Archive for June, 2015

Servitude

Posted: June 15, 2015 in Ramblings
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I was catching up with a friend today over dinner and sharing a lot about my business school experience. I had a moment where I was saying I love chatting with people in the food services space. I think I usually say that it’s because I like the hope of getting free food, but it hit me that that may not be all of it.

I said “I think it’s because I feel like I should talk to them and try to make their day a bit more interesting. I think they must feel trapped having to be so nice to people.” There are probably a lot of things wrong with that statement, but I think it’s either how I view this experience to fit my own experience (like a Rorschach test) or that there’s a sad truth to it. I so often in school (and some parts of life) feel like I’m just living this dull existence where I deal with the annoying customers who want things that aren’t on the menu, have crazy demands or are otherwise bad customers, but to be service-oriented (to be likable, to not be seen as aggressive or militant and to fit in) you have to eat that crow and smile.

I started to wonder if I felt a strong bond because I too (this assuming this is the correct read) felt a sense of servitude to this way of being, this transactional (not relational) dynamic that makes me sad at my core. It’s pretty weird but I’ve always known I would never be good in the services industry and yet I’ve put myself in so many situations where I have to dull my personality to the point of wearing a metaphorical uniform and taking orders to maintain “order.”

Totally not a fully formed thought, but I’m going to think more about this and maybe write some more.

Why old people are the worst at technology – (here)

Man buns and bears and why you should be drooling – (here)

Shade at it’s finest — in the music industry – (here)

Game of Thrones – (here)

I didn’t watch much of “The Voice” this season so I didn’t follow any of the contestants, but Kimberly Nichole was on the iTunes Top 50 for Pop and all I could think was “YESSSS!” I hadn’t heard of the song before but the way she sang it was just…everything I needed.

I’m not a musician and don’t pretend to be one, but I think the following lyrics are what get me the most (plus the way she sings it makes me feel like it reaches into my soul).

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here

Summer 2015 – Let’s Go

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
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It’s been over a year since I’ve blogged and life has happened in ways that have made clear I need to be back in my element. Despite being in the city where I thrive and where I should be taking advantage of every moment I’m not in Boston, I am so eager to introvert and get my thoughts out and share more of myself….

Over time, I’ll post some retroactive posts about my first year of business school and potentially some stuff about my summer internship…