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Timothy James "TJ" Raymond ([personal profile] tj_ray) wrote2011-07-03 07:43 pm
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Charloft: Saturday - Determination

"I don't have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you."

I know I'm not supposed to be literal about this, but I had a friend who actually said this to me once when we went camping. At the time I thought it was pretty damn funny. Especially since I know that if we ever found ourselves facing down a bear, I'd be the one to leave his ass behind in a heartbeat since he's a lot slower and a lot heavier than me. The irony is his name is Jet but it should be something like Tank. Anyway, to tie it all into this determination thing, if I'd known then what I know now, I would have really wished for that jerk to get eaten by a bear.

I used to have a girlfriend. She broke up with me for a couple of reasons, but one was because I refused to spend a lot of money on her. She called me cheap and every name in the book just because I have some money from a settlement and I'd rather save it for my future than waste it on her. After she dumped me, she started going out with the same friend I was just talking about. He used to be my best friend but that changed when he decided to date the same girl he couldn't stand when she was with me. I figured out he had been jealous that whole time and I decided I didn't need that kind of backstabber in my life. Anyway, between the both of them screwing me over, I've pretty much made it my life's goal to be as successful as I can. Me and Jet both work for my uncle, but I've been doing everything I can to stand out and do everything just a bit better than him. Sometimes I'll even leave Jet hanging out to dry when in the past I would have helped him, then I sit back and laugh when my uncle lays into him. I know it's kind of a crappy thing to do to someone who used to be a good friend, but for now, I'm just gonna keep on outrunning him when I can. It makes me feel better.