New Age Slavery

Still slaves
Building new age pyramids
And picking cotten, silks, and denim/
drinking that poison, smoking that venom/
Each day the ignorance works just enough to place another brick on the pyramid of another/
Just to pick new “Cottons” to impress and condemn their brother/
Its a shame that we breathe in the bullshit/
Flee from the pulpit/
And just don’t know how to quit,/
Being enslaved.
Building another’s pyramid until our tombstone is engraved/
But we don’t care because we feel that it pays,/
Because soon i’ll get that new pair of J’s/
Placing a top stone on another’s empire/
Whilst we don’t even notice our slavery because we don’t feel the sun’s hell fire/
We’ve been enslaved by the false status of the name brand/
As well as the lack of the ability to make a stand/
A stand or attempt to build your own “empire” or road to pave/
Its apparent that we’d rather be a modern day slave.

Things Vet Techs Don’t Like Vol. 5

 

This is your local vet tech after a day fool of WTF
This is your local vet tech after a day full of WTF

You see this wolf above… yeah that’s what your vet tech feels like on the inside after some of the foolish things we encounter daily.

1. Could you groom my pet please? Don’t pay the vomiting, diarrhea, random bleeding etc, any mind.

This by far really makes me blood thirsty. When a client is concerned about a few mats on the fur, or nails being too long when their pet is in dire unrelated stress. If your pet is examined and you are told about various masses felt, wounds, and/or their dehydration we aren’t going to be concerned with fluffy’s aesthetics. A nail trim and bath aren’t going to fix said pets tumor growing on their side!

The clock says it all
The clock says it all

2. I’m late for my appointment, but I damn well better be next in line to see the doctor!

Okay first of all… just who the hell do you think you are to show up late and demand immediate service? If you show up late for your pets appointment you need to realize that other appointments were scheduled and since they were here on time they will be seen ahead of you. Just because you have a card saying your appointment was for 9:30am doesn’t mean you get seen first. That becomes null and void once you show up at 10:15am. Please believe being rude about the fact that YOU were late and haven’t been seen doesn’t help you much either. To top it all off when the pet is a straight up hell beast it just makes a vet tech pretty much say fuck it…….

 

EVIL Incarnate
EVIL Incarnate

3. CUTTING PILLS!!!!!!!!

This is in no way shape or form the clients fault. This isn’t the techs fault, and this isn’t the doctors fault. It is just a way of life. A way that everyone in this business hates. WE ALL HATE CUTTING PILLS INTO 1/2 AND GOD FORBID 1/4ths for a patient. If the pills are scored then great. If they aren’t and they are coated it is a little harder. If they are already infinitesimal then you have to cut them they will 9 times out of 10 decided to shatter into oblivion so you now have to adjust your inventory to reflect loss of said pill. Pill dust every where!!!!! Oh and if you have extremely large hands, (or just hands bigger than a toddlers!) you will have a time just positioning the little bugger on a pill cutter in the first place. Now instead of a half a few pills are 2/3 of the dosage…. I hate pill cutters. I hate cutting pills…. I blame chemist and pharmacist for this. (Even though it’s not their fault either I guess.)

Hey fellow members of the veterinary community, what bugs you? comment below.

If you missed my other TVTDL post then check them out please!

Volume 1

https://poeticice.com/2014/09/17/things-vet-techs-dont-like/

volume 2

https://poeticice.com/2014/09/23/things-vet-techs-dont-like-round-2/

volume 3

https://poeticice.com/2014/11/08/things-vet-techs-dont-like-vol-3/

Volume 4

https://poeticice.com/2014/11/10/things-vet-techs-dont-like-4/

 

 

What are you Thankful For?

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First things first Happy Thanksgiving friends and family! This has been one event filled year for us, and not all positive. But in the spirit of the Holiday I am thankful. I am still alive and able to make changes to my life, and I still have a family that loves me. So no matter how bad some of the events of this year have been I’m thankful.

I’m thankful for my gorgeous wife Devin, that I was lucky/blessed enough to marry this year on March 8th. This gorgeous woman has given me unconditional love, devotion, loyalty, and laughs once March 11, 2010 without fail. Never once has she let me down or gave me cause for concern. I love you booba!

Due to an unexpected death in the family we’ll be apart for the Holiday. I was given the task of writing to pass the time when I wasn’t working. I’m a writer/blogger/poet so usually if I have a spare moment words flow out of me for no reason whatsoever. But this week without her I’ve only been able to write 2 pages of my new fiction drama. Devin is my muse, and without her being near I lost my ability to focus on the task at hand. Words usually blend together in my mind and form this perfect mixture of poetry or fiction that I place on paper or on a word document with relative ease and speed. This week I’ve been at a snail’s pace. I’m lucky to have such am inspirational muse in my life to push me towards greatness. Thank you Devin!

With the world going to war with itself, kids being killed, and people committing more crimes than ever people don’t seem to be thankful for much anymore. The media has skipped being thankful altogether and shifted the calender to show only Halloween, Black Friday, and Christmas. The only reason for that is consumerism and greed in my opinion. It’s as if the world prefers we forget the togetherness, joy, and love we’re supposed to feel for each other and be thankful for.

I’m thankful for my loving family, amazing wife, and the life given to me. What are you Thankful for?

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I'm thankful for you baby

Pillow talk

The sheets are quiet tonight/
The heart heavy
The soul blackened like coal/
I hate being without your pillow talk that makes me feel whole/
The comforter is without so much as a whisper/
Leaving me with the memories of when I last kissed her/
The walls simply echo, you miss her/
I’m lost at sea on this bed/
The whispers of her name fill my head/
Her memories gently dance on her pillow/
Quietly as the wind whips the willow/
It’s too quiet, I miss her talk/
It’s a cold somber night without her pillow talk/

Angels

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The ranks of the angels has yet again grown/
Another sweet loved one has been called home/
Heaven has grown happier
Yet we’re yet again are in tears/
Lord I know you need your angels
But why do you have To take them so soon?/
We weren’t finished with them yet
We had more to learn
More love to give
I’ll never know their hug or kiss again
Without them I’m a wreck I don’t know where to begin/
I know you have plans/
I know how our Lord demands/
But did you have to make them an angel so soon!?/
An angel with grace on her wings/
The angelic choir yet again sings/
I should be happy, but tears are what their song brings/
I promise not to be angry forever lord/
I know you have a plan lord/
You have gained another great Angel lord/
But for now I cry why lord?/

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Crisp Air

The crisp fall air envelopes the body/
Reminding you of days past/
Where childish imagination was king/
Oh what joy did Autumn bring/
Trees dipped in hues of yellow and orange/
The thought of holidays fills one with adrenaline/
Thanksgiving feast, family, and friends/
Christmas carols, giving gifts, and honoring our lord/
The cool crisp air has swept me away/
Back to a time where I would run and play/
Until the sun would set around five/
Being wrapped in that crisp air made me feel so alive/

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