Thanks For the Email!


Thanks for the email! Shame you deleted your account so I couldn’t respond. That is rather lame… I have such funny trolls. -OM

I would like to point out I have never bad mouthed anyone by name that didn’t call me out first. Grow up people.

 

 

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Why would anyone not only pay you $50,000 but support a blog which has continuously bad mouthed other bloggers and made references as to who should and shouldn’t be writing all in the name of you wanting to quit your day job? If you can’t earn enough money on your own to quit your job, why should anyone else support your finances. What happens when the 50g’s run out? Posting this kick-starter campaign just made you look even more silly.

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Blame Me


If your blog isn’t growing blame me.

If you aren’t getting enough views then it is my fault because I didn’t visit your website.

If you can’t get followers blame me because I apparently can…. And it just isn’t fair…

If no one “likes” your posts blame HarsH ReaLiTy. Everyone was reading my blog posts so that is most definitely my fault.

If your mother doesn’t love you blame Opinionated Man. Obviously I offended your mom and caused this family rift.

If you don’t get the perfect Christmas gift blame me again! Don’t I look like a fat white guy in a Santa Suit that messes up orders? Listen to my “ho, ho, ho!!!”

If your blog breaks or a post fails to upload blame Jason Cushman. Because apparently he is the cause of all evil on WordPress.

-OM

10 Things I Hate About You


You stand far too close to me. Are you standing this close because you heard rubbing against an Asian is good luck?

You pop your gum constantly… for hours on end. It causes me to want to climb a wall OR to go over and hit you on the back causing you to spit the gum on the floor. I would then jump up and down on that gum with petulant glee screaming “you done popping yet? ARE YOU???”

I hate how you have a new movement each week. One day you are walking around in a whale outfit and the next you are laying down in front of my SUV while I am trying to drive away saying “I am murdering the ozone.” I can’t keep up with you!

I hate how you count how many drinks I have had. I am keeping count just fine myself. I put the tops in my pocket. Let’s see I have five… ten… more than a few here apparently…

I hate how you suck the fun out of things. You don’t even need to wave a wand you seem to just absorb the fun in the room. I bet if you bumped into a clown you would kill him by contact.

I hate that you are from a different country and think that you know how “America is” because you have visited here once. I have lived here for 30 years and I still don’t understand this batshit country.

I hate that you have a sign that says “Pro-Choice, Abortion Rights” in one hand and in the other you have “Save the Dolphins.” Fuck the dolphins.

I hate people telling me not to say the word “hate.” I love saying hate because everything else is not worth mentioning.

I hate your perfect sentence because I didn’t write it.

I hate people that are famous for being famous. Naming no names here, but it makes me jealous as hell.

-OM

Those Things People Say


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“You should look for miracles, not try to create them.” I have found humans are often wrong so at some point in life I decided to try and create miracles… not look for them. Walking on water has been unsuccessful, but I am making great strides in turning water into wine.

“Better late than never!” Uh… actually how about no. How about “better on time than late” asshole! I swear “being on time” is a lost art and somewhere along the way kids stopped learning the importance. I absolutely hate being late and it wasn’t only because in the military “if you are on time you are late.” My parents always had us ready early and we learned that behavior from them… imagine that. You mean if a parent teaches their kid something they learn it? Unreal. Get out.

“I knew someone once.” This means you are about to tell me a secondhand story that is not about you or really anyone important. You simply feel the need to talk OR it is really funny. It had better be hilarious. I am listening…

“Just any old thing.” People that say this are almost always the most picky humans in the world and when you get “that any old thing” wrong, your ass is grass.

“They are book smart.” We are basically saying you are intelligent, can read and write, but that you might not have the most common sense known to man. In fact you might be a danger to those around you.

*When you use “what not” or “exactly” as a period. I want to hit you with a shoe like an Asian politician.

“It is the best show ever.” I swear everyone has a “best show ever” and I have learned to just pick my own.

