atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,


If I could I would go back in time and break all his fingers to prevent him from writing the f-ing song I had to listen to ten times today. Today alone.

There are four variations of his most popular song, but none of them is anything other than the same two musical phrases over and over and over again; the variations (if you can call them that) consist mainly of different drum tracks. The latest version is very slightly up-tempo with a different drum track than the previous version with the drum track. Then there's the live version, and the studio version. They are virtually indistinguishable from each other.

It's a stupid fucking song. That would be bearable if I didn't have to hear it two or three times an hour, often twice in succession, whenever I am at work. It's a rare day that I do not hear the fucking thing at least once.

I don't know how anyone could stand to listen to this song over and over and over again like this. Or any song, for fuck's sake.

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Speaking of dreadful repetition, Hillary CLinton is running for President again, and she's a wretched human being.

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Progressives in Wisconsin have been experimenting with the police state but hopefully they won't get away with it.

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If your mechanic treated you the way your doctor does, he'd go to jail. Which is to say, there are laws specifically emplaced to protect consumers against mechanics who decide to fix things without leave, then bill you for them. "Yeah, I did that $20 oil change, but while I was doing that I noticed that you needed a complete front-end rebuild, so the total bill is $1,644.50."

It's true that doctors will sometimes encounter unforeseen circumstances while treating a patient, but most of the medical procedures that are performed are routine and their prices should be knowable beforehand. Again, apply the medical model to working on your car: "Well, we can't really estimate what it will cost to change that ball joint, because what if there's a complication? We might have to do more work than normal to complete the procedure, so there's no way we can estimate what it will cost to do the work."

...which is horseshit no matter what kind of work you're doing. But for some reason we don't hold the medical industry to the standards to which we hold every other industry. That's why it costs so damned much to see a doctor.

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Chicago is still in the crapper. The city's finances are not going to get better, either, because they can't. If they cut off the pensions, there are riots. If they cut off services, there are riots. If they raise taxes enough to pay their bills, there are riots. The only real difference is who is rioting. The results don't change.

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Today was assholes and elbows for 4.5 hours straight. I had a little time at the beginning of the shift where I was taking care of some "back of precinct" stuff like receiving stuff from the service center, and working on paperwork, but people started coming in about 10:30 and after that I was running at full speed until another agent finally came in at 1 PM. I didn't have a chance to do anything other than unbox the stuff that was coming back from service and pull the paperwork for 'em before I was on the counter.

After the other agent came in things eased up on me a bit as she started helping some of the clients. Even so I was at 100% until quitting time.

...but now I have a couple days off ahead of me.

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