In Lay Terms

Random Ramblings From a Church Nerd

Monday, February 02, 2009

What a Difference a Week Makes

My recap pointed out that my week might be shaped by my attitude. If that's the case, then I have had a pretty bad attitude.

Two weeks ago, I was all excited about Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama.

Last week, I settled back into reality.

There are a few things I need to process on here later, but the biggest is that Richard was laid off from work. I got a text message from him that read, "I just got laid off". I texted back, "seriously?" I'm really hurt and angry at this. In fact, Richard thinks that I'm taking it harder than he is.

I don't like corporate America.

There, I said it. I think that they are too quick to shed jobs, but still expect people to spend money on crap. Even though I'm in an MBA program, I still think that corporate culture is totally blinded to anything other than the uplifting of the self. I don't think it's sustainable. I think that it idolizes money over everything else. In short, I don't like corporate America.

Yup, I'm cranky today. I've been in a sad/cranky mood for most of the week. I don't like it when crap just happens to us. I don't like that I had to pick up my partner outside of his work that he loved and poured himself into. I don't like that we had so many conversations about how to "play the game" to get ahead, and it doesn't matter for anything.

I'm starting to think that responsibility is overrated. It sure doesn't seem to get you anywhere.

I'm pretty pessimistic right now, I know. In reality, my attitude is shifting a little. But I'm still dealing with what this will mean for us and our family.

I'll process more later. Thanks for letting me rant.


Blogger Scott Alan said...

Been thinking of you guys ever since I saw Richard's status update on FB. Rant away, as far as I'm concerned: you two have earned it.

8:56 AM  

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