Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 26 Dec 2003 13:00:00 GMT
damaged justice - Title of the Song - The writer's wife may get fired from her temp job at the post office because a co-worker attacked her. Go figure.
So with all this as a constant theme, Kim has just learned to stay out of her way as much as possible. However, sometimes, god forbid, she actually needs to deliver mail to C's sorting machine. If she puts it *here*, it gets yanked closer with a glare and a "Too lazy to bring it all the way?", whereas if placed *there*, it gets shoved back at her with a spat "TRYIN TO RUN ME OVER OR WHAT?" In sum, the woman is psycho, and there is no pleasing her.


... And the decision won't be made by the people who work with her, or even the "threat assessment team", but by a bunch of higher-ups who have never met any of the parties involved, and can ignore as much of the team's recommendations as they desire; so the odds of them just deciding to "ditch the casual" are rather depressingly high. And it'll be just one more symptom of the diseases that have infected this world like putrescent maggots: Nobody's responsible for anything, everyone sues anyone for anything, everyone feels entitled to everything, everyone feels "threatened" by everything; honest and hard working people are punished for their honesty and hard work, and lazy, lying thieves get away with murder. Hey, C! You've financially ruined our Christmas and made my wife an emotional wreck! How does it feel?

I read Eragon, by Christopher Paolini, yesterday, all 500 pages. It was a gift from my mom to my son. Great first book of the Inheritance series. Fanatasy. Dragons (well, one dragon), elves, dwarves, other wierd creatures, magic, sword fights. An amazing feat for a man who was only fifteen years old when he started writing it four years ago. I hope he doesn't take four more years to write the next volume. If you're wondering why the paperback editions cost $290 and up, that's because the paperback was self-published before the series was bought by Knopf. That makes it rare and collectible ("like new" copies are going for $1,000 to $2,000 at Amazon).

And, yes, I managed to read a large novel in one day because I spent most of it in bed. Energy gets better every day, but cough hangs on. It appears that I'll still be horizontal for a good part of today.

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