Note: I’ll just use some of my pics from the trip for random posts. They won’t really be related…

-OM

 

“Why I am unfollowing you OM”


I get a ton of amusement out of the emails I receive from people letting me know that I have offended them and that they are now going to promptly unfollow me. I am still amazed at the time and energy some people put into these emails, almost on par with quitting a job. I thought it might be fun to share some of the more popular reasons I have received.

“You need to stop writing on women’s issues. You don’t have a vagina and until you do you will never have a way of understanding the opposite sex.” How about you keep the vagina, I keep writing my opinions, and you choose to go read other blogs? I suggest Freshly Pressed.

“You post far too much. Quality over quantity buddy!” While it hurts that you basically just told me my articles suck… I will suck it up. It will be hard. I think I’ll just keep doing what I am doing and you can click the unfollow button.

“You never say more than a few words in response to my comments, but I see you respond in length to other bloggers.” Maybe those other bloggers are saying more interesting things than you…. Especially if the only thing that draws you out is to complain that “I am not fair.” Boohoo…

“You have turned into a marketing blogger. I signed up to read a writer.” Ouch… I guess selling two eBooks for a short period, posting about marketing, and helping entrepreneurs out constitutes as being a “marketing blogger.” I will now add this to my LinkedIn skills!

“Your views on abortion are insulting and an infringement against my freedom.” Wait, did someone actually make me President?!? I have been waiting for so long!!! Move over Obama.

“You don’t respect women.” You’re right; I don’t respect a general term. I also don’t respect Asians, blacks, whites, men, or stop lights unless I feel like it. I RESPECT PEOPLE WITH NAMES, not out of obligation. Try it.

“You keep spreading this lie that anyone can reach your popularity. You also keep sharing powerblogging secrets.” I didn’t realize there was a “powerblogger club” I was supposed to join. Did my invite get lost in the mail? You want me to sit in the back??? Yes, I do tell people that they can gain whatever audience they desire. This is not some bullshit attempt at motivational speaking, it is the simple truth. Maybe it is not true for people that have no ambition, motivation, or faith though.

“You say things best left unsaid.” No I say things that should be said. People that think this are normally REALLY pissed off by the fact that people are actually reading my words.

To those bloggers I have offended enough to either want to write or have written one of these emails to me I wish you the best. Don’t send me these dumbass emails though. I really could care less why you decide to unfollow me and the sun will still rise tomorrow.

-Opinionated Man

Some Words I hated in 2013


I am tired, bored, and irritated at coworkers. This presents the perfect mood for me to write something random. Here are some of the words I hated this past year.

Whatnot – I know this is not a “new” word, but have you ever encountered someone that uses a word as a period? Whatnot is notoriously used for such an occasion. The most irritating thing about this word is that it means absolutely nothing!!! “We went to the club or whatnot and met up with these girls. I asked them to go get some drinks or whatnot and they said sure or whatnot. I am so wasted or whatnot.” What in the hell did you just say? Shoot me!

Selfie – I will make this quick since everyone wants to talk about this word. I have a flashback to Rush Hour 2, the scene where Chris Tucker is in the club singing Michael Jackson. My line would be “I need all the ugly selfies over here and all the hot, sexy selfies over here. I don’t care if you are “attractive” you are a male! Get your ass over there with the uglies!”

Wikipedia – Since when did Wikipedia become a legitimate source? I can’t even count how many times people have quoted Wiki to me. Are you that lazy?

Hoodie – How does one event put so much limelight on an article of clothing? Back the hell off my favorite jacket ok?

Patriots – I just hate the patriots.

Tom – Because it is normally followed with the word “Brady.”

Global Warming – Seriously politicians how stupid do you think the public is? When a climate moves down to an area of the globe it isn’t supposed to be in there is an obvious problem. That or God got bored and decided to spin things the other direction.

Rape – When will humans learn some decency? Rape of any kind, by anyone is evil. I hope you go to hell and if there is no hell I hope you go to the next best thing.

Abortion – I am so sick of the debate and the ignorance I read. I may ignore this topic for a year because I have learned that the ignorant will never change. Abortion is murder.

Power Blogger – I am over it now, but it bothered me for about a year. I really think the term is unfair and an insult. But what do I know… I am just a power blogger.

