Friday, August 10, 2012

I had a -black - woman last night on Facebook insinuating that I am a racist because I don't like Obama and because I am blaming him for the wrecked economy. The posting that I had made stated something to the effect of "On it's present course, America will eventually become a third world nation".

Note that I did not speak of president Obama or any other president for that matter.

I immediately unfriended her.  If people want to debate politics, all well and fine, but to throw the race card into it is a non-starter with me.  I will simply end the conversation, make the assumption that the person cannot engage in an adult conversation without throwing out all the dirt and muck, and that is that.

But, my statement was more about the sad state of America and it's rapid march into declining morals and godlessness. The idea that much of the newest generation is not receiving a good work ethic.  The idea that living off the government is more acceptable than earning a paycheck.  The concept that crosses should be removed off of government property because of "separation of church and state".

Whatever. I found a refrigerator. Looks to be in good shape, cold one side freezing the other with a functioning ice maker : )  Being delivered today.  Actually, while I'm at work.  Mark will be here, though.  He doesn't actually have to do anything, just direct them, it's an actual moving company that the seller has to bring the unit over here.  I'm guessing they won't want to remove the old refrigerator to put the new one in, though.  I would have moved the old one outside yesterday, but I don't have a dolly.  I can borrow one from work.

I am definitely only half awake here.  The alarm clock went off and I was in the middle of a deep, deep sleep.  It really sucks when you are sleeping that well to have to wake up to go to work.  The only good thing I can say is that it's Friday and after today?  9 days off : )  I'm sure they'll fly by but I am going to enjoy every minute of it.

The debate at work, however, continues on with my manager and the main branch warehouse manager arguing over whether a temp driver should be sent to my branch or sent to the main branch.  My manager's argument is that a temp driver does him no good.  He won't know how to pull the product and most of the accounts we service out of our branch they want an experienced person to deal with.  If the temp driver is sent downtown they need only load the truck for him and give him directions on where to go and be put on less "delicate" deliveries.

The Operations manager was CC'ed on all of it and finally intervened, lol.  I do hope they aren't trying to dump guilt on me about taking a vacation, cause' it won't work.  I earned those vacation hours and I am going to use them.  I usually only do a week long vacation once per year.  Before and after that, it's a day or two here and there.  If the company wants to have an operation that only 2 men are running, all well and fine, but it's going to have to figure out how to acceptably deal with these situations as they come up.  I am going to thoroughly enjoy myself on this vacation, even if I am doing absolutely nothing at all, though the fishing trip is a 99% go.

Well whatever.  Time to be off to work.

G'day.

ben