Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No Inspiration for Word Worthiness

After so many years of maintaining a blog it becomes tough to come up with subjects to write about. I have to hand it to those blogs who chug along with a bottomless pit of ideas and experiences that are word worthy.

I guess I'll have to pull myself up by the boot straps and stop whining. The longer you put off writing the harder it becomes to pick back up.

I'm choking! Somebody, give me a subject!!

Smart Aleck #1 has given notice and is no longer part of the crew at work. They found a replacement, but it did not work out (never ever mis-represent yourself on a resume anymore ---- they do back ground checks!). The second choice did not even return phone calls! (I suspect the drug test scared her off).

I work in an industry that is male dominated! The job at one time was very physical. And, if you have the mis-pleasure of working on the other side of the job, it still is.

I have worked in several male dominated industries, but non as macho oriented as the Car Industry. I survived about eight months and was taught lessons that will last a lifetime. Those SOB's would steal a car sale right out from under you as you went to grab the keys for a test drive.

I use to be a nice person. Until I worked in the car industry. I'll never forget the first time I requested that another sales person follow me outside so I could have a private word with him, away from the prying eyes of the others. I was able to articulate that if he ever screwed me over like that again, I would make his life miserable. And if he didn't believe me, just try.

It felt so good. I had never been so assertive before in my life, and the power of it made me drunk with energy and pride!

I wish there had been such a thing as blogs back then, because that Showroom was a Situation Comedy waiting to happen.

Maybe that is where I will find some inspiration....the old Chevrolet Show Room! and the cast of unbelievable characters who made up the sales staff.

And I hope they hire in another woman. I am lonely among all the boys.

9 comments:

Cynthia said...

It does get hard thinking of things to write after you've been blogging this long. Can you imagine what it must be like to be a professional columnist? I'd love to read about your car sales days.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read some work posts, too!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Since I have just started to read your blog all is new to me about you...Tell me what it was like in the beginning....

A.Roberson said...

I think you should keep doing what you're doing. It keeps me coming back EVERY DAY!!! ;-) You should check mines out today. There's another HEAVY topic in there. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Wait, are you selling cars now? Did I lose something when I left all this for a while? Clue me in!

Monica

Lisa :-] said...

When I had all the time in the world to blog, I came up with a primo case of writers' block. Now that I have no time, I think of several things daily I'd like to write about... But by the time I sit down at the end of the evening, I'm too tired to remember any of them!

Your writing is always good, Mary. We're always interested in whatever you have to say.

JC said...

I think running outta ideas for new post has nothing to do with running outta ideas.... Its just that when you have a hard day for coupla days together, then you'll ran outta ideas... that's the state i am also in right now...

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmph. You do a damn sight better than I do at coming up with schtuff to write about, so no worries, my dear. If you were a paid blogger (ala Scalzi), there might be room for nail biting, but since you're a modern day wage slavie and blog on your free time, well ... you know.

(It's too bad we can't just thought-record our thoughts and edit them later since I do my best thinking when I'm nowhere near a keyboard.)