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Everybody is Being a Jerk Today!

I had a difficult coworker a few years ago. She was one of those people that are simply hard to deal with. She thought she was the shit and she wasn’t, so she didn’t really fit in. I remember her complaining once, telling me that “Everybody is being a jerk today!” I like to use that story as a teaching moment. If you think that everybody is being a jerk, you are the jerk. If you have a problem with everybody, you are the problem. She didn’t last much longer and she eventually quit and found another job. She does that every few months. I can only assume it’s because everybody is still being a jerk to her.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Duct Tape and WD-40

All you need in life is duct tape and WD-40 and you can solve practically any problem. If something moves and it’s not supposed to, use duct tape. It something doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, use WD-40. Duct tape is the best type of tape because it’s strong, flexible, and extra sticky. Plus it looks cool as fuck and you can use it to make duct tape wallets or tacky prom dresses. WD-40 is a penetrating oil and water-displacing spray. It has the power to stop squeaks, drive out moisture, loosen rusted parts, and can fix stuck zippers. My sister’s fiancé is an engineer. I gave him duct tape and WD-40 as Christmas gift one year. He told me it was a great gift; that it was practically all he needed to do his job. Ever since then, whenever somebody asks me what they should get for their dad, boyfriend, or husband, I tell them duct tape and WD-40. It’s always a solid and useful gift.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Helping a Little Old Lady

I was waiting for the bus last week, and it finally pulled up, stopped, and opened the doors. Common courtesy requires that you wait for the other passengers to get off before you get on, and so I waited as a little old lady came scuffling up to the exit. She was going at a snail’s pace, seemingly in slow motion, and it was keeping the other passengers from boarding. So I stepped up onto the bus and the driver instantly snapped and started yelling at me, “LET THE PEOPLE OFF FIRST!” I gave him a dirty look, kept on climbing up, approached the little old lady, and offered her my arm. She gratefully took it and thanked me, and together we steadily made our way to the exit. Once she was safely off the bus, I paid for my fare and got my transfer from the driver, and I could tell he felt like an asshole for assuming that I was just a punk trying to shove my way onto the bus. There were a dozen people around that were perfectly content with watching a little old lady struggle because it’s not their problem. I can’t do that. If I see a problem, if I’m aware of it, it becomes my problem. I can’t change the world, but helping a little old lady is a start.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

 

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