The May Day Occupy hi-jinx came and went and the outcome was pathetic.
But I did my part and occupied one of the small round tables in Starbucks for a little under 45 minutes.
I was relentless.
Then, at the height of morning traffic, I led a solo march down the street to my office.
Then I just sipped coffee and stared at the waves as it drizzled outside for the next few hours.
And I’ll be back tomorrow.
I have been Occupying the Starbucks in Downtown every work day for the last year, except for those two days where I had a cross between food poisoning and the flu.
But that only lasted one day really, and the second day I spent recuperating by riding my bicycle to Venice beach.
And, in grand Occupy tradition, my demands are vague and unfocused.
Now, I realize that I don’t fit the Occupy demographic due to my employment status.
I HAVE a job.
Did it shock anyone that CNN’s poll of the employment status of the Occupy Wall Street folks showed that over 90%+ had only a part-time employment history.
So these were not unemployed people looking for a fair shake.
These are the lazy and shiftless looking for a free ride.
Here is a quote from the whole Occupy Wall Street movement that was played on MSNBC, not Fox news.
“The rich need to pay my taxes.”
That is so awesomely demented.
Half of you are split right now.
Half of you are seeing this from my view, that this guy is looking for the Nanny-states of America to pay for their needs and wipe their ass for them.
And the other half of you are trying your best to see this in the light of “Achievement is bad. You should be ashamed of success.”
Its my blog, I can interpret all I want.
You are all entitled to your opinions, and I am entitled to mine.
But I have a blog to spout my opinions from.
And while we’re at it, I hate Canada.
Just throwing that out there.
Hockey is just fine, but the accent is killing me.
I have talked to several Canadians in the last week.
Adding the word “Ay” to the end of sentences is not some silly stereotype, they really do it.
And it is annoying as hell.
One of my early jobs in my 20’s required public speaking.
So my boss enrolled me in Toastmasters.
Its a public speaking group.
I hated it the whole time, but what I learned there was priceless.
Public speaking is like public writing.
If you cannot do it with skill and flair, no one will pay any attention.
So, to sum up.
Occupy = Stupid and lazy.
Canada = Annoying accents.
Toastmasters = Worthwhile.
While these things seem to have nothing to do with each other, I disagree.
It is my belief that the Occupy people are secretly Canadians, who attended Toastmasters just long enough to lose the “Ay” but not long enough to learn proper methods of speech.
Its a stretch, but I’m sticking with it.
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