-OM

STOP PORN ON WORDPRESS – REBLOG!


How many reblogs can we get on this? Is anyone else fed up with the porn that is starting to really infest the WordPress feeds and readers? If you want to view porn go to a porn site!

  • Reblog this if you are also annoyed by the random porn.
  • Report websites posting pornographic images.
  • There is a huge difference between art and porn.
  • If you need to post nudity for views… you suck at blogging.

(I like porn just not on WordPress.)

Jason Cushman

-Opinionated Man

If I were a Woman – By: OM


If I were a woman I would never wear a turtleneck… ever. You hold a distinct advantage over mankind. Why hide it?

If I were a woman I would always use crying first in arguments or tense situations, not as the last resort. Men can’t take crying, it throws us off no matter how tough we are. Try it women. Next time you want to get out of a day of work go to your manager and start to talk and then just burst out in tears. He won’t know what the hell to do and will in many cases just say “hey whatever it is… IT IS COOL go take care of it…” you might want to sniffle out a “thanks Billy… at the end.”

I would never pay for a drink in my life unless I am drinking at 7 am and I am the only pathetic human at the bar…

I would never say or do anything without making dramatic gestures. I don’t know why… but they do that and it looks cool. I think it has to either do with adding emphasis to their words OR they are secretly throwing magic powers at us men…

If I were a woman I would rule the world. Pity… guess no woman is as great as me currently.

-OM

Unfilter Me


Unfilter me with your honesty. Crash down these walls being built on all sides. Stay the hands that lay brick by brick the inhibitions to my imagination… my needs. I kill them.

Savor the moment of freedom from obligation. A subservience to his rules, her rules, and most definitely their rules… curse your rules world. Lay not your chains upon my feet. I will walk or run at my own will. Sharing freely or sharing nothing at all.

-OM

10 Things That Offend Me


Everyone complains “That Opinionated Man! He is so offensive!” Well no one takes the time to consider my feelings if I had any. No one asks “Gee OM, what offends you?” Well screw you world, I am asking myself.

1. Asians that are taller than me – I have no logical reason for this other than it offends me that you got to be taller than me. Who the hell made you so lucky?

2. People that cut the line – This shit just pisses me off. What makes you so special? Get your ass in the back where everyone else is. The worst is when you are waiting to board a plane. You would think an Alien invasion is about to take place the way people skip and cut the line. Unbelievable!

3. When the burger doesn’t look like the commercial – I mean shouldn’t this be like false advertising? If I see it on TV and that shit looks real… shouldn’t it be real when I buy it? It better taste succulent too…

4. People that act surprised when “domesticated” wild animals attack. If you are stupid enough to get in a cage with a lion then you deserve to get a bite taken out of your ass.

5. People that claim “anything” is art. It isn’t me! That shit just looks horrible!!! I swear! I am sophisticated!!!

6. The New England Patriots – I cannot believe the NFL allows a team of demons to play in the league. Outrageous what people will do for ticket sales.

7. People telling me what to care about – Why don’t you worry about what is on your own plate ok?

8. People that are overly excited about other nationality’s holidays – I get the whole “cultural unity” thing… but chill the hell out. I am not Chinese, stop hugging me and find a different Asian!

9. Clowns – They just creep me out.

10. Unfinished Alcoholic Beverages – There are people that would kill for that last swallow of scotch. Kill for it.

-Opinionated Man

OM’s Words of Wisdom – Part 1


I rarely give advice to people. I normally follow my own rules and allow everyone else to fuck up their own lives at will. If I went around fixing everyone’s problems then I would have nothing to laugh at on a daily basis. This might be long so I am going to number them. We are going to pretend people are actually asking me for my advice on this post.

1. Dear OM, my girlfriend cheated on me. How do I get her back?

My dear friendly idiot, you don’t get her back. You date her friend.

 

2. Dear OM, my girlfriend is a vegan. How do I survive this relationship?

No human can resist the smell of cooked meat. Chances are your girlfriend is actually an alien. She is probably going to eat you while you sleep. There is zero chance of survival.

