Monday Monologue #79

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I had a GREAT day hanging out with the wife yesterday. We went for a run in the park for the first time in ages. Otherwise, we mostly just relaxed.
  • It was 65°F today! Spring weather is finally here! It’s almost time to get the grill ready.
  • Still trying to wrap my head around the fact that our youngest graduates college in six weeks. Our days of being permanent empty nesters are fast approaching. We’re used to it; but, no one being around over the summer will still seem strange.
  • We had EXACTLY the same problem today at work in EXACLTY the same situation as we had a year ago. Despite all of the discussions and emails and we don’t learn anything from our previous mistakes. It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.


  1. The good thing I’d the problem is familiar so you don’t have to hunt for a fix. The bad news it happened again. Know of the feeling all too well… Can’t someone make the executive decision so we can get off this hamster wheel.

    • Old Guy: Unfortunately, we’ve had FAR too much turnover. When the replacement of a replacement of a replacement is doing the work, “simple” things can mushroom into big problems. Even though a lot of people were involved last year, myself and one other person are the only ones who haven’t left in search of greener pastures. And we don’t get involved until there is an issue. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind a new gig myself. But, I’ve been around long enough to know the difference between different and better.

  2. Yes the grass may seem greener until you go and find that the grass is painted green to cover the blood I left a job 4years ago thinking about greener only to come back because it’s better here Not saying that’s always the case but… I’m back and it’s better here.

    • Old Guy: I feel the same way. I’m the sort of person where salary isn’t only think I’m looking for. So making a comparison from the outside looking in is m0re difficult for me than, say, someone who’s just looking for more money. There are some things that I can’t put up with indefinitely; even for ca$h.

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