Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Meta-vent

I'm not a complainer by nature. That's not to say that I don't have things to complain about--just that I don't complain about them. The reason is pretty simple: compared to the troubles of others, those minor things I have to complain about are just that--minor.

But just so you know, I have things to complain about. Were I a complainer, I'd complain that I have things to complain about. Not the things themselves, mind you--I'm not a complainer, remember--but that I have things to complain about. I'd rather not have them to complain about.

Is that clear? I hope so. I know I feel better, at least.

Sorry to unload on you like that.

9 comments:

Raminagrobis said...

I’m not a sympathetic person by nature, but if I was one, I’d sympathize with your predicament.

emawkc said...

Man, you're totally harshing my mellow, dude.

R. Sherman said...

Reminded me of this.

Cheers.

Winston said...

Say what? Hey, dude, you've come to the right place. I have just been ordained by The Church of Latter-Day Dudes, so, like, you can complain and vent to me and I will listen and offer sage advice that will lick and heal your soul. You know, like, things like "smoke 'em if ya got 'em", and "chill out, dude..."

You think I'm yanking your tail? Go check it out at dudeism.com. The come on back here and confess all those dirty little secrets to old Winston, High-Dude of Tennessee...

John B. said...

Thanks to all of you for your consoling words (except for Grobie, of course, who isn't that type).

The thing about being temperamentally predisposed toward optimism, which I am, is that things look up relatively quickly, especially after a good meal. I'm better now, thanks.

Amy said...

I'm hearing a soundtrack... "I get knocked down, but I get up again..."

Camille said...

this wouldn't have anything to do with, um, education?

John B. said...

Camille,
In a word, yes. But, as I said above, (some) things are better. More later.

Doc said...

Oh, who cares: he's just a complainer!

; ' )

What really rocked (beside the nice post about recursion as a personally infinite
self-defeating inner meme rather than an annoying algorithm from an evil code monkey)
was the D00dness – I am now also an ordained D00d. yea, verily, despite being management –okay, IT management, but just the same- I am also vetted by The Church of Latter-Day Dudes.

It’s framed and hangin’ on the ego wall behind my desk with the other blather that proclaims me a swell –if not self-absorbed- kinda guy.

Rock on!

(Winston: dood!)