 

3. Dear OM, my wife gets mad when I drink more than one beer. She said if I drink more than one I become a “different person.” She also says that someone that doesn’t have a “problem” should be able to do without alcohol. What do I do?

It is always sad when a person is separated from a gift from God. Alcohol was given to man so that he may ignore the pains from the day’s labor… as well as from his wife. Without it we are transformed into gentle, easily molded creatures that oddly resemble… children. I suggest a strong conversation with your woman OR learning the correct combination of vodka to mouth wash. Also please tell her that the “different person” you become is called FUN… fun is good to have around.

 

4. Dear OM, I see you speak on many topics but you rarely give advice. Why is that?

I own a small mailbox that is shaped like a bird’s house… on welfare. All the hate mail would never fit.

 

5. Dear OM, I noticed your name is Opinionated Man. Why did you feel the need to clarify that you were a man and not just an opinionated person?

I am reminded I am a man every time I walk, the right gust of wind hits me, and from the look of wonder on a woman’s face when she learns I can cook. I am reminded of the fact I am a male so many times on a daily basis that I figured I might as well start being proud of it.

 

6. Dear OM, I am 25 and blog regularly. I hold back because I am afraid of what my friends and family might think of my “true opinions.” How do I get past that?

You are 25 for Christ’s sake. Grow the fuck up!

-OM

10 Reasons Why He Left You


  1. You have 99 cats and get offended when people call you “the cat lady.” 99 cats!!!
  2. You have pictures of guys all over your wall and in your room and none of them are the same race. Either you have the most racially diverse family in the history of racially diverse families… or you just scared me away. What flavor are you missing?
  3. You forget my name. How the hell do you forget my name? Men write it on our hands.
  4. The amount you like me seems to equal the amount of alcohol you drink. Sadly the reverse is also true.
  5. We met at the club… ten years ago. And you still go to the club every weekend.
  6. You like strip clubs more than I do.
  7. You chew tobacco. I don’t care what word you throw at me, (feminism) women chewing tobacco is not attractive.
  8. You hate every other woman alive. OK, we get it, women generally dislike other women. That is cool, I am not exactly the biggest cheerleader of other males, but at the same time we really get tired of the type of woman who ONLY rants on other women. “Oh God… look at her shoes!” “What color is she wearing… in this season???” Just shoot me…
  9. You like men… but all your feminist friends hate us. I get that some women have friends that follow “trends” they don’t necessarily feel connected to. There is a very good chance that a man will leave you though if every time he comes to pick you up he has to wait in the same room as the “we hate men committee” on Saturday nights.
  10. Everything we say is wrong. And I mean everything. I have run into men that are dating women that literally tell them they are wrong on each and every subject they dare mention. I often wonder, sometimes aloud, why they are with those types of women.

-OM

Writers and Bloggers – Know your worth


Tis the season for the hawkers to hawk. I have seen a lot of posts of people excited to have been “accepted” by so and so to have their poems published. I do not mean to take away from their elation, but I do have a word of caution to those that care to read it.

Know your worth and more importantly KNOW you are worth more than giving your hard work away for free. That seems like a silly statement considering blogs are “free” and here I am writing daily for no money, but it is by choice that I do this. I also know the value of my writing to a degree. Often new writers and bloggers will get sucked in by a well written, professional email congratulating them on having a poem “accepted” into an eBook that is “about to be published.” I worry that some people just don’t see reality.

Just because you have never been published doesn’t mean your writing is not valuable. In fact, there are MANY GREAT WRITERS who are never published some by choice and others because they simply have different goals. Don’t allow people to shock and awe you with the words PUBLISHED because it is just a word. In fact the very action is relatively easy to do and can be done for free on amazon.com. You don’t even have to pay up front to self-publish an eBook anymore. I say this not to devalue publishing, but to instead instill a sense of confidence in those bloggers I know and recognize are great writers. Don’t be fooled just because someone said “you won something.” In some cases everyone is a winner and everyone is really the loser.

