The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 4 · 2 years ago

Post-Election Thoughts & Emotions

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

How do Mike & Mike feel about the current state of the election? Should we get rid of student debt? Have you ever had trouble sleeping?

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • The events of the 2020 election process
  • The weight of student debt
  • Insomnia, sleep apnea, & sleep paralysis

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I don't know. It's now your rhymeer reason to it anymore. It's just sometimes shit works, sometimes shit doesn't. It depends on what everyone else is doing. And there's the whole it's it's you know, the symptoms are all fucking all over the place. Yeah, it's they're inconsistent. Sometimes you you have them, sometimes you don't. My mom keeps joking that she thinks we already had at the beginning of the year and just didn't know it. She thinks we just didn't show symptoms for it because, you know, it was here the beginning of the year. Who the fuck knows, but I I think is on that though. The passpeals was going over rock. That's true. Yeah, as that ever been, like all the sun, like, what the fuck? Like, why we all these people like I think I was. People don't realize it's like it might have been here. But if it was bad right, like, if it was as bad as people thought it was, hospitals would have been over run like they were in Italy. That's true, because it Italy was, was looking like it was about be wiped off the face of the earth there for a little while. Yeah, it was bad. China too, I'll the China kind of got out in front of it. Oh yeah, fucking in Taiwan. They're already doing my concerts again. Fuck, I want to go because they took it. They did the right thing, took it seriously, as opposed to us. Yeah, that's a flu Jeck, some light Saul who get right, an idiot. Yeah, I can't believe I actually, I can't believe it's I can. Yeah, it was joke, not though, like you were being an asshole. You were saying, yeah, disinfect everything, inject some bleed you. You were downplaying it, fucking cock. A minute to downplaying it. Yeah, well, Shit, evenut to downplaying it. Yeah, like, yeah, I knew this is going to be pretty bad, but I didn't want to cause a panic. It's okay. There's there's not causing a panic and there's lying. You lied from day one. Not causing a panic is saying, you know, Mr Jones, we got your results. It looks like it's cancer. We think we can you were just saying now, got a cold, you're fine, you good, it's gonna go away. Yeah, you're crapping blood. It's fine, it's a it's a it's a hoax. It's a hoax. That quick. Let's go start our own facebook APP. Oh, parlors, yeah, start our own APP. White people meet. Yeah, Christian mingle too. The real hit. It's the what it be? A be hit? Christian? mean they the Crusades sponsored by O an. D fucking dude. o An scares me. At first I was like, oh, ha, fuck them, but like now they're gaining like cloud and it's like, let's guys, like people like all Fox and usedn't like trump anymore. Like yeah, we need to go to and, like they've banded, they jump ship. It's all even though they look at fucking Tucker Carlson over there. But at some point they just had it, like what do you have to go to? Like another like yeah, Oh, and is like I don't even know what you call that. That's like that's that's girbal's level. Propaganda. Okay, yeah, because they're talking about how, like yeah, we I saw a video today. They were like we in a in a computer hacked into, hacked by the military, or they discovered the true results of the election that have trump winning with four hundred and ten electoral votes, and it was hidden by leftist, extremist step up, up, up, up. Yeah, it's like, what the fuck ever, that's not news. It's literally propaganda. Yeah, it's yeah, that's that's not we're totally winning the war. That's fine. Yeah, America socks...

