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#13 - (a Friday) thoughts outloud


It was a blizzard day. I got up early and made several deliveries, then worked a 6. I don't feel sick or anything, but I feel like this day ran me, not that I ran my day.

The only thing I look forward to is the meetings, and the time I feel inspired to think on things related to what's coming.

I had a customer blow up on me, complaining about the quantity, like I was ripping him off, which I don't do- I know a lot of guys play that, but repeat regulars is what I want- and I explained, even got out the scale to shut him up, but I feel like my blood pressure barely went up.

Another time, and I would've been all hyped up/ upset, but I just went through the motions like barely there. It's tiring, this making a living thing. That, and my day job, sometimes I'm barely awake.

Anyway, I know it's not anything to do with anything outside of me, but as one small piece of it I think it's good to show a little of a daily struggle.

On another note, completely different, I think I may have made a mistake in taking this condo. The location is good, not too far from my former place, but there are some guys further down the row who may consider me competition. I can see it; they can see it- we recognize each other, though it's ridiculous- there's plenty of market out there and I doubt my client base even overlaps theirs.

Anyway, that won't matter a bit if they take it wrong, want to tax me, or worse. It's me alone and nearest I counted was like five 'mains', and some more associates. Great.

I'm tired, and I don't like to think about it, but I have to take it serious. They could drop a dime, or worse, which reminds me- I have to make a payment to my- um- protector- Hope he polishes his badge with it. I shouldn't say that as he's come through a few times, but I do pay for that- not cheap, but yes, better than the alternative- not making anything while 'on vacation'.

'E' hasn't called or come (always does when I'm not expecting it; actually startles me) and no meetings this week, at least that I'm aware of, but I'm still compiling my lists- backing it all up just in case there's a break in ( those f-ing neighbors), and I haven't left any more flyers since that last incident- (thinking of writing a new one) ; haven't seen those three guys, either ( good), but still a little cautious. I'd love to get their names.

Toward the Greater Future
I will speak again.


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Updated September 14th, 2019 at 02:51 PM by Kevin

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  1. Winston's Avatar
    They could drop a dime...
    Christ, are you living in 1955? With 10 cent payphones?
    Honestly, no one under 50 will understand the etymology of that phrase.
  2. Kevin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    Christ, are you living in 1955? With 10 cent payphones?
    Honestly, no one under 50 will understand the etymology of that phrase.
    entymology/ word origins. No one thinks about where it came from, what matters is if it's used or not. Jump the gun- wtf does that mean? Doesent matter, does it? Starting gun, yah. So? Anyway, dime is in the urban dictionary. No, I wasn't alive in '55. Haven't seen a phone booth in real life for a few years. People still know what a turntable is. Have to take a poll, maybe.
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