Thursday, March 5, 2009

In Which I Am Fed Up

I am halfway into my work week, and this week is turning out to be crap. I'm getting hit with it from all angles, and I am starting to get fed up. No, that's wrong. I am fed up. Right about to here (gestures to eyeballs). I need to rant a little bit today, so bear with me.

I am fed up with...

... being treated like an idiot at work. Just because I work an entry-level job doesn't mean I am stupid. I am more educated that most of the people I work with, yet I get lumped in with the stereotype. Oh, and for the record, yelling at people on the phone isn't going to get you what you want any faster. It's going to get you hung up on.

... The Boss' dumb fucking cat. Remember that cute bastard she adopted in October? Yeah. Not so cute anymore. Even after getting him fixed, he's a little devil with claws and razor sharp teeth who's favorite thing to do is rip into me with them, leaving horrible scars on my arms and legs. I've had enough, and he'll be finding himself a new home by the end of the month.

... still being wrong when it is painfully obvious that I am right. This isn't about my ego or about being stubborn. It's about the often-complained-about double standard of relationships, and I am so fucking sick of it. If I am capable of conceding, why can't she? 

... the pressure from The Boss to have a baby. My older sister is pregnant, and due in May. My younger sister just found out that she is pregnant, and is due in October. The Boss? Not pregnant, and bitter about it. I understand the desire for it, I honestly do. I understand that would only get worse seeing two family members being pregnant. But making me feel like I'm the bad guy for not feeling ready to be a father? Totally not fair. 

... hearing about the economy on the news. Yes, we're all fucked. We get it. Hearing all the news people talking about it over and over and over and over and over again is like being kicked when I'm already down, and it makes me even more depressed about my tumbling credit score. I'm turning my TV off now. Call me when it's getting better.

... that fucking McDonald's Fillet-O-Fish commercial. I hear it once, and it will be stuck in my head all day. Damn you, McDonald's. Damn you.

What's been pissing you off lately, Internet? Let it out.


Kat said...

Unfortunately I am not having many complaints lately. I wish my tax refunds would hurry the hell up and deposit themselves into my account already, but other than that, I'm good.

You already got my advise on 2 of your gripes. If you need to vent further, you know how to reach me.

Moonspun said...

Well...that's quite a list, my friend.
I am fed up with a male co-worker who think he better than everyone and that rules of general etiquette and teamwork don't apply to him. Fucking hypocrite and no, big boy, just because you are 6 foot 4 inches tall and lean over my desk to look menacing, you aren't going to rattle me. Inside you are a spineless coward and I know it.

Cape Cod Gal said...

YES!!! Someone else is bitchy too! I hate my boss right now! I HATE HIM, I HATE HIM, I HATE HIM!!!!

Cant Hardly Wait said...

I know a guy who knows a guy who will "take care" of your cat problem for a reasonable price.

MadWoman said...

Ahhh I'm having a week like you, the crux of which was the absolute diva asshat that is doing a presentation at the kids' school tonight. I'm just minutes away from having to sort the M&Ms into separate colours I swear!

Oh..AND? We still don't have news about our move to NZ.

But honestly? Your week sounds worse! sorry bout that.

The Social Frog said...

So sorry you are having a shitty week, hoping you have a great weekend!

Employee No. 3699 said...

My coworker is driving me nuts! I want to throw a heavy duty Swingline stapler at her. I imagine the weight of it as I draw my hand back slightly over my shoulder and then push it forward with force as I release said stapler. It flies in slow motion accross the room making a 'whooosh' sound. It reaches it's target with a hollow 'thump' as it hits her head. She crumples to the floor. I carefully step over her as I leave for my lunchbreak...then I wake up from my daydream. She's still here.

Hope your day gets better!

Miss Grace said...

I have this one coworker who makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a cocktail fork.

I oscillate between thinking she's a calculating bitch, and thinking she's just got ZERO social skills. Either way I can't stand working with her.

Other than that? Can't complain I'm afraid.

Bee and Rose said...

The IRS sucks a$$..

