A total fucking shitshow

I did something I haven’t done maybe since prison. I woke up angry. Last week they fired the middle manager who basically did all the work at the hotel and haven’t replaced him. Yesterday morning I waited around to talk to the housing specialist who was suppose to be there at 9. At 5 minutes to 10 her counterpart sashayed in and informed me that my housing specialist had been “transferred” and she had to do room checks now and to come back at noon and she would see me. I went away and when I came back at noon she was yelling at a knot of residents – going on about how if we had been at her classes we would know what was going on. Mind you, there were no notices put up about special classes or notes under the doors. Apparently, this woman had gone around the floors knocking on doors and yelling the information. Probably in the middle of the day when no one was around. Having heard all I needed to hear I interrupted her mid-sentence and in the whitest voice I could manage said, “So… will you be making appointments?” I’ll be seeing her at 1 on friday.

Nothing from Housing Works.

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16 thoughts on “A total fucking shitshow

  1. Brion

    Lol! You’re too polite!! Would love to be a fly on the wall at 1 on friday! Your followup should be fun!

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    1. williamcullum Post author

      Actually, Brion, she’s fine. She’s caught in an impossible situation. She’s the only specialist for the entire hotel. I’m sure we’ll have a fine meeting.

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  2. Paul Mall

    Wow….no sense of entitlement here. Such a shame that F-R-E-E housing isn’t more accommodating to your “special” sensibilities. FYI, I’ve hung in here for a couple of weeks trying in vain to find something vaguely interesting amongst the wasteland of your pointless posts. Basically it’s not a blog….it’s a crazy quilt of whiny rants and pretentious delusions that reek of a shallow mind and soulless heart. I’m out. My only regret is that I was actually stupid enough to donate money a while back via the BIE site so that you’d have a little dough to start you’re life as an ex-con. Who knew that you’d be such an annoying waste of time.

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    1. williamcullum Post author

      Lol… Wow, indeed! Thanks for sharing, Paul. Send me proof of your contribution and I will happily refund your money. Maybe you could use it for therapy since you so clearly have issues with transference. All the best, Bill

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    1. williamcullum Post author

      True dat, Ryan. But more importantly, Paul seems to be the type, not uncommon in the wonderful world of art, that gets angry and hostile when presented with something without a clear narrative and that may require time, patience, and study to understand. I’m always curious what kind of art people like him like. Maybe he won’t follow through on his threat and tell us. I, for one, am sincerely interested.

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  3. Ryan

    It always kills me when people make comments like that on someones personal blog. They have absolutely no obligation to come here. If you don’t like it, don’t fucking come back. It just shows what a sad, bitter, lonely person they are. Seriously. What the fuck. It’s so much faster to just click close, than write a diatribe to someone you’ve never met, pathetic really. He comes off as the type of commenter on Scott’s website that has been blocked and or torn to pieces for making bullshit comments. Unleash Scott. What a waste of time.

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  4. Ryan

    Don’t waste your time with a refund either. That comment was bullshit, this isn’t Macy’s. Or in his case, Kohls.

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  5. williamcullum Post author

    Thanks, guys. You’re the best! But you won’t find Scott-like rants on here. Not my thing. I reason. That’s why I always win arguments with Scott (oh, no you dinnit!). The only problem with that is he hates(!) losing so then he pouts for a year or so. Then he decides he won the argument and we go on as before so it doesnt happen very often. The first part of the “About” section is sincere. This is never going to be a polemical about anything. I’m documenting the process of homelessness in New York City and when I’m not doing that I’m using it as an image bank for my paintings. I’m thrilled that so many of you want to come along but, at the end of the day, this is for me – not you. Something I’m afraid poor Paul will never understand. Because Paul is entitled to be entertained. And in a way that his limited experience can understand. I suspect he finds a lot to be angry about. Not my problem. Love the hater, not the hate. I hope you all have a wonderful day. See there? Not Scott.

    p.s. I love me some Scottie. Yes, I do.

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  6. Scott

    “Basically it’s not a blog….it’s a crazy quilt of whiny rants and pretentious delusions that reek of a shallow mind and soulless heart. I’m out. My only regret is that I was actually stupid enough to donate money a while back via the BIE site so that you’d have a little dough to start you’re life as an ex-con. Who knew that you’d be such an annoying waste of time.”

    WOW! Pall Mall, you pretty much just gave the dictionary definition of a fucking blog!

    Firstly, yes, the sense of entitlement is breathtaking here — that’s what we love about Bill (that and the fact that he’s never once in thirty years won an argument with me. But I digress).

    So what exactly did you come here for? LOL Cats? I Can Haz Cheeseburger?

    Get a grip you asshole — a good blog takes on the narrative quality of the life of the blogger, which this one has managed to do in very short order. Bloggers post in a somewhat longer form than FB about the shit that’s important to us at the moment and we tend to lay bare (some would say overshare) what’s going on in our life and how we feel about it.

    I’m not sure what, other than jealousy at being confronted with an intellect that’s clearly superior to yours and a tapestry of life experience that’s no doubt much richer than your pathetic fucking existence, could be the motivating factor in coming to a person’s personal website and then crapping the place up with unnecessary vitriol and personal attacks (those are reserved exclusively for my use fyi) but I’ve got a suggestion for you — step on over to my house and bring your shitty attitude to my comments section. Because I’ve got a little sumthin’ sumthin’ waiting for you over there if you’ve got the stones, you fucking ass-clown.

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  7. williamcullum Post author

    OMG… I’m laughing so hard I’m actually tearing up. See why we’ve been friends for so long? Poor Paul Mall. He’s my new avatar for the terminally entitled, bourgeois, know-nothing. I do hope he comes back before something or someone forces him into anger management. I really do. Sumthin’ sumthin’, indeed. I love me some Scottie! Yes, I do!

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  9. Bob

    My browser and BIE seem to be on the outs today, so I am pigglishly pasting here what I tried to post there
    A– blogs are reflections of the personality of the blogger: thus when Paul writes, “Fuck you for being you” is sort of “Fuck me for being someplace I don’t understand.”
    B– Ain’t life wonderful, that 2 guys who seem so different can be close friends, and some of us will enjoy both, only one, or neither.
    C– As far as fucking with Scott — “De Supermanus non tuggum cape” in my pidgin Latin

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  10. steve

    Bill, for what it’s worth, as with Scott’s blog, I just love coming back here – it takes all sorts …

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