It’s going to be a cool Sabbath in Bagwine, Ohio, and that will make my 11-7 shift at the Beer Mine that much more pleasurable.
Today’s sermon, is all about understanding others…Casting aside assumptions, tossing away conceptions, and defining myself.
Last Friday, I went on the attack towards two people in particular, and millions of others in general who I find to be non-thinking individuals. In other words, if they are reading this, they are stupid.
I stand by everything I said about those two and the others, but I must say, I took a lot of heat over it. I know that some of you may still be thinking, “Eh, big deal, it’s just Matt-Man.”
Screw that…Well, in a way, it is me being, Matt-Man.
While only 44, I have worked 30 some years of my life, and with each job, I have been taken advantage of. I have trained numerous people who were promoted ahead of me…given a shit more than others..
And, I have done many things that were not in my job description, because people said, “Ask Matt to do it; he will do it.” And I did. I always did.
Today, I work a less than an intellectual job, but I don’t get treated like shit. I try to get my kid to study, and yet my ideas for that are looked down upon. I call people assholes, and I am told that I am being mean.
What the hell is a guy supposed to do?
My job? Sure, I’m not curing cancer, but I do my job as well as anyone, and people like me for it. But, few appreciate it.
My kid? We are tight. However, I explained to his mom, the book full of your comments that encouraged him to study, and she said, “Whatever…I can’t do anything about it now that you put it out there.” WTF?
I call people out like I did on Friday, and by some, I was called out. Un-Fucking-Believable.
The end game of this commentary is that I am tired of being taken for granted. And oddly enough, being taken for granted for oddball reasons.
The biggest and most “in my face” reason for disagreeing with my Friday attack by others, was that I shouldn’t have attacked certain people, “because you are better than that”.
I saw that in several emails and comments that I received. Maybe so… However…
Do you realize how many times that I have been called stupid? Do you know how many times people have told me that by trying to turn my writing or my website into a career is a dream?
Do you understand, that in spite of all the shots at me, people expect me to be the same Ol’ Happy Matty? Always with a kind word, and a smile.
Don’t get me wrong…I am not playing some type of martyr card…hardly.
I just want a little respect, and the people in question know to whom this is directed…
All that I am saying is that I have chosen to bet my money on myself and make this a go, and if once in awhile you take a snipe at me, I am going to return it in kind.
And seriously, I usually give better than I get…