The economy does too...

and it's rattlesnake season here in the desert...dang it! (Why is this bad..aside from the obvious bite of death? The local fire depts will no longer come and remove them from your property unless you've been under assault from said rattlesnake...losers...)

Anonymous said...

I am fed up with the neighbors.

First would be the ones who put a STORAGE UNIT in the front yard, and have furniture outside of that, even, also on the front lawn. Apparently it's permanent now.

That is along with many cars in various states of constant, ongoing repair.

I'm too depressed to even talk about the others now :(

Maggie May said...

you know what? this is exactly where i'm at this week. this post made me feel better.

and you know what? mr. curry just told me the same thing about myself, that it's a double standard and why can't i concede more... so now i will think on that harder. being honest with myself is SO important to our relationship but it's very hard to see clearly when you are really upset.

Lola said...

Oh, fuck!!! Not you, too! I swear, Blogsville is ready to BLOW. Everywhere I turn, I find it's not just me who's had just about enough.

Well, I totally feel for you on the baby front. It's the worst thing in the world to get pressured about. I remember it well ;(

As for the kitty, bad plan to get rid of him. He might just be the only thing standing between you and a missed pill or broken condom, if you know what I mean.

Work? Work fucking sucks. I hate it!

Women? They're a total pain in the ass. I feel for you there, too, really, I do!

The economy makes me want to barricade myself in my house with a bunch of guns that I'll have to go out and buy illegally, of course, stop paying all my bills, taxes, mortgage and shoot to scare, not kill, every fucker that comes to try to collect. You want to get paid, then get me my money back in my retirement fund now. Someone owes me BIG!

Hmm... Anything else? Nah, I think I'm good now. Thanks, man!

I hope you're feeling better, too.

Heather said...

I usually try not to give my opinion on child bearing because it's often to the negative. However, I will give you this one piece of advice. You will NEVER be ready. That's just a fact. And if you keep putting it off just because now isn't the "right time", it will be impossible to define when the "right time" really is. There's never enough money, there's always medical problems, there's never enough space, the list of excuses will be infinite. Also, from my actual experience, I'm glad I had my daughter young. Didn't your wife just have some surgery involving her baby making parts? Because she may find it harder to get pregnant as she gets older. Just food for thought. And I happen to think you'd make a great dad.

I LOVE that McD's commercial.

And, I have a cat who won't stop pissing on stuff. I'm ready to get rid of her too.

Tony said...

I haven't seen the McDonald's commercial yet. I guess a lot of are fed up with a co-worker - mine just talks and talks and talks never does she shut up. You get to the point where you just want to yell, "Shut the hell up already!"

areason2write said...

My email is not working and I am 8k miles away from my friends. boo hoo for me.

Badass Geek said...

Kat: A tax refund this year would be nice.

Moonspun: Hypocrites suck.

Cape Cod Gal: Let it out!

Can't Hardly Wait: Good to know. My father-in-law has offered his 2-cent solution already.

Mad Woman: Ah, it's getting better.

The Social Frog: Me, too.

Employee No 3699: A Swingline would do 'er, that's for sure.

Miss Grace: Specifically a cocktail fork? Or would any fork do?

Bee and Rose: Rattlesnakes? Yikes.

Anonymous: Hey, it sounds like you live in my neighborhood. No front lawn around here is complete without a handful of cars and/or car parts.

Maggie May: It is hard to see the other side when upset, especially when one tends to be irrational when in that state *points at The Boss*.

Lola: I've thought about the impact of losing the cat. If she did that she'd have one pissed off husband to deal with, and I'm fucking SCARY when I'm angry.

Heather: That McD's commercial is the reason why I can't get sleep. It gets stuck in my head and I CAN'T STOP SINGING IT.

Tony: You need to make a sign that says "STFU" and hang it in your cubicle.

A Reason 2 Write: You win.

Lola said...

Yeah, well, SCARY man, you better not hurt the cat! If I were you, I'd be getting a puppy that looks kinda like a cat so the landlord won't notice...

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