It’s not that I hate the holidays…

I just wish I didn’t have to deal with them.  I’ve been told that I’m supposed to be a certain way during this time of year.  Well I’d rather not.  I’m going to start something new this year, as of today my own tradition will be to not be around for the “usual” holiday things.  Instead I’m going to travel to a destination and have a good time on my own terms.

In a way I’m lucky I have to  be on call for work through the holidays, in others I’m glad I’m going to head somewhere different and do something different for the holidays.  It’s not that I don’t love my family, but I can love them year round and not have to be stuffed in a house with them.  Maybe they’ll see the wisdom in this, that it’s about happiness and not about being down, which I’ve been for the last few Christmas’s.

Peace and love to all, I’m going snowboarding!

People

Some people freak out when you give them ownership over something.  Others take ownership and make you proud…  I’m a the intersection where I have given someone ownership of something and they complain.  I’ve given them ownership over something I don’t want to deal with and frankly after a day in this persons shoes I’m wondering what the big issue is.  I did the job that needed to be done, made the work last for the day and gave out the tasks that needed to be done.  I didn’t find it to be a hard thing to do, but the person in question normally does.  It makes me wonder why?  What it really does is make it absolutely clear that I need to pay more attention to this person and make sure they do the right thing.

It’s just one of those days…

It’s just been one of those days, where I wanted to shove my fist through someone’s face.  I was told to “deal with it” today when I asked a person for some advice on how to deal with the crap product they bought.  My response was to not kill the person but to say “I will and I’ll let you know what I did to fix your problem so you can tell the rest of the team the solution that I came up to fix your inadequacies.”