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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 30, 2014, 10:58:27 pm
I wish Bushie would meet with J-Mann, but I know he won't. He'll be too busy playing on his tablet while his family sits around the TV.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 30, 2014, 09:12:24 pm
Who all is visiting this month? What are the family dinners for?
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is season XVII one of the highest quality seasons of Update in a long time? on: September 30, 2014, 08:32:51 pm
Much better than some of the previous seasons, but I still miss when Bushie had a lady in his life, especially ones like Tiffanye and Susan. I hate Allison dumped him. I had high hopes for Jeffison.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Fall 2014 Convention - San Francisco, CA on: September 30, 2014, 06:23:51 pm
Is the Radical Gay Agenda alive and well? I haven't heard much about it these days, and that bothers me.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 30, 2014, 01:29:34 pm
I always try to see the potential in everyone. I don't think Jeff is a dumb by any means, but I do think he's unmotivated, lazy and very prideful. He doesn't have any humility and is unable to make self assessments.

Because of these flaws, he is unable to hold a job and unable to support himself. He looks at most jobs as beneath him even though his resume is in shambles, even though he has a useless degree from a pretty poor university, and even though he did poorly in CADD class which was designed for high schoolers. He was also fired after 2 months at his first CADD job because he was performing poorly. I don't understand why he feels like he is entitled to a good job when nothing he has done suggests he deserves it.

If I can play armchair psychologist for a moment, the key problem is that Bushie seems to be functionally incapable of admitting his shortcomings to himself. He becomes extremely avoidant at the slightest hint that his behaviors might need to change, and immerses himself in escapist pleasures (e.g. watching football for twelve hours) to keep himself in ignorance.

edit- JMann beat me to it, saying basically the same thing except far better than I could

Yes, he never admits fault and if one of us dares to say he could do something differently, he gets extremely defensive and rebuts in a childish manner (ex: that is a FACT; NO ONE CAN SAY OTHERWISE, etc).
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 30, 2014, 12:37:01 pm
I always try to see the potential in everyone. I don't think Jeff is a dumb by any means, but I do think he's unmotivated, lazy and very prideful. He doesn't have any humility and is unable to make self assessments.

Because of these flaws, he is unable to hold a job and unable to support himself. He looks at most jobs as beneath him even though his resume is in shambles, even though he has a useless degree from a pretty poor university, and even though he did poorly in CADD class which was designed for high schoolers. He was also fired after 2 months at his first CADD job because he was performing poorly. I don't understand why he feels like he is entitled to a good job when nothing he has done suggests he deserves it.

He's the most helpless 33 year old man I have ever come across in my life, and he lives like a 12 year old boy and has the health and mindset of a 75 year old man. It's a strange combination.

Also, it's pretty funny his boss told him he needed to work at a larger company where they'd take time to bring him up to speed. Isn't that the opposite of what would happen? I'd think he'd be even more expendable at a larger company if he wasn't getting his work right.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party October Convention - Friday 3 October - Wednesday 8 October on: September 30, 2014, 12:16:44 pm
The People and I are ready!
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 30, 2014, 11:06:13 am
You don't win if you get fired after 2 months on the job. You are not a good drafter either. You can be if you put your mind to it, admit you were lazy and need to improve, and do what it takes to improve yourself, but you won't get anywhere if you continue to act as if you were blameless and continue with your prideful attitude.

Bushie is one of the most prideful persons I have come across.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Poirot campaigns on: September 29, 2014, 05:30:59 pm
This would certainly be different from my presidency. I'm sure I was too involved during many legislative sessions. Tongue
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party: June Convention on: September 29, 2014, 05:25:52 pm
Bourbon? Where?

In my hand as we speak! It's a monday night after all, it's horrific to face it sober.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 29, 2014, 05:10:05 pm
Uhh, are we sure a 300 pound man with Tourettes that has never worked at Wal Mart before can just waltz right in and get a salaried assistant manager position?

I was wondering the same thing actually...
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 29, 2014, 04:57:02 pm
I think Wal Mart is a good fit for Bushie. I hope he gets an opportunity to work there.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 29, 2014, 03:48:07 pm
I don't think Bushie can go in and quit tomorrow. I'm pretty sure he'll be greeted at his desk by his boss and let go. I don't even know if they'll have a "talk." I think his boss is just fed up with his performance and didn't even want to wait until November 1st.

im afraid bushie wont go in at all.

I think, at least I hope, he'll go in. It sounded like he planned to beg earlier, but maybe he's backed off of that idea.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party: June Convention on: September 29, 2014, 03:46:20 pm
The People will determine when Their convention is, not us. Be patient, dear SirNick.

Indeed, pay heed to the will of The People, or like all movements in the history of this great nation who have failed to listen to The People,  this movement as well shall be relegated to the dustbin of history.



This is The People's Party. It shall not be regulated to any dustbin, and shall only die when The People see it fit to kill it off, as They did the last time The Party controlled the Senate and the Vice Presidency.

