NASCAR – 17 November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized




17 November 2014

“Good  morning, Chuck,” I said. “How was your weekend?”

“It was good, I guess. Friday, I wanted my son and his wife to come over and do some things for me . When I got home there was a phone message from saying him that he couldn’t come over, because his wife was sick. His wife wasn’t sick, she was drunk. She’s always fuckin’ drunk. The same thing the next day. I got my nephew to do some things, but he could only do so  much. I need someone to clean my top shelves. There’ve been lots of people who were supposed to do that, but they haven’t been cleaned for the past five years. With my wobbly legs there’s now way I’d get up on a chair to do them myself.

“Did you notice that Ghyslain isn’t across the street today. That’s my fault.  Earlier, I was panning on the corner by the coffee shop. A crackhead sat down on the steps near the door. He was yelling, ‘Gimme change, gimme change.’ He was also insulting anyone, especially women, who didn’t give him anything. I phoned the cops. When they came they told him to move along, they said the same to Ghyslain. It wasn’t my intention that he be rousted, but I don’t mind. He’s a nosy asshole. When the lady cop was talking to me the other day, he rushed over to find out what she said. It was none of his damned business, but I told him, just to avoid a scene.

“I watched a NASCAR race on Saturday. THe driver I was cheering for, Cole Whitt, was in fourth place when he came into the pit stop to change tires. The silly asshole using the jack pulled it out before all the wheels had been replaced, so that really screwed them up. The driver went from fourth to twenty-sixth place. I’m sure that mechanic doesn’t have a job today.


  1. Your blogs are so inspirational. What you do is such a humble and personable way to promote change.


  2. orples says:

    In my opinion, between pollution and monotony, I don’t know how NASCAR ever became so popular. To each their own, I guess.

    Did you know NASCAR evolved in the days of prohibition, when the whiskey drivers had to ‘rush’ to get their illegal products from point A to point B without getting caught? Evidently some of the driver’s decided to compete with each other on the side, and thus the ‘sport’ was born.


  3. Erica Herd says:

    He’s still got a sense of humor.


  4. desstorage says:

    Funny how so many Canadians watch NASCAR when it’s associated with the ‘Deep South’ which Canada so often derides. I did remember that Jacques Villeneuve moved to NASCAR after he quit F1.


  5. sfhopkins says:

    I always feel sorry for people like that mechanic. Don’t know why; if I’d been the driver I’d have wanted to disembowel him.


  6. SimplyMe says:

    I call the kind of sharing you are doing in the blog (and also in your book which I haven’t read) “working on closing the experience gap”. The son of a First Nations’ elder said to me that his father often said, “The rich need the poor.” What a powerful reversal! We all need each other and we need each other’s stories to become more and more and more…


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