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Guilty or Not Guilty!!

You Decide!!

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to the First Addition of You Decide.  In this case I will be asking for a simple Guilty or Not Guilty vote in the case of Highwayman vs The blog world and FB world.  I will lay out all the facts in this case and let you decide if Highwayman is either guilty or not guilty of poor judgement.

Fact:  On the morning of 9 June 2012, I received a phone call from my mother telling me that My grandmother had died earlier in the morning. She was 93 and had been sick for quite a while.

Fact:  Growing up,  my grandmother had a big impact on myself and my brothers.  Highway is one of my older brothers. It was always fun going to Grandmothers house for Christmas and holidays.  I am willing to bet that all of my siblings have fond memories of big cereals bowls and watching pro wrestling at midnight at grandma’s house.

Fact:  Grandma immersed herself in our hobbies growing up.  I watched Yankee games with her and she was wildly interested in helping my brother (Slickman) build his baseball card collection.  Which was priced some years ago at more than 4,000 dollars.

Fact:  My brother Highwayman on the morning following my Grandmothers passing, posted comments about my Grandmother that could be described by most as insulting, inflammatory and lacked a basic decency.  All of my grandmother children are still alive and could have viewed the FB post.

Now I ask you if you were a godson or daughter or cousin or uncle how would you view behaviour like that.  Highway has had plenty of time to tell his side of the story in the past years, but only came forward with all this nastiness the day after Grandma’s passing. That to me sounds like it was done with malicious intent and its intent was to hurt those that were around grandma…You decide  GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY.

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The Tipping Point!!

 

You feel like this too...Right!!!

Needed to do some spring cleaning so I figured I would stop bye the theatre and see whats what and whose who.  Personally, I have alot on my mind right now with my pending retirement coming and all the things that go along with a major life transition.  As I sit here and think about all the things that need to happen in the next few weeks, I can feel the stress building.  The stress level has gotten so high that I am actually grinding my teeth during the day.  Life’s a dance is something I am always saying but its not suppose to be an LOUD POLKA.  With all whats going on, I am just waiting for something to push me over the side.  You would not believe some of the shit that I dealing with right now at work.  But I thank the man upstairs that I am Dicky Bennet and their is a Raylan Givens to stand out front.  Well, there are things to be cleaned and straightened up as well as shit to be thrown out.  Is it me or are there just entirely to many stupid people in this world…well anyway..gotta go….just a quick stressful life thought….

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Ay YAY YAY!!

 

A real watchstander!!!

Well, like alot of folks around here, I tape stuff on my DVR…that thing is freakin awesome dont ya think.  Right now I have Irwin Allens’  Towering Inferno taped, by far one of my favorite movies. Its right up there with The Godfather, The Good the Bad and the Ugly,  Hang’ em High and High Plains Drifter.  Which brings to today’s god damn point.  No doubt in my mind I am getting too old for this job.  At 39 I am least a few older then most of the pups and right up there with others that are either retiring or moving up.  Today was a banner day, I assigned one on the young pups a watch and just so happens he also has a watch on Sunday.  Now coming up I would have gotten a “Go stand your watch and do as you are instructed to do”.  No, No, this one had to bring up no less then 3 people to plead his case.  I am not someone that changes course, when the plan has been put out and everyone agreed to it.  So I didnt change the watch and he is standing the first watch as I write.  The problem is the young uns coming up today have no concept of paying dues and earning your work ethic.  Oh No, this was well why do I have to do it there are other people that can.  I was so fucking pissed off,  also had the PRT today, and all the bullshit with the watch was ingrained in my head.  Dont think I did well, I passed just not what I wanted.  I’m tellin ya,  terminal leave and house hunting leave cannot get here quick enough.  The best times on this job is when you are coming up, you have responsibility but you get to question it sometimes and most folk just brush it off to learning.  Is civilian life really all is cracked up to be. 

I am already at work when this happens!!

 

 The little things,  getting up in the morning at a reasonable time NOT AT THE ASS CRACK OF DAWN..or most days and hour before.  Why anyone would work everyday at 0600 is beyond me.  19 years old, okay yeah I was down, 39 uhhh NO.  Not that its a good idea but being able to tell the boss that he or she is the biggest jackoff you have ever met.  I quit…Here’s my plan. Get a job at MCDONALDS, work there for a little while you know to belay suspicion. 

Hey asshole get a haircut, look like a man for once in your life!!

 

Then one day when its really busy, turn off the store power then pop rivet the power box shut.  Then of course tell the manager (whose is probably so 20 yr old whose calls me Pops and is working his way through business school, only he hasnt told mom and dad he has not enrolled yet, cause he digs his job and him and his 17 yr old dropout girlfriend are going on the skating circuit.  “Hey dad Theresa is pregnant by the way, can we stay here”)  I QUIT you fucking  justin beiber wannabe turd.  “By the way move your scooter so I can get my truck out”  Asshole young kids.  You probably know one or two like that,  In my mind way too many of those turd burglers walking around.  But yeah I had a shit day,  but I am starting to feel better, I think I will head to the theatre and watch the rest of the Guns of Navarone.  Dont you dare say that was before my time…just a quick lousy day thought….

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