Gossip on-line? Fans Harassing Drive...

Since: May 07

United States

#21 Mar 11, 2008
Red wrote:
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I fell for you there. I'm in the same situation, having been a victim of working in the home building industry. I have an interview tomorrow, so I'm hopeful at least, but I have to admit, I was thinking the same thing about those drivers while I was trying to stay awake during the race on Sunday. It's a rough rough life, isn't it? You get paid that kind of money, then you'd better be prepared to put up with some crap, as far as I'm concerned, it's a small price to pay, and most of it's fairly easily ignored. I know...easy for me to say, but it's how I feel. I've had to put up with plenty of crap like that in my life and never been paid big for it...
Hey Red. I am also in the construction business. It sucks. Biz partner has got a good deal going here but talked to friend/neighbor today who said we should stay here atleast until May. One of the oldest lumber yards in our area is going out of business and Citation Homes in our area is done for. We go out and bid jobs with the inclusion that if prices change - oops! Your problem. People want things done for $25.00 and we simply can't do a $5,000.00 garage anymore. The plywood that was $5.00 10 years ago is $22.00 today. What?

Very good luck with your interview.Let us know how it works out.

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#22 Mar 11, 2008
Mikey fan wrote:
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I'm responding to your quote, LD, but I agree with all said above. They are OVERPAID, then WHINE when we don't say nicey-nicey things about their "flavor of the month", their big houses..etc, etc...and we call a spade a spade. I say, "if they want SYMPATHY from me, they can look for it in the dictionary---it's between SH*T and SYPHILIS!!"...that saying is about 50 years old..my stepfather used it all the time..applies today(esp given the lifestyle of some of them.)..LOL.
That is one of my favorite sayings too. My dad used it when we whined as teenagers.
Red

Rancho Cordova, CA

#23 Mar 11, 2008
theo wrote:
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Hey Red. I am also in the construction business. It sucks. Biz partner has got a good deal going here but talked to friend/neighbor today who said we should stay here atleast until May. One of the oldest lumber yards in our area is going out of business and Citation Homes in our area is done for. We go out and bid jobs with the inclusion that if prices change - oops! Your problem. People want things done for $25.00 and we simply can't do a $5,000.00 garage anymore. The plywood that was $5.00 10 years ago is $22.00 today. What?
Very good luck with your interview.Let us know how it works out.
It really does suck. I worked for a national homebuilder, and the property they are building on was bought 5 years ago, so they keep cutting house prices, but again, can only cut so much considering the cost of the property and the cost of the materials. It seems to be hitting all the builders, which is why I'm interviewing in the healthcare industry LOL Thanks for the good wishes!
littledevil2744

Newark, NJ

#24 Mar 12, 2008
wow i started something here!!

i would post my thoughts but im to stuffy right at the moment ill get back to ya!!
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Mar 13, 2008
Was at a funeral 2 days ago. My uncle, who spent his life working in a cheese factory, passed away after a long battle with a terminal illness. He was filled with humour and was thankful for every small blessing in his simple life.

So, for all those whiners who are upset that someone posts something about their girlfriend on a myspace page I say this...shut the f*** up.

Are you kidding me? Boo hoo, you travel alot and are away from your families. Guess what, I'm away from my family for 12 hours every day while I'm at work. My son comes home from school to an empty house because I'm at work putting bad guys in jail. I've been shot at, kicked, punched, got in squad car wreck and messed up my back for life and I do it everyday because I LOVE my job! I make an ok living, I pay the bills, but my family has suffered my entire career wondering if I was going to make it home in one piece EVERY DAY (not just Sundays). I've watched co-workers become alcholics while trying to cope with the things that we see and do at this job, divorce is sky high, and relationships are a challenge.

So, if you don't like whats said on the internet keep your dumb ass off of it, behave like an adult, its not that hard. I get so sick and tired of people who live priveleged lives crying about it...try being one of us "regular" folks. I for one wouldn't trade it for anything because I can look in the mirror everyday and have pride in my life and how I live it.

So once again to all you priveleged whiners...SHUT THE F*** UP!!
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Mar 13, 2008
One more thing, drivers are upset that they have to deal with women who "stalk" them and adore them.....MY GOD, how awful, how do they go on from day to day??? GIVE ME A BREAK....damn I'm ticked.
lmra323

Gwynn Oak, MD

#27 Mar 13, 2008
YOU GO GIRL!!!! I agree 1,000,000%!!!!
Amber

Bossier City, LA

#28 Mar 13, 2008
Cak, sorry for your loss.

