I have today off, so I’m not going to post too terribly much. Still, I wanted to let you know about a few things. One, despite some initial misgivings, I’m feeling more comfortable with the guild. Even if it has some heated debates and some policies I’m not a huge fan of, I’m aware that I’m never going to find a perfect guild, and I’m not willing to work to create one, so I’ll have to find close matches and accept what small differences may exist.
You know, like, be an adult about it.
I don’t want anyone to think I’m blindly ignoring some of the warnings, though. I think that incident with the loudmouth was pretty isolated, and I’ve bumped into him a few times where he’s been mouthing off, though never so brusquely, and basically caused him to put his foot in his mouth. The incident in question was rather funny, and I think it may have been labeled by another guildy as the “burn of the century,” so I’ll relate it, but be aware there’s some coarse language and a little nastiness on my part involved.
He was telling a story about how his firemen buddies had “punked” him by loading a bunch of large African-america phalluses into his computer. He’d apparently gone to the restroom and left his laptop vulnerable, and when he came back, he found a lot of gay porn and penis photos. He was describing in some detail what he’d seen – in front of two ladies who may or may not have cared; I don’t know – and was then joking that he thought it was pretty “gay” that the other firemen knew where to find those pictures.
I replied, “I’m sure they just looked in your favorites bar.”
He was not amused, and replied something along the lines of “My foot up your ass is going to be in your favorites bar.”
Ah, violence, the first option of the outwitted.
Anyway, if I can destroy him so easily with words, I’m not too concerned about his presence. Even after that, he was cordial, the next day offering to bring me in to a DS achievement run, so I honestly believe he simply has no concept of audience and will, occasionally, need “the burn of the century.” I don’t mind fulfilling that role.
That one actual potential problem aside, nothing else’s too dire, so I decided that rather than make myself miserable by leveling again, I’d pony up another 25 bucks and transfer Paladi to be tank. If there’s such a thing as a vote of confidence on my part, it’s me spending more money.
So enjoy your day off if you have one, and if you don’t, it’s okay. I like my job and wish I got to see my students today. Instead, I’ll spend it – ugh – leveling these last 3 levels.
Stubborn (“Burner of the Century”)