boughten is perfectly acceptable hillbilly patois. i like saying hillbilly patois. i cultivated more proper english in my adulthood and i go back home and before the day is out i done boughten into the whole shebang.
IS THIS REAL?! I work with axxholes like this, and pathological liars, but my true stories from the workplace always sound so unbelievable I’m slow to share ‘em. If this is real I can match it, 10 x over and above.
For example, I sit beside a woman, approx 50 y.o. and she has stories like the above. Her stories sound like the little kid in grade school who you had to roll your eyes about because it was just pathetic. She’s been working overtime for 2 and half years due to god knows what the real reason is, but it boils down to her choice. She wants the money or she wants to be away from home or fill-in-the-blank. She TELLS us that she is being forced to work like that. That the boss makes her. No truth in it, easy to prove etc, but it’s important for her to tell it the way she does.
It’s a sensitive issue for me, pathological liars, and I seem to run across ‘em in droves. How can adults behave this way? More important is why do I/we let ‘em?
Now I’m started and can’t stop. Friday morning the boss was telling us all something about shift changes. It concerns all of us. At my urging, the meeting was public, ie: everybody present. The woman who lies about her work schedule started to leave the room. I called her back, saying, “L—-, this concerns you too!” She dreads everyone being in the room at the same time the official story is told, because it trips up so many of her lies. I really don’t relish shaming her, and in fact it’s uncomfortable for me, but it’s more uncomfortable letting her go on with tall tales that are really big fat lies.
yeah the heavens have been heavenly of late. the weather is soulful too. i also want to express my strongest elbows and cows for the picture of your cat on the left hand side. doggies are just ‘bout prerequisite.
duke ellington and coleman hawkins are playing “ray charles place” on the jazzz channel, and life is almost as good as one of the farts that you get to enjoy privately, just bursting with pride knowing that if someone would wander onto the set, they’d puke. :)
i read the article again and followed the threads to other articles by same author. very good stuff. i see my own history all over the place in the articles. it’s amazing the dysfunctional shit that becomes habit.