Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hurry Up and Wait

This has become my tagline today. I've done all I can do. I've crossed the T's, dotted the I's, hell I even had these things done early but all for naught. Whenever I'm proactive, there's always got to be someone else dragging their heels. The worst part is, I'm the one that ends up looking like the screw-up. Hey folks, I'm just the middle man here. It's not my fault someone else is an idiot.

Someone once told me, the problem with the world is people. Usually, I'd disagree. Generally, I like people. But today, I couldn't agree more. Today, people suck.

To remedy my frustration, I'm going to go to the mall to buy something shiny... Yes, I realize how trivial and materialistic this makes me seem but tomorrow's pay-day and I don't care.

In other news, I won an award at Toastmasters yesterday. I won the "Most Enthusiastic Club Member" aka "Biggest Keener in the Club" Award. As if being in Toastmasters alone doesn't make me nerdy enough already! Anyways, that's one of those corny claims-to-fame I can put on my resume and I got a nice ribbon and Starbucks gift card out of the deal so I can't complain.

I’m sad summer’s over. It went by too quickly and I don’t have near enough cool stories about fun things I did. A small handful, but nothing compared to last year. Anyone reading my blog on any sort of semi-regular basis would probably think my life has slowed down a lot since last year. That makes me sad. Is that what happens when we get older? Time speeds up and fun slows down? This is a pretty bleak outlook on things.

This is a totally random post. I make no apologies.


Anonymous said...

I *hate* when I get something done on time and then someone else's stupid laziness or incompetence drags down the project, or whatever it was.

I make no apologies for that comment either :P

Shank said...

As cliche as it sounds, you're only as strong as your team. If you constantly find some idiot is ruining your project or maybe its a different idiot each time, perhaps you should step back and attempt to manage said idiot's progress. It'll make work life much less stressful as time goes on as well as demonstrate your future potential to those you are trying to impress (the ones that, by the sounds of it, you would've impressed much more if it wasn't for those idiots, haha)...

sorry to hear you have to deal with idiots. But i am happy you gave me an excuse to type idiot a lot!

April said...

Congrats on your award! You and I are two of the few I know who actually like public speaking. I should send you some video of me MC'ing Tom's wedding. I told redneck jokes!!