Day Twenty (CDR)… The Nugget Cafe is Slowing Down…08/24/15

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What an elaborate sign that really screams authority… lol! I had to take a picture of this pathetic little sign… It’s posted on the back door to the kitchen… No #customers walk in this way, so I guess it serves its purpose…

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So, #TheNuggetCafe has slowed down quite a bit and I have finagled two days off to #climb and #camp up on top of #MatchlessMountain… I just have to make it through today and tomorrow, then I’m on my way… The only obstacle is the other idiot #waiter Mike who never seems to keep his word… It’s almost like if you plan something this guy will go out of his way to screw the whole process up… I confirmed with him that I was taking the two days off and also told Chris, the owner, so if this asshole doesn’t show up, it’s on him…

For someone who wants to make all of the money I don’t understand why he wouldn’t jump on opportunities like these… Especially considering I worked 3 doubles in a row while he took time off… But folks no matter how much you try to live a simple life without drama there is always one asshole who takes pride in fucking everything up… The only way to deal with them is to not engage, let them hang themselves because they eventually will…

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It was quite slow today as you can see in the parking lot but somehow I seem to make money at #TheNuggetCafe… If I make $100 a shift, I am happy… That’s my qouta and it has been met practically every time I work… Who can ask for more really…On some #doubles I will take home around $300 and not even break a sweat… I just can’t understand why anyone would try to milk anymore money out of this place… I have a good feeling Mike is stealing… He’s just that type of dickhead and I imagine this #cafe is easy to steal from considering the system is so primitive…

I could never steal a dime from this family and I can’t imagine who could or would want to… They are just so generous and sweet… God people suck! People like Mike are the ones who turn generous, kind family people like these into skeptical, non-trusting assholes… You can only get burned so many times when you finally give up on being generous… I hope this never happens to the #KranorFamily… I hope they are wise enough to stay the same regardless of what few morons take advantage because people like myself are very appreciative and want to show it…

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It was a beautiful day today… It was sunny, breezy and in the 70’s… Folks, there is no humidity up here what so ever and it is lovely… It’s so refreshing getting out of the shower and not sweating like a bastard… Besides the dried out sinuses, I believe it is the perfect weather up here… You are always eager to get outside up here because there’s really no obstacles weather wise, that get in your way… Well, during this time of year that is…

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Here’s a view from the #OpenSign, which is a sign you learn to love and hate at the same time… In the morning you dread turing it on at 8am… especially when you see a long line outside… but at night there is always a discussion about when we are going to turn it off… It’s almost like the kitchen tries to persuade you to turn off that sign as soon as possible…

Richard, one of the #chefs, is the funniest about this… He will call you over as he is doing some prep work or cleaning and secretly ask you to turn the sign off 10 minutes early… Obviously we don’t want Chris to hear but once in a great while Chris comes up to me and asks me to turn off the sign a little early… Of course half of the time it is so busy you don’t even realize the time but when it’s kind of slow, the chatter and negotiations start…

Once in a great while it will be really slow… then the negotiations start about shutting down an hour early… This never happens of course but its always fun hounding Chris to shut it down early… He would contemplate it once in awhile but it never happened on my watch…

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Well, closing did eventually happen! I love this picture because you know there is a body of water there by the reflections of the lights in the water… The lights tell you the landscape even though you can’t see anything but the lights…

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I know a few of you are not going to approve of this picture but this was my night! Two of my good young friends has one hell of a #weed connection… We get amazing stuff from #ColoradoSprings and boy is it great stuff! Don’t judge! It’s completely legal up here, so we are not breaking any laws…

This fiasco of a picture up top has a special significance because my two friends decided they were going to smoke an ounce between the two of them in one night! I thought they were crazy! Oh to be young again!