...juice. They're they're coming for you. That's all it is. Yeah, I thought Bright Bart was bad. Yeah, they make bread park look look like fucking TBS. Yeah, Antique Road Show. I'm miss waiting for a fucking Maga, Maga, fucking flag to me on the Anti cread. Yeah, like, how much is a civil more relic word, southern civil war? Well, it that's worth shit. It's the stitching is impeccable and I noticed it's still got the the metal ringlets for attaching it to the to the hoist. I weive ten bucks for it, some store credits. I fucking I said. We did this. The election was that week, wasn't it? Yeah, it was. We did the night before the election. That was right. It was the night before. So we were like we're going to talk about shit. It's gonna be fucking not it. We weren't even I listened back to we weren't even fucking we were so off. What? Because I think, I think, I because well, my guess was that hit won the was he it was a biden would win popular trump would win the electoral I think you were expecting about I think, why? Me? Think everybody in general was expecting a bigger gap between what we got. Yeah, I expected more popular vote. Five million is a lot, but I expected like more than that. I think of like ten million more people. Oh, yeah, I expect. You think he's going to win the popular but it's going to be by a shit load. And it in. It really is. It's the five millions of big number. But when you're talking about it's the biggest gap, is that, you know? Is that the biggest we've had? It's the biggest gap between pro in popular vote. Yeah, that's the crazy really. That feels so small because because we're talking about hundreds of millions of people. So five million in the grand scheme of things, feel small. But I can't believe that's the biggest gap. Wow, so they'd so they've been close Boser than this before. That's insane shit. You figured it. But like you, if you look at you like Holy Shit, like the five million is a lot. It is. I think a hundred fifty million people voted or something like that. Yeah, because they both got like seventy something million. So you got to figure. Like Jesus, that's a lot, but I thought you went might like ten million. Yeah, I watched Fox News and seeing and because I was on vacation for five stree days. Yeah, and that is not good for your psyche. Well, I work at it, you remember, I work at a at an affiliate station. So we're one part ABC, one part Fox. So I was getting basically two different use on points of view on the exact same fucking election, and I was it was crazy. I didn't realize how like stingy, like compared to everybody else, ABC like waits until every fucking vote has been counted before they'll call a state. Let's see it I was doing. Yeah, they were, they were, they were Fox like. It's they were, whether it was blue or red. They were calling shit like immediately. Yeah, they called a Arizona super fast in the Arizona got tied than they thought it was. Yeah, they called Arizona before anybody else did. I always look at Associated Press there. They tend to be the most reliable and their thorough and also they do the Google thing, so it's real time. So yeah, but it was constantly just refresh, however Pennsylvania. Refresh, however for Pennsylvania. So it was weird that night. By Way, I have allergies. That's why I sound like I'm allergic to cats. Long Story, yeah, I have two cats. I die have one now it's I've been trying to keep her out of here for obvious reasons. There's chords and cables everywhere and it's not covid. Yeah, it's literally my allergies to kill me at the hot second. But so that night the election, like Ohio. Now happened? They counted. Oh yeah, they're early voting first, because like when I like, Holy Shit, like binds up like...

...five hundred thousand votes. But they're not. We didnt do yeah, we were blue for a little while there. than it dwindled away, but then PA hit. I remember reading about Pennsylvania how they had their voting set up and stuff like that for a while because there are there are a commonwealth. They're not even a state. Yeah, so they've got all kinds of weird rules and laws and shit. So that happened. I want to like four and them three of mourning. That's how late I stayed out it's about me, I mean too. And I was like something there. I was like I before I went to bed to kiss you, was up by like four hundred or something something like that, and then but I noticed it dropped and I was like, I think they're counting the mail in ballots now. Yeah, sounds like if I wake up it's down even further. I think he's going to win Pennsylvania. Yeah, so they there. He said the numbers like two point five million people voted mail and and most of the mail in ballots, like our dim our for Biden. Well, yeah, that's that was that was a big thing that people have been trying. That's been the big discrepancy. As we're doing all these votes come from. So they were mail in ballots. Trump spent the last three months tell and everybody don't do mail in ballots. So everyone who did was doing it for Biden. Well, and my mind is I woke up like the lead even dropped. You in more. I was like awesome, like that's like I'm for sure now he's going Pennsylvania. I messed my friend Dan. You don't know Dan. He's like yeah, he's like it's more likely it's going to win. Like we did the how, because bidens get like at the time, like I try to do the math before I went to bed. I was like it's like sixty sixty five percent of mail is going to him, but end up being like almost eighty perc like sody. Fine. Yeah, so, like we're thinking of my head. I'm like, I for I was going with this, like when I woke up I was like, Holy Shit, like this is this is for real. He's gonna win this, like it was wild but comply in my head, like two point five million million people will voted like ballot wise, like he's going to win Pennsylvania. It's gonna BE Super Easy. But people on facebook m like, Oh my God, bide it all something. They found the hundred thousand plus votes for him. I was like keep in mind, if you think about trump, was also getting mail in ballot votes. Yeah, but they're like, oh, only Biden got the mail about. He got a hundred K. I like no, trump was also getting like you said, he got like ten percent out of them. You just didn't get very many people who mailed in ballots for trump, with people who like literally couldn't leave their house, which is where you because those people respect science. Yeah, right, but voted for trump. Yeah, that was the that was the thing that blew a lot of people away. was like, you know the because I was when they when they finally called the election that Saturday. I was out. I was out shopping, a Christmas tree shop. I was getting catch it and also you heard everybody's phones in the store go, but I thought like a fucking ember alert was going off or something. Pulled my phone. I was like, Oh, look at that. Cool. I remember he took the lead in Wisconsin. Yeah, I was on the toilet taking a shit like ate. The morning I refreshes. He's down a like threezero votes. Also, it was like he is up by like a thousand. I was like ah the a lot of the Midwest went from red the blue in the span of a couple hours. It was insane. I will say the best thing to come out of this election so far has been the Nevada memes. Oh God, the Nevada means have been like where it's a Nevada replaced with like the Internet explorer logo. What? The reason they won't tell us is because what happens in Vegas States of Vegas, good shit and and update wouldn't even need. They didn't even need Invada. Well, I think. I think the reason because everybody was so focused on Nevada. And I think the reasons because at that point he was at two hundred and sixty four and Nevada is worth six votes. Yeah, and he said they were like if he gets Nevada, he wins. Everybody kind of was like not even paying attention to Pennsylvania. They were so focused on Nevada, especially because what I love is that kept showing the map. was like you look at Nevada and it's like all is just it was just two counties that were blue, but it's because the rest of Nevadas desert is all that, all that lay. It's been the big thing. Is Land doesn't vote. People vote. It's like, yeah, you...

