Reality (Quote 1)

” The reality that I have chose to live in is not going to be accepted or understandable to those who believe that reality is an absolute truth of which only one exists. I simply say they are correct and unfortunately applying it incorrectly. Reality is an absolute truth of only one existence, but only to individuals perception of the reality they believe.”

Stephen James

Assembly Required (Rant)

When did things become so complicated to put together? I remember the instruction always being useless. But that is expected when you think about it. The product was made in wherever so they are translating instructions from into English and I’m ok with that, well I used to be. BEFORE PUTTING A DESK TOGETHER REQUIRED 6 HOURS OF WORK AND A MECHANICAL ENGINEER DEGREE!

Not that long ago all you needed was a screwdriver, pliers, maybe a hammer and nails. Now they include the “necessary” tools for assembly along with these other stupid things, I guess they consider advancement over old fashioned nuts, bolts, washers, screws and nails. It shouldn’t require 12+ components to connect 1 piece of wood to another!  These are not real hardware components! Stop making these things!

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If you would stop wasting production costs on all these stupid fake tools and components you could maybe use some form of wood! instead of that glued together wood chip version of it! Than at least a few screws or a couple nails and no big deal. It might even last a while before falling apart. lol

I personally feel that these people are just taunting us with these things and laughing at the misery they put us through. Don’t be shocked if someone turns up at ones these stores in a psychotic rage burning it to the ground. Forget the saying “he’s gone postal” I would like to retire that reference with be careful “Someone might go IKEA on your ass”

Being Accused Quote

“Don’t fall into the habit of defending accusations made by others. The best resolve Is to openly agree with them regardless of it truthful or not. This has both a short term result and long term. Short term result of this usually stops the accuser since you are not debating the accusation and long term will result in eliminating the desire for others to accuse you knowing you automatically agree”

Stephen James

Emergency Room (Part 2)

Link to part 1 http://wp.me/p53poC-S

You would assume that everyone who ends up in part 2 to the emergency room rant is alive at the moment.YOU WILL LEARN TO NEVER ASSUME, ESPECIALLY TO ME. But since I really want to get through this emergency room rant I’ll leave the dead, recently passed, and even the ones on the way. Like the ones on life support they actually call “artificially life sustained” ugh more on that another time.

If I recall correctly part 1 just got you past the front staff and into triage which hopefully I mentioned the definition to triage is another screening process to determine if whatever you are there for is time sensitive to treatment or more important they seek the patients that were in  waiting room detention that do not have a medical emergency. WHY? you might ask……           Very simple answer is that anyone they have in custody that does not pose a severe heath risk is prime to over testing and racking up that bill. Lets not forget the initial intake series of tests they have choreographed perfectly to ensure they get all those tests done.

After that things start slowing down…..  BUT…. they plan for this. Just as you reach level beyond frustrated someone (usually not a DR.) comes to save you from boredom in offering more tests. This is usually some kind of medical tech that brings you to MRI, CAT-SCAN, ECHOCARDIOGRAM, and whatever else.

Being conservative I figure that regardless of the reason you went to the ER on average they have put you through over 10 tests or billable treatments before the Dr. even is considering coming to you. Lets run through them real quick

BLOOD WORK, URINE SAMPLE, THROAT CULTURE, CHEST XRAY, EKG, BP MONITORING, MRI, VISION TEST, XRAY ON INJURED AREA, (THATS 10 ALREADY) AND SHOULDNT COME AS A SURPRISE.

Of course there are others that make that list grow. IV FLUIDS FOR DEHYDRATION, TETANUS SHOT IF YOU DONT KNOW IF YOUR IS UP, ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION, AND SO MUCH MORE.

Keep in mind you only need a few stitches on your hand! Honestly, you do not even need the actual Dr. for majority of things being done. Physician Assistants are capable and in some procedures more qualified then the Dr. who may not have done that procedure in while or anywhere near as many times and frequency of the PA.

