So, I was intending to write this up and get it out last night, and I started, but then, we got in bed, turned The Simpsons Movie, and that was all she wrote. I fully intended to watch the movie and write. Instead, I woke up at 3 to shut the TV off.
Anyway, check this out I got from my friend Cindy’s Twitter page she retweeted:
We talk a lot about actions defining who you are here whether they’re warranted or not. We believe in signing off on everything we do. It’s amazing how many people don’t get that concept. Whatever you do, reflects how you are to other people whether it’s at home or at work under the public scrutiny. The thing people DON’T get is, your pad’s under public scrutiny. Nobody owns it, but you, but they judge. You hold a nice house, or your ghetto.
People come through here to help us. We can tell how they are by the way they do our house, the level of respect. Now, we’re stand up (although, we’re sitting down) people, so we give them more respect than they deserve, but that’s up to God to purge them in the end. Our thing is, though, why wouldn’t you want your work to reflect the best of you instead of showing the worst of you?
The other story;
When I worked at the office, we had a couple of employees that nothing of throwing you under the bus when it suited their needs…and, they were sneaky about it, a few times they had your back, then, BAM! I didn’t trust them. My co-workers would say, “No, no, they’re really nice in real life.” I’d be like, “No, the way they act here’s the exact way they are in real life…just here, they’ll get in trouble.”
It’s that mentality that baffles us. People always tell us how they get judged at other jobs, so why wouldn’t here be any different…because we’re crips?
We get judged for BEING crips whether it’s overtly stated or not, so it’s in our best interest to put our best foot forward instead of showing how handicapped we are. I wish other people saw that.
Be good to each other.