mightguy15:Tattoo artist, eh? That's pretty dope, I've been thinking about getting into that line of work, but I get terrified at the potential to permanently scar customers.
Ironically enough, a pal of mine is a tattoo artist as well, he seems to go through that a lot too. Then there are the people who don't know what the hell they want and just talk in circle when you ask them what they want.
Sounds like a line of work that takes some patience.
Man it does. It’s pretty intense I won’t lie. My apprenticeship really whipped my ass into shape with a lot of things. Some people get lucky and breeze by but if you really wanna be good you gotta put in the work.
Once you start you really deal with frustrating clients like that and then those that basically tear your work apart in front of you and make you create their garbage. Others can’t sit still, rush you and then blame you for not doing a good job. Sometimes you get to do a cool piece but they want it in the worst spot like the ribs and it comes out looking like crap. There are so many variables. But when you get a cool client and do a cool piece there’s really no other feeling that could compare to doing it.
Okay my biggest grievance is when I start drinking and I get that buzz which is really great so I keep drinking to keep that buzz. but I am not able to tell the point in which continuous drink results in continuous good buzz. There is always this stupid ambiguous point in which continuous drinking results in feeling like shit instead of continuous buzz-osity...wtf!!! (this prove there is no God!)
oh yeah, I want to keep with everyone else's issues...people sometime do things that piss me off.
Hey, thanks! I'm not normally the one who feels hopeful about the future, either, but this one's a special case. (I think even my subconscious has been telling me to quit; having dreams where'd I'd say something satisfyingly rude to my "favorite" manager and waltz out, haha)
One of my friends passed away after battling addiction. I had meant to call him sooner, to say what’s up, but now that’s never going to happen. For as death obsessed as I am, this is my first time experiencing grief. It’s weird. I don’t like it. But I don’t know what to do.
NiaNook:Hey, thanks! I'm not normally the one who feels hopeful about the future, either, but this one's a special case. (I think even my subconscious has been telling me to quit; having dreams where'd I'd say something satisfyingly rude to my "favorite" manager and waltz out, haha)
Go for it NiaNook! A part of freedom is taking risks, don't be afraid to face challenges because that's all a part of enjoying your freedom!
Also, I completely understand your frustration with retail. I am prior military, so my soul was sucked out of me a looooong time ago (atm I work at Wal-Mart I actually like it although I'm just an overnight stocker). But I plan on moving forward myself as soon as I find out what career I want to pursue.
mightguy15:Also, I completely understand your frustration with retail. I am prior military, so my soul was sucked out of me a looooong time ago (atm I work at Wal-Mart I actually like it although I'm just an overnight stocker). But I plan on moving forward myself as soon as I find out what career I want to pursue.
Best of luck!
Aww, thank you! I wish you the best of luck with yours, as well! Walmart has an especially bad rep as far as customer service and how employees are treated, from what my sister tells me. It's draining when you spend hours cleaning something for customers (and fellow employees :| ) to mess it up again, but in this case, it was the crummy management. Turns out they've been grating on a LOT of older employees and I fully anticipate the place will look trashed in the coming years.
@SMAComix Haha, you meet all kinds of colorful characters in the service industry :'D
Anxious about the afterparty after tomorrow's gig.
People apparently think it's okay to invade my privacy (verbally) while drunk, and it honestly makes me lose the will to socialize, just as I have gotten out of my shell (and grown to love socializing after years of denying my need for it).
I want to go to the party because there are interesting conversations and fun to be had, but at a certain point in the night, that I'm unable to pinpoint until it's already happening, there is a line that seems to always be ignored and stepped over.
They mean no harm, but the harm it does to my mental health is scarring.
NiaNook:Crazy stories from the mouths of the residents there AND interesting encounters with them, I imagine!
Interesting is an interesting word to describe the everyday culture of a nursing home. Some of them oldies are so demented or have severe mental issues that they are just left there to rot. Some nurses and directors need to have their licenses removed. :(