Writer’s Block

March 23, 2023

I don’t mind tipping, in fact, I love it because I used to be a server. However, the trend of asking for tips in almost all professions is getting a tad ridiculous and creating a lot of anxiety, especially when the tip is asked before the service is provided. The problem is the quality of service now. Clerks, baristas and whoever appear to care less and know less about their job and constantly make mistakes without any accountability, but feel entitled to be compensated more for doing less, essentially.

It’s gotten to the point where 75% of the time I order food or purchase a product, the order is made wrong, something is forgotten or the product needs to be returned. Being unemployed, I’m very wary of tipping someone because I don’t have the money, but most of these employees present an attitude as if I’m obligated to support their sub-par work ethic and lack of attention to detail.

Servers aside because they depend on tips. Everyone else, if you want extra money for doing the basic responsibilities of your job, at least actually do said basic responsibilities and – this may be just a wild thought – go a little above and beyond to earn a tip. I shouldn’t be spending money that I don’t have for you not to perform your job. You’re not that amazing.

March 22, 2023

Revisited “Evolve” by Endo today. A great nu metal album back at the turn of the century. Some good tunes, especially….

March 21, 2023

The social media purge is just about complete. I’m sure there are some other dormant and worthless accounts out there, however. This is now my main place to share my thoughts and updates. Postings on this specific page will last about a month unless determined to be mind-blowing.

March 20, 2023

It’s alarming how difficult it is to delete Meta profiles, most notably Instagram. How else are they going to mine and store all your personal data? I say to all who don’t rely on social media for anything: leave! You don’t have a voice, you don’t have privacy, and these platforms do not care about you … like most of the profiles you are connected with.

March 15, 2023

Unfortunately, I was laid off from the Albuquerque Journal today. Just a casualty of industry, I suppose. Please read your local news, everyone! During my time in the arts department, I tried my best to tell the stories of great people. That’s what features are all about.