Sunday, April 29, 2007

How Old Is Too Old?

I'm starting college next week... I am officially thirty years old, this is not my first attempt at higher learning about seven years ago I signed up and attended a technical school, which was basically the same thing I am going to learn this time around, but this time we are adding the courses I don't need for this particular field... Yet you have to take them in order to get the degree. I probably already know everything I will be being taught (in my second year) yet I don't get the credit for it in the real world. The problem with having a technical school education for working in the IT industry in my opinion is this... The people hiring you have know idea what the hell it is they are hiring you for... So the only thing they can go by is the equivalent to their degree eg. Associates - Bachelors - Masters... I usually get "what is A plus certified? or what is a MCP?" Grr... Well Bozo these are tough certifications to get in the field you are thinking (or maybe not) of hiring me for. See I have been doing Computer work on and off for approximately six years and have met all types in the field... It is unfortunate that the conversations most worth being held are the ones that are with the people that go to technical school. The college people usually think they know everything and talk down at you, and really have no idea what it is they are talking about... Yet they have the money and the jobs... I hopefully will be joining the ranks of these people... But promise if I ever get back to a position of authority that I will be hiring the people from technical schools.
Not all college people are idiots... Don't get me wrong I have met some good ones... Just seems the Technical School people know their stuff more...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

At Least I Can Still Smoke In My Car

I have probably addressed this in the past but the ignorance of some people is just overwhelming to me. The bleeding hearts and selfish people that think that outlawing cigarette smoking in PRIVATE (not public) businesses is fine, that its the way it should be (and lets be honest for a change... BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE IT). First of all... this isn't a health crusade even though they disguise it as such... Lots of stuff is disguised as a "health" issue that is not. This is an "I don't like it so you shouldn't do it" crusade and its detrimental to the freedoms you enjoy in this great country of ours. America was built on choice on FREEDOM, and if you just keep passing legislature on things you don't like we are going to be up to our nose in it (as if we aren't already). It simply goes through the motions, state by state and then the no smoking in Bars and restaurants (that are owned by some poor Joe that probably spent is life savings to buy and operate with no idea that the fascist bleeding hearts would be telling him how to run it) passes. Smokers are aware that it stinks... They are aware its a filthy habit... With the exception of some.. They regret they are doing it at least some of the time. That is not the point... so stop using that argument, time and time again I try having this discussion with reasonable people and time and time again I am shocked about how ignorant the argument that comes back to me is... What isn't realized is that its just another notch in the belt of the control freaks when you let something like this happen... Now they are telling you, you can't smoke in a bar or restaurant that you own or allow it. Next they will be telling you what you can or can't do in your home, its a slow process but it happens - time and time again, and those that are not involved in this process are the ignorant SHEEP allowing it. How would you like to be told you can't eat beans in your home when there are guest's because it causes flatulence and that could be disturbing or "unhealthy" to your guest's... Sounds stupid right? It's not so far fetched if you could look past your own needs for once in your life. If someone told you that you couldn't fart in your own home (and you wanted to fart freely) you would simply not invite them in or tell them "everyone's farting in here come in at your own risk... or don't". Same situation applies, I have never heard a decent or realistic argument from anyone on the opposing side the Debate always goes something along these lines.

  • If you don't like it don't come in... (you think that's simple enough since its one basis America strives on... If you don't like it stay away) but you get a childish fools answer that goes :
  • If you want to do it don't come in.
  • You don't own the place.
  • You don't own the place.
  • The owner wants to allow smoking
  • That's because its a financial thing and more people want to smoke.(this one shocks me the most)
  • Well? It IS a business... Go to the place that doesn't allow smoking, because it should be up to the owner and even before the law passes they exist... Of course they are empty... (Does that tell you anything?)
  • Well I see a place and I feel like I'd like to go in but I don't want to because its all filled with cigarette smoke.
  • Too Bad... So let me get this straight... Everyone (or the majority) should stop what they are doing because YOU DON'T LIKE IT?
  • Well its a health issue.
  • NO its a choice issue, I like living here, I like choice. Its only a health issue if you create it by CHOOSING to go in.
  • Do you think cigarette smoke knows how to stay in the Non-smoking section?
  • Don't know... Don't care... Are you worried? Don't come in. Smokers will promise not to smoke in a non-smoking establishment if you promise to not complain in a smoking establishment.

