Sayyy Whaaaa Bitch?
My wife constantly surprises me with her ignorance and snobbery. We were having an argument last night because I had the audacity to listen to my child as he told me how he planned to do his homework. I had no idea that other plans had been made by the babysitter. So I stepped in and made compromises and told him to do his math and he could wait to do some drawings he needed to make for school. I tend to try and listen to the kid and have him make his own decisions so he can learn. She likes to boss him around.
The babysitter never mentioned a word that she had planned things out. She just got mad and sulky. Never said a word to me. She then told my wife she would not watch the kids while she was away on training. The wife spazzed out and threw out her normal threats and told me that I had to handle homework from now on. Fine with me. I do a better job on everything I put my mind to than she does.
Last night she starts yelling at me for interfering and she says "Do you want your son to turn out like you, uneducated, dropout failure in the world?". Sayyyy Whaaaaa Bitch?
Let's review the facts here. I did drop out of high school. It had nothing to do with academics. I would go to school half the year and get straight A's and skip the other half of the year. I obviously had no problems with the material. My whole issue was with the other kids. I did not fit in. I moved in from out of town. It was really tough.
Now you might say "Well shit ya, your a stupid moron". However I have a drive and thirst for knowledge. I spent years honing my skills, reading books, learning things that interested me. Sure I am self-educated. I did not go to some person grinding out their pension and have them teach me. I taught myself. I had the mental fortitude to study and learn without someone else prodding me on.
My chosen tract of study was Computer-Sci. If I was to go to a university or college right now I bet I would have the equivalent of at the very least a BS in Computer Science if not a Masters. So how you can sit there and say I am uneducated is beyond me.
The other problem I have with this whole conversation is that I think the kid would be better off following my career footsteps than his mothers. She went to an Ivy League school and got a degree in History and English. Now I am not going to put down anyone who spends the time to get a degree. It is a worthwhile pursuit. If you want to put your Ivy League education up against my high school dropout status then lets do it.
If you take any metric available my career is a thousand percent better than yours. You complain every day how your job sucks. Your bosses give you shit work doing QA instead of good BA work that you desire. You whine about it all the time. The place you work at will not let you work in Weston even though your job consists of a bunch of phone support. A blonde 23yr old came on board as you peer and was promoted over you. How successful is your career?
I wander in around 8,9, 10ish sometimes. I screw around on the internet a little. I take days off whenever and make up the time. I have been working at my position for the past 5 years. My bosses find me invaluable. Even with all my eccentric behavior. So much so that they are concerned with changes to the team making me upset and they run them by me beforehand. I have worked for 24 years straight. Through recessions and massive job layoff all without ever being out of work for more than a week. I just got a huge raise where you got a pay grade removed. I make 2-3x more than you and your Ivy League fucking education.
So bitch pleeeeaaaseee. Do not even go down that road. If you think your Ivy League shit don't stink you got another thing coming. Who would I want him to take after? Not you for sure. Peace.