I like peanuts, walnuts and cashews — but I hate religious nuts

I hate religious nuts. I hate people that will take advantage of you. And I hate people who think they are so much better than you, just because they are more religious.

My roommate is all three.

I started a new job a couple of weeks ago. For a few months, I’ve been working a couple of part-time jobs, one of which was at the local newspaper. A position as a reporter opened up there at the beginning of the year.

I still work at a hotel (for about 3 more hours) as a night clerk. So I’ve been working my ass off at this new full-time job and finishing my two weeks at my part-time job.

I was supposed to be done with the hotel job yesterday, but one of my coworkers (I live at the hotel, so he’s also my roommate) decided that he was going to go to hell if he didn’t go to church today. You are not going to hell. This is your job. Don’t expect people to work for you so you can go to church. In my mind, religion is a form of recreation. It goes with fishing, skiing and knitting. Asking for time off is crap. I have been good about working for other people when they have a legitimate conflict, such as a funeral or other employment. However, I have a HUGE problem with taking time off for recreation. If he wasn’t taking what going supposed to be my last shift, tomorrow night, I would have told him to forget it.

A few months ago, he had the nerve to ask me to work for him on a Saturday morning. I had been up kind of late Friday night, and he called me in to work at 7 a.m. I would never ask anyone to work for me on such short notice unless I had some sort of emergency. I assumed that he was the same. NO! He was going to a horse auction. With his girlfriend. He didn’t want to be late. I can’t believe that he would do such a thing.