Er, it's time for the Monday Melee again. At the rate I'm going, this weekly theme will be the only thing appearing on this piece of shite.
1. The Misanthropic: Name something you absolutely hate.
Manipulative people. I'm very easy-going and laid back so I find it almost incomprehensible that some folk deliberately choose to fuck with other people's lives. If you thrive on drama and chaos, then restrict it to your own sorry existence and don't drag other people into your insane world.
2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.
The concept of Japanese efficiency. Before I lived here, I had the impression that Japanese society was highly efficient. Although Japan’s workers reportedly work more hours than just about any other nation, I'm here to tell you that not a lot is getting done. People may be physically present in the office for 12 hours or more a day, but are probably productive for only 50% of that time. It's more important to show that you're there for the company than actually do the job efficiently.
3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
Fluorescent lights. They’re everywhere! It’s the worst lighting in the world and it doesn’t make things, or me, look pretty at all. For some inexplicable reason, there are five lights on the ceiling at GGHQ, four of which are fluorescent. The horrible lighting is slowly killing me.
4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
Nic, this one's to you, darlin'. You've had a really, really tough couple of years and you've handled them with strength, resilience and a hell of a lot of courage. You're my hero, and I'm sorry I wasn't in Australia to support you through it. Miss you, babe.
5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I have beautiful blue eyes. Or they could be green. I have trouble telling the difference between blue and green. Either way, when they're not bloodshot and bleary, I like 'em.
6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
I wish for a new job that offers health insurance, paid sick leave, a decent salary and more than 10 days holiday a year. Ha, and the Eropod 500.