Aug 13, 2008

We had a huge thunderstorm this evening and it knocked out our power for a couple of hours. Man, I am glad I did not live a hundred years ago, I would never have survived. I probably need to clarify something about yesterday's post. The owners of our hardware store would never do anything illegal with respect to the employees. They would demand people work overtime, but they would pay for it. Arizona is a right-to-work state so many things that would be considered out of line in more progressive states, forced overtime for instance, is routine here. I was telling Mrs. Sneed tonight that I am feeling a bit haggard these days. I feel like I am doing too many things. I do not mind being busy, but I cannot bear the feeling that I constantly have to be somewhere. I am thinking I need to cut back some. Luckily for me, the Seafood King s out of town and unable to play golf tomorrow. I called Some Guy Named Bob and told him to count me out tomorrow. He pissed and moaned a bit, but I held firm. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

12 comments:

phd girl said...

Nice to take a break.

Reya Mellicker said...

When I'm too busy it's never good for me.

One hundred years ago, you would have been fine with the big thunderstorms because you wouldn't have had electricity in the first place. You would have hunkered down with your early 20th century Mrs. Sneed, and maybe some of the younger Sneeds and told stories until the storm had passed.

d. chedwick said...

Or you might have had to run out and get all the cows into the barn.

dennis said...

Dennis thinks Merle is taking that 'helpful hardware man' stuff too seriously! Merle is helping the manager take advantage of him.

Steve said...

I hate that "too busy" feeling -- and I find that as I get older, I need more alone chilling-out time than I used to. Maybe it's time to tell the hardware folks enough is enough?

Kurt said...

I think I would enjoy one shift per week at the hardware store.

bitchlet said...

I think you and Mrs Sneed should go for a vacation.

dennis said...

Dennis could do an hour or two a week at the hardware store. (are there vending machines? Is there a good place to nap? Do they stock pet beds?) Maybe Merle could do a job share with a gang of people.

Megan said...

"I cannot bear the feeling that I constantly have to be somewhere" - Amen, brother.

Nan Patience said...

I know the feeling.

taco said...

Just got back, and apparently we had a bad thunderstorm too--personally I didn't see or hear much of anything, but my personal assistant insists there was a storm. I ate all the ice cream in the freezer just in case the power went out.

The Liberator said...

Maybe you should consider a quiet hobby or meditation or pilates or something.