Let me lay out a scenario for you. I am not claiming that this is happening every time, but indulge me for a minute. Say I was a marketer and had absolutely no writing skills, but I knew how to sell eBooks. Who is most likely to buy an eBook? Perhaps someone featured in it? So let’s just throw a wild idea out there that maybe a person (or even a company) has figured out a type of pyramid scheme for selling their books. It isn’t even a scheme really, it is all connected and plays on human emotion.

Congratulations! We reviewed a few of your poems on http://www.lookingforasucker.com and found one we thought was outstanding! You beat out 10,000 other bloggers we were also considering. We would like you to consider allowing us to publish your poem in our annual poetry book which will be available on…

Do you start to get why people get so excited? Did I really lie and if I did who could prove it? The hook is that if I were to feature 50 poets in my eBook and I then got those same 50 people to buy the book (and maybe some of their friends and family too?) I have then met my quota. I could theoretically move on to the next “highly anticipated poetry book” and gather another 100 suckers that will willingly give me their writing FOR FREE. All the producer has to do is edit the format of the eBook, publish, sell, and move on. Is it really that hard to imagine? No and it isn’t really a scam either.

Know your worth. Blog, paper, thoughts, or clouds your words are valuable. Don’t be stupid.

-OM

 

Disabling comments is Weak


I don’t understand bloggers that write highly charged articles and then disable the comments section. Are you that weak in the backbone that you won’t allow anyone to make a comment that might not agree with you? How sad must your world be where you only wish to spout your views and not allow anyone to disagree. I am as stubborn as they come and don’t “change my views” just because people or society tells me to, but I still allow people to call me an idiot in my comment section. It doesn’t faze me because I hold onto my beliefs. I need no help from moderation to do that.

If you feel so scared that you need to disable your comment section you should probably stop writing on social media. In fact I would suggest buying a notebook instead. You are obviously not cut out for this.

Yes, this rant is because I tried to comment on someone’s article and there was no option to. So freaking lame. And YES I do read blog posts daily…

-OM

You Need “Thicker Skin”


We hear this often when we enter into social media, but the reality of it doesn’t always register for most. That is because most people don’t encounter that much abuse online. Oh sure, you will get the occasional troll or “outrageous” comment directed to you on your blog or in the comment section of a website. These encounters though are usually mild or “as dramatic as you wish them to be.” Some people actually like drama.

In 32 years I have never had this amount of attention focused on me or my writing. It can be exciting, daunting, frustrating, and an adventure all rolled into one. I have found that I sympathize with celebrities and public personalities more and more. I place no lofty airs around my persona, but I have also read more hateful words directed towards me in 15 months than most of the previous years of my life. This is not a complaint, simply a reflection of fact, but it shows why I can understand how celebrities get fed up easily. I brought that attention on myself when I decided to write my thoughts in an unfiltered manner.

You need “thicker skin” if you wish to truly place yourself out on social media. When I mean “yourself” I really mean all of you, documenting your life and thoughts on issues is not something to take lightly. The world looks for the next person to persecute and who better for any angry mob to pick than one that actually speaks their mind freely? That is the REAL danger of social media and why people must be careful about what they say or at the very least they should have the balls to back it up. If you aren’t prepared to defend your view don’t put it out on the internet.

-OM

3 Random Thoughts


Random thought #1 – Drive through etiquette. This is important and the very safety of the universe may depend on your understanding of this concept. If you are ordering in front of a certain person writing this blog right now while eating his burger… and you have to name off 5 or more items you don’t want on your burger do the WORLD a favor and just tell them the couple things you ACTUALLY WANT ON IT!

Random thought #2 – Dear Colorado, I am tempted to go down to the county office and pretend to not have a driver’s license just to see what is on your stupid test. You have the worst drivers I have EVER seen and this is a guy that has lived in Memphis, TN and been to Seoul, South Korea multiple times. I have never been more scared of drivers in my life than in Korea, but Colorado you are pushing it. I am guessing there are only 10 questions on your test and one of them is “what is your name?”

