Where You At, Eric?! You Always Have Something to Say!
“And the devil may cry. The devil may cry at the end of the night” – The Weeknd
DUTCH CALLED ERIC OUT ON AIR TUESDAY NIGHT AND IT WAS AWESOME!!!
By the time you read this, USA is celebrating thanksgiving and the turkeys (or whatever you eat) are cooking and waiting to be devoured. President Obama has pardoned his last two turkeys, Tater and Tot, before he leaves office in January.
The word “thank” is derived from “I will remember what you did for me” and comes from the word “think” (source: https://blog.abaenglish.com/the-origin-of-please/). It is a method of manners and part of most of our customs. We are raised (most of us anyhow) to say please and thank you as a way to be polite. But the words -THANK YOU- seems to be generally missing from the world and become more scarce. Let me explain…
Most people get burned out by a -thankless- job. While working as a medical detoxification case manager where I worked with drug addicts and alcoholics (before I was injured) I was rarely thanked and most often fought against. Yet years later I would see a former client or hear from someone they were doing well (or adversely, not well or dead) and that was thanks enough. I know that I had some impact on their recovery. While I was not often thanked, I took pride in helping them. However, I was rarely thanked by my supervisor or boss. It became disheartening and I felt under-appreciated. I often hear from friends about certain aspects of their work that they were not appreciated or rarely said thank you to for extra work or a job well done. It has been proven that job satisfaction and work production increases when an employee feels appreciated for the work they do. Why is this such a large problem?
I try to thank people and show appreciation for them often. I let my kids know how proud I am of them daily, even if they didn’t do anything specific. I just want them to know they are appreciated. I try not to forget to thank friends and family. Not just for their help, but for being in my life. I love that Grifter often thanks me for what I do on Furious and sometimes even for just being a listening ear for him to vent to. People in general need to be more thankful for the people they have in their lives that make them want to be a better person. Our time is limited, make each moment count for something.
The week has been a bit crazy and I am not sure why. It just seemed longer than normal. The 23rd is always a rough day for my family, but the sun went down and rose again the next morning. Thanksgiving will be as it always is. Family BSing and drama drizzled in. But that is my family and I know when it is time to come home and get into my pjs to relax. I will go on air and everything will become almost normal as we prepare for Xmas. The music is now playing and reminders of Santa are everywhere again. Bean still believes in Santa which is quickly dying down and soon she will realize the magic of Xmas is everything around us in that season. I am not religious, but I do believe in some sort of magic.
That is another story for another time….
Weekly WTF: Black Friday bothers me. People shouldn’t be forced to work on Thursday night just because rich bitches want a deal. Order online or wait til the store normally opens. The materialism in this world is sickening.
Popcorn Worthy: ..or not. So I saw the movie Trolls. It was not good at all and the story line was a bit grim for a kids flick.
I love documentaries. I admit I am a closet nerd, especially when it involves psychology and forensics. I watched The rest of Making a Murderer…the justice system screwed up and justice is not blind…wow.
Armageddon was on. I really like Bruce Willis in general.
Press Play: Emarosa…what a fuckin awesome group! I am so playing them on my show!
Until next time….be good or be good at it!