Adventures In Housekeeping (3)

Tuesday (or was it Sunday) anywho I was on my own for like 3 days doing rooms. They decided to have a little wager to see which one of us new people would do the best on the rooms (which I was totally against…I’m not a race horse don’t bet on me) anyway apparently I suck at this job or whatever because I had the most mistakes made on my rooms. And my supervisor told me that this weekend I was being out back in training….
*fast forward to today*
I’m upstairs stocking the cart while I’m waiting on the other lady I’m with today to come up and the old lady I mentioned (the one who was training me last week) she says “they still got you by yourself? I told them you wasn’t ready”
Bottle of cleaning solution in my hand, I had to remember where I was…(because I swear in that moment I was about to go to jail) so I slowly placed the bottle back on the cart, looked up glaring at this woman, and replied “you don’t say?… Btw I’m not by myself anymore”
Of course she knew that….
I have no idea what this woman’s problem is….then she wanna bump into me with stuff and stand in my way. She saw me trying to get past her but she just stood there staring at me. I feel like she has come kinda sick twisted crush or obsession….idk but it’s sad that an old woman is jealous of me.

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I just realized something

So I was reading a previous post “more HoneyBuns in the weight room”
And I realized that this man as clearly said he can’t be with me….but then comes back and admits to having a crush and wanting to date me
And it’s not a huge deal because we clearly both don’t have the same artistic views on life and this isn’t going to work out
BUT….how dare you said I’m confusing when it’s obvious that you’re the one whose mistaken about the situation?

And then I’m still stuck on when I asked if he had a girlfriend and he never responded (I have another story on that subject too; but dealing with someone else) because one of my sisters said he was living with her at one point and he’s briefly mentioned her….

Smh at life right now

Some more HoneyBuns in the weight room

It was Thursday while I was running and my phone buzzed…his name came across the screen attached to “wyd?” Thus began our standard conversation.
Of course it had been like a week or so since id heard from him last so I was reluctant to text back in the first place. But I did.
Eventually my run ended and I headed to the weight room (which unknown to me, he was currently located)
When he realized it was me he started continued texting me of course (because I’m just so cute when I’m working out). And then it was decided that he needed a moment of my time to talk to me and he blurted out “I have a huge crush on you…I’m not sure how to approach you”. I’m just standing there staring at him like “why?” Of course I don’t say anything I just let him continue “let’s try it…let’s be boyfriend and girlfriend for the next 30 seconds” *eventually of course I depart because I had somewhere to be.*

Fast forward to this morning; I’m laying down chillin before work plus I had a headache. I get a text “wyd?”

…..anywho, I guess I’ve said all this to conclude that this dude is about to turn out to be tragic. This whole time he’s mentioned hanging out, but not realistic hanging out like catching a movie or going to a party or even the park (he’s been trying to hang out and give massages….) i think he playin; he not bout that life for real. Not only that, the other day at the weight room he said he was joining the military because he’s tired of school (and maybe it will make him more mature) low and behold, issues 3-30…..(I don’t think this is going to work out)

Something Wrong With This Picture

Hello world!

So I was about to write something about my vegetarian confession but I feel as though this current topic is WAY more important at the moment <but don’t worry my confession is still coming>

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His name is Byron Thomas <AKA> @GoGreen58 in the YouTube community.  Notice anything strange?  Yes; I’m referring the confederate flag hanging behind his head on the wall.  I saw the video and was curious as to what this dude had to say and even more curious as to why someone of color would even be in a picture or video with this flag…so I clicked the link.  “Should everyone with a confederate flag be judged as a racist?”  

As I watched his video I was not only upset but concerned for him.  He spoke of how the generation before us is always trying to push their ways onto us <which is true; but also in some instances quite necessary> and he said how he saw this flag in a positive light and asked an almost rhetorical question “am i racist” <I almost completely switched channels but I decided to watch a few more of his videos because maybe he had a point that would soon become clear> but to answer his question “No.  You’re just confused as all get out”

Of course he proved me wrong….

But before I continue on about the rest of his videos that I watched; lets have a short history lesson shall we?

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Now; lets talk about this flag for a second or two.  Surrrreee, it started as a symbol for pride and hertiage..something to be proud of and excited about <if you were someone from the south, unless you were a slave> and there’s nothing entirely wrong with that concept.  However [comma] it wasn’t until 1956 when shit got real.  See, about two years after the Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, someone decided it would be a lovely idea to start using this as a symbol of protest [and most importantly as a sign of hate].  But there’s nothing wrong with it? 

Here’s another example though since some of you might be thinking I’m just being crazy or whatever

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Yup. the swastika.  See majority of the world is ignorant to the fact that this symbol started off being used by many ancient cultures to mean life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.  But once again someone decided to take something that was halfway decent and turn it into something negative.  I mean I don’t see any Jewish people and anybody else whose family or ancestors suffered from the Holocaust wearing a swastika but I constantly see Black people trying to justify the use of the confederate flag or that still use the n-word towards each other <but that’s going into a whole other conversation that I’m saving for later>.  

I guess the point I’m trying to make here in comparing the two is that once something has been used for such evil there’s no turning back…you can’t take something so negative and make it positive again.  And people try and say that they are “moving forward to the future” and to “leave the past in the past” [both of which were said by Mr. Thomas in his video posts] but they are steadily trying to ‘re-invent’ what already exists.  

Now to continue on with the last few videos of his that I watched…

I almost died…this man had the pure audacity to sit there with this flag now tied around his head, and say “Disney needs a Black Prince Charming” I mean I didn’t know how to feel about that….

The last video of his that I watched was “The Word African-American Needs To Go”.  Now while I myself do not self-identify as a African American [because I would rather identify as being Black for various reasons] his logic was just totally off…

*And I’ll leave you with that last thought because his confused ass has opened up a can of worms for an upcoming entry.  So stay tuned*

Don’t Call It Hood News

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So I’m not entirely sure of all the details but I know I was getting ready to destroy my phone this morning cause it wouldn’t stop ringing (so something told me to get up an see what was going on).
I soon discovered that last night two people had been killed at a night club in Montgomery, AL. Rapper, Doe B and a student from Troy University who used to go to ASU named Kim. I didn’t know either person but this is still sad. Kim had just turned 21 a few days ago and Doe B (also in his early 20s) was an up and coming artist from the area. I don’t even know how to feel about something like this…and apparently the guy that did it is on social media bragging about it (plus there’s rumors of a ‘war’ starting in the area) I can’t deal….
This club that it happened at has had many accounts like this too (with shooting and fights breaking out). It’s just been closed down and renamed each time though (but in the 4 years I’ve been in the city I’ve never heard of anyone dying)
I wish our community wasn’t like this (The Black Comminity). To have such hatred for one another and to not want to see each other succeed has led to things like this and it’s a scary thought. It’s also why many who would have wanted to come back an help out others to succeed are changing their minds and leaving their communities far behind them…is there really no hope for us? (Because that’s how I often feel; that the answer is no)
I end on this note: today’s principle of Kwanzaa is Ujima. It means collective work an Responsibility.
Black People if you’re reading (not just in Montgomery but everywhere), we’ve got to do better….we need to not only work TOGETHER but we need to take more responsibility for our actions.