Random thought #3 – There is a manager at the Sonic burger place I go to on my way to work that is perhaps the most upbeat, positive, AWESOME fast food manager I have ever seen. I wonder constantly why this guy is working there and not managing a big corporation team or owning his own business. It saddens me to think that his optimism and potential may never be realized, since more often than not the “good employees” are overlooked.

I saw my sunset today… beautiful.

-OM

Male Advice – “What to do if a Woman Cheats on You!”


So the day may come when a woman will viciously rip your heart out of your chest, take a bite out of it, and then nonchalantly drop it in a doggie bag before throwing it at your feet. It will be brutal, it will leave you in shock, and it can be very easy to fall victim to despair. That is why I am here, to provide the males in this world a guiding light for which to come back to the living. I sympathize with you men; women can be such brutal beasts.

Here are some easy tips to speed up that recovery.

  • If a woman cheats on you that means you have won the lottery. We men do such stupid, silly things to piss our significant others off on a daily basis that when a woman does something monumentally stupid we have to covet those occasions. They really are rare, precious moments in which we get to gather all that palpable guilt, build it into a fictitious umbrella, and hold it over her head FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. I am getting giddy just thinking about it… Women that cheat on you are keepers… as long as you become the gate keeper.
  • This is the point in which you say “Well… I have been meaning to tell you…”
  • Dump her and date a girl that looks EXACTLY LIKE HER! Women absolutely hate this!!! They will be forced to see the comparison and I would also take the time to flood your “Facebook wall” with tons of photos before she defriends you. Facebook revenge… now we are talking!
  • When a woman approaches you with an “issue” they normally expect some long drawn out conversation. Women love that stuff… men do not. The solution here is simple, if she is the “let’s talk it out type,” don’t give her the benefit of making herself feel better. Shrug it off and say things like “Coo… (leave the “L” off, it sounds more hard). I might even make reference to “Oh… we were exclusive this whole time?”
  • I think going ape shit is appropriate in some scenarios and it is even more fun when your woman is of the “gentle sort.” She won’t know what is happening as you RAGE around yelling Korean curse words and throwing pillows. I can teach you a few choice Korean words if you have the need, this ain’t no fortune cookie stuff though ok?
  • Date her sister.

-OM

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Look how awesome I am


I wish people wouldn’t state their credentials to me. It is almost like they are prefacing their statement with the fact that they are qualified to have a statement. Just say it… I don’t care who has published what and who has worked where really. If someone has a good comment to make I take it in regardless of who you are. Let me show you how ridiculous it sounds.

Commenter: “Before we begin. I just wanted you to take note at how awesome my shadow is in comparison to your own.”

Me: “Um… what do you mean?”

Commenter: “Well your shadow is slightly fading almost like you are about to die. I wouldn’t worry about it, but I just wanted you to be aware before I let you know what I thought of your article.”

Me: “Ok, so I should see a doctor?”

Commenter: “I thought your writing was… eh…”

Me: “Thanks… but I am still stuck on the shadows…”

-OM

Stop saying 99%


People need to stop saying 99% in debate unless you are actually quoting from a stat sheet. Saying 99% instead of just using the phrase “most people” is the quickest way to make your argument a nonfactor. It is basically like saying “I know a lot of people fall into this group… but I am too damn lazy to find the statistic for you. BUT TRUST ME, I am right!”

Stop using 99% in your posts and comments unless you can validate it. It is really freaking annoying.

-OM

Write it like you Mean It!


No one wants to read an opinionated article with no opinion. No one cares how your day went if you won’t tell us why it was good or bad. No one wants to hear about the guy that cut you off in his stupid ass BMW if you won’t tell us what a snob he looked like and how you want to murder his soul.

Give us passion. Can you take me to the next line. That is your goal as a writer, I don’t care what you write. If you can’t carry me through the line, through the paragraph, and all the way till the end of the story I don’t want to read it. I won’t read it.

I am a reader. I am speaking as a reader. Stop writing boring shit.

