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Rye and Coke wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:36 pm
Great, my belly button sticks out now....
What the hell was this about?
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One of the employees complained to management about me. He told them that I upset him with my manner of speaking. ("What the fuck were you even looking for when you thought you had a wrong order? You just need to mind your own business and let management fix their own fuckups!" That's pretty much all I said to him.) His being a busybody ended up costing me, AND him, about 30 minutes worth of stupid damage control. The lower level manager came to me and asked me my side of the story, and I thought that might be the end of it - I was not written up. The manager actually laughed about it. But - later in the shift the employee was escalating it up the the next level. I guess I'll hear about it again next week. I'm not upset about potentially being written up, I'm peeved that this guy made a big deal out of this little thing and that he said nothing to me about it at all. Bah. A couple other employees told me that they think it is silly as well, but I don't know if they were authentic or not. Perhaps they were just trying to get me to tell them my side of the story, too. I just blew them off. Frankly, I'm kind of looking forward to this becoming an HR issue. I'll see if I can make a serious HR manager laugh about it all as well.

So at the end of the day and the end of the week, I get to drink alone. An asshole hated by everybody. Bah.

I made sure to eat a light dinner so that the booze can efficiently reach my brain in a timely manner.

There's a YouTube channel where a woman goes out into the deserts of California and Nevada exploring abandoned buildings. She finds some pretty wild stuff out there in the middle of nowhere. But how do people live out there in the remote desert? What is their diet like? What do they do when they get an abscessed tooth? How do they keep their booze cold? How do they keep their food and booze from going to ruin when the temperature rises above 120 degrees for days on end? Those places she finds look idyllic. I'd love to live out there all alone! But it isn't practical. BTW, she even went out to the old Charles Manson site. There's still an abandoned truck out there that everyone thinks belonged to Charles Manson, but the locals out there know that it actually belonged to one of his followers. Tourists go out there and take pics of themselves in it. I researched living out in the remote desert, and there used to be a program where the federal government would let people take over abandoned cabins just so that the government would not have to got out there and destroy them it was called Adopt A Cabin. But it's been canceled. That would be life's greatest joy - to sit out in the desert miles away from anybody or anything, all alone in your cabin during a windstorm, sipping wine and reading a good book.

Does it really matter how far away other people are as long as they're on the other side of my walls?

One of the lit sites I follow on Facebook doesn't have a submission guidelines page. I asked in the Facebook comments section if anybody had a link to it. No answer. Then tonight, the editor sent me an email telling me I could submit, but he still didn't offer any guidelines, such as if they accepted fiction, world limits, etc. All I've ever seen on their Facebook posts was poetry, but I wanted to try some fiction out on them that I thought might fit into their motif. So I submitted a 4000 word short story a few minutes ago, and now I wish I hadn't. What right to I have to ask this guy to read 11 pages worth of my crap when all he wants to do is read stupid little poems? I fucked up. Too late now. I can't take it back. I do so much stupid shit when I'm drunk. This is why I just want to retreat to some remote cabin out in the desert. Not so I can get away from the world, but so they can get away from me.

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Hugh wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:04 am

A. So at the end of the day and the end of the week, I get to drink alone. An asshole hated by everybody. Bah.

B. I made sure to eat a light dinner so that the booze can efficiently reach my brain in a timely manner.

C. Does it really matter how far away other people are as long as they're on the other side of my walls?
A. Nothin' wrong with drinkin' alone! And who cares what those assholes think anyway. They're a bunch of assholes. And us drunkards always have your back for when you want some drinking company.

B. Yes most definitely the right thing to do.

C. Yes, yes it does. You are still inadvertently part of their bullscheisse if you are close enough to see them, hear them, smell them, what have you.

When we first met oettinger on Skype, he was living in a flat in the city. He was always pissed off at the people and noise outside, whether it be motorcycles, loud music, or obnoxious stupid people. He would frequently ask where his "mini-gun" or "flamethrower" was in order to jokingly be rid of such disturbances.
Now we live in the countryside and he wants to flame-throw people that are hiking and having fun, walking their dogs, etc. But at least the complaining is less frequent having less exposure to people.
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I must have some booze".


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Artful Drunktective wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:37 am
When we first met oettinger on Skype, he was living in a flat in the city. He was always pissed off at the people and noise outside, whether it be motorcycles, loud music, or obnoxious stupid people. He would frequently ask where his "mini-gun" or "flamethrower" was in order to jokingly be rid of such disturbances.
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I went from a city to the burbs. Someday I hope to go out to where the buses don't run. I just need easy access to the three b's: bread, beer and bourbon. Oh yeah and electricity. No stereo, no peace. So three b's and an e.
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scream ale wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Artful Drunktective wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:37 am
When we first met oettinger on Skype, he was living in a flat in the city. He was always pissed off at the people and noise outside, whether it be motorcycles, loud music, or obnoxious stupid people. He would frequently ask where his "mini-gun" or "flamethrower" was in order to jokingly be rid of such disturbances.
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I went from a city to the burbs. Someday I hope to go out to where the buses don't run. I just need easy access to the three b's: bread, beer and bourbon. Oh yeah and electricity. No stereo, no peace. So three b's and an e.
that's pretty key
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I'm just hoping for a bowel movement. That's the best I can look forward to in the near future.

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Try two shots of exlax for every one shot of liquor and three shots exlax for every 12 oz beer. See if that don't get the party going.
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Coffee smokes and greasy food
That post gets an F
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Just finished a good book that I think most people here would like - Beggars of Life by Jim Tully. Tully was a hobo in USA in pre-WW II days. The thing I like about this book is its honesty - it doesn't portray the poor as an oppressed people who are victims of the rich and powerful. In fact, at the end of the book he sums up by saying most of them are downright fucking scumbags (I'm paraphrasing here). My favorite story was where he tells of a hobo encampment near a railroad and they are all drinking liquor from a barrel that had been stolen. Most of the people in the encampment are white, and when a black hobo pours himself a drink, the white people tell him to get away. It turns out that the black hobo was the one who had stolen it, making it his liquor in the first place. A fight ensues, two other blacks come to assist the black hobo who was attacked, but there were too many whites and the blacks were defeated in a most brutal manner. When Tully writes of this, he doesn't make it look like blacks are just helpless victims of white supremacy, but he writes honestly about how they are outnumbered and mistreated out there where there is no justice system. It got to me because the black man who had stolen the liquor took it to the camp to share it with everyone, and they all turned against him. It matches up with what I experienced in my younger years when I was a runaway - there is no kindness out there, at least not down in the bottom of society. Trust no one.

That's why I stuck this post in the Solo Mission thread. You are your only friend, you are the only one you can trust. At least out in the margins of the world.

I'm doing the solo mission tonight because I don't want to go on Skype after I saw a pretty fierce argument breakout last night. It sprung up out of nowhere, as if the two of them already did not like each other. It was the kind of snappiness that would make a bartender rap her knuckles on the bar and tell them to cool it. I tried to play peacemaker, but my memory is a little fuzzy. I don't remember if I was successful or not.

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