Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I'll have a plate of worms with a side of crow please.
I finally figured out why I do not have a job. It is because I am an immigrant from South Africa who is over weight, has an accent, speaks a second language, is right handed, wears glasses, lives in a tree-hugging state, only has one child and drops the f-bomb quite a bit. So hand me my plate of worms and leave me alone to wallow in my own self pity.
Hey, what is that I see in the distance coming closer at one hell of a rate ready to slap me upside the head.... wha... would that be common sense I see approaching? No, surely not. What is that you say Common Sense, that maybe someone more qualified got the job, that the lady who wanted to pay $5.00 an hour to watch her pug and insist you have a college degree is not worth it; the idiot who stipulated that you had to have been born and raised in this city to even consider applying is violating some major labor laws and probably someone you would not want to work for? Don't you just hate it when Common Sense knocks down your door with her 8 inch Louboutins (yes Common Sense has awesome fashion sense) yelling for you to get up off your ass and start counting your blessings Missy!
I have been thinking about this blog post for a while now as I have seen the beating of the chest and the banging of the drums and the groups all screaming "you hate me because I am.... (fill in the blank)" and then breaking into their little worm eating groups. Damn are we just an egotistical, narcissistic bunch of whiners or what!
Enter my friend, The Rabbit. Seriously this is one very smart guy and one willing to be interviewed for my blog that I couldn't find the words to string together to write. There are many people who define who they are by various titles and I asked Rabbit the following:
There are many that define themselves as being a minority, you are gay, do you?
Personally I don't. Gay is not WHO I am it is a part of what I am, like left-handed and red headed. It does not define me as a person. Who I am attracted to is by no means a definition of who I am - and I would hate to meet a person in which it is, that's pretty fucking shallow. (Rabbit says fuck a lot, it is like a comma in a sentence, just needed to disclose that)
So why then are there so many victims of gender, race, creed etc that say nothing is going to change?
Because they like to play the victim, they enjoy being a false martyr and receiving the pity, plus, if they are a victim it takes away the responsibility of doing something to change it. They are wounded, they are too weak to cause a change, you should do it for them, where as I am more of the fuck that, give me a brick mentality.
So how come you get it?
I just don't like waiting on people to get off their ass and do something for my benefit. If I want the change - if I want the benefit- by golly I am gonna put on my combat boots and stomp some ass to make it happen, sitting around and saying everyone hates me accomplishes nothing. Go eat some worms and really that just makes people, like the straight community, hate you more. I don't do apathy very well, can you tell?
So while I may not have a job I have an incredible husband who is not only going to school full time, but works 20 hours a week AND volunteers at the wildlife refuge and never once has put pressure on me about finding a job. I have a roof over my head, I have food on the table, I have Rabbit to kick my ass when I wallow, I have great friends and an incredible family that live on entirely different continents, I have a healthy 18year old son who is currently experiencing the trip of a lifetime, I have my health and most of all, I have my wine.
I am ready for my crow now.