My city is being shut down, piece by piece, by the hour.
Almost a thousand people were laid off today, with several hundred more on the chopping block next week.
Entire bar staffs. Entire waitstaffs. Entire housekeeping crews – ALL laid off for at least a month without pay.
Vegas is already being hit hard, and it’s only going to get worse. Much, much worse. Occupancy rates for The Strip TONIGHT are topping off at 15%.
Wish me luck. My disabled ass will be crossing my fingers for a hostel vacancy at the end of the month. That sounds extreme, but only because humor is my defense … My wife and I are already out two months worth of income – and it gets worse everyday – my wife’s business literally depends on interacting with senior citizens.
I don’t know how we will pay rent at the end of the month.
Let alone next month.
Blame the media, blame the current administration … I don’t care anymore, and neither does Vegas. I’m already negatively impacted and so are thousands of others. It really doesn’t matter anymore when it comes to partisanship.
I DON’T KNOW HOW I’LL PAY RENT THIS MONTH.
I certainly hope to God I don’t have a seizure, but considering my triggers? I’m expecting one within the next 24 hours. Most certainly within the next 36.
Again, I don’t care anymore as far as who’s at fault. It’s too late for my family, in so many ways. Anyway, sorry to bitch and moan …
I’m sorry if I’m not around as much to mediate the petty squabbles. I know I can be an asshole sometimes, but at the end of the day – you guys are just passionate about your points of view – and always have been. I started posting here at around 15 years old, so I can now reflect on the personalities of the regulars and actually admire aspects of the stubbornness, but ESPECIALLY the kindness. Acknowledge the POV of those who don’t see it the way I did. Love the guys who stick by their guns, even if it’s unpopular.
ALL OF IT has shown a kid that never had a Father how different POVs can react. Trust me, I picked up on that, and appreciate it more than this community will ever know.
Yes, the referee work between several grown ass men is annoying, but Hell, I even got close to being able to translate @espnbaby.
But I’m not sure I’ll have time for this anytime soon. I really hope I can come back to things eventually, but this city is already being hit hard with things only about to get worse, and did I mention?
I seriously don’t know how I’ll pay rent this month.
Good thing the streets are getting warmer.
And if I can’t pay rent, I certainly can’t pay for phone and/or internet.
I feel like such a failure to this community.
I am genuinely, sincerely sorry. You guys have no idea. And for that, I’m actually legitimately glad.
Some of you were tagged as an FYI, some because I figured you’d like to laugh in my face. At this point, it is what it is.