What’s the rush?

Ok folks, here’s a clue.When the elevator doors open and there are people on the elevator waiting to get off…. LET THEM OFF! Don’t try to rush into the elevator. Getting on the elevator isn’t going to get you there any quicker. In fact it will only SLOW THINGS DOWN! Think about it, the folks that want OFF the elevator has to now not only wade through the people already on the elevator, they have now got to get past you.

It’s really all about common courtesy. Honestly. Step aside! Let them out, then step onto the elevator.

They’ll be happy that you weren’t a rude SOB and you’ll be happy because you don’t get shoved out of the way as the person at the back of elevator tries to get out.

I coulda been a contender!

So, it all started the other day when….

*of course, names, occupations, and just about everything else has been changed to protect the not so innocent*

I seriously could not make this shit up, period.

I’ve got this friend that considers himself one of the technical elite. He knows programming, he knows computers, he is the master of his own domain!

So what, may you ask, does he do for a living?
Well, right now he’s unemployed.

Yes, you heard right, unemployed.

Yeah, I know, it’s terrible with all those techno-elitist loosing jobs, it must be difficult with the over abundance of technical folks out there applying for all the good positions. Makes competition at Joe’s Burger Shack so much stiffer.

Oh, what? I didn’t tell you? Oh, he’s not a programmer, technical support specialist, not even a lowly server goon like me… His last gainful employment was at a feed store…. selling, you guessed it… FEED!

In fact, he’s not even finished his Associate’s Degree. According to him he knows much more than any of the teachers teaching (who, I’ve gotta add ARE gainfully employed in their field). So, sitting through the painfully low level classes to get his degree is simply too much for him. *please note, I KNOW there are folks out there that are skilled beyond reason, that know how to do things that would blow your freakin’ mind… and they haven’t taken a single class* I might also mention that he’s not one of them!

ARG! It’s like having the guy serving you burgers at Joe’s Burger Shack tell you he’s a licensed Pharmacists… hmm, let me think about that for a minute… If I were a licensed Pharmacist, would I be slinging meat at a Joe’s or would I be working in a pharmacy.

Imagine the conversation…

human 1: I coulda been a contender for the Heavy Weight Champion of the World!
me: really!? What happened to your career? Did you have an accident, loose a bad fight? Get injured during a match?
human 1: uh me? Oh no, I never even fought, but I coulda been a contender! If I would have bothered to apply myself and enter a fight or even take a boxing lesson… maybe if I bought a pair of gloves…
me: ah, I see, I woulda won the lottery.. OH wait, I didn’t BUY a !@$^ TICKET!

Plan and simple, get a clue, if you’re slinging meat at Joe’s, you’re not a contender, you’re not a Doctor, you’re not a Pharmacist… YOU ARE HANDLING SOMEONE ELSE’S MEAT… Now, I’ll give ya the fact that you may have the potential, but until you have the official title of ANYTHING ELSE, you will still be the meat jockey @ Joe’s.

At best, you will be a person with a hobby.

Experimenting with drugs at home != Pharmacist.

r-tic-u-l8

So, it all started the other day when….

I overheard this guy talking. The conversation went something like…

guy1: yah know, I um really kinda liked this uhm class, it was like sooo interesting
guy2: it was an interesting class
guy1: yeah, ya know, like, I read so much stuff and we like discussed all this stuff in class
guy2: the reading were pretty interesting
guy1: yeah, I like, you know, feel like some much more articulate now.

at this point, I almost feel, completely taken by surprise. I am by no means the worlds best read person. Hell, I can’t even pronounce “color” correctly – I’ve been told it comes out more like “collar”. But, I’m relatively certain I know the meaning of articulate, but, just to be sure, I looked it up. And, for those that don’t know, Merriam-Webster has the following definition “expressing oneself readily, clearly, or effectively”.

I’m sooo glad this um like guys, like, ya know, education is being so like ya know well used!