Abandoned in Paris – a book by my father

It has been 13, almost 14 years now since I found out that I had another sister.  I grew up with a sister that was 2 years younger than I.  In 2003 I found out that I had an older sister that was born, raised, and currently living in France.  Seriously.  My dad called my sister (that I grew up with) and I and asked if we could have a family meeting; he wanted to tell us something.  It was something he didn’t want to tell us over the phone.  Both Chalan (my sister) and I figured that they were going to tell us either mom or dad had some bad medical condition.  Nope.  Just an extra sister. :)  What a relief.

My dad is awesome and he is my hero.  He gave up so many things so that my sister and I could have things when we were little.  They didn’t always have enough money for bills, but they made things work.  Dad is a master plumber and has been for over 50 years now.  He is 70 and still working as a plumber every day.

Long story short, he recently wrote a book about his daughter (Aude) finding him.  This book is called “Abandoned in Paris”.  He received a letter in the mail in 2003 and it was from the daughter whom with he had never met or spoken with.  If you are interested you can purchase the book on Amazon as well as CreateSpace.

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Talking on speakerphone with your office door open

Don’t fucking do it. I work at a place where I used to have an office. The upper management decided it would be a good idea to have an open layout. Well, it fucking sucks. It has been like this for 2 years now. Everyone who is in a cube hates it. Folks that have an office are indifferent. What really sucks is that my boss only uses his phone on speaker. He never picks up the handset. Sometimes he puts his cell phone on speaker and lays it on the desk and talks. The entire time he is practically yelling. I get up from my desk regularly and I close his door. He doesn’t mind but after I close it 3 or 4 times in one day I refuse to close it again.

This shit pisses me off to no end because he has a door he can close; I do not.  If you read this, and you have an office, please close your door if you are going to talk on speaker…or just pick up the fucking handset.

When people do this, they come off as if they don’t care about other people. If you are a boss, you shouldn’t do this.

So, now I have to take my laptop and move into an empty conference room just to concentrate and attempt to get work done.

Anyone that thinks an open office layout is a good idea should be shot. It is fucking awful and since my place of work decided to do this everyone is less productive. In fact, many people left to go to another job and more folks (myself included) want to leave.

An open layout can take a job that you really love and turn it into a job that you hate. This is what has happened to me and my job.

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Why do people eat while walking around at work?

Why do people eat while walking around?  It is common for me to see (daily) people walking around at work around lunchtime eating food with a fork from a plate.  WTF!?  I just cannot grasp this.  Everyone has time for lunch….unless you are an emergency surgeon or something similar.  I see people doing this walking from the cafeteria to their desks as well as while on the way to a meeting.  WTF people?  The shit is moronic.

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I love my daughter

I am sitting here in my living room with my daughter while she does homework.  TV is off.  Stereo is on.  What she likes touches me.  She pays attention to the lyrics.  I can tell she has a good soul.  She is so amazing.  I love her more than anything in this entire universe.  She’s so pretty and I love her so much that it hurts sometimes.  I tear up when I think of how wonderful she is.  She’s growing up too fast for me.  I want more time with her.  Time is the one thing we cannot get back.  We need to use it wisely and take care of ourselves so that we can maximize our time with people we love.  <——— This is very important.

I love you so much Elsa.  You are the love of my life sweetheart.  I will always love you, no matter what.  I will not judge you.  I will always forgive you.  I will always help you when you need help.  After my body dies (of natural causes….nothing is planned folks), I will always be with you.  My soul will be by your side always.  Stay Beautiful my love.

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Something that drives me fucking bonkers

People that interrupt.  I swear to God that nobody seems to give a shit anymore if you’re talking. Too much shit going on at the same time and people just can’t stay focused.  I feel like everyone has fucking A.D.D.  It happens with everybody I work with.  I start talking and am in the middle of a sentence or paragraph and someone just butts in and starts talking about something else.  Then once people want to hear what I was going to say I tell them “no, I’m not repeating it”.  Fuck ’em. Next time don’t interrupt all the damn time.  I will usually attempt to say what I was trying to say twice, then that’s it.  I will not repeat it again.

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Current events and Ferguson, Missouri

White, black, yellow, tan, and cream colored people have rioted, burned shit, and just straight acted like morons after many things. They have done it after a sports team won or lost. They have done it after trials, in war, and when there is any type opposing tension between two crowds of people. A black man lost his life due to a cop (Ferguson, Missouri). In Akron, OH. white cop lost his life due to a black man. There are many other examples where people shoot other people. It’s not whites against blacks or blacks against whites; it is bad people against good people. I know good and bad folks that are white, black, yellow, tan and cream colored (no, not all different colors on one person jackass).

Violence is never a good answer unless it is the ONLY way to save you or your family. Violence should always be a last resort. I’m sure this seems like “common sense” to most but there are a lot of common folk out there that lack this “sense”.

Cops should try as hard as they can to not use lethal force unless they have to, I know there are some that lack training. I’m sure some cops shouldn’t even be cops but they are. Likewise, when confronted by a cop, the last thing you should do is make any sudden movements or any movement like you are grabbing for something when they tell you to put your hands in the air.

Nobody wins in these current situations folks. Seriously NOBODY. Let’s try to fix this the right way and not with our anger and emotions. I know it’s easier said than done but then again, so are most things.

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My daughter singing

My daughter seems to hum and sing a lot while in the house.  I could be in the living room with my laptop and she may be in the office drawing.  She hums.  She hums beautiful songs, most of wish she makes up as she goes.  I could listen to this stuff all day.  I love her so much.  Sometimes she sings lyrics too but mostly she hums.

I just find it amazing.  I’m glad she is so musical.  I hope I can listen to this for a long time.  It’s so good.

 

 

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