But hey after all this is done and they release you, at least you got the 4 stitches you thought you needed until the wound stopped bleeding on its own during the long wait. and the 4 stitches costs you over $10k in medical bills. Don’t expect people to feel bad and actually you should be a little embarrassed that you’ve just been conned. As long as you learn and not let it happen again. PAY ATTENTION TO MY WAY OF AVOIDING THIS FROM HAPPENING-THIS ADVICE IS NOT COMEDIC AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED USEFUL INFORMATION IN WHICH I PERSONALLY HAVE USED WITH SUCCESS ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION. 

1- SPEAKING UP IS REQUIRED (SORRY)

2- IF YOU GO IN FOR STITCHES ON YOUR HAND AND THEY ROLL THE PORTABLE XRAY MACHINE OVER TO XRAY YOUR CHEST LETS SAY THEIR REASON BEING YOUR AN EX SMOKER OR WHATEVER. SAY NO!!!!! YOU DO HAVE A SAY AND SHOULD USE IT. DON’T SIT THERE SAYING WELL….. I GUESS THEY HAVE A REASON FOR THAT. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AND THINK SOMETHING MIGHT BE NECESSARY BUT ARENT SURE….. ASK!!!!! – EX “DO YOU FEEL IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO XRAY THE HAND? IF THERE IS A WAY TO AVOID IT ID PREFER NOT TO HAVE IT AND BE EXPOSED TO RADIATION IF IT CAN BE AVOIDED.

3- EVEN THOUGH I PUT THIS AS 3RD I  WANT TO SAY THAT I MENTION THIS FIRST. PATIENTS RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT. I BRING THIS UP RIGHT AWAY BY SAYING TO NURSE OR PA IN A NICE WAY “HEY, WOULD YOU DO ME A FAVOR THAT WILL ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER AS WELL? IF YOU COULD GRAB THAT FORM I NEED TO SIGN IF I REFUSE TREATMENT. THIS WAY AT ANY POINT I FEEL NO LONGER REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ATTENTION I CAN SIGN AND BE ON MY WAY MAKING ROOM FOR OTHERS. YOU MIGHT GET A LITTLE PUSHBACK OR DEFLECTION “DR IS GOING TO BE RIGHT HERE SOON” BS LOL.. INSIST ON IT

Pharmacy/Convenient Store Inconvenient

PHARMACY CONVENIENT STORE INCONVENIENCE

     Still to this day I can not understand the complexity of a pharmacy filling a script. You go there to drop of a script and they ask if you are going to wait for it. Regardless, you are told the amount of time it will take them to fill it.{{This is not a major production here!}} they grab the main bottle and take out the amount needed and place them in your prescription bottle. Oh I almost forgot they also have to put some stickers on it. Now, with all the work you see needed to transfer pills from one bottle to the next we should expect this to require………. at least 3-5min…..lol OK, sure…. This takes 2-3 hours or more.

After you have put in the script you are told a ridiculous time needed for them to fill it. Ive been told over 2-3 hours in some situations (I took care of that) lol. This was resolved through my usual logical approach in which of course doesn’t work in this situation. They were able to find immunity to my logical way of resolving this. Than I tried the other more direct approach. This includes questioning and requiring a reasonable excuse. I would even accept them saying they were just lazy and moving slow.

It’s not a matter of how busy they are (in most cases they are very). The problem I have is them filling scripts for people that aren’t even there or coming in. The mass prescription production line to fill that wall with all those bagged and ready to go scripts you see in alphabetical order bins….. There is no urgency on those prescriptions. They are automatic refills in advance to be ready when that person comes in. I’m right here, in person, so put the maintenance medication production down and take 2-3MINUTES and help out the person who is actually there.

HERE IS A THOUGHT! MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE A DR. RIGHT A SCRIPT FOR SOME KIND OF PSYCHOTIC MEDICATION. I’M SURE THEY WOULD HURRY THAT ALONG NOT WANTING TO PISS OFF THAT PERSON. LOL YOUR NOT GOING TO GET THAT ATTENTION WITH A ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIPTION LOL. YOUR MINOR STRPT THROAT PERSON IS NOT SCARY OR FEARED ENOUGH TO CAUSE THEM TO HUSTLE. THE CRAZY PEOPLE WILL GET HANDLED PROCESSED AND OUT THE DOOR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. LOL 

————IT DOESNT END THERE, DON’T ACT SURPRISED!

