Saturday, November 28

Life as a Telemarketer - Mark as Important

I feel utterly embarrassed of my actions on November 25, 2015. There's probably no coming back from that now. Fcuk it. I started this post a while back, but that night gave me some material to add in, the humor in this piece. Make humor of your embarrassment people. Laugh at it and keep moving, but learn from it. My 11th post! Here's my newest piece:

*ring ring*
"Hello mam'. With whom do I have the pleasure of speaking with?"
"Hi, my name is Frank Ly, and I'm calling from Travis Tran and Associates"
"May I have the privilege of borrowing a moment of your time?"
"The reason I am calling you is to offer you a viable opportunity. Now, I am well aware of it being Black Friday and that you are probably overwhelmed with more than enough sales and offers. However, according to our demographic study, you've been selected to participate in a free trial of our services and may then qualify to be directly engaged into a partnership. We wanted you to be the first person we make this offer readily available to. If at any point, you decide terminate our services before or after the free trial period has ended, you will not be charged for the services rendered. We only ask that if you are find our company's performance satisfactory that you leave a positive feedback review so that we can remain in good standing. We receive most of our business through personal references, as we do not nationally advertise. Before I continue, I am required to disclose that I, myself, am a Customer Service Representative and will be receiving a small commission in event that we join forces. Do you wish to continue?"
"Great! Here's a little background of our organization. We've been in commission for roughly 26 years with 6 to 7 years of experience. Our goal here at Travis Tran and associates is to place individuals such as yourself in partnership with one of our esteemed colleagues in hopes to not only save you on cost and time, but form a lifetime memories as we move forward in unison."
"What makes this any different than any other partnership or match making assembly that you've come into contact you ask?"
"Well today, and for today only, we're offering you a hand to be in direct relation with our founder Mr. Travis Tran himself. This offer includes paid meals, transits to and from desired destinations, an occasional door opening or so, casual conversations, a few mistakes, a lot of apologies, complimentary compliments, keepsakes, etc. This is all included in our free trial and may even extend into a lifetime service agreement. There's little to no risk with no commitment within the first 30 days. Too good to be true? To start, we'll even give you a few shares of our company, which is nonreturnable and can be bargained for or disposed of. These shares are mostly good for a few good laughs, some secrets, and endless, embarrassing stories, but are not limited to such."
"Was that a giggle I heard?"
"Yes? I thought so. To better serve you and provide you with our first-rate service, I would like to ask you a few questions?
"What have you heard about our founder?"'
"That bad eh? We can confidently state that most, if not all, of his first impressions leaves our reputation tarnish, usually coming off as a jackass. This is why I, myself, and others are commissioned to represent his company and him. His antics allows us to retain a sense of job security. Which leads me to my second question: Do you believe in second chances? *laughs* If so, please allow us to proceed without pretenses. Our company is sometimes compared with top grain leather, a 1905 Bordeaux, selvedge jeans, raw platinum, high fidelity neodymium magnets, with the craftsmanship of a Patek Philippe watch. Fact! Do you believe in the richness of character? How about humor and equality in life? What is your position on people who unequivocally stand in your defense? These are just a few aspects that we represent here at Travis Tran and Associates. I am here to boast or brag, hype or pressure, but to ask for your indulgence in a simple, harmless company. This is more than a filet mignon on a paper plate. This is the beneficial curve thrown onto your under-performed final, the one that you've always wanted. Seize the deal and tickle your fancy today, as the deal may not be on the table tomorrow."
"Mam', are you still there?"
"Good. I would now like to take this time to thank you for bearing with me thus far. We hope to be hearing your response to our prodigious offer soon .Shortly after this call, you will receive a survey rating my performance. There you can voice your concerns or questions and nevertheless leave highly satisfactory ratings across the board. If, however, you would like to be removed from our calling list, please press "0" now. 

