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PromoGuy’s Monday Mission 4.0 (the final MM!)

This is the last Monday Mission that promoguy is doing. I am going to miss them. While I didn’t always participate, when I did, it gave me something to write about and maybe allowed whatever readers I may have get to know me a little better. Well, here it goes….

In the last week, what happened that made you feel loved beyond your wildest dreams?
I can’t think of a single thing. I don’t think anyone loves me!

What was the last audio CD you paid money for?
I tend to not buy many CDs, as I prefer to buy vinyl of everything when available. That being said, I still have somehow managed to accumulate around 1300 or so of the things. I think the last one I paid money for was the new Pelican CD, which is quite brilliant.

Has someone you know ever told you they had a terminal illness? What was it like for you when you found out. How did that change your relationship with them?
Yeah, my mom had cancer and had to tell us. I was crushed and worried about her dying. She did manage to fight it for a handful of years before it took her but finding that out altered my whole world. I can only imagine what it must have been like for her to find out she had it, let alone having to then tell us.

Do you have an accent? Are there any phrases or words you say that tip folks that you aren’t from around these parts?
I don’t have one. I’m from Chicago and lived here my whole life. Though someone from say, Texas, may think I have one, and think they don’t have one of their own.

What’s the difference between being a Father, and being a Daddy?
Beats me, I’ve not been either.

What is the most recent thing guilt has motivated you to do?
Some may aruge that while I am quite capable at dishing out guilt, that I am incapable of feeling it. That is not true however, though it may have been in the past. There are quite a bit of things I feel guilty over, not the least of which is how I was with RMD when we were together, which, upon losing her, made me really think about what it cost me and really made me think twice about how I treat people in a relationship. As for recent guilt, I don’t think I’ve done anything recently that was cause for feeling guilty.

How do you feel about tips and tipping? Do you feel obligated to tip even if your service is bad because you know the servers don’t get paid much? If you’ve ever relied on tips for your income, how do you feel when you don’t get any?
I will tip if the service is bad, but not nearly as much were it good. I don’t care how little you get paid, if you expect a decent tip, then do yr job right and don’t put ice in my coke when I ask for no ice, and don’t fuck up my order. I know that often it is the kitchen that fucks it up, and I will allow leeway with that, but if I ask for no ice, it is the server that prepares my coke, and is thereby responsible. If a server is nice, and does a good job, I will tip her/him well.


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