I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 196 - A Run-Run-Run-Run-Runaway

Daily Kup (How I'm Spending My Midlife Crisis)
I primed, primed, and painted today while Mr. T and Attila the Son attended a Cub Scout Camporee at Fort Snelling. According to the website, it's Historic Fort Snelling, perhaps to keep the public from confusing it with Psychedelic Fort Snelling or Lemon Chiffon Fort Snelling.

As for painting, I'm beginning to cherish not having a larger house.

My Cup Runneth Away
Has anyone seen my coffee cup? I mean the great big one that I got on Day 170. It was there in the living room reading a newspaper with a faraway look when I went to bed last night and this morning it was gone. There was a single piece of paper on the floor with this cryptic message scrawled in creamer: "See ya later, toots."

Later in the day, this cell phone picture was emailed to me. Peculiar, no?

Anyway, if you see my cup, please tell it to come on home. We can work this out. I promise.

Help, We Are Short of Smart Things ("A Porkus Moment")
I found out from a business acquaintance that "Porkus," my former and dysfunctional employer, has purchased a quantity of the high tech computer interactive displays colloquially called smart screens. This is like giving a laser to a hamster.

Unless they are again battling the "oh, a shiny thing" issue with executive management, I conclude that they must be selling them to a customer since Porkus doesn't do any of the functions (training, planning or meetings) where these devices are most used. My son's third grade room has one but it seems a trifle advanced for a company where only one person knew how to use the PA system and the CEO routinely set off the security alarm.


Corsair, The Mostly Harmless said...

I'm not saying I've seen your cup. But by virtue of the 13th and 5th Amendments, I really don't think I have anything else so say..

Burning Khrome said...

I thought that the 3rd Amendment might apply. Oops, no. I misread it. It's 'no soldier' -- not 'no saucer' -- shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house ...

Still, you sound guilty.

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