Very well said, I agree with you!
littledevil2744

Newton, NJ

#29 Mar 13, 2008
sorry for you loss....

and i also agree with you

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#30 Mar 13, 2008
cak wrote:
Was at a funeral 2 days ago. My uncle, who spent his life working in a cheese factory, passed away after a long battle with a terminal illness. He was filled with humour and was thankful for every small blessing in his simple life.
So, for all those whiners who are upset that someone posts something about their girlfriend on a myspace page I say this...shut the f*** up.
Are you kidding me? Boo hoo, you travel alot and are away from your families. Guess what, I'm away from my family for 12 hours every day while I'm at work. My son comes home from school to an empty house because I'm at work putting bad guys in jail. I've been shot at, kicked, punched, got in squad car wreck and messed up my back for life and I do it everyday because I LOVE my job! I make an ok living, I pay the bills, but my family has suffered my entire career wondering if I was going to make it home in one piece EVERY DAY (not just Sundays). I've watched co-workers become alcholics while trying to cope with the things that we see and do at this job, divorce is sky high, and relationships are a challenge.
So, if you don't like whats said on the internet keep your dumb ass off of it, behave like an adult, its not that hard. I get so sick and tired of people who live priveleged lives crying about it...try being one of us "regular" folks. I for one wouldn't trade it for anything because I can look in the mirror everyday and have pride in my life and how I live it.
So once again to all you priveleged whiners...SHUT THE F*** UP!!
Yes ma'm! I agree! I am a nurse I work 12 hour nights! I love what I do but I have been crapped on-puked on- kicked-- spit on and called all sorts of names! Our Emergency room serves a large indigent population and some of the clients the police bring in are just disgusting! For those who have it all and complain I agree STFU! If its too slippery on the track stop driving!
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Mar 13, 2008
And wouldn't you just be disgusted if people loved and adored you?? Do you ask for, or expect, a pat on the back for doing your underpaid job?? Most of the people I "serve and protect" hate the ground I walk on and would step over my dead body to get to the next rock of crack, so to hear people piss and moan because their fans won't leave them alone.....Holy Crap that makes me mad. I'm still ticked how many hours later??
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Mar 13, 2008
Katie, when was the last time someone said to you "you're my favorite nurse, I plan family vacations, and spend a lot of money just to come see you and cheer you on?" My guess would be NEVER, yet we as fans spend money and time to come see our sport and cheer on our drivers and they complain about it???? AAARRGGGHHH....I can't take it.

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#33 Mar 13, 2008
cak wrote:
Katie, when was the last time someone said to you "you're my favorite nurse, I plan family vacations, and spend a lot of money just to come see you and cheer you on?" My guess would be NEVER, yet we as fans spend money and time to come see our sport and cheer on our drivers and they complain about it???? AAARRGGGHHH....I can't take it.
Really---that would be so funny! Do you know how many shifts I have to work to buy my season tickets to Texas Motorspeed way? Plus camping passes and the trip to the merchandise haulers! Throw in gas for the generator and the novelties; well about 2500 bucks is gone! I love how Tony Stewart drives but his whining and distain for his fans makes me sick! Just think some of them may have to take out the trash! Waaaaaaaaaaa
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Mar 13, 2008
I understand, just last night I repurchased the 4 seats/tickets that I buy for both Phoenix races.$300 bucks per race just for tickets, plus travel to AZ, etc. I will be sure not to "bother" anyone while I'm there! Actors, athletes, politicians, they all work to become famous, well known, successful, and then bitch about it when they do! GEEZ...be careful what you wish for.

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#35 Mar 13, 2008
cak wrote:
I understand, just last night I repurchased the 4 seats/tickets that I buy for both Phoenix races.$300 bucks per race just for tickets, plus travel to AZ, etc. I will be sure not to "bother" anyone while I'm there! Actors, athletes, politicians, they all work to become famous, well known, successful, and then bitch about it when they do! GEEZ...be careful what you wish for.
Yep how true! I always wanted to be in nursing administration so I took a job being Director of a Nursing unit! Never home; worked 14-16 hours days; cranky and tired all the time! Finally got out of it and am doing the night supervisor thing! It may be nights but I can pick up my kids from school and say no when they want me to do extra!
Mikey fan

Rossford, OH

#36 Mar 13, 2008
hi there Katie and cak--I hear your frustration!! I also work in health care, but my hat is off to Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants--they take the brunt of both the patients AND their families (often they are worse than the patients themselves)..and I can say I certainly appreciate the police!! I think what happened to Indy car racing needs to happen to NASCAR. It was a decent sport as long as Earnhardt was alive..now the media is ruining it with TOO much coverage. These guys THINK they're rock stars now!! I will say that the older (and unfortunately, retiring) drivers may be different. I can also say that I've heard that, when he was younger, Kyle Petty blew off a bunch of fans and his dad "took him out back" and read the riot act to him..told him, without the fans, he would NOT have a job. Now, Kyle stops and signs every autograph fans ask for. I guess losing his son has also had a profound effect on him. I know it's hardly possible, but I would LOVE to see Kyle, or one of his drivers win a race--for those reasons alone.

cak--I am sorry for your loss. People can never be replaced..you may get used to not having him around, but you NEVER get over it. Trust me, my stepfather passed away in 1983 and I still think of him, at some point in time, nearly everyday. Losing someone you love forces you to look at things differently and realize that life is more than "an endless party." I don't wish it on them, but some of these boys in NASCAR(boys--NOT men, and their little girls) need a big kick in the face from reality. Maybe then, I'll consider them human beings instead of spoiled little snots.

