Friday, November 12, 2004


Bust shots at Big Ben like we got time to kill
Meth - The Jump Off
Ok nothing coherent today, oh as if its ever coherent. Just some random thoughts and I'll try to keep each to a paragraph but don't sue me if I don't.

Where to start? Ok well let me start with what was my first idea on what to blog about this morning. Before work, I scanned the newspaper and saw a tiny article saying that CBS (forgive me if I have the networks mixed up) was forced to issue a general apology to viewers because an "over-zealous" producer cut into CSI-NY York on Wednesday night to report that Arafat was dead. Well excuse me for interrupting your precious mind-numbing serial with actual news! How rude of me! Repeat after me, CSI is just a show, get over it!

Next, the commute this morning wasn't half bad. Got here in under an hour and with my Wu-Tang greatest hits CD and an interesting article on how AIDS could possibly ravage Russia in the next few years, the stations just flew by and yes for all those wondering someone did sit next to me on this ride although I had the seat to myself for about half the ride and it was the last or close to the last seat taken. Que Sera Que Sera!

Two thoughts on the entertainment; Wu's greatest hits is hot 2 def but I think I'm making my own greatest hits from Wu Tang members CD sometime soon. Along with the group hits I think that Incarcerated Scarfaces, Ice Cream, Brooklyn Zoo, Shadowboxing, Daytona 500, Labels, will be on there. I'm open to suggestions or at least to discussion cause I'll probably do what I feel like anyways. Oh, and Inspector Deck's verse at the opening of Triumph is the fyah!;

I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these
mockers, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits
tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics
I inspect you, through the future see millennium
Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum
Shacklin the masses with drastic rap tactics
Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths
Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in
Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function
Heads by the score take flight incite a war
Chicks hit the floor, diehard fans demand more
Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
Proceeds to blow swingin swords like Shinobi

now that is some ill wordplay and its also kinda ill in the video to watch him perched on the side of the building like Spider-Man while spittin his lines.

Since I'm over a paragraph on this one the article about the the AIDS situation in Russia is kind of disturbing. Did you know that Russia's population is in a serious decline. No one is having kids and life expectancy is like 58 and now there is possibly a serious AIDS epidemic lurking which the Russian government is ignoring. Scary! Mind you Africa has been ravaged by AIDS, the Caribbean has been getting hit pretty hard too and apparently black women in North America are the group with the most new cases over here. There just seems to be no good news regarding this disease. In general I think something is going to have to be done worldwide

Next topic. Oh this is a good one. First I was called shifty, then I was told I was a flight risk and today to top it off I was told that I'm unstable. So in case you're keeping score at home that makes me a shifty, unstable, flight risk. I mean come on unstable? Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a paragon of stability. Please don't hurt yourself in the fits of laughter that line will provoke. Ok yea I'm unstable who isn't?, flight risk umm not really, the shifty thing though no way. Still I'm not letting any of these jokers write me any references or be character witnesses if I even get into trouble. Man if I didn't know myself and heard these guys describing me I probably would think that I'm not such a good person to hang around with.

Finally. Ran an errand this lunchtime. Don't want to go into any real detail so I'll be purposely vague. Dropped off "some stuff" at "a business" to get it "worked on" last week. It was supposed to be a simple drop-off, pay the cash, come back next day pick up type thing but it turned into this big drama in the lobby with me and like 3 staff members which wasn't really necessary. The main boss lady was from the Caribbean and she gave me one of those looks that only black women can give you where they quickly examine you from head to toe with a look that says I'm not really totally disgusted by you but you know you aint ish either. Unfortunately the situation was not one where cussing the parties involved and leaving was an option but man did I really have to hold my tongue. So it took awhile to sort out during which I felt like it wasn't really necessary for three staff members to be all up in my stuff in this most unprofessional way since it really wasn't a big issue and I had everything that they required for the job. Anyway the situation was sorted out.

So today picked up the finished item and another girl who wasn't even involved the first time had chat for me about the situation. I don't see how its any of her business. This is how it works: I show you my receipt, you hand me my stuff. Simple isn't it? But no she starts going on about my stuff even though she wasn't involved and my package is sealed which means I assume that this week was quite boring and my stuff was probably shown around the office.

Now, not that it was a delicate matter or I have anything to hide but still where is the professionalism? If there was an issue bring it to my attention or to the attention of someone who can actually do something about it or advise on the situation. If not only those folks working on my stuff should be involved. Why are you showing my stuff around to low level folk who don't have any say in the situation. Have I been put here to entertain you or amuse you, is your life that boring? Was my package that out of the ordinary with what you usually see. Am I some sort of freak to you? Just be a professional and do your damn job. Do you not realize you are pissing me off and I'm unstable and I could snap at any moment.

Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head


Abeni said...

Hmmmm unstable eh.Sound like those people nearly push you over the edge.Thank God for blogger where you can let off the steam eh:)

obifromsouthlondon said...

hahahhaha mad unstable. boy read the russian thing to. slow news days suck. funny what your eyes can catch in the papers. at least your "stuff" was still in existence. handed in my film to get prints the other day and they lost the whole damn lot. tried to offer me standard compensation (on my hot prints? my state evidence? nah rasta!). I went nuclear and a half.