On the Road Again

Dear Friends: After some high-quality, gut-wrenching, intensive what-color-is-my-parachute-style brainstorming, I have made an important decision. If I do indeed lose my job (an event which it seems will likely occur sooner than later), I am going to become a trucker. I have absolutely no training or experience, but those shortcomings are nothing compared to what I do have in excess: ...

The Rulebook

Dear Friends: As a practical person, I am a lover of clear-cut situations, yes-no answers, and reliable consistency. I work well with rules, and establishing, then adhering to, systems. I like to know that x + y will always equal z. However, in the realm of human behavior, all of this logic fails me completely. Now, I have a confession ...

Cavemen

To my Coworkers: Hi. We’ve been talking a lot lately, huh? Are you paying attention? I have more to say. Yesterday was Sandra’s birthday. Yes, the receptionist, the one always has something friendly to say to everyone, which is more than the rest of us can manage. The one who makes sure you have a fully-stocked fridge, coffee all day ...

Something something

Hey. I love you. No, wait! Come back! Seriously, it’s one of those days. All you freaks who I encounter on a regular basis on the streets of this fair city, I love you. If you’re funny-lookin’, eccentric, or even just a little unbalanced, you’re my kinda folk. If you catch me staring and smiling, it’s out of affection. For ...