I could go on but I don't have the luxury of having a Nazi sitting here with more stupid rhetoric. I know that being a smoker that I hold no wait with the morons - because their final argument is "you just want to smoke" but even when I didn't smoke, and when I don't smoke, I will feel the same because I see it as a MUCH bigger situation then just smoking, and it worries me quite immensely that others don't.

Did you know Fluoride is a carcinogenic? Did you know its put into your water supply? (unless you have well water) But no one complains because it keeps your teeth nice.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Dear Would Be Suicide - Murders

One sentence really sums up this post but I am sure I will write more then that... Okay "HEY DICKHEADS THAT INTEND ON KILLING LOTS OF PEOPLE AND THEN TAKING YOURSELF OUT... START AT THE END OF THE LIST YOU FUCKED UP MANIACS"...

I think you all get my point... Anyway I know there is nothing I can say or do but I do sympathize with the students and the families of Virginia Tech.. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I don't understand... If its hard and you can't handle it... And you think your life is so much more difficult then everyone else's FINE... It's not... But fine if you want to feel that way... You can't take it anymore... Everyone hates you... You were dealt a bad hand... Well boo fucking hoo... I'm not saying that the world isn't set up for you to more likely fail then succeed because in my opinion it is... But so fucking what... It isn't any worse for you (or me) then the next guy.... You may think "oh that guy has all the money in the world he has no problems"... Well guess what you psychotic fucking stupid ass maniac motherfucker... YOU'RE WRONG... That person has there own trials and tribulations they struggle with, with themselves everyday... You may not think they are as bad as yours... But who the FUCK are you to judge that? It sickens me... That train of thought is futile, ignorant, hypocritical, arrogant, and single tracked all rolled up in to one... Money doesn't cure pain, it doesn't cure cancer (or hasn't... probably could but that's a different rant).... Lets look at Michael J Fox... and Parkinson's... He has all the money he needs... And a disease that will probably eventually take his life... Elvis... Jim Morrison... Marylin Monroe... All the money and luxuries in life and it wasn't enough... (I am not going to argue the conspiracy theories with you right now I am just making a point) The list goes on and on of people that had it all and it wasn't enough... And I am sure there are, not so well known, but just as well off, people I don't know about, with all the money in the world, and fighting their own demons... Am I asking you to feel bad for these people?... No... Feel how you want.. I am just saying these people couldn't take it anymore they didn't bother to take thirty innocent fucking people out before they took themselves out... they took themselves out... That's between them and their God or whatever... So in closing you sick FUCKS that want to walk into someplace and just start taking out innocent (YES INNOCENT YOU LITTLE BITCHES) people for your own personal reasons because they didn't befriend you or you are just to fucking ugly, stupid, or mean too befriend, do the world a favor and START AT THE END OF THE LIST.

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Sweet post! Let it out - it's good to have you back.
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Friday, April 06, 2007

