....Damn, if i had a nickle for every time my life was ruined!
Lots of great points in this thread and i wasnt initially going to respond to this thread either because i too, can be a bit harsh LOL!!
Yes dude, you bought defective boots from what i can understand of your post. Gotta understand that when you're on a motorcycle you need every edge you can get! Buy as good as you can afford, no bullshit, no defective stuff, etc...
Fuck. I was well into my 20's by the time i stopped making shitty decisions left and right and can only nowadays get it down to about once a day or so.
Allstate BLOWS. Had them screw me over in the late 90's and never went back.
One of the hardest things for some of us in life is learning. Or allowing yourself to learn, unburdened by ego, etc...
@ RTPerf. We are the same here in Indiana. Think we call it At Will or something but yea they pretty much need ZERO reason to let ya go.
@rcannon, thats hilarious! In my early 20's i always thought some big entity of some sort would always swoop in and save my ass and help me enforce my rights when really...harsh reality is - no one gives fucks. You fight for yourself and yourself only and doing that, you quickly realize which fights you wanna fight and ones you cant, ones you cant afford to fight, etc...
When i was 20-25 i printed t-shirts for a living. Five years i lived at this place that i and my coworkers also considered home. 10-14 hour days in extreme heat at times, i gave everything of myself for this place. About the 4th year i worked there, the hippie owner sucked with finances and had to sell the business. New owners from fucking Manhattan, NY come in and buy our little mom n pop screen shop in NC.
About a year later i got in a fight, dislocating my shoulder during the fight for the official 2nd time on one side (and yes, one usually will lose a fight where an arm goes down due to dislocation - dont ask me how ive managed to do that twice now in two separate fights
). I could no longer pull squeegees and do the intense manual labor i was good at. People would be surprised how much energy it takes to manually print t's, or hell even on a automatic press. I was really good at what i did but now my value was 0 with the loss of an arm.
I was fired after a couple weeks of doing bullshit work. It sucked hard and i had to find ways to suck it up and move on. On top of that, my whole arm was useless, i was out of a job and had to find one and AND
the fucker that i fought not only got the best of me (no blood tho) during the fight but went to the Magistrates office right after to file to have me arrested.
So technically i was arrested at about 8:30am 3 days after the fight and then fired shortly after within a couple weeks. Part of me was so upset but part of me also realized how the new owners saw me - loose cannon and unreliable due to possible future jail time. It fucked with me and as i write this right now it strikes me as just how naive i was at the time. We are pretty much all of us Expendable. On the other hand, no one is perfect.
Not sure if i covered all the points i wanted to but i sure did ramble lol