1. Jeremy Clarkson – Ok, Jeremy Clarkson can come across as a dick. For those of you who don’t know, he is one of the three hosts of the good Top Gear. Not the Australian one, the original British one, the best one. Well, at the moment he is one of the hosts, he may not be much longer. Apparently he and a producer had a fight (an actual punches thrown fight) and the BBC suspended him.
Usually, I could not possibly care less about what happens to some host of a TV show, but as much as Clarkson does come across as a bastard, he does entertain me. So, yes, I do want him reinstated for purely selfish reasons. But really, when it comes to stars and our shows, isn’t it usually selfish? We want shows to stay on the air because we like them. We want characters killed off because we don’t like them. We like reality TV because we do like to see people we don’t like suffer. It never has anything to do with what is right or wrong.
Also, no one has actually told the full story. The other hosts are sticking up for Clarkson, BBC and the producers haven’t said a word other than that he has been suspended.
2. Aches and Pains – So, apparently as I get older, I hurt more. I can’t even explain the pain away through working out. And yes, I am aware that it could take a day or two for the pains to hit, but this isn’t the same. The pain isn’t right.
Damn I am old.
3. Politics – One of my issues at work, well, one of my many issues at work is that I do not play politics very well. If I do not like you, I will not go out of my way to be nice, even if you are my boss. If I don’t like you, I’ll just avoid you and only discuss work if I have to. Sadly, a lot of the time I do have to.
I also tend to not usually hold my tongue. I may not actually call you an ass, but I will be thinking it loudly. And I may actually use slightly nicer terms when referring to you. I will also no suck up. No job is worth kissing one’s ass.
No, nothing went down this workweek. However, when one complains that certain people who sign documents don’t have a clue as to what is going on, maybe you should make sure that I don’t have your boss’s signature and your wife’s signature on those same documents.