What's in a wave? part 2 Hypocrite

I too have been there... and I'll go one step further and say that your worst fears about what would come up on that other end of that ringing phone has happened to me and to go one step further... my phone doesn't ring anymore (yeah I know... poor me) It doesn't bother me anymore... But it used to scare me when the phone rang and that added to the depression or lets say depressive feelings... And then when they stopped it got worse... at least in the beginning. It's been years since I've received a phone call from people I would have called my best friends, and I'm not angry or upset nor do I have depressive feelings about it, not any longer... (regrets are a different story but you can't change the past, sometimes I wonder if anyone regrets the wrongs they've done to me, but I hold no grudges... at least not many) I had problems, and I needed some guidance, but I'll tell you the best guidance that I ever received was isolation... I wallowed for years in my own depressive feelings before and after the phone calls stopped... But I never really had to take care of myself until there was no one there to do it for me (I still suck at it... but I try and that's part of the point)... If I had kept the friends I had I would never have to meet new people or fend for myself... See there is one more symptom in this personality disorder that I have been explaining about... Where it is difficult for me to talk to people I don't know (the feeling is a lot like being frightened, much like a ringing phone, but I am not afraid, that's the best I can explain it... and to top it off its often mistaken as arrogance!!!) So how do you meet new people?... If I could carry on just with the friends I had, and being completely comfortable in my own world with them I guess I wouldn't have too... But that causes serious problems in other aspects of your life.. First off let me explain a little about what my friends would do for me just one example... It is so difficult for me to talk to strangers that I have a hard time going up to the bar (at a bar) and asking for a beer, so obviously my friends would go for me and get it.. any good friend would but of course that makes them an unknowing enabler... So like I said isolation was the best guidance I ever got... If it hadn't happened I would have stayed at a job I had been at for ten years and hated simply because I was afraid to find another one.. I wouldn't meet new people (although none of them will ever be as close to me as the friends I lost) but now I am forced too and I am forced to learn to interact with people (you wouldn't believe how difficult this is when the people around you let you get away with anything because they understand and love you)... So when the phone calls stop and you just assume everyone hates you, and then you find out they do, so you just keep carrying on, and things get better day by day, or more and more numb, and you find your standing on the corner of Main St. for some unsaid reason and some one you would have called a best friends brother drives by you and waves and you wave back, maybe it would give you hope... That happened to me yesterday... I smiled...

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you don't know how much your saying this can actually help other people...thank you.

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What's in a wave? part 1

This post was inspired by two things that kind of meet in the middle (I hope) the first is a blog post that a friend of mine posted the other day... Saying stuff about how they went out and got drunk, didn't remember exactly what it is they had done and was worried about how they might have embarrassed themselves and what it is they had done... Sounds like the same old story right? Well it doesn't end there with some of us (myself included)... The real issue lies in the days that follow because it's worse for people that suffer from depression... (call it how you see it I don't care... I'm not completely sure if depression is a disease but I am sure, at the very least, its a state of mind, and people... such as myself... do, and have, suffered from it)... You sit there afraid literally afraid, even tough guys, to answer the phone or have any interaction with people you would call friends or are friendly with (some call them acquaintances)... More times then not nobody cares what you did its your own paranoia and insecurities that keep you trapped, a prisoner of your own mind... So eventually you answer the phone or you are forced to interact with these people you are avoiding and find out that they are more worried about you and why they haven't seen you since the last time and really have no recollection of the stuff you have made yourself believe you may or may not have done (does that make sense... try to stay with me here)... Anyway that's basically what the blog post was about minus the last part where I wrote about the light at the end of the road... This person didn't write about that, it was very poetic the way it was put, a lot like the way I write (or the feeling is there) it's depressing and kind of gives you the impression that they may kill themselves... I know this to be untrue (simply because its so close to the way I had felt for years)... But the point I'm getting at (or trying too) is that the comments that were put on this persons blog post were the same old bullshit... People trying to be nice and supportive and saying "I TOO feel your pain Blah blah blah"... They are nice thoughts, but they do no good.. And I'll tell you why... When this person writes they are writing with the depth of their soul, and telling you how they feel in the moment... And the simple two line or even paragraph that the commenter's write saying "'I've been there, hang in there, I feel your pain" first off it's probably BULLSHIT second off it pisses people like that off (all though we would never say so... because we know your intentions are good) but it just makes you feel like saying "How dare you believe that you feel what I feel, or you can even pretend to know how bad I feel, or what's going on with me, you aren't inside me you can't feel the pain I've felt nor will you ever!!! SO PISS OFF"

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