March 31st, 2010

Montecristo Captain Quixote

I'll take "Irony, Tragedy, and Frustration" for 200, Alex

I'm distracted, worried, frustrated, and annoyed...and it's irritatingly impacting my ability to concentrate on work today. I hate it when that happens. A friend has gotten her life into an appalling state of disarray and is headed for no good end and I have not the wisdom (and perhaps not the sensitivity) to get her to consider her situation in a more rational light. I need to just accept that there isn't anything I can say or do, she is not going to listen, at all, and it isn't even any of my damned business anyway. I shouldn't take it so damned personally. It's ridiculous. Hell, maybe I'm even wrong in my assessment of the situation, but I sincerely doubt that. I do know that I need to focus on stuff over which I have some control and actual responsibility...and I can't seem to do that right now...which means I've got another one hundred twenty minutes to sit here and be utterly useless.