What a way to start blogging again by talking about one of the most talked about subjects of the time. Now many people are trying to figure out what they are going to do next and what they are going to do in the future. I want most people to remember that this is not the first time things have been this bad but people usually start to panic before they start to think. The first thing we should go over before I go any further is that I already know that this will piss some people off and if you read this and get mad then just maybe I am talking about you.
Now to fix something you have to first know how it broke. In my opinion we did this to ourselves us as Americans believe that we need great riches and all the toys that are available. Three years ago or so people came to me and said you should buy some homes to flip. I guess I should give you some background information. I am the type of person that puts in ten hours a day at work and when the weekends come that is my time to just be me and don't do anything, except maybe now I will start writing about things that I feel. So when someone told me to flip a house all I thought about was this will never get done I would buy a home and it would sit empty for a year, I would never touch it, and then sell it for less than I bought it. So of course my answer to these friends of mine was I don't have the time for this kind of shit so leave me alone. So we broke it by buying way more than we could afford and everyone is to blame for this because we all let it happen. See a long time ago the American dream was a nice home and two cars in the driveway. Someplace that was not good enough people needed more than a nice home and it turned into two or more homes and enough cars that even the baby in the crib has something to drive.
Now that we have determined how the economy was broken we have to figure out how to fix it. Let's talk a little more about me because what kind of piece of shit would I be if all I ever did was bitch about something. I hate those blogs that say everything is wrong and bitch, bitch, bitch and that is it. If you think there is something wrong in this world help people fix it don't just complain about it. So I am going to start with something a friend told me the other day because it really fits in with what I am going to say. He subscribes to some super sales motivational speaker or something like that I really don't know who he is or what he talks about but this guy is brilliant. He told me that this guy had sent an email out that says that we need to start doing things different than everyone else. That if everyone is doing the same thing and it is not fixing the economy then we need to start doing things different and something about that by the time we hear something is working everyone else is already doing it so basically we need to start thinking outside the box. So here is where I was going with this, around a year ago when I felt that this is the place that we were going I started to tell the people that work for me we need to start pricing for six months from now we need to get our prices up now to adjust ahead of the curve not behind it. Now we are not as busy as we normally would be this time of year but we are still here and still working. This was not all planned some was luck but a lot of it had to do with planning for the future. You are saying how does this help me now. Well here is the answer I have been giving all of my friends. This is no time to be proud if you have to do something that is out of your job qualifications then do it. If you have to work at a fast food restaurant to feed your family then do it. If you see someone you know and they make fun of you or look down on you tell them at least you choose this than welfare. See at least you would be helping the economy than hurting it.
Good luck this year but the people that are supposed to know what is going to happen say this year is going to be worse than last year. I am not trying to be negative but I am trying to get my point across to wake up. It is not government that is going to fix this economy but us. We broke it now we have to change to fix it. Throwing money at a problem has never fixed anything it only enables us to keep doing things the wrong way.
I think it is once again time for the angry blog. Everyday I will try to find something that pisses me off. I have noticed too many stupid people in this world and I am going to write about it in a funny way to make it all seem better. I hope all that might read will enjoy and can add some input.
This new law is a joke. Well lets start off by saying that the law is a good idea but how do you police this new law. Cell phone technology has come so far that most cellphones are too small to detect while driving. Also the bluetooth technology is way behind the times because with almost every device that I have owned has had horrible reception and the phone is less than five feet away. I guess the other option is a wired headset but my cellphone does not have that option so what do I do well I drive around using my cellphone with my hands. Now here is the bad part I am able to do two things at the same time you know like drive and talk on the phone. Some people out there can not do this and should not attempt this but here is where this law really gets stupid now the people who could not drive and talk on the phone at the same time have now added looking for the police so instead of doing two things at the same time they are doing three. The only true way to get people to stop talking on their cellphone while driving is to up the fines and fees make it so expensive or difficult that people never want to talk and drive again.
I was speaking with a friend of mine the other day about how I am feeling old. Now to start I guess I should let you know that I am only thirty six years old. I am still surprised to still be alive. Now the person I was talking to is just getting ready to turn fifty and has already had a complete lung replacement. The funny part of this story is that we were talking about all the bad and horrible things we have done to our bodies with all the excessive drinking and what not. The best line that night was "Hell if I would have know I was going to live this long I would not have done that five pounds of crank" he said "I would have sold that shit and got my money back" Never in my life had I ever heard something so funny but true.