IM SICK OF IT!!!! (off topic)
Posted October 16, 2002 - 09:40 AM
I mean it isnt like he isnt rich enough already. And I dont make a whole lot of cash but I still have to donate because "its the right thing to do".
Im not sure who made all these BS holidays (probably Hallmark so they can sell cards) but we now have, excluding major holidays,.. bosses day, secretarys day, grandparents day, valentines day, mothers day, and fathers day. (I can live with the last 2) Not to mention everyone here looks for cash to put together a present for the bosses birthday.
Then about 3 times (on average) a year you have to buy wedding and shower gifts for various friends.
I might sound like a bit of a grinch but Im trying to squeak by week after week and people keep asking for free handouts for presents.
Sorry to air it out here, but what better place?
I might get flamed on this, but I do feel better now.
Posted October 16, 2002 - 10:05 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 10:11 AM
In that case we all should petition Hallmark to request they create the holiday Lower echelon "pee on" day! We won't even want material gifts. As far as I'm concerned just lunch and Beer will be perfect!
Posted October 16, 2002 - 10:28 AM
I agree though, its an ass holiday.
Posted October 16, 2002 - 10:30 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 11:26 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 11:35 AM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 12:06 PM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 01:32 PM
You purchases are taxed, you money boosts the economy, the government is happy and takes credit for it all.
Don't be mistaken, I don't hate our government. Heck I served it for 9 years with no regrets. Just a theory I have, nothing more.
Posted October 16, 2002 - 02:09 PM
holidays are nothing more than government designed economy boosters
Posted October 16, 2002 - 02:35 PM
Posted October 16, 2002 - 03:51 PM
In an office of over 250 there is a farewell lunch every friday, cake in the tea room every day and collections for babies every week - they even have "pools" on the babies - what brand? what weight etc?
It is all too much, then comes a public holiday and a long weekeed. Every snapperhead in Australia loads 3 kids into a busted arsed station wagon sticky tapes some pushbikes on the roof and drives somewhere. The roads are chaos the holiday venues overloaded and nobody enjoys themselves.
There is a solution though:
- ban stupid celebration days
- donate regularly to good causes (not just on red nose day)
- remove 95% of public holidays and increase annual leave days
With increased annual leave people still have the same time off and are able to organise themselves and their mates to travel when it suits them and no longer to they need to rush around like lemmings on the eve of a long weekend.
If only I were king.
Posted October 16, 2002 - 06:44 PM
Posted October 17, 2002 - 05:14 AM
Actually, the guy right above me rides an XR650R with me so I can't bitch too much. If he pisses me off, I can just throw dirt on him or leave him in the middle of nowhere since I always drive.