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Posted on 2006.02.20 at 23:35
Mood: okayokay
Music: synapscape - helix (asche remix)
i have determined that spending 50+hrs/week using what could generously be described as "subterfuge tactics" on people is causing me to question the validity and sincerity of anything i say to anyone.

that, my friends, is a truly ugly kind of self-analysis.

but i pulled myself out of a bad attitude and a performance slump tonight with two actions-

first, by selling a couple a tribeca at about $2.5k under MSRP. still made $275 on the deal, thanks to subaru's incentive of two bills to get these things out the door during their first model year.

second, by winning a stoplight drag against a neon srt4 and a previous-generation mustang gt. left them both at launch- the dodge caught up a half-carlength with each gear and pulled even by 80mph, but the poor ford didn't have a chance on either of us. and technology marches on.


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Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2006-02-21 07:59 (UTC) (Link)
i did, for a period- long story short, tax man caught up with me and i accepted their "please come back" offer as a result.
innocentchild at 2006-02-21 08:54 (UTC) (Link)
What it really shows you is that everyone will do what it takes to survive. There's a difference between human nature and morality. We use morality to modify human nature. Everyone has agendas. Not everyone realizes they do. This is a job. You're used to being rather passive and now you're a bit more in your face assertive. Just you coming to terms with some behavioral modifications. Not surprising that you're questioning yourself because this is new territory.

(summary - chill out. don't worry. glad to see the changes.)
the salacious crumpet
kissthecrumpet at 2006-02-21 10:59 (UTC) (Link)
funny... one of the things i miss about you is your uncompromised sincerity.

i understand what it's like to feel like your ethical center is slightly left of your position. i spend my days making 110 pound women look like 90 pound women... perpetuating impossible standards... etc. but i get something out of it - especially lately. creativity. control. cash. a lot of experience i'd never have gotten anywhere else.

but you know... whether i love it or hate it, what it comes right down to is that i'm not my job. and youre not yours either. know what i mean?
fre at 2006-02-21 14:43 (UTC) (Link)
Were you in your E30?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2006-02-22 03:39 (UTC) (Link)
haha no, as much as i loved that car, i don't know if it would have kept up with an srt4. i sold my bmw to a nice gentleman who wanted to start a track project w/ his son. i'm down to just the wrx now.
betternewthings at 2006-02-22 03:33 (UTC) (Link)
do you believe in your job?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2006-02-22 03:38 (UTC) (Link)
i believe in the product i'm selling.
betternewthings at 2006-02-22 03:55 (UTC) (Link)
do you believe in your job?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2006-02-24 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
as simple as the question sounds, i'm not sure how to answer it.
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