From a 2008 e-mail I wrote, titled “reasons i totally want to die today”:
* the main proofer wasn’t printing until about 7 p.m. until then we had to do about 4 extra stupid steps to print a low-resolution copy for the rimmers to read, and they were marking mistakes that the low-res printer makes and not real mistakes in copy.
* i couldn’t print my color for my front properly until about 8 p.m. because it wouldn’t print anywhere ever.
* there were only three rimmers on anyway, so the proofs i managed to put out by 6 or so are still sitting there with 1 or 0 reads on them now, at 10 p.m. THAT IS FOUR HOURS B.T.W.
* shit is coming in late as shit for the local section so that ———— didn’t have anything to lay out until after he got back from his two-hour church break
* ———‘s being a little bitch about shit i didn’t catch on proofs because i’m trying to catch heinous design mistakes in section and not really four-h vs. 4-h.
* i still have an hour-long commute home and if i’m lucky it’ll be just as fun as friday, when a guy was completely passed out on the floor in his own puke and the bart cops had to literally drag him out by his arms and the guy still didn’t wake up and then i got panhandled pretty agressively about six times on bart and at the station in the city.
* i know there is no alcohol for me to drink when i get home :( :( :(
“Do you know that most of the poor people in our country are working everyday? They are making wages so low that they can not begin to function in the mainstream of the economic life of our nation. These are facts which must be seen. And it is criminal to have people working on a full-time basis and a full-time job getting part-time income.”—Martin Luther King said this, too.