...got all this read, but it's like it's like a person per square miles. No fucking I've remember going to bed that night thinking like I think it might actually want like that's all Pennsylvania. I was like you actually in Pennsylvania, like and I woke up and everything dropped and then Westconsin was the next. I think West conso votes flipped on not Wednesday, it was Thursday. Thursday. Yeah, as like, Oh, that's why I screamed on the couch and fucking he won Georgia. Georgia. Wasn't saying Georgia was nuts. Yeah, I don't think anybody saw Georgia coming. Yeah, well, Stacy Abrams cause that to happen. Really. Yeah, she got eight hundredzero people registered to vote. Oh, I did hear about that. She went like door to door and shit for her. They get her, you know. Yeah, it's get people Wester Forot, but she was also running at the time, like two years ago. She didn't get it. Obviously right. She's running for I think governor. I can't remember. I think it was governor. Yeah, Jane get it, but she resured eight hundred thousand people. So if it wasn't really really Stacy Abrams, yeah, it's true. I read she was like driving people to the polls and like that's more people like that. Yeah, well, Shit, that doesn't mean they're gonna vote for her. Right, she wasn't. She wasn't getting people to vote for Biden. She was getting people to vote. They're register like the practice. They're right. Yeah, American citizens. Well, this was this was one of those years where, I mean I think we talked about this briefly last week. Like I'll peep. They really in the last few elections. I don't remember they're being this much easily accessible information about voting, like like voting rules. Oh yeah, like like like people were putting up website links, like if you need to know like all the different ways you can vote, like go to this link and they, like the spoon fed it to you. We I don't think I've ever seen that before, but I think that's also like people were so adamant about, like they want to trump out off. So they were trying to encourage people to vote because they know that like if the people who really actually like don't like this guy voted numbers, wise you know, Biden would probably win, which is most time they don't go vote. Yeah, which is the biggest problem. Did We? I said I think we think. We thought about I think this was the highest voter turnout of all time. Yes, because I know trump, because well, because, acause Biden is now the most voted for person in any American election and as trump and trump is second. Yeah. So, yeah, so we had to. We have to because I think I think number one previously was it was Obama was Obama McCain. I think that's got to be right. But it was wild yes, which I wama being as ministration, but he's not going to be. I do now I'll think he's allowed to be big dude because of order of succession. I have no idea. I mean, I would make sense. Yeah, just be hilarious. I don't know. I've heard some early some early rumors about about about who's going to be in WHO's looking for to be in the cabinet. Some of the names don't thrill me, like, like John Kasi's one of them. I'm like really, like. I know he's trying to I know he's trying to play both sides of the fiddle a little bit here, but I'm like why him? Yeah, the thing is, I think at the point, like they knew there's need to be some bipartisanship. Yeah, and that's like I just feel like, if you're going to pick a Republican, there's other Republicans you could pick. Yeah, but he's also very democratic leading right now. It's true. You got to have like if you look at somebody's like he was at a DNC, he spoke at the DNC. That's true. I forgot about that. Yeah, you know, he hasn't like the fucking Senate is so fucking split. Well, they don't want like when Obama, when Obama is they didn't pass it. They let anything at to Obama last two years.

