The meaning of life, the universe and everything.
OK here are some ramblings that really have nothing to do with anything in particular and are only related to libraries because I am a librarian and because she of the immeasurable patience works in one.
Jesus would want him fired? I live near Largo, Florida and the City Manager is going to undergo a sex change operation. Personally I think that is unusual and I thank God that I don't feel that I've been born in the wrong body. Is it wrong? well I can't say that it is. However the Pastor (L. stupid arse) of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Largo said:
"Mr. Stanton is not a role model. He's proven that. I think for the sake of our young people today, you need to do what's right, and that's terminate him. ... If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated. Make no mistake about it."
I am not the best Catholic on the face of the Earth, but I don't think Jesus wants anyone fired. The City Manager is not going to sue the city. It is nice to see someone who has some class once in a while. Too bad I don't have a job that pays $140K but I'm sure that he will find something.
Does being a City Manager require a penis? It is his penis if he wants to cut it off (along with his scrotum and testes) it should be OK.
I worked with someone who was going through a sex change. I knew it was not a 'traditional' woman when she came to work wearing a brown skirt, cream coloured blouse, brown jacket, appropriate hosiery and brown shoes but carrying a purple and black purse. Hell, even I know a purple and black purse does not go with brown. We worked at IBM together. She said she had known since she was a kid she was to be a girl but had been born in the wrong body. I have no idea what is behind that. She finally quit (oddly just days after vesting :>) because she was tired of being given a hard time by almost everyone about which restroom she used.
I was the on-call manager for weekends one day and I had to go into the office. She was there as well and we happened to have to use the loo at the same time. Apparently the women were freaked out by her using their bog, so as we both walked to the gent's she said do you mind if I use the men's room. I replied that as long as she didn't p**s on me I don't care if she uses the next cube. It amazes me why some people need to get so involved in other people's business. The whole -let he who is without sin cast the first stone - thing requires that I just shut the hell up and MYOB.
OK next pointless point. I bought a new stethoscope today, well I ordered it. It should arrive soon. A < a href=http://www.littmannstethoscopes.com/info/mastercardio.htm>Littmann Master Cardiology ; navy blue of course. This is a bit of a present to myself. I am very pleased that I am a nurse, but sometimes I wonder why I ever did that. I was named in a medical malpractice case a few weeks ago, for a patient I can't even remember. I carry professional liability insurance so I called them and faxed the summons and complaint into them. They took care of it (it turns out I was added in error because my initials are M.D. they thought I was one of the physicians. [see why I don't practice law in the US]) so I have been dismissed from the action. However it was a bit of an annoying week while I waited to find out why I was being sued. So I doubt I'll ever practice as a nurse again in the US. Sure I'll save your ass if you get in a car accident or< a href=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/access/50484202.html?dids=50484202:50484202&FMT=FT&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jun+29%2C+1989&author=SUE+CARLTON&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&edition=&startpage=1.B&desc=Lightning+strikes+bicyclist> hit by lightning, but as a career, nope not again. I will keep my license mostly so I can go on trips to other countries, but I am so tired of charting for the lawyers.
That about sums up my week, except I did get in OPS (other people's stuff) to help an old guy with a broken down car on a busy 8-lane road in Clearwater. It was so broken he couldn't get it in neutral to push it. I called the cops to send someone and directed traffic until they (never) came. He has AAA and the tow truck got him out of the road. Most everyone was helpful and let other drivers in; the only people who were idiots and almost killed me were those on the phone. STFU and drive. No one can tell me that holding a phone to your head or even having a call with a headset does not distract a driver. Why is this legal? (Keep this part to yourself; she of the ultimate patience is not thrilled with my frequent involvement in OPS. She wants me to stay out of other people's problems. Unfortunately that's not me.)
So that is my week, oddly a not unusual week for me.