I knew it… Stephens is that guy.
Safety stand-downs are a ubiquitous part of Marine Corps life, where you learn such valuable things as how to avoid shaking your baby to death or not rape people or things. These usually come prior to a long weekend, but can be gleefully inserted into any work day after some catastrophic event happens from some idiot in your company.
Have you ever noticed it’s always the same people? It’s always the same motherfuckers that mess everything up for everyone else, but it’s you that has to sit around in a theater all day and get treated like a 4 year old. The only logical conclusion is that they’re doing it on purpose. After all, sitting in a classroom all day is better than being stuck at the armory cleaning your clean weapon for the 5th time this week.
Anyway, I don’t have a lot to say at the moment. As I type this, I’m in the process of moving my entire life to Los Angeles. Hopefully things will settle down here in the next couple of weeks. Busy times!
Lastly, I just want to point out that you can actually pre-order the new hardcover edition of The White Donkey on Amazon!