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Friday, January 26, 2007

I'm A Big Quittin' Pants

Ok, as some of you know, I was on the steering committee and BOD for RG4N (see previous entries on anti-Wal-Mart activities) and, well, I decided to stop. Yes, I am a quitter. I was really happy to be a part of it and the cause is a noble one, but it was becoming too time-consuming. I hated being that person at the meeting who fell silent when tasks were delegated. I was adamant about not biting off more that I could chew, but I started to feel guilty about it. And then there were the emails that I couldn’t keep up with combined with my increasingly crazy work load. Meetings went on for hours every Sunday night. If I were single, this wouldn’t have been a big deal. But it involved giving up time with Frankie, who I barely see during the week these days, and with Dave. I think, were this organization more like Ladyfest (i.e. more drinking and fun) I may have stuck it out. I understand that while this is serious business (and not a music festival) that requires serious effort for me, personally, to become really involved with something, I need to feel like I have a connection with the other people outside of the cause. That when I see them, they’ll say, “Hey, How’s Frankie” and I’ll ask them how their day at work was. It’s not that people were unfriendly, just, focused…really, really, really focused. I need more of a balance. I need more….silliness. At least for once in my life during meeting, I felt like I may have been the most laid back person in the entire room!

Hey, how's Frankie?
cute as ever. goddamn is that kid cute...walking like a champ...running like a banshee...talking up a storm (we just can't really understand it alot of the time)
thanks for fighting the good fight, from your dairy man here in StL. Wal*Mart is the biggest threat to my job, despite my Union status and "protection" of my job, they are undermining the future of my industry, as they encircle StL and prepare to move in....
it won't be long! that's a good analogy...circling like wolves. unions are important - i wish more people understood that. unions actually fund most of the really big anti wal-mart movements.
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