Tuesday, September 2, 2014
We did dodge a bullet with the bad weather, at least I did. Greg is there by himself on third shift, because Don had to be admitted to E.R. for kidney stones. I did get to drive home in a wicked storm.
Just me, but, these "stars" who are bitching about their nude pictures being hacked? Pretty simple if you ask me. Don't take them with your phone & store them, thinking the web is safe. It isn't & if you are too stupid to know that? Surprise!
Nice seeing you Joanna, it's a shame your crackhead ass got torched at the pisser, but we are living in a crazy ass time. I know I'm a dinosaur. I believe that a man's word is his bond & that just isn't the way the world functions these days. I am a man of many talents & I believe if I just wait, I might get to exercise some that I haven't used in a while.
I'll just let the readers ponder what I'm referring to, but I can guarantee, they are a mile off.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Spent a good portion of the night, rebuilding a ceiling that caved in from my good buddies in the kitchen. I also did a favor for an old friend & fixed a surgical bed while I was up there.
As soon as I swiped my badge, the dispatcher gave me a call she had been holding...I was like, really? A toilet not flushing properly in E.R. 19 (a psych room) So off I went. I pulled what can only be described as a mini tampon. I have never seen one like that. (Learn something new every day)
Then, we had a code red in the cafeteria. It was a malfunctioning smoke detector, so I pulled it out of the circuit. The cashier asked me if that meant she could go home? I looked at her & said, why Bev, you are home, take off the Ruby slippers.
I hope everyone enjoys having the day off, but if you have to work (like this catfish) Then know that I am right now, lifting up a cold one to salute you. We are the backbone of this great nation. The ones who work, while others walk around places like Ferguson & demand that we give them something for free.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
I go up a floor & it is always the fact that they have simply turned the floor into a lake, to clean it. I have told them not to do that so many times, but since no one ever gets in trouble for it....It will continue, until some nurse flips out & wraps her hands around someone's throat.
I patiently accept the fact that since I do not have the authority to enforce anything up there, I will listen to whoever complains, smile, & then leave. I have offered solutions to quite a few problems that keep cropping up, but they fall on deaf ears.
I have banged my head on a wall so much, that I should look like Flat Top out of Dick Tracy.
So, after my last review, I have acquired a whole new perspective to the performance of my job. I quit caring & simply do whatever the dispatchers give me. I'm there for the allotted time, so what do I care if I have to change out a ceiling tile 50 times in the same place over a years time. Not my money.
Caring & interaction got me squat, while apathy & ineptness, got others promotions & decent raises.
You figure it out.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
It isn't even worth going into details about. Just know this, I am aware (because I have more people who like me than not) I also now know, where the lines are drawn.
I figure since God is in control, this has happened to make me a better person (which I'm well in favor of) But I also know, that those who go out of their way to mess with a child of God, are in for some very unpleasant outcome in their endeavors.
Never underestimate the simple truth.
I spend every day, trying to do what is right, even when those I encounter might not be worth the effort. I'm in this world, but not of this world & God always has my back as long as I'm in the right. If I'm wrong, I get shellacked & taught a lesson. Either way, I still win. Because HE, never forsakes me (even when others might)
The temptation to retaliate is great (because I so can make some folks lives a bitch) But I think I'll just let him take care of this.
Vengeance is mine says the Lord, & if you allow him to take care of it....Man, he does it better than anyone ever could. Trust me on this one. I have witnessed it many times.
Friday, August 29, 2014
First call of the night was one for a bathroom light flashing. The ballast was shot & I was rewiring a new one & the nurse manager came up to me & told me she called it in at eight in the morning & no one showed up. The poor patient had to take a shower in the dark. This nurse told me she called it down more than once & then told the patient that I would be in at three & I would take care of it...Which I did.
She thanked me, The patient & visitor thanked me....But my "leadership team"?
I was up later on the third floor where we had a crew of painters banging out a wing & a charge nurse (who is pretty cool) came up to me & started discussing the hospital & asked me some questions. I enlightened her & she said....Your department is run by a bunch of ......(I won't repeat what she said, but it made me laugh)
But my night was made, when I was sitting in the breakroom, waiting to clock on & the dayshifters were watching Pawn Stars. At the beginning intro, he says...You never know what is going to walk through the door....& an individual (who shall remain nameless, waddled through the door) to feast upon the candy that they have there for sale.
I just continued to read the Conservationist that had just arrived in my mailbox & noted the irony in my head. After it left, the guys sitting around me busted out in laughter & started making comments....Me, I just looked at them & said...no comment.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I'm not even going to soil my blog with what it turned out to be.
It makes me wonder if God is trying to light a fire under my ass, to address issues that need attention...or is he trying to teach me that a man's worth is not determined by a monetary amount.
Or is he just busy playing Frogger.
Robin Williams hangs his ass with a belt & people come out of the wood work to express sympathy, while people like myself, continue to live their lives & deal with problems everyday. I would go into a long diatribe, inserting just the right amount of humor to keep it interesting, but in the end.....
Oh, screw it. Time for a cold brew.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The last few days I have lived through some awful heat in my hood. I even cut grass & trimmed trees in it Monday, because I thought that day was going to be the best pick (it was over a hundred degrees) I will say this, I was knocking it out & I didn't get heat stroke, so I guess I can still run with the big dogs.
They had a huge power bump Monday at the pisser & all the cooling went down. Long story short...I missed out on a bad night at work. Last night, I did everything they gave me & enjoyed dealing with the crackheads. I had one nurse manager come up to me & give me a big hug, because she said she was so happy to see me. (she had some stuff that needed to be done & told me that she knew it would be now that I was here)
She could have stopped at, I'm happy to see you.
I visited with my parents on Sunday & my Mother is doing much better. (she has a tendency to tell me that even when she is at deaths door) but saved the phone message from her doctor to prove that she wasn't lying.
I did the ice bucket challenge Sunday. My sister got me hammered & I think she just wanted to dump some cold ass water on me. Hey, it was so freaking hot, it felt good.