Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
So, today I had a thought. I hear and read so many stories on line about my generation needing babied in the workplace. The bosses are told we need more recognition than any other generation before us. They are told that we just don't accept not being awarded for doing our job. They say we get this from our parents. That the world revolves around us and that we are spoiled.
I always felt uneasy reading these articles, and to be honest, a little hurt by them. I cannot speak for my generation as a whole, only for myself. I do not think I need to be babied.
I believe I work my best when I feel needed and helpful. Does that sound self righteous to you? I find it difficult to do a job when I am given minimum flexibility. I like to be helpful. It's in my blood. If I am not feeling helpful, then what is the point? I try to do everything at 100%. It is hard to do that when you are only given a tiny piece of the puzzle-yet are expected to know what the end result looks like.
I am not sure any of this makes sense and that is OK. I just was annoyed by all the bad media attention. I wanted to get it off my chest.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Jenny "no, not me"
Him "Well, are you looking for a rich old man?"
Jenny (laughing) "somedays!"
Him "I am a retired attorney"
Jenny (still laughing) "so are you telling me your rich?"
Him "I also have rental properties. I have my estate going to my collage. My kids are written out of my will. They don't respect me, by fault of their mother. "
Jenny "sounds like your children are foolish "
Him "I've been divorced for 40 years"
Jenny " I have been for 7- I have a 9 yr old son"
Jenny "I am a bookkeeper"
Him (eyes light up) "Well I would be very generous to someone. I need help with my rentals- paying bills, collecting rent. I'd give you a house. May I give you my number?"
Jenny "ok.........." (looking at me with bug eyes)
When he pulled out a scrap piece of paper and pen, he handed it to her so that she could write it down (smooth move if you ask me).
He asked for her number but she wasn't giving it up. The whole thing was unbelievable. It wasn't a creepy old guy or anything. We feel bad for his family situation.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My weekend was pretty eventful. I had a very busy day at the salon on Saturday (yay!). Once work was finished, I had plans to spend the weekend with my
ex-wife best friend, Jenny. My hubs had to work so it was girl time.
Saturday night we decided to go out "clubbin". We started "clubbin" when I was 18 and she 25... We only go out once in awhile now and when we do, we feel old. My best friend is 32 and I am 25.
We wanted to go to our old fav place, The Big
Sleezy Easy. It's a Country bar on one side, Dance Club on another, pool tables, etc. My bff is more country than I, but we both rock the line dances :) Don't judge!
When we are tired of the line dances, we "go ghetto" on the Dance club side.
Wouldn't you know our old song "Work It" by Missy Elliott came on!!!
Jenny knows how to move her biscuits and tends to attract some male attention.
Saturday night was no exception. She grabbed the eyes of a 22 yr old. He didn't even know the song!!! Ugh, feelin' old.
We wrapped up the night, deciding to make a trip up to the lake for the Walleye Festival on Sunday.
On the way up to Lake Erie, we stopped by an old Indian Mill. While we were there, Jenny was not just hit on, she was offered a lifestyle...did I mention the man was 71 years old??? I will go into detail with another post 'cause it's kinda a crazy story.