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Thursday, June 26, 2003
 

No, They are Not Kidding About the Turkey.

Words
1 : a quarrelsome utterance or conversation -- usually used in plural
2 : what happened today at work.


Well, it happened again.

They have opened yet another checking account, and again I am not a signatory on it. This time the plant manager worked it out so that he and his secretary were the only signatories. That happened Tuesday, and today I hit the ceiling with him.

Among other things, he said that he could not trust me to be on the account because I was "crazy." The man does not have a clue. I can't believe I work with people who are so idiotic and crass. He also attributed the decisions and opinions to the company chairman.

I left early and when I got home and I was livid. I ended up calling the company chairman on the phone and asking if what I had been told was true or not, he assured me it wasn't.

My wife wants me to quit, like today. I know we can't afford for me to quit.

Went out and ate dinner and had a turkey sandwich. Turkey has a chemical in it called Tryptophan. This chemical works as a natural antidepressant. I figured that would be a good choice for me tonight.

I got home and a lady that worked as a temp at my company until yesterday was on line. I told her what happened, and her response was, and I quote, "F*** him Cliff!" She then added "I'm sorry to be so vulger, but I hate people who treat others like s***, he has no right at all."

Then her husband who was also there agreed with her. He used the "S" word instead of the "F" word but same meaning. I said no thanks, I'd rather not get that close.

It's nice to get some respect from a person who has worked with you. I felt a lot better afterward.

Shortly after that I began to relax. Now I can feel that it is the turkey, inexhorably pulling me towards those deep breaths and sleepy feelings of contentment. I recommend it, the stuff works.

You can call it going cold turkey if you like.


Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)


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