Friday, July 7, 2017

Nikki Haley and The Comics

Much like when crickets finally stop chirping in late autumn, when my working career came to an end, I looked back when I retired and noticed that some things are still happening that always have and always will. 

Have you seen this? Someone works and preps and prays and does all they can to get that dream job they've wanted since someone who did that job came to Career Day in fourth grade.

And then the big day comes and they get that dream job, and they go through the training, and they start in to doing that job, a job they always wanted, and one that thousands - millions - would love to have the chance to do.

And within six months come the Facebook posts and Twitter tweets and Instagram epigrams:

FML I have to work AGAIN on Saturday night while everyone else gets to go to Toby Keith!  #wheresthejustice
Oh no, I don't mind the job, but the people drive me crazy #godgivemestrength
I just toted it up and I only have 17,293 more shifts to go until retirement #countingthemdown
So you know I'm building up to something.  

Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, and a woman once heralded on magazine covers as "The Face Of the New South," currently serves as your United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

And on the morning of July 4, North Korea tested a long range ballistic missile that seemed to be much more powerful than the ones they had been fooling with before. This is the sort of threat to the stability of the world that the United Nations exists to deal with, and so the people gathered at the UN at the behest of the U.S., Japan, and South Korea and prepared to call for a meeting of the full Security Council.

This is serious business. These people are talking about preventing further and further escalation of this armed madness, which could lead to global warfare, so your faithful and grateful public servant, Ms Haley, took a moment out to reassure America, yea, the world, that she was on the job looking out for us all.

Please pick which of the following tweets was sent from her verified Twitter account the other day:

a)  "North Korea's launch of an ICBM has prompted meetings here at the United Nations as we seek a solution to an ever-growing problem."

b) "Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #thanksnorthkorea

Later on, Haley gave updates and showed pictures of herself with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but offered no apology or explanation for whining about working on a holiday, as do millions upon millions of police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, 911 calltakers and dispatchers, doctors, nurses, store clerks, custodial personnel, news reporters, public works people, servers, cab drivers, radio personalities, meteorologists, bus drivers, highway toll takers, and the current governor of South Carolina.

 Sorry, Nikki. It's a hard-knock life.

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