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Monday In A Gif …
May 18, 2020, 6:45 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Comment

They say the word Monday is the shortest horror story you can get.

It can definitely feel like it at times.

Either because it signifies the end of the joy you enjoyed the days before or the start of 5 days of hell coming up.

Not always, but sometimes.

But this isn’t about that, this is about the unexpected.

Life is like a game of chance.

That’s OK, because it means it is filled with highs as well as lows – which makes things exciting and exhilerating.

But in most cases, you have an idea of what’s coming and so the real impact is whether the result is bigger or smaller than you expected.

Occasionally though, some things come from out of the blue.

Hit you like a ton of bricks.

Sadly, these almost universally are negative situations.

You feel lost.

You feel anger.

You question if you should have seen the signs.

You replay situations and conversations over and over in your mind.

It is one of the most debilitating experiences you can have in your life.

What makes it worse is that in many cases, this results in the people around you not knowing what to say … how to deal with you.

And while I get it, it ends up making the people feel worse. More alone. More isolated and helpless.

A few people I care deeply about have gone through this recently.

And while I know it was not about them, it doesn’t stop them feeling it was.

I hate it.

I absolutely loathe what they’re feeling and going through.

They’re insanely talented … good human beings.

Which is my way of saying, if anyone who reads this blog needs strategists in the UK or US – whether freelance or perm – can you let me know.

Look after the people out there, because as much as I appreciate a lot of what is going on ‘is just business’, it doesn’t excuse the fact it’s always personal.

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The gig is excellent, the post is even better.
You are a good man Robert, despite ruining my weekend attempting to discover all the movie references in the photo. I’m at 41.

Comment by George

Hey Mary, if he saying he did nothing this weekend?

Comment by Bazza


Comment by Pete

All. Weekend.

Comment by Mary Bryant

Sorry Mary

Comment by Rob

A bit late for that Robert.

Comment by Mary Bryant

Now you’re in trouble Rob.

Comment by Bazza

you lazy nerdy bastard auntie.
hurt him mary. hurt the slack fuck hard.

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Comment by DH

There were words Andrew.

Comment by Mary Bryant

Thank you Robert.

Comment by George

Best thread in ages.

Comment by Pete

41 is pretty impressive. Certainly more impressive than spending all weekend doing it and not expecting ramifications. Ha.

Comment by Rob

Not that it matters right now Rob, but where in the US are they based?

Comment by Bazza

There’s a few mate. NY, LA, SF and Chicago.

Comment by Rob

Is the star of the gif, Billy?

Comment by Bazza

It’s certainly a metaphor for how Trump has handled the crisis. Except he doesn’t realise he has crashed and burned.

Comment by Pete

At least I’m tall enough to use a scooter.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Usimg a scooter is not something to boast about.

Comment by John

I remember seeing a poster some Hells Angel’s had put out that said, “scooters are for men that love the feel of the wind in their vagina”.

Admittedly they were talking about motorised scooters and they are hardly the bastions of subtlety, but it did make me momentarily laugh.

Though I have to be honest, people on motorised scooters are no where near as ridiculous as adults who use push scooters. Especially in work times.

Comment by Rob

I’ve written to you Rob. I may be able to help with some freelance.

This is a good post. I’ve been there and that is exactly how you feel. You oscillate between questioning yourself whether you should have seen the signs, did people lie to you or if you are not as good as you hoped you were.

Comment by Pete

Thanks mate. Responded.

Comment by Rob

who knew assholes had a heart.

Comment by andy@cynic

I know he can be an asshole, but you must have known he’s also the most sentimental person around..

Comment by DH

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