They were up until 3am but they accomplished their feat… I was quite impressed… I myself partook but I can’t smoke like that… I just like a casual jay or a bowl before I go to bed… It’s a great wind down at the end of the day and it really helps me sleep… Without it I wake up all throughout the night and can’t sleep when it’s time for bed…

#Pot also helped me quit drinking and I keep on hearing more and more stories of #alcoholics substituting it so they can quit… I was quite the drinker in #NYC and would drink every night or I wouldn’t get a good nights sleep… When I moved to #California I realized I couldn’t continue drinking like I did in NYC because I had to drive everywhere… At first, I am disgusted to say, I used to drive after having a few too many but had a wake up call that stopped that immediately… I was lucky enough nothing bad happened… That’s when I started to shift my life more towards the recreational use of #marijuana… It has really improved my way of living and I don’t have to worry about #hangovers anymore… The older you get the worse the hangovers become, especially when you don’t drink much anymore… It’s like I have to prepare my next day to be a lazy day when I go out drinking because the hangovers are so intense…

I love the #Cannabis because it relaxes you and doesn’t change your personality really, not like alcohol does… And if I have a really bad day, instead of dwelling on it, I will smoke and forget about it… Unless something major happens, like #TheMillenniumFalcon breaking down, I get 8 hours of amazing sleep every night… Very rarely does life have the strength to combat the #spiritual effect of the good old #MaryJane…

If you are taking sleeping pills to sleep, you are destroying your liver, especially if you drink… They are highly addictive and lead to other #opiates when you can’t get your #prescription… The most abused drug in this country are prescription drugs folks! Look it up! So the drugs that are legal are the most abused… What does that tell you? And a large percentage of heroine users were on #painkillers before they became addicts… What happens is someone gets a bad injury, gets hooked on painkillers or #oxycotton… Then when they can’t get those pills anymore, they turn to a #drug they can get easily… that’s heroine folks… because its an opiate and has the same effect…

The problem in #America are not the #IllegalDrugs, it’s the legal ones… They need to be regulated better and programs need to be implemented to help people who have become reliant on pain killers, at no fault of their own… When you have major injuries causing horrible pain, those pain killers become badly… We just prescribe them and then expect these patients to just quit when the process is over… Absolutely crazy! Another example of the drug companies and medical field just looking at the money and not paying attention to what they are doing to our people…

Plus we spend billions on a #WarOnDrugs that hasn’t done a goddamn thing! We have been fighting this war since it was started by #Nixon and then propped up again by #Raegan… We have even more #DrugAddicts and a worse drug problem in this country than before all these drugs became illegal!

What does that tell you folks? We are wasting money when we should be putting those billions into #SocialPrograms that help people with their drug problems… Plus the war on drugs just empowers the #DrugLords and the #Criminals! The reason we have millions of #MexicanImmigrants coming into this country is because of the #DrugViolence in their country! They are trying to escape this violence and naturally make a better life for their families! How can you blame them for that?

Then to top it off, the #U.S. is creating this violence in #Mexico and other impoverished countries by empowering the drug lords with this ridiculous war on drugs… If you legalized all of it, the drug lords would no longer make the needed money off of illegal drugs coming into this #country… That in turn will take all of their power away and help liberate the Mexicans in their own country…

What you do with now legal heroine and other legal hard drugs is regulate them… For someone to get heir #NeededFix, they have to be in a #DrugProgram… With them in the drug program, at least there is a chance of recovery instead of being #homeless and sick on the streets, where there is next to no hope… I know it sounds radical because of what we have become accustomed to but how long are we going to continue with a model that clearly doesn’t work and costs a shit ton of money? Just like this country’s #immigration policy, the war on drugs is doing more harm than good!

Until we wake up and smell the coffee, we are always going to have a ridiculous drug problem in this country! There are a lot of powers who want it to continue because the small financial benefits they enjoy and only they enjoy… Sorry for the #SoapBox but this is an issue I am really fighting for because I know it would solve so many issues in this country and help the unfortunate ones around us… Yes, I feel they are unfortunate even though a lot of them are selfish drug addicts… Why don’t we stop chastising them and try helping them!

Long story short, I had a good, relaxed night and can’t wait for the next one! Life is good folks! Most things are good in moderation and the best drug of all is the truth! We don’t have that drug in our country when it comes to this issue and many other issues… Just a bunch of idiots violating people’s rights, ruining lives and making a crap load of money off of it! It’s time to change our way of addressing this problem and many other problems in this country because the same old method has proven and still proves not to work… Goodnight…

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