In the world of constant discrimination lawsuits, glass ceilings, and riots, I too have a point of frustration.
I would love to do a case study on tickets issued to males compared to females when pulled over by the police on the highway.
I’ll use Darco as the example.
Several months ago she was pulled over for failing to stop. No ticket.
Today she was pulled over for our license plate not being visible (after having the Mazda3 for nearly two years), and for driving too long in the left lane. To no surprise, even by way of a state trooper, no tickets were issued. Even after disclosing the amount of the citation, no ticket.
I can think back to the times I’ve been stopped in my life, to date only one pulled me over due to a serious light issue and didn’t give me a ticket.
Also, just an FYI to police out there, this is not a good way to get me to enjoy your company, especially when speaking to my wife:
Don’t park next to a guardrail. I don’t want to get hit. Sure, I don’t care if you get hit, I’ll even back up for you. I just don’t want to get hit.
Humans are officially one of the biggest, hottest messes to exist this side of the galaxy. This is what I’ve come to believe over the past week; namely taking cue from my own social existence.
It amazes me how drawn we are to conflict and chaos. Life can be peachy, we could be in a ‘honeymoon’ phase of reality, yet we’re not satisfied until we find a problem that needs a solution. Does anyone else understand what I’m referring to? Continue reading →
What if we got our Christmas present early this year? We can grab it on Black Friday probably…
Thankfully, I’m still in awe at how good God is to us, especially considering that none of us deserve any of His grace. It’s been an adventurous, heart warming past couple weeks for Darco and myself. As noted in the earlier post, I was offered a teaching position at the school of my dreams for next year. I gladly accepted. Darco’s review for promotion was yesterday, and again I’m humbled to report that she also was promoted to store manager of her Starbucks location in the city. These are both major changes for both of our careers, each of which we hold delicately and passionately. Continue reading →
She’s recently been an acting “in-training” store manager for Starbucks. Tomorrow is her assessment to become a full-fledged store manager, so it only makes sense that her store was audited today…haha…
Starbucks has their own company that solely works at inspecting their stores throughout the country. They score each store off 100 points.
Remember, her assessment is tomorrow…
She just called me…
Her store just received a score of 93!
Just an amazing woman.
Darco’s Corrections: Ecosure is a 3rd party auditor to prevent bias. They do dozens of different companies.
I can’t even express to you the struggle of motivation that i’ve faced throughout today. In some instances Saturday’s are the best, but in others they are the absolute worst. Waking up late, snacking on random chocolate pieces throughout the apartment, and catching up on past television shows.
All while knowing that I need to go to the gym, get my daily run in, lift weights, and as some older generations have stated, “blow the stink off of me”.
The coffee tastes just a little smoother this morning…
After an eye opening day yesterday, this morning introduced the realities and future thought of the path that Darco and I am on.
See, I’m not the only one up for moving along the career ladder. Darco has her review for a store manager position within Starbucks.
The combination of her movement and mine creates an entirely new world for us in the second half of the year.
I’ll be upfront, we’re going to both have “adult” jobs with “adult” salaries. I’ve spent the morning doing the math. This means moving, it means paying student loans (on time), taking care and getting rid of credit cards, it means being able to breathe. My goal, outside of the car and student loans, is to be debt free before Christmas.