Since: May 07

United States

#37 Mar 13, 2008
Katie in Texas wrote:
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Really---that would be so funny! Do you know how many shifts I have to work to buy my season tickets to Texas Motorspeed way? Plus camping passes and the trip to the merchandise haulers! Throw in gas for the generator and the novelties; well about 2500 bucks is gone! I love how Tony Stewart drives but his whining and distain for his fans makes me sick! Just think some of them may have to take out the trash! Waaaaaaaaaaa
I'm with ya! Roomie went to TMS 5 years ago with his buddies and between all the costs you mentioned - his portion was only $500.00. He didn't even buy any merchandise and they cooked every day (no concessions and I sent food along - muffins, eggs, blah blah blah). I really wanted to go this year (April - B.day weekend) but's in not in the cards - oops! I mean the MONEY! Roomie has met TS a couple of times and all he has to say is , "pr***". Have a little appreciation for your fans and quit thinking about how many dirt tracks you can buy and how much money you can give to Victory Junction. It's because of the fans he can do all of that. Oh my dearly beloved sopa box!
Mikey fan

Rossford, OH

#38 Mar 13, 2008
theo wrote:
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I'm with ya! Roomie went to TMS 5 years ago with his buddies and between all the costs you mentioned - his portion was only $500.00. He didn't even buy any merchandise and they cooked every day (no concessions and I sent food along - muffins, eggs, blah blah blah). I really wanted to go this year (April - B.day weekend) but's in not in the cards - oops! I mean the MONEY! Roomie has met TS a couple of times and all he has to say is , "pr***". Have a little appreciation for your fans and quit thinking about how many dirt tracks you can buy and how much money you can give to Victory Junction. It's because of the fans he can do all of that. Oh my dearly beloved sopa box!
when's your birhtday??
Mikey fan

Rossford, OH

#39 Mar 13, 2008
oops, birthday..typing too fast

Since: May 07

United States

#40 Mar 13, 2008
Mikey fan wrote:
hi there Katie and cak--I hear your frustration!! I also work in health care, but my hat is off to Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants--they take the brunt of both the patients AND their families (often they are worse than the patients themselves)..and I can say I certainly appreciate the police!! I think what happened to Indy car racing needs to happen to NASCAR. It was a decent sport as long as Earnhardt was alive..now the media is ruining it with TOO much coverage. These guys THINK they're rock stars now!! I will say that the older (and unfortunately, retiring) drivers may be different. I can also say that I've heard that, when he was younger, Kyle Petty blew off a bunch of fans and his dad "took him out back" and read the riot act to him..told him, without the fans, he would NOT have a job. Now, Kyle stops and signs every autograph fans ask for. I guess losing his son has also had a profound effect on him. I know it's hardly possible, but I would LOVE to see Kyle, or one of his drivers win a race--for those reasons alone.
cak--I am sorry for your loss. People can never be replaced..you may get used to not having him around, but you NEVER get over it. Trust me, my stepfather passed away in 1983 and I still think of him, at some point in time, nearly everyday. Losing someone you love forces you to look at things differently and realize that life is more than "an endless party." I don't wish it on them, but some of these boys in NASCAR(boys--NOT men, and their little girls) need a big kick in the face from reality. Maybe then, I'll consider them human beings instead of spoiled little snots.
I'll back track on this one. I met Kyle Petty on Victory Junction Ride when it came through the town I own a home in. Met him and the people leading the "tour". Nice, nice nice. Patty was there and she had a bigger following than him.

My Grandpa was a cop and my Dad was depituzed (sp?- stand by) and remember when he was called out (many times) in the middle of the night to help.

Best friend worked as scrub nurse, ER and then in cardio unit. That was back when nurses had to wear the white dresses (before scrubs were in the deal). When I was in the hospital (several yrs. ago) the gals working that floor were my best buds. I'd wake up in the middle of the night when they were on their dinner break and start roaming the halls with my iv in tow - couldn't sleep. They would sit down with me and feed me water & crackers, call the dr. on call and get me something until my next meds were due. Then they would put me back to bed with my ice bags and meds. One morning my iv went nuts and iv therapist wasn't due in for awhile and they couldn't get a hold of her. Really nice gal told me after two trys that she couldn't do it so she called the er and got trauma guy - he was there within 4 minutes and all was well.

A lot of people have no idea what real life is all about and I agree with you all - NASCAR is getting a little wild. Maybe some of these little boys need to go to the men's room and grab hold of themselves.(tee hee)

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