Is it just me, or is everyone I have to deal with daily more and more incompetent? It seems like I'm running around in circles, having to double-check everything other people do. A service they provide, work they do, etc. Everything. Even the government! I cancel my GST account, a year later they ask why I haven't filed my GST. An insurance company rips my tub surround out, I have to make sure they put it back in because they weren't going to. I ask if I need a key to access something, sure enough I do after you've said I don't. My colleague is supposed to match a template so our work looks cohesive, they don't and I inevitably end up doing twice as much work. It's not even surprising anymore, I just expect it and check up on things quietly, knowing they will be done wrong. That sounds like my state of mind, but it's not. I know this is stupid middle-class white bullshit, but get it together, businesses of the world. Does nobody care? Please, just try to do a good job so I don't have to do yours, mine, and everyone else's, too. I just can't.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
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