Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hawaiian Times

"Wow, Ben, you're going tropical today!"


"It sure is wild!"


"What's the occasion?"

"Just figured I'd be festive for summer and the 4th of July."

"Well, then it should be red, white and blue."

"I'm not patriotic."

Yes, I am wearing my pineapple semi-Hawaiian shirt today. Stop the presses! People act like they've never seen a mildly flashy shirt before. I guess it's pretty much anything to break up the tedium of the office, and I guess in their soul sucking way, they need anything that distracts them from their 80 hour workweeks. I don't like to rub it in that at 5:30, I leave. Every day.

They live to work. I work to live. I wish I could be an idealist and say that one day I'll find a job that I truly enjoy, and that I will yearn to get up in the mornings and go into something that I care about. Until then, I stay cynical.

After all, it's gotten me this far.

...yeah, I gotta start working on that.