When I ran several restaurants back in the late nineties I had my cell phone as well as a land line. The cell phones were a big pain in the ass and as soon as I went to work in our Norcross office I did away with the hand helds. They were a bit more like fricking walie-talkies in the nineties of course, about three times the size of my current phone. Anyway, back in 2002 oe 2003 it became necessary to go ahead and start using a cell again. With a 150 mile round trip commute every day I decided that it wasn’t a smart idea to go without one. Now we have three, one for the wife and another for the boy. Although his will sit at home until he is at least finished with MCT school I told him he could stay on the plan. It’s cheaper for him and although it’s only $10 for the extra line I will gouge him for about $30 a month to cover the cost of the damnable text messages. Of course over the last few months and my conversion to tweeting on occasion I am guilty of that as well.

I did away with our land line a couple of years ago as well. Considering that I am paying close to $200 a month for our mobile phones due to the amount of work usage mine gets it was just senseless to keep using Bellsouth, the worthless lumps of shit they are. Now if they would let me have DSL without making me have basic phone service they would retain some of my business but since they are only interested in fucking me by making me bundle services I don’t need they get NONE of my business. Take that you rascally retards. I get my Internet through my cable provider and during the on again off again times I can connect through my cell phone for fucking free. Since I have EVDO in my area while it’s not the fastest connection in the world it is somewhat acceptable. I have to use my son’s laptop due to the fact that my bluetooth dongle won’t work on my desktop, but at least I can get on. I hate it when my dongle don’t fit right.

Where the fuck am I going with this boring discussion about cell phone usage? Fuck if I know. I had originally started writing about the fact that my retarded employees call me at all times of the day and night and this has somehow (d)evolved into something else. Anyway, that’s what got me so ill. I am on vacation. I have been on vacation for five days now. I have a hundred employees and all should be aware of this fact. They should be calling their managers and not me, at least while I am on vacation. Then again, they are going to act like their managers and considering the fact that at least four of the calls have been from one my store managers I guess I shouldn’t expect any fucking respect from them. The calls generally go along the lines of “Hello” “Hey, are you busy right now?” “I’m in South Carolina” “Oh, well this is what I nee…” “There’s noting I can do for you while I am on vacation, call your boss” “OK, will you call me when you get back in town?”. “Maybe”.

That’s the bad thing about having gotten rid of the land line. I can’t turn my cell phone off for the simple reason that if there really IS an emergency at work, or a family emergency someone will need to get in touch with me. So I am tortured wth the occasional ringing of the phone…

No, I’m not back in town yet but we are at our friend’s house in Bluffton and I am sitting here sipping my coffee trying to wake up. We will probably head out at some point this morning or at least by noon and make the trek home. Somewhere in there V-Man and I will cross paths and play chicken. One of us will let you know who wins… 

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