Goodnight WordPress,

-OM

I don’t write for agreement


Let me make this as clear as possible to those that choose to come back and read my posts. I don’t write for agreement. I choose when I want to debate and when I don’t, that is the right of anyone. Especially of a blogger that owns his website. You claim I only have dialogue with people that agree with me? Interesting, go back and look at my comments and those from people. I generally say a very basic “thank you for reading” to anyone, even if they agree. Actually the people that get the MOST response are the ones that disagree. I don’t censor anyone on my website, I just don’t have the time, energy, or patience to debate on topics I have made my mind up on. “Well that is a stupid way to live” … so? It is my life, you live yours and I will live mine.

I don’t write for people to come and praise me or agree. If they choose to, great, but if they don’t I also don’t sit here and whine about it. What I do get annoyed at is CLAIMS that I only speak to people that agree. That is the dumbest shit ever said to me and it is said many times. More than 50% of the people that visit my website disagree with me at some point. Your “claim” is therefore just bullshit.

Again, I write my opinions on this website. If you don’t like them or disagree with them that is OK, but don’t start making up lies to try to “justify” your attacks on my views. Just simply say “OM your view is shit” and I will probably say back “ok.”

-OM

Choices


This post is going to be about some of my major choices in life. And what choice is more important to an adult than their career choices.

You there in the back, why did you just groan? Don’t you know in every great novel there is this long section called character building… tada author building.

Anyhow, my captivated audience, this really isn’t some informative post, a recalling if you will. More along the lines of, I hated that job or how did I last that long? Start for instance as a waiter, oh I would say for five years at ten different places, I was pretty good when sober. The Japanese steakhouse I worked at, owned by Vietnamese people, had me running twelve top tables. Three at a time. That is no joke considering Americans somehow consume ten glasses of water a dinner.

I remember one day I was waiting tables in a Mexican restaurant and this lady complained about me taking too long with their drinks. I said, “lady do you see how busy it is on free hot taco night if you don’t understand then pick up a tray and find out!” My smoke break lasted till termination.

Then there was the help desk job. Ah yes, help desk the communism of America. Millions of minions with electronic leashes around their heads talking in set phrases with minimal bathroom breaks. I think I even heard a “bahhh” once.

And lastly the IT department. Have any of you ever been around a group of IT workers? It is an experience, everyone walks around like they are the next Einstein, self important to the fullest. And everyone wants to battle wits, knowledge and challenge you on everything, as if the world were one large chess board. It really can be exhausting to get along in those atmospheres.

That’s a small author blurb for now.

-Opinionated Man

I hate you


What stands the test of time like hate? Love comes and goes, sadness is coffee’s companion, and yet hate is enjoyed at all hours of the day. What is more liberating than hate? Free of constraint and obligation, I freely spread the flames of my fury without hindrance. In my need to destroy I will often burn the unsuspecting. The guiltless will look on in bemusement as the guilty are stabbed by the spear of aggression. Do I need permission to wield this mace of vengeance simply for the sake of spite? Who dares stay my hand with words of law or an overwhelming feeling of “wrong?”

There is one that dares. Might I not hate “him” the most for that very reason?

-OM

Half of you are Full of Shit


I think half of you are full of shit that tell me long lists of what you would do if you had a successful platform. I love how easily people parade the good deeds they “WOULD DO” in front of the world and loudly herald what a great person they are without ever having to prove it. How about you do that? Prove it!

Build a successful blog and then take the time and energy from your day to promote other bloggers. See how rewarding it is, seriously. Then come back here and dare to bitch at me about my blogging ethics. Come and say things like “at least you are finally promoting other people.” How about you bloggers take a look before you judge me. I promote more bloggers on this website than ANY non-Wordpress affiliated site I know of. That includes larger powerblogs I follow who couldn’t care less about the success of others.

People can call me selfish all they want, that is their right as a human. But don’t come at me with bullshit about what a good person YOU are and how much YOU would do if you were in my shoes. Stop creating hypotheticals and do it! Don’t be a lazy ass, prove it instead and don’t just talk the talk.

Note: I will keep scheduling guest authors through this week, but may be away tomorrow. Please be patient as I go through the list.

-OM