Thursday, August 9, 2012

Musings....(Blogophilia 24.5)

I was working on a poem for this week's entry and I decided to stop.  I may finish it later and put it up, but it occurred to me that the whole point of the topic is tossing an arrogant insult to someone in power.  The whole quote "Stand a little out of my sun." is Diogenes adroitly telling Alexander the Great he wasn't so great and that he would bow to him.  How many times have you wanted to say that to your boss?  To your significant other?  That I don't have to be the subservient one? Most jobs are like a Bronc busting event anyway.  The conditions are constantly shifting while you hang on for dear life.  And there is always an audience of screaming baboons there wishing for your fall.

The best you can hope for is to be a Troubadour and a Troublemaker.  Part of you hypnotizing the crowd with your voice while the other part throws the obstacles back at the monkeys and politicians in your way. 

Off the top of my head, I remain

Another Government Employee. 

10 comments:

  1. great post (point) i think i might be more trouble maker than troubadour not so hypnotizing but awesome at throwing things at ppl... oh i mean monkeys

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  2. "The conditions are constantly shifting while you hang on for dear life".

    If that isn't the most accurate description of modern working life I don't know what is. Great observations.

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    1. Yeah, I've had my job description changed six times in the last 18 months. Seems like I up high in the air most of the time.

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  3. Wow - didn't recognize the source of that quote/topic: probably going to change my guessing dramatically. Thanks

    TM

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  4. this was good and I look forward to the poem. I forgot to ask re: Julia - did you really act for a time?

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    1. Yes, I did. I did community theater up until the kids came. Then I didn't have the rehearsal time. If I can kick them out, maybe I'll go back.

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  5. Ah... ingenious take on the prompts.

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  6. Great take on the topic expounding on the employer-employee relationship. Can't stand being employed. Can't stand being a wife either,lol! Some people just can't be bossed around I guess and I admire those employers who can run a company without being bossy, getting angry,manipulative. Just enough to exert authority but different businesses require different maneuvering at times.

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  7. Oh, my! The working world is not quite as I thought it would be. Nevertheless, 8 points, Earthling!!

    Tis I, Marvin :)

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  8. Excellent take on the topics! 8 points Earthling! :)
    Marvin

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