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(See my other blog for a mild explanation of that shit at the top, by the way.)
The holiday season is officially under way. I mark the occasion of the season being under way by when the retail outlets have their holiday employee meeting. We had ours. Thus! Holidays. And I really can’t summon up the excitement I used to have for the holidays. It isn’t that I totally hate the family interactions, or that I hate gift giving, or anything like that. The family stuff is fine, if a bit trying at times. The holidays, as it were, drive me insane because of the insanity of other people. I won’t belabour this point, you all know how I feel about stupid commercialism and consumerism. I’m even working for the very beast I hate this year. Believe me, I can’t stand it any more than you can. This point is over. The holidays suck.
On a more positive note, Austin has gotten a lot better at work since I finally confronted him about being a dick. Though he did say that he wanted us to have “a thicker skin” when it comes to the holidays in regard to his dickishness, and for the sake of getting out of the holiday meeting and keeping everyone from getting pissed off at me for delaying us longer I didn’t point out that he should be the one who should work on something. He is the one who is doing the negative thing, making people uncomfortable, acting unprofessional, on and on, that is the thing he should be curbing. And he is. But he shouldn’t ask us to be more accepting of him doing something so unprofessional. I understand that people get stressed and lash out at people, that I can live with, what upsets me about Austin’s attitude is that he refuses to apologise for acting like that and then expects us to change our attitude to accommodate his shit. That’s an unhealthy work relationship if I’ve ever seen or heard of one. Alas, I am too apathetic to confront it directly. I will confront it whenever he does act like that though, and he can call me as thin skinned as he wants to. On the upside, I am not going to be at the job too much longer. Plans to leave the country, again, rapidly escalate.
Have fun with the Republicans, suckers!