Gut Rumbles

December 20, 2005

it ain't ready yet

The water in the new hot tub is at 88 degrees, up from 61 degrees when I first filled it at 11:00 this morning, and it steams nicely when I lift the cover. But it ain't ready to use yet. I want it at the 102 degrees I set it for, so I'll probably have to wait until morning to test-dive the thing. Just damn!

I was hoping to see if a long, hot soaking would help me sleep at night. I'm still suffering insomnia, so I bought the tub for strictly therapudic reasons, not because I have fantasies about nekkid wimmen with red toenails cavorting in bubbling hot water while I...

Never mind. I'll NEVER get to sleep thinking such thoughts.

Of course, I could think about New York City Transit Workers and end up shooting my goddam hot tub in a fit of mindless rage. Like the Transport Workers, my tub is a lazy, no-good sack of shit that isn't working when I need it.

I've mentioned my undying love for unions before, but the transit strike is real testimony to what total, despicable fucksticks unions are today. It's New York City, where a lot of people don't own cars. It's winter, where long walks to work are cold and unhealthy. It's CHRISTMAS, for cryin' out loud, where you're supposed to display a little good will toward men, whether you feel it in your heart or not.

Evidently, 'tis the season to really show your ass if you're an overpaid, underworked transit worker goon. What jolly elves they are, fucking the entire city spreading cheer by saying, "Here's your Christmas present! Have a big bag of MISERY, on me! Ho, ho ho!"

At least the union has managed to piss off a state judge, who slapped the worthless bastards with a $1,000,000 a day fine. That ain't enough, in MY humble opinion.

Somebody needs to be dragged off and shot.


Get a script for the tub and its a tax deduction for medical equipment.

Posted by: epador on December 21, 2005 12:57 AM

Be careful you get a mechanical alarm clock and set it for every hour or so. Don't want to fall asleep in that fucker and turn into a bowl of stringy old fucker soup.

Posted by: og on December 21, 2005 07:49 AM

I am not a union fan by any strech of the imagination, but in this case, New York got exactly what is deserved.

Posted by: james old guy on December 21, 2005 09:14 AM

Og, I hereby award you Funniest Comment of the Day.

Posted by: McGehee on December 21, 2005 10:53 AM

call me a cold hearted sumbitch but I would fire the whole gotdam lot of them. They broke the law when they went on strike plus broke whatever contract they ever had. Hire somebody that wants to work. NYC is a big porkin' place and there has to be enough people that want to work at the wages offered by the MTA-which ain't bad by my reckonin'

Posted by: GUYK on December 21, 2005 10:54 AM

I'm no fan of unions, but I just don't get this strike.

They could have done a work slow down, stayed legal, and still caused a ton of havok.

Posted by: ErikZ on December 21, 2005 06:39 PM

They are doing an ILLEGAL strike- guess that doesn't matter anymore. Last time a public service/safety union had an illegal strike- Reagan firered their gready *sses.

I'd apply for some goodie bennies and high wages- exept that I'd have to work in NYC and be around all those *ssholes for my entire shift.

Posted by: KurtP on December 21, 2005 11:26 PM

Ok, let me try that again, Reagan Fired the Air Traffic Controllers for holding an illegal strike- with all the illegals we have running around now- not only is it OK, but it should come with Gov't bennies.

I would apply for a job there, but I'd have to work around all those NYC *ssholes for my entire shift, I'd rather do the underpaid Texas thing.

Posted by: KurtP on December 21, 2005 11:30 PM

I started life as a died in the wool union man

I saw what used to be a process where workers

were protected,turn into a political machine

I stopped being a supporter when I saw them how to exercise my Right to vote.

If you want a pay increase or other perks work

harder and earn them.

Posted by: Arathorn on December 22, 2005 11:07 AM
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