the door open for everyone leaving behind me, and the dude behind me got hit by the closing door that he couldn't expell the energy to grab for himself. He decides what I did was rude, says "Thanks a lot", before giving me a dirty look. I was in no mood to tolerate this, an argument ensues, but I can feel he doesn't exactly want to fight me, but he apparently had no problem standing there trash-talking all day. My tone of voice goes up, and another guy (unrelated to the entire incodent, he didn't know either of us...) decides he needs to play hero and walks up behind me, and puts his hand on my shoulder and says "Come on now, we don't want any violence out here." So I turn around and tell him "Only [person] stands a chance of getting hit here is you if you touch me again." Now the dude I was originally argument really starts talkin' too much. Then I'm about to say something, the other guy puts his hand back on my shoulder and says "Hey now! I" and that's as far as he got before I turned around and planted the palm of my hand into his gut... He takes four steps back before falling to his knees, and I turn back to the original dude, and argue a couple more minutes before I tell him he can [go fly a kite], and walk off.

I get home, and start doing some more callbacks, so I can follow up with the managers at some of the other places I applied, and I only managed to get a hold of one manager who "meant to call me the other day to let me know they had filled the position"... I also managed to get ahold of an assistant manager who told me to call back Thursday when the hiring manager would be there...

So I work on getting a buncha crap done around the house... Fixed a few shelves, cleaned up, and cooked dinner, nothing special to this paragraph, but it just keeps things chronologically sound...

After dinner I do the dishes. When I finish that up, I see that Trudy (my mother's boyfriend's 94 year old mother) is sitting on the couch in the living room, and my mother and her boyfriend are in their room watching TV. I see hockey on the living room television and I know she is not a hockey fan, so I offer to put something on for her (she can't figure out the remote control, and the channel lineup with DirectTV is difficult for even myself to grasp). She accepts, and I know 282 is the way to go... Animal Planet ftw! She loves watching the animals (except the rescue shows cuz she doesn't like seeing them hurt or sickly-looking), so I always put animal planet on. It was some petfinder show where they get a pet for some kid or family or whatever... I ask her if she'd like to watch it, and she looks up at me and says "no coloreds please" I threw the remote control on the couch that she wasn't sitting on, and started walking to my room. On the way, I yelled "Ma! TV needs attention in the living room." (yelling *to*, not *at*...)

Only four ways to piss me off... Blatant disrespect towards me, putting your hands on me in an unwelcome fashion, stealing from me, and profound ignorance. I've gotten to deal with three of those today. Good thing I don't have a car I guess, or I'd likely be hearing that pull away about now too...

three4thsforsaken April 28 2008 9:42 PM EDT

I'm sorry >.<

Hope tomorrow is a little better :P

Cube April 28 2008 9:58 PM EDT

That's too bad.. sounds like an awful day. I'm with 3/4ths; I hope tomorrow is much better for you.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 28 2008 10:09 PM EDT

Heh, guess we're opposites.

Yesterday, i found out my sister won a car at her after-prom.

Maybe tomorrow is your time to shine, like everyone else keeps insisting. =)

j'bob April 28 2008 10:21 PM EDT

I wouldn't bet on tomorrow either Hatch. My advice, stay in bed, or at least home.
Make another play for it on Wednesday or even Thursday if you can hold out.
Good luck.

PS... did she really say "please"?

choco coco April 28 2008 10:24 PM EDT

That really sucks man.

"Tommorow is another day"

"After a storm comes calm"

"After bad luck comes good fortune."

NSFY April 28 2008 10:26 PM EDT

Did you leave out the part where you gut-punched the old lady?

Paddy Boy April 28 2008 10:41 PM EDT

Hehe, NSFY read my mind. :P I understand where you're comin from. Except I find stupid old people to be funny. I get a good laugh out of it.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 28 2008 11:24 PM EDT

Sorry the day sucked man...

QBRanger April 28 2008 11:31 PM EDT

It can only get better, keep your head up man!

j'bob April 28 2008 11:34 PM EDT

Sorry choco, but I'm not one for spewing sunshine when it's cloudy...

"Tommorow is another day" for the world to take a dump on you.

"After a storm comes calm" and a lot of mud!

"After bad luck comes good fortune." and all the bills that just won't pay themselves.

Ok. I feel better now.

Have a drink Hatch, you don't seem like the type to let the day get the best of you.
Rub some dirt on it and walk it off!
Cause at the end of the day, no matter how crappy it gets or how many morons you have to deal with... they're still morons and you're still

IndependenZ April 29 2008 6:40 AM EDT

Come on now, we don't want any violence out here. :D

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 29 2008 6:57 AM EDT

Some Guy Monster with hatchet uses Kung-Fu on touchy moron. Film at 11.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 29 2008 7:27 AM EDT

Some Guy Man angry at price of GTA IV imitates the game while leaving labor office. The line for angry lawyers outside Rock* offices starts here.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 29 2008 7:33 AM EDT

Some Guy Someone steals vomit yellow AMC pacer and returns it after finding body of the last guy who tried in the hatchback. Trifecta complete!

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] April 29 2008 8:39 AM EDT

Hey M8... everything gets better with time... give it a day or two and everything will be back to normal... Sorry to hear everything got to you, just get out your *Tobacco only* pipe and let er rip! Everyone has a bad day... just like Nov and me... Nov has Strep and I have a feeling I might have the same right now... even though I just got over it a few weeks ago. Oh well lets go outback and have some fun ^_^

TheHatchetman April 29 2008 8:47 AM EDT

Well if you and nov don't stop making out in CB's supply closet, you'll keep giving/getting strepp from each other... :P Give it a break, if only for a few days

ActionAction April 29 2008 10:30 AM EDT


forktoad April 29 2008 10:56 AM EDT

Free hugs!!!!
Somebody I know needs a hug here!!!!

lotien April 29 2008 11:21 AM EDT

weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30-5 (not the whole verse)

AdminG Beee April 29 2008 1:59 PM EDT

Could've been worse, could've been me.

G_Beee, 1:59 PM EDT
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