Now that this wait is over and the script is ready you get in line BEHIND A PERSON THAT HAS A FULL SHOPPING CART OF CRAP OR EVEN WORSE GROCERIES!!!! THIS IS NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD BE DOING YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING (THEY HAVE A SPECIAL STORE FOR THAT) THEY CALL – GROCERY STORES, OR FOOD MARKETS. 

———–FOR SOME ODD REASON I’M NOT SURPRISED AND ACTUALLY EXPECT TO HEAR THE MEDICATIONS THEY ARE PICKING UP! LOOKING AT THEIR DIET OF CRAP FOOD CHOICES. EXPLAINS THE BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART, KIDNEY, CHOLESTEROL ,LIVER, AND DIABETES MEDICATION PRESCRIBED.

CVS has stop selling cigarettes, imagine that? They are so proud that as a heath store decided to not sell cigarettes. lol  But they keep selling food products beer, candy, soda, questionable supplements and all those great healthy items. I won’t be expecting them to stop selling those items to happen in my lifetime since the discontinuation of selling cigarettes {{in a pharmacy}} just caught on. All that can be said is WOW! they just realized selling a toxic life threatening product in a pharmacy is wrong…. lol On the other hand if I to choose between cigarettes or the medications being pushed, I would rather smoke than take these medications that are at least as dangerous if not more than smoking is.

Back to getting the script. I just have to warn people its only a matter of time before people, myself included, are going to dump your shopping cart out so we can make a single item transaction to get the medication we need. You do not want to get in the way of a person and their drugs…..lol

Real simple solution….. They can pick up the meds at the pharmacy counter but should be required to bring the rest of the crap they are buying to the front register!

Graffiti on the Moon

The last person to walk on the moon Gene Cernan might also be the first person to deface it. Following a promise made to his daughter he carved out her initials on the moon surface.

Asking to ask

Please do not ever approach me with “can I ask you a question?” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You just did!!!!!!

Offending Someone (quote)

“If are worried about possibly offending someone,  you already have”

Stephen James

AS LONG AS YOU GAVE IT YOUR BEST (RANT)

ENOUGH WITH THIS SOFT, UNOFFENSIVE, OVER CONCERNED, SITUATIONAL SENSITIVITY, and to make sure we apply CONSIDERATION and RESPECT when speaking of sensitive topics. * I made sure that I posted a warning on my front page so that no one would be surprised when I say “Fck That” Over sensitive, over concerned people worried that what they say might offend someone… STOP HIDING BEHIND WORDS OF MANIPULATION. If are worried about possibly offending someone than you already have just by the thought alone.

Here is one common saying that needs to be retired and never used again.

 “As long as you gave it your best” in other words you lost or failed. Lets think about this for a second. I should attack the saying before going in depth about its overall impact. There is no other way than to start this off by pointing out this saying that is used as a supportive and comforting phrase to those who failed, is actually not supportive at all. It’s a straight out taunt and insult!!!!!!

If you really break it down the first thing that comes to me is that it is questioning or challenging you indirectly. “As long as” — is another way of saying “i just hope or I would think…”

So- as long as you gave it your best, is actually saying I’m assuming that you gave it your best. It’s not like your saying I know you gave it your best. The statement is straight out blah…… just another snap phrase preprogramed in your heads. No one has realized how snobby that phrase is… {{hmmmmm,, Well as long as you…..}} is so condescending as well as indicating no interest. Yea!!! You didn’t engage in conversation with that snap phrase. Instead of just default phrases, try and actually engage with the person, usually by asking a question of interest relevant to the situation.

Maybe ask them straight out “Do you think you gave it al you got, or were you off today?”

Now I want to point out the psychological impact that the “as long as” statement has. Consider that maybe they did give it all they had….. You have now rubbed in their face the fact that even at their best they still failed.

One last thing to consider about this saying that hopefully is never mentioned again. The very existence of this phrase promotes quitting and failure. Everyone can just drop out, quit, and give up knowing that they can just say “I gave it my best” lol

We are creating way too many losers…. They are not losers by default they are being raised in an environment that conditions them to accept being losers. There is no need to contribute to that cause.

Answers – (Quote)

“If you want the answer, make sure you are asking the right question”