Summer’s over but I’m having trouble giving it up. Even though I wear a sweater now when I go out I still am wearing shorts and sandals. My toes froze walking the GKids to school this morning. Maybe it’s time.
What’s really a problem for me (and I am writing this to help all of us Independent Home-Based Developers) is that I am turning into a Troll ….
Because I am using Remote software for nearly ALL my work I almost NEVER leave my house to work. As a result my personal hygiene and definitely my dress-code have taken a major hit in the last year. This to the point that my wife is now embarassed to be seen outside with me – really!! She has taken to saying that the GKids soon won’t let me hug them anymore and their memory of their Grandpa will be how much he stinks 🙂 … sad but true.
That led me to think of what I remember about my Grandfathers and it was kinda startling.
1. My Dad’s father was the invisible man … I remember zero communication with him. Not that he was a bad guy but he didn’t really give a s**t about fussing over his Grandkids. Didn’t stink though.
2. My Mother’s father was very old and lived in the U.S. South. I mostly remember his cigars and his tendency to make what in hindsight were hilariously racist comments….. My Dad being a good Canadian Liberal (like me) used to take me aside and tell me not to listen to him because he’s an “Old Man.” Seriously !! He was a good man, so I really hope his jokes were just examples of the kind of sick humour that I guess I inherited from him… (??)
So because I am a work at home consultant I have become one of those stinky old Grandpas who’s wife is embarassed to be seen in public with….
You still have a chance though. Save yourselves – get OUT from time to time, have a shower at least once a week and shave every three days whether you need it or not.
Your buddy Biggus Dickus
p.s. This Dilbert was about me :