April 24 2017

The Stupid… It Burns!

So I got an email a few days about applying for a teaching job in Baltimore.



Dear David Wheeler,

Thank you for your interest in a Special Education position with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS).  We appreciate the time you spent participating in the screening interview.
We are pleased to inform you that you will be entered into our pool of candidates for the remainder of the 2016 – 2017 school year and for openings that are projected for 2017 – 2018.  In order to move you into the candidate pool for principals to see, you MUST apply to Job ID 1154.  Once you have done this, please send me an email so that I can add you to the pool immediately. School administrators will then contact you for interviews and if you are selected we will contact you to make the offer for employment. You may want to consider obtaining your final official transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended.   Although there is no guarantee you will be hired, if an opportunity arises for you, it will help expedite the process if you have them readily available.  Do not send them to us at this time but keep them on hand in the event you are hired by BCPS.
We appreciate your interest in serving our school system and wish you continued success in your future endeavors.


So I reply with…


Hello Katie,

I am sorry to inform you but you have used an incorrect email address.
Dave (In California)


To which she replies…


Good morning, David.

I am confused.  We are obviously emailing back and forth, so I am not sure how I used the incorrect email address?  Nonetheless, I still can’t find your application in our system using “David Wheeler”.  You’re sure you submitted an application through Applicant Tracking?


I then write back again….


I’m still David Wheeler and I’m still in California. Perhaps the David Wheeler you think you are speaking with lives on the east coast and has a different email address.


I then get this back…

When did you interview with BCPS and was it at a Job Fair or Recruitment event or did you do the screening interview at our office?


And finally, I got nuclear on her as I forward it….


Hello Superintendant Dallas Dance,

Can you please help me in getting Katie to understand she has the wrong person?
I’m trying to give the correct David Wheeler a fair shake in getting a job. But to be honest I’m not sure it’s worth pursuing given the aptitude there.






And now I’m forced to think back upon the stupidity my own boss is dishing out and thinking “Is the world really that full of idiots?” I also spent three years in the Army, so maybe I should just keep my mouth shut…

Small factoid. Back in 1993, when enlisting in the Army, I was asked to take their equivalence of an IQ test, aka the ASVAB (if my memory is right)? Well, I scored so high they accused me of cheating. I had to go back in and take the test a second time. My score the second time was “1” point lower. Apparently, on one of the questions I wasn’t sure about, I guessed African swallow instead of European swallow. My bad.









April 14 2017

Clean Slate? You can Kiss my Grits!

So last Friday my boss came to me asking for a clean slate between us.

Just so you know I refused.

Now don’t go thinking I’m a cold hearted bastard, that’s Dwight’s job. She is the one filled with a history of vindictiveness in going after people she thinks has wronged her. Reminds me of another fable… Mirror mirror on the wall, how well is Dwight going to handle her fall?

You see one does not get a clean slate after what she has pulled and continues to pull.

Ever read the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper? Here it is. Basically, it says you reap what you sow.

Having taken away my RDO, for bullshit reasons, and continuing to pull your stupid little games, you’re not going to coerce me into giving you a free Kumbaya pass that everything is okay. You made this mess and now, no matter how ‘DWIGHT’ you think you are, are going to have to deal with the consequences.






April 12 2017

My “Space Name” has entered into part III

My latest project, something I’ve given the temporary name of “Space Name” has reached a milestone in that I have finally reached part three. I couldn’t tell you the exact word count of everything but I can tell you that part II was around 25,000 words and that part I was larger than that.

I did get my climatic ending to part II that I was working towards. Though instead of it being humorful, as I had originally envisioned it, it’s now kind of sad.

More to come…

April 7 2017

Man I have really been plugging away these past few days

I’m almost up to the part where Terry gets to run rampant* through Fantasyland.


If you want a spoiler then mouse drag up above between the two astericks, otherwise wait for it to come out with the finished story.

Drag is… (1) In graphical user interfaces, drag refers to moving an icon or other image on a display screen. To drag an object across a display screen, you usually select the object with a mouse button (“grab” it) and then move the mouse while keeping the mouse button pressed down.


This past week I have really been feeling the mojo as of late. I’m really getting excited about my early Saturday writing meetup. 🙂

Of course there is always the time I’m able to steal away at work as well 😉

March 30 2017

Breakfast pizza and a movie

Hey all,

Guess what? My boss is out on vacation right now and as complete random luck would have it, all of us at work are chipping in on some breakfast pizza.

On a completely unrelated topic, I just bought Star Wars: Rogue One in digital. 😉

I think today might be a fun day 🙂