Post Script: So I did a Top 5 Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 album songs in November 2013.. Thought I'd do Adele's new album since she's been on a hiatus. Favorite lyrics from each song is listed alongside. My next blog will be epic, at least I'd like to think so.

Top 5
1) Water Under the Bridge - And if I'm not the one for you, you've gotta stop holding me the way you do.
2) Can't Let Go - Did you ever find the note that I wrote? I hid it in the seam of your coat. It was hard to write with a lump in my throat. Do you even know I can't let go?
3) Hello - It's so typical of me to talk about myself, I'm sorry. I hope that you're well.
4) When We were Young - Cause I've been by myself all night long hoping you're someone I used to know.
5) Remedy - This ain't easy it's not meant to be. Every story has it's scars

Tuesday, November 10

Do you really want to be here?

I predetermined to write today. After watching a Wes Anderson movie and while listening to Big Pun, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, this is was all that I could think about.

Do you really want to be here?
Here on this blog, afraid of what you’d read,
not knowing what you're getting into
Maybe it’s about you and it’ll hurt
Maybe it’s about someone else and it’ll hurt
What if you’re thinking too much into it, and it’s about nothing at all
Maybe I’m thinking too much, but isn’t that what I do and what you’re here for
Stop reading if you don’t want to question your worth
In the end, will it be worth it
Frankly, this is about everything
Do you really want to be here?
If this your source of insight, about me, about you or about nothing at all,
proceed with caution
If it has become a ritual to read religiously, most addictions aren’t good for you
There are groups for that
What if it makes you feel good to read it, and I’m not asking for you to leave in anyway
Can you stand it waiting for it day in and day out
Checking for a new post, knowing that 8 times a year doesn’t even equate to once every month and a half. Maybe it does, and my math is wrong
Do you want to filter through the monotonous just to find a few good articles
that pull heart strings and strike chords
How long do you want to be here and endure or relish my subpar literature?
Possibly another day or month and you’ll quit
How long do I expect you be here until you get over me or my writings
How long until the subject matter doesn’t matter
If I’ve written good about you here, you can also be ridiculed here as well
No one is safe or given pardon for good behavior
How long will it take for me to get over you and your so-called inspired blogs
Aren’t you fearful that it might not be about you anymore
Then you’ll be a subject of the past, as will this blog to you
I’m sure you’ve experienced how break-ups go
You might want to terminate your subscription soon
Do you really want to be here?
It has come to my attention that some people like being hurt by beautiful words
My words are as beautiful as a Hattori Hanzo sword, my tongue just as sharp
Aren’t you afraid of the truths I’d bring, the tyranny and betrayal that comes about
When I direct it towards or shout it out
What happens when it’s your turn to be in the cross hair and you came here for some innocent, light reading
What good does that bring for me or for you, imagine the impact
Isn’t it ironic that I’m questioning who is reading this, when right now it’s unquestionably addressed you
Are you uncomfortable yet
Do you feel that weight on you
First time views, do not let these questions discourage you
But do you really want to be here?
Where the reader can become the written about
Could you take the pressure of being the topic of discussion, front page of the news
Could you read knowing that the rest of my followers are reading
and may or may not know who you are specifically
What if there are no actual followers and this is just one long soliloquy
How will it feel only being able to read about my opinions about you without being able to correctly respond
Or correct erroneous statements I make about you
Ones that everyone here has already read and believe to be one of my truths
What if someone hates or is envious of you because of something I wrote about you
How long do I expect you to be here
Well as long as you’ll have me
Just knowing these facts as a reader,
Are you prepared for the relationship that we are about to inscribe
This is the last call, 8 ball corner pocket
Do you really want to be here?

Post Script: I know I barely know you, but I had a mother fcuking bad ass dream of who you could be as we walked endlessly though a K-Mart. It was funky as shit but mad real. To the muse of this post, cheers. On another note, I'm beginning to adapt a concept of not chasing something that has ran away.