Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Another Day Of Whatever

Employment requirements the past week have had me recertifying the skills to save lives and tie down crazy people, among other things.

And the usual parade of human silliness continues, but it's simply broader this week, not deeper. Certainly not funnier.

I'm sure I'll find a thing or three to give a damn about eventually, but right now feels like what it must be like to watch the 3000 auditions too horrible to get on the air for America's Got Talent, including all the people who can't carry a tune in a bucket, and the comedians who, in vaudevillian times would have got the hook in about 5 seconds.

Is it just me, or are other people wishing they'd re-boot Dexter, except this time, bring him back as the guy in charge of whacking everyone who'd exceeded their Warholian fifteen minutes of fame? The Kardashians: lock stock and barrel. Joy Behar. That whiny twit from Florida who wasn't at the school shooting, but is still trying to profit from not being there. And on and on.

If life's annoying twits starting falling in front of busses and subway trains as if they were people with dirt on the Clinton Family Crime Syndicate™, I think the trend would catch on.

Proposed theme song:

Blaring over shots of safes falling on people, a lead pipe crashing down on their heads, getting pushed under a bus, drop-kicked off a cliff, plowed in a crosswalk on a yellow light by a dark sedan, etc.

Remember, it's not really misanthropy if they've got it coming.


beau said...

...and very many do have it coming...in spades...coldly and mercilessly.

Old NFO said...

Works for me! :-)

gwood said...

He's got 'em on the list — he's got 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed — they'll none of 'em be missed...
Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone
All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy
And who "doesn't think she dances, but would rather like to try";
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist —
I don't think she'd be missed — I'm sure she'd not he missed

A.B. Prosper said...

heh. Wrote a short story on that topic years ago back when Reddit Writing Prompts was fun. No Dexter though.

Anonymous said...

A good short read along those lines.
by W.R. Bottoms.
Got mine at a garage sale I think the e-book is .99cents.

Night driver said...

recert's are a BEOTCH!!

Especially when YOU can close your eyes and recite ANY of the last 4 sets of protocols by just watching yer hands in yer mind's eye.
And as if THAT wasn't enough, you take a look around the class and see how yer co-workers are handling it and you start to wonder "JUST HOW BIG AN ERROR have I committed here?"

You ALMOST want ot step up to the podium, take the mic, and teach what NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT to save people.

The only ACLS recert I EVER enjoyed was when some young whippersnapper of an Intern DO stood up and taught the course to me, 5 or 6 interns, and 3 cardiology attendings. THAT was fun.

( JD (Dr Polk) hung up his turn out gear when he came to our little hospital... said intern was last seen at Johnson Space Center as Chief of Medical OPs, I mean after he ran a medical college he went BACK to Johnson)

Keep pluggin, bro. this can only last so long before they drag you out kicking n screaming and toss you back into the deep end of the pool.

Aesop said...

I have now spent more time recertifying what I know than the total time I originally spent in nursing school.

George True said...

I feel your pain, brother. I have been in the insurance business for 30 years. When I originally got licensed as a health insurance agent, I could not afford to take the three day course for several hundreds of dollars. So I bought the book for $50, studied it forward and backwards, took the exam for $35, and passed. Several years later when I decided to add a life insurance license, I splurged and took the two day course, then took the exam and passed.

Nowadays, I am required to have 45 hours of 'continuing education' courses when I renew my license every three years. In addition, I am required to take Medicare's recertification course EVERY year, which uses up 2-3 days. On top of that, I am required to complete numerous certification classes for each product of each Medicare insurance carrier I represent.....every year.

Each year I spend many more hours and days to stay certified than what it ever took to get licensed in the first place.