Saturday, August 05, 2006

Well this is it. The final vacation of the year has now come to an end. What this means is that somehow I will have to pull some excitement and stress relief out of my a** in order to make it to the end of the year at The Workplace. Have you seen The Office on NBC yet? If not, I’ll give you a brief rundown. It’s about The Workplace. My workplace. The Workplace is also the basis for the comic strip Dilbert. I can’t give specific examples, as that apparently could be costly to my career, so you’ll just have to catch the little hints I drop here and there.

It also figures that my stay here in South Caroline was during one of the hottest weeks in The States in about 5 years. Some people might not care too much about that, but when you live in Pennsylvania for your entire life, you don’t care much for 115+ degrees of heat indexes. Just goes to show you how much Luck enjoys my company. I’ve become so accustomed to the lack of Luck in my life that I don’t even notice that it rarely pays any attention to me. That’s just the way my life goes. Some people win Stillers tickets in giant raffles, others win prize after prize, year after year at The Workplace Christmas Parties, while still that same person wins more prizes at automation conferences around the country. I win . . . um, nothing at Christmas parties or automation conferences and I definitely don’t win tickets to any type of event (unless it’s to a show about me and my disappointments). But that’s life. On the bright side I don’t have issues with tents destroying my pool liner, or microwaves that can’t be fixed by your local certified fixer who works out of his house basement in Nowheresville, PA.

So in the end, it all balances out. Because that is what life is, just one big balancing act and some of us need a little more help than others to keep things from tipping over. And that, my friends is when Luck finds the need to pry its little face in places where it doesn’t belong.


JLC said...

Here's a quote you might like, and I find it fitting.

"I believe in neutrality and contrast, but more than that I believe in balance. Not just that we should be, but that we are. Like my dad used to say, it all comes even in the end."

Lindsay said...

Don't forget you couldn't even win a Summer Picnic 1999 fanny pack at the Employee Expo. Just trying to make you feel better here! Oh but to balance it out, you did score a date with a hot chick...but yeah that didn't work out either.

Jimmy said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I may just depress myself to sleep now.

DMM said...

Not so true - you always have the weekend at Rehoboth Beach for volleyball as your last vacation for the year!!