It was the house. Yeah, not let anything get to the Senate. Yeah, so there needs to be something bipartisanship, I think. Okay, sicks a good. Well, you start by getting rid of the POLOSI and Schumer Yeah, I'm saying that as a guy who typically votes blue. I hate them so much. So well, they hit. They look like out of the family retires. They like they'd play more tissues mom and dad or something. Yeah, yeah, that, it's pee. It's in there. Yeah, it doesn't matter that they're on the on the blue side. There and inherent part of the problem there those career politicians. You were so out of touch with the real world. And well, even even we saw were like in this past week, like a bunch of like, you know, middle of the Road Democrats. We're going after the progressive saying the reason they didn't win by mores because the progress is fucked him, and I'm like me, go fuck yourself. Yeah, because in about ten years you're going to be dead. In the progressive is going to be ones coming in anyway. So, yea, you know, is that one thing. Shit, a millennial run for president, like it's gonna Hap like they're already are really shit. Remember that, though? We're that, yeah, like that's might. Like Fox News brought it up and you're like, do you not understand how the concept of times we'd sooner or later that's all there will be. But also, like, I think they've people again. The millennial is one of those terms that everyone throws around. They don't realize how big of a group that really is. I mean, you're a millennial if you were born in eighty five. Yep, people who were in their s now are considered millennials. You know, you see, it was on twitter. I don't know how much traction it's getting. Biden talking about so I have talked about buying it, doing executive order to kill up to Fiftyzero dollars a student, little debt per person. Can we do that? Please tell him why? That's God, almost crying. I would, because that's almost all my student that like. That's well, it's to make the economy like crazy. Well, yeah, I'm tired of having to pay out five hundred plus bucks a month for a degree that took me years to get me a job that barely pays me enough to survive, you know it, and that's just here like irritating. was like people don't like old people don't realize, like it was way cheaper to go to college. Yeah, you could get a parttime job as a dishwasher and afford to go to college. Yeah, now it's impossible. And my parents, I think we're had, weren't. Didn't really understand that until my brothers and I went to college and we're done and saw just how Shitty, because they were like, why haven't you found a job in your field yet? It's like there aren't any. Granted, I went into a into the digital media field, but, you know, regardless, it's you know, we are. You know, I've said I've over seventy grand and student that right now, and it took me three four years to find a job in my field. I make just under k a year as after five years of work in there with it, with a promotion. It's people. Kids are live, people are living at home all their s because they can't afford and they did the right thing they did. They did what everyone's told us to do. Yeah, we got the jobs and save the money and got the loans and the scholarships and did the time in school, and now you know, they're working. It. No offense, but they're working at verizon and Walmart and pizza shops and I don't have my educ college education. It's so it's like I understand I am. I am very fortunate, like out of my age group, that I actually get to work in my field. Oh yeah, like, I know I'm fucking lucky, but I also know I had to put up with some shit long before I got there. I mean when I was a kid, I was like fourteen. I looked at the still alone. I was like this is the biggest scam of vault. Like I was fourteen. I was like so what you're saying, as I put myself on debt for next twenty five years hopefully get a job of my feet, because, like, I kind of noticed it is like like for me five years, hopefully get a job. I feel it's not gonna paying off a loan for twenty five like yeah, that doesn't make any well,...

...not only that, they student loan companies aren't beholding the same rules as any other lender in the country. Can't right. I don't think here. Write them off. I can't. It's only thing that doesn't go away with light. Like if you go you clare bankruptcy, all your debt goes away, except student loans. They might go