||[Mar. 30th, 2008|08:42 pm]
The shadow among the many.
This is a personal rant so this is your warning to leave now unless you want to know the details behind my life as a Marine and probably a person in general. And it is rather long.|
Slamming doors on people solves nothing, it just causes more problems. Because if this door wasn't slammed and it was replaced with talking, none of this would have happened.
Why is it so fucking easy for me to create drama for myself? Why? I mean, it is really quite easy I don't have to try.. I am laughing here but it is quite depressing when I think about it. The fact of the issue is how I am with money. If anyone has seen SLC Punk! I am like Mike when it comes to money. Fuckin it all starts in February I have a friend, he is lookin to play WoW and to buy a new laptop. We will call him Steve. Well Stevo here doesn't have the money, so as a good friend, I offer to advance him the cash. He says good to go I will pay you back first paycheck of March. He doesn't owe me much in retrospect, $1400. That amount is reasonable to pay off in 2 paychecks, 3 at most. This is in the first half of Feb. so thats 2 paychecks, Feb. 15th and March 1st. March comes rolling around, he has no money in his account, at all. I question him, all he says is he will get me the money and if I keep bitching he will take longer to get it. I let it go. A week or so ago, I start to think, he only has 2 paychecks to pay me off before we part ways so I leave him an offline message on MSN asking him if he has any plans on paying me off. Well he blows that off and involves a third party into the agreement, unnecessary but he wanted to be a lil bitch about it. So Stevo talks to Jack. Stevo give an idea to Jack and tells Jack to talk to me because apparently Stevo doesn't have the balls to talk to me directly. Jack give me the plan, apparently he wants to buy a different laptop and continue to borrow mine until it arrives or I find a buyer. So as to not be a pain I agree and look for a buyer. I find a buyer the same week, I am a good salesman. I ask for the laptop because my buyer wants it, Stevey tells me to fuck off and to repeat such to my buyer. I let it go. I talk with people in our class, they say that I am in the right to want my property back. So with that reinforcement I remind him again, same response. Then comes today. I love how fast time goes in this story. But my buyer comes by my room, he wants the laptop, for the main purpose of going online to check his shit. So I whip out my computer and Steve is online, I comment to my buyer, Aaron we will call him. Aaron checks his shit, and bugs me to hell about getting his laptop, which he has started to pay for by now. I tell him and I quote, "You will get the laptop but I do not want to go through his emo bs because it will get out of hand." But, we all know when dealing with me, things end up out of hand. I take Aaron down to Steve's room, Steve slams the door. Aaron drags me to the duty NCO, basically the higher rank on watch to make sure we don't get out of hand. We get him, Steve gets Jack, Steve and Jack say that the deal was different than what I agreed to. Apparently I have to wait for Steve to get a new laptop, not till I find a buyer. Well. The duty basically says his words of wisdom, basically I need to get my facts together, Steve needs to get his shit together with money, and Jack need to watch us closely. Jack, who also happens to be in our class and sits next to me and is of higher position than me, calmly says that what I did was out of line. I attempted to tell them that I wasn't concerned and that Aaron was, but they didn't listen. So now I am going to get a ton of shit from all of this tomorrow, probably tonight as Jack came to the room while I was away and talked to my roommate.
This is how I foresee tomorrow going. Class is going to be us configuring routers as practical application practice before the test. I have to work with Jack as he sits next to me. He will be stubborn and quite unprofessional and make it so I cannot work with him. I will confront him and ask if he will be civil or if I have to go to our instructor so I can move workstations. Then Jack will bring everything up to class and make a big fuss about it. I will request to be placed with the other class that runs parallel, it will be denied. The instructor tries to make it so we work it out together. They are stubborn, I try. It won't work. I am stuck next to Jack. Stevo gives me shit about the laptop, he says some unmentionables, I threaten to bring PMO into this, because we all know I would. He says "So it is Semper I fuck the other guy right?" Yes. It is.