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I Want More Work

2009-11-21

“Where’s your namebadge?”

“I don’t have one.”

“How long have you been working here?”

“A year.”

“So you’ve been working here for a whole year without a namebadge. Tell me, is it our responsibility or your responsibility?”

“I.. I don’t know.”

“I think you do.”

“Mine?”

“What’s your name?

“Blair.”

“Is LMNOP your line-manager?”

“Yes.”

“Right. Thanks.”

That’s right. Make an enemy out of me. I don’t even know your name, Mr. Head-honcho, I had to get someone else to tell me that you were the Regional Manager. I have so little respect for you for belittling me that I’m almost compelled to leave your stupid company. You know, I’ve even heard XYZ is a big social retard, running away from everyone, disdainful of his fame. I’m tempted to say that it’s not just this company that treats young workers like crap - it’ really hard for young people to get jobs, let alone like them. I’m fairly certain we get the dregs of what’s offered; I’m absolutely filled with frustration every time I open up the paper and read what some ageist has said about young people being slovenly drunkards with no brain-matter.

Let me get this straight: Everyone is a totally different person, everyone is a totally different citizen of the world, and the very second you deny them manners, you’ve created a social caste. Justice is fairness, I feel like you’re the reason why people start wars. I saw you bossing LMNOP as you walked down my aisle, and then stare at that woman’s arse.

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The Chinese Room

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1950: the food was mushy

A crooner serenaded my exhaustion with a wailing string section.

The peeling interior roof-tiles

and the talking fish

symbolise your dementia.

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Everyone stare at me when talking about that kid who got expelled.

Actually,

let’s never leave the subject of newspaper articles.

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When I said no-one’s ever accepted me into your family, I was dead right.

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That wasn’t even a damn poem but you kind of get the point.