And even if The Party does disburse yet again, The People's Will shall never die. It will live forever and ever, in your coffee, in the wind, and in the bourbon you sip in the evening.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 29, 2014, 03:28:52 pm
I don't think Bushie can go in and quit tomorrow. I'm pretty sure he'll be greeted at his desk by his boss and let go. I don't even know if they'll have a "talk." I think his boss is just fed up with his performance and didn't even want to wait until November 1st.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 29, 2014, 12:26:03 pm
I think memphis is over stereotyping Wal Mart goers. I know plenty of affluent people who have gone there before. Not regulars, mind you, but they aren't afraid to go to Wal Mart if they are saving some money on whatever item they are looking for. I've never heard anyone say the things he's saying, like they'd never want to be caught near one, etc.

After all, you don't become rich by throwing your money away.

My only visits to Wal-Mart have been just after moving to a new town, when I need to purchase things quickly and cheaply and I don't know the area well enough to do that anywhere else.

Otherwise, hunting for used goods is as cheap or cheaper, and the quality is usually higher. The trade-off is that this is time-consuming and requires some local knowledge.

I don't thumb my nose at Wal Mart or Target, but it baffles me that some people shop at these stores so frequently and spend so much money when they do. If it's the best nearby place to buy groceries, though, I suppose that makes sense.

I'm talking purely for household goods. I don't grocery shop there and I don't know anyone that does, especially for produce, but for other items like trash bags, grills, household items and the like, I don't know many affluent people who swear they'll never go to Wal Mart for those things. Like most people, if it's cheaper there, and the drive isn't outrageous, I'll go. And a hint for memphis: the rich are worse when it comes to cutting corners and trying to save a penny than many middle class people I know.

Sure, the affluents don't want one in their neighborhood, but most don't want anything in their neighborhood, not just Wal Mart.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 29, 2014, 10:06:03 am
I think memphis is over stereotyping Wal Mart goers. I know plenty of affluent people who have gone there before. Not regulars, mind you, but they aren't afraid to go to Wal Mart if they are saving some money on whatever item they are looking for. I've never heard anyone say the things he's saying, like they'd never want to be caught near one, etc.

After all, you don't become rich by throwing your money away.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 28, 2014, 09:22:40 pm
BK is giving great advice, but sadly, we know Bushie will ignore it..
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 28, 2014, 11:18:57 am
Bushie, we've bern right about nearly everything in this saga while you continue to misjudge situations. You are not a good drafter. If you were, you wouldn't be getting fired from a small firm after 2 months on the job. If you were doing well and getting your work done properly, your clock watching would be a non issue. Companies don't hire new employees and fire old ones for no reason because its more expensive. And while maybe you were improving, you weren't up to the standards your boss wanted because he still took the time and money to go out and find someone else rather then continue to work with you.

You can continue to tell us we are wrong, but we aren't. Reality is on our side. We want to help you but you don't want to help yourself.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 28, 2014, 11:09:21 am
Sigh. We are trying to help you, not bash you. But if you feel your career is heading in the right direction, by all means, don't chsnge anything.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: September 27, 2014, 09:44:30 pm
Praise God!
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party: June Convention on: September 27, 2014, 07:33:54 pm
The People will determine when Their convention is, not us. Be patient, dear SirNick.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 27, 2014, 07:32:46 pm
Just get on disability and be happy, Bushie. You don't want CADD. You'll be happier napping, watching tv, listening to Christmas music, and watching the weather all day. If you can't make it at a small mom and pop CADD drafting firm, you aren't going to make it anywhere.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 27, 2014, 12:30:48 pm
i dont understand why bushie doesnt pursue becoming a preacher.  he seems to love church (and church people).

See King's post. Bushie thinks he's going to be a powerful businessman who makes loads of money and is the talk of the town. Whenever someone comes to him with a realistic opportunity, he scoffs at it as being beneath him, like being a security guard or working in retail or working during school or anything like that.

I don't think he likes CADD and only did it because Papa Bushie told him to do it. If he really liked it, he'd want to learn all he could about it; practice it; ask whoever he could for guidance instead of watching the clock all day; and he would've finished his class instead of leaving early while doing the bare minimum to graduate.

I know what it's like to work jobs you don't like. Most of my summer jobs in undergrad and high school were at a golf course where I worked 15 hour days from 6am to 9pm and it sucked being outside in the heat. I'd watch the clock or play on my phone half the time. That's Bushie now. He just doesn't like CADD no matter what he says here.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 27, 2014, 11:47:18 am
I think he'd be a great security guard. He needs to accept CADD isn't for him. This job was as good as it gets in terms of pace, speed, and low risk, yet he couldn't cut it. Somehow I think working for a larger company like his family seems to want him to do would be worse, because they wouldn't even take time to work with him. He'd just be shown the door.

I wish he had inquired with his boss what it was all about when he texted him. But the fact he didn't even call him, just sent him a text, tells me he will just greet Bushie at his desk Tuesday and have him escorted out of the building. I doubt there will be a talk, especially if they've already hired Bushie's replacement.
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