Descend

Watch as she climbs

up and up she goes

reaching the top

boss of all boss

making sure that on goes the show.

Bending over backwards

friend to all

not seeing as her mind cracks

not ready to fall.

Watch as she spins out of control

a rapid  descent to hell

and when she reaches a hand

searching for those to help

all she finds…..

is a blank wall.

 

Prompt Untitled #3

You strut and you preen

muscles flexed

tight jeans

smiling at all the girls.

Running here and there

loving all the giggles

never realizing

a price will be paid.

Like a peacock

you flaunt your plummege

thinking you are all that

and more.

I smother my laughter

as I watch you dance

because truth be told

you are an ass.

 

 

 

Me no Mentor

So before I begin I want to give a big thanks to Confessions of An Irish Procrastinator for giving me a wee bit of a kick in the ass to do this. She had decided to do the daily prompt every day for the month of May and asked for ride alongs. I am a ride along although I started 2 days in. If you have not had a chance to check out her  blog please do. I giggle every time I read one of her posts. And you do not need to be Irish nor a Procrastinator to enjoy.

I have thought long and hard about today’s word prompt. And I will tell you it has been difficult for me. Believe it or not I even googled the word to see if there was an alternate meaning that would work for me. Alas, there is not. Therefore this post is going to be short and sweet.

At no point and time will I ever mentor anyone. Never ever ever and this is accompanied by vehement head shakes.

I am the world’s worst teacher at anything. I do not have the patience to explain things over and over again. I become very frustrated and will end up just pushing whomever I am trying to teach out of the way (usually T although I believe he does it wrong just so I will) and do it myself. I get very irritated and do not know why.

See, I learn by hands on. Maybe I will listen to someone explaining to me what needs to be done, but for the most part I would rather play around with computer, phone, till, scales what have you, until I figure it out myself. Even if you do explain it to me, most likely I have zoned you out and figured out 10 different ways to do it faster and better. (Oh yes I know that sounds totally egotistical but that is how my mind works. I have short cuts upon short cuts and what may take someone upwards of half hour or more to do usually takes me 10 or 15 minutes.)

So my way of teaching is to show you once and than set you free. How else are you going to learn if you do not do it? Some people will thrive with this type of mentoring while others will flounder. And than my impatience gets in the way.

Best thing I have decided is to take a step back and not teach/mentor anyone. Let me do what I have to do and everyone else can be the teacher. It really is a better fit all around. Now, mom, wow she can mentor and teach but it is not a talent/attribute that she passed along to me.

Untitled Prompt #1

Day dreams

sun bleached driftwood

a belching of black seaweed

using a stick to create a heart

drawing our initials

wanting to hold your hand

feel your warmth.

Sitting here

the sun ending its day

falling beneath the waves

the tide  rolling in

erasing my heart

erasing our initials

putting an end to all I dream.

 

Watcher…..I see you

As the Front End Lead Supervisor, I had to do Employee Evaluations for approximately 45-50 employees. Granted I would hand some off to my 2nd but always the easy one. Employees that she regularly worked with. And I had all the rest. So while she would do 15 maybe the balance were mine.  The fact that I do not have to do them this year is nothing short than an absolute joy. As I write this I am doing the sit down happy dance.

Each evaluation contained several parts: How they had achieved on the goal that I had given them last year. Where they excelled in their position. What areas could they improve in. What my goal was for them in the upcoming year.

I did not work with a lot of my ‘kids’ as they only worked evenings and Saturdays. As I worked every other Saturday and was constantly on the move, I am sure that they did not realize what I was doing. Until we sat down and I went over the evaluation with them.

I observe. When I was bagging the customers groceries I was watching how they were handling themselves. If they were applying all the customer service skills that were a part of their job.  When I walked passed I could hear what was being said and the tone it was being said in. I was constantly observing.

Although I am not going to be doing the evaluations this year, I am still in observation mode. Now though, I observe so as to create characters when I write, and that is way more fun. LOL 🙂