Saturday, November 20, 2010

Theres something to be said for having the balls to be your own man but still being considerate of others.....


I went to a silent auction on Thursday, that I heard about on FYF, because I saw a piece of artwork I wanted to get for a friend for X-mas. It was a GOATS HEAD PAINTED IN SWINE BLOOD... the PERFECT Christmas gift!?! Thanks SATAN... er I mean SANTA!
It took place on Lower East Side.. a neighborhood LOUSY with hetero hipsters... an upscale STRAIGHT GHETTO posing as a GHETTO GHETTO. The crowd was SEMI UNBEARABLE, lots of straight people dressed liked artists acting like artists, which to me seems more like a CASTING CALL then what an artist should ACTUALLY be like. I mean maybe Im CRAZY but I feel an artist LOOKING like an artist is the OPPOSITE of being an artist and EXACTLY THE SAME as being CONFORMIST which is the opposite of what an artist should be?!. So I LOVE walking into the place looking like I do, Polock meathead, but having the education that THEY DONT, seeing the art I want, seeing the bid, doubling it, and walking out without taking a FREE SANGRIA...but serving them WHITE LADY CUNT REALNESS.. Sip on that bitches.. I make my own money. Unlike most of them I dont have a cute shop renting for 9,000 a month selling UGLY BRICK A BRAK that hemorrhages my parents unsinkable bank accounts and sells (tries to sell but never does) merchandise that only I LIKE and I think because I LIKE SHOPPING therefore I should OPEN A SHOP because I DONT HAVE TO WORK BUT NEED A PURPOSE. Contrary to this I actually have a business plan and I not only make what I want, but I consider WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WANT and I meet their needs, which is different then my own, but its not always about WHAT I WANT but Im willing to make that sacrifice and realizing I make OTHER PEOPLE HAPPY by CONSIDERING THEM and that is how I MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF PROFIT ENOUGH TO BUY CHEAP ART ONCE IN A WHILE.
...So what Im trying to get at is that its hard to be your own person because people look at you funny, BUT if you are your own person BUT STILL CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS it works to your advantage because its DOUBLE HAPPINESS ... and once you make the sacrifice that it takes to make others happy,- note- If I had my own way Slick It Up would be nothing but hot pink, purple and turquoise slingshot thongs and Id be BROKE-, THEN you can walk into a room full of assholes, smile, outbid them, and walk out with the prize... its kinda fierce. So what Im trying to say is dont be afraid to GIVE a little, it might not be YOU, but believe it or not its NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU and by GIVING you can end up TAKING... so be yourself, but be willing to do something that isnt fierce all the time, make the coins... and THEN you get what you want... its very fulfilling.... SIDE MORAL... Having someone just GIVE YOU the money to do something, like a gross L.E.S shop, is NOT fulfilling btw.. it may SOUND fulfilling but its NOT... I promise. Believe it or not its ALL about EARNING IT, now earning it with a percentage greatly in your favor is what Im talking about! I was a DISHWASHER working for 2.25$ and hour for 12 hours a day for the GROSS ITALIAN MAFIA as a teen and THAT KIND OF EARNING was NOT fierce, I lasted a month... so be sure to turn a cute profit on what you do, have a business plan, and try and find a way to make 2 times whatever you put into it, some say 2.5, but I feel like in this economy 2 is more then enough.....

12 comments:

BigE said...

from one biz owner to another...perfect essay!

RJ said...

Dave
luv the rant!
Posers are everywhere...
We have a comedian in Canada who does a weekly one on his comedy show called Rick's Rant, you can check it out here http://www.rickmercer.com
All the best

Phillip said...

great rant, great advice. i love it!

David Mason said...

Thanks so much you guys, im always nervous about upsetting people, why i dunno, so its nice to have someone appreciate it and back it up.

zapbro said...

I'm waiting for the turquoise slingshot thongs

Kurt Walters said...

sooo loving this... my personal rant in this vein..

old friend from grammar school in Western NY, was bought out by his brother to leave the family biz (ahem new era cap co).. as he's too much of a nervous nelly to work there.. meets goldigger Alabama trash bf (spitting image of Baby Huey).. neither will ever have to work again.. they build a house outside Birmingham, where said friend had no need of ever going to.

There's a home gym, home theater, pool always at 90, ugly glass art, horrid layout of space, etc etc. Baby Huey trolls ebay for Liberace and Sandy Patty memorabilia all day (and CuntHunt for sex), the friend re-labels groceries' expiration dates with stickers made from a machine in the kitchen...

Otherwise they do NOTING! Fucking donate time to an AIDS hospice, help out runaway gay teens in the land of mega churches around every corner, or even scrape out diapers at the senior center... but add something to society! In some capacity!

witomski said...

Dave.....you do go on & tell it like it "T", "I", "IS".

Phillyguy said...

So they ignored you and turned their noses upwards? :(

David, you sound insecure. Of course you are creative, talented and have a profitable business! We all know that!

Btw are you working on that himbo bodybuilding line of thongs and bikinis? I need a leopard bikini with some SlickitUp fierceness!

Joel said...

Witomski- That takes me back to college days in Nashville where a good black read was tellin' it like it T-I-IS. LOL- thanks for the memories!

Lawrence said...

Your rant reminds me of when Martha Stewart was interviewed shortly before she went to jail. Barbara Walters pointed at that Martha had made a billion dollars and Martha responded by saying that even though she was a billionaire (at that time) she still had to answer to someone. Owning your own business may make you the boss, but you still have to kiss the asses of customers.

Lawrence said...

Your story reminds me of the interview that Martha Stewart gave to Barbara Walters shortly before she was sent to prison. Barbara said that Martha had earned a billion dollars and Martha responded by saying that even though she was a billionaire, she still had to answer to people. Business owners have to kiss their customers asses just like the way employees have to kiss their bosses ass.

JamTheCat said...

Excellent rant. It's good to be reminded of what really matters. Thanks.

Now...Dave...would you like a copy of my infamous book, "How To Rape A Straight Guy"? Put it on your bookshelf and freak out the models.

Woo-hoo.