Qu’est-ce que c’est?

24 September, 2014
Rat Fink

(For those who care nothing about silly French, it’s pronounced kest kuh-SAY)

Mood: perturbed. I need some inner peace today.

WHAT IS IT? What IS it with people? Not that I’m 100% organic all the time, mind. Wagons are rickety and the ride is bumpy for a reason. Sometimes, folks fall off. I get that. But over the past two days, all of these things have happened:

  1. I’ve been cut off twice by drivers who neither look nor care to look anywhere except where they want to go.
  2. I’ve been spoken to like I’m nine.
  3. I’ve felt insulted by the behavior of a few of my students.
  4. I discovered that my school district paid $4,000 for a battery of standardized tests that indicate nothing, solve nothing and mean nothing.
  5. Despite the fact that the Cleveland Browns are showing some offense and competitiveness for the first time since 1999, “fans,” hiding behind the guarantee of anonymity, continue to dream up and write the most vile, mean-spirited and cruel comments on the web, wherever possible.
  6. I’ve been lied to, and I knew it, but the liar didn’t.

Now that’s a couple-a days, lemmetellya. Where can a rat get some tranquility around here? Still, as is my M.O., I will provide you with two wonderful things:

  1. I had a great rehearsal last night.
  2. It’s JAKE’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! (ya think I have enough !!!!s?) :-D Big boy is 7 today. Grammie loves him.

So I guess it’s not all bad, ja? Have a good whatever-it-is, fiends. Thanks for the listening eyes.

FO

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RD
RD
24 September, 2014 10:54 am

“What is this that this is?” Correct? !n colloquial American English would this be “What the ‘heck’ is going on?” Since misery loves company, we’ve all been there at one time or another, in one way or another. Sometimes, I shake my head an roll my eyes about things. Sometimes I shake my fist. Sometimes I clam up. Sometimes I look for solutions, but often these things are beyond my control. But isn’t it neat that in the midst of these things, there are others that are loaded with love, grace and pleasure, such as the the 7th birthday of… Read more »

David
David
24 September, 2014 6:49 pm

To quote a Fink “lemme tell ya.” I recently got wrangled into coming out of pension-hood to supervise a project for a contractor friend of mine…in the flipping desert! He used the old “you’re the only one I trust” bag of garbanzo beans on me and I fell for it, that and I am really just a nice guy. Oh yea the money is ridiculous. So…my Monday started out with eight, count em, eight laborers showing up 90 minutes late for the job start. This project is for a major, world wide player as it is THE largest automobile proving… Read more »