Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Another Day In The Life…

… and I’m not to sure that I can take much more of the Tampa, Florida lifestyle. At least, not the kind of life that I am living here. Most hourly workers here in North Tampa would think that I have it made because I can work when I wish to, and I can stay at home when I wish to. All that I hear from my co-workers is that Mike’s got the money and all of that crap. Which I guess that I do, for the most part. The only reason that I live better than most of my friends here is because I chose not to drink my cash away, as they do daily. I do better than they do because I chose not to smoke all of my cash up into crack, or to become one of the many pain medication addicts that are prevalent here.

   Yes, the employment sucks down here. I do not work a forty hour week because there are very few hours like that through the temp services. In fact, I’ve been working only two days at the most for the past month! That sucks up the ass! I’m not broke yet because I do not waste my money on dumb shit.

   Once, when I was living out in the streets, one of my homeless friends asked me how I could be out of doors and not drink or do drugs. I simply told him that it was the drugs and the drinking that was keeping himself and others out in the street. In many cases, a combination of the two had put some of them outdoors in the first place. Some of them work at least 30 to 35 hours per week, and have been for a few years, and they are still living outside! Those bad habits will keep them there for a very long time. A few of them will die there. A of them that I’ve known in the past have died during the six years that I was away from here. Most of them from drinking to much.

    This is not a problem exclusive to Tampa, I know. I think my main hassle with the Tampa area is not  with the city itself, but with the people who live here. I’m sorry to have to say it, but the people here are by far the most ignorant, stupid, and uneducated group of individuals that I have ever run into. You can thank the area government for a lot of that, as well as the state hoods up in  Tallahassee.

    One of the problems that I have with the folks down here is that they seem to think that they have all of the time in the world to do something. They seem to run on two speeds here, “ snail slow “ and “ stop.”

    For instance, just yesterday I sent a woman out to do something pretty simple for both her and myself. Go to an Amscott to have a power deposit and a past bill sent to the local power company. This was so that the power would be turned on at her new place of residence. By public transit, it takes about ten minutes to get there. She also had to fax a copy of her driver license to Equifax in order to verify her identity. Five hours later and she still was not finished. The fax machine would not accept her id card. Well. of course it wouldn’t! So, two days later and that little task still has not been finished. She did manage to get the power deposit and her late bill sent into the power company.

   Like i told her though, we could have taken the id to my office and made a copy of it and faxed it on my fax machine. all in under half an hour! I had something else that I had to do at the time.

    This is not just a problem with her and the way that she does things. this is an outbreak infecting many of the people in the Tampa Bay area. They do things without thinking things through, and then when things don’t work out for them, it becomes someone else's fault. What makes me laugh the hardest though, is that instead of doing things differently, they will do it the same way and then cry when they get the same result as they did the last time. No one here seems to understand that you cannot do the same thing the same way and expect to get different results. It doesn’t work that way!  “ Dumb as a box of rocks “ phrase had its birthplace in Tampa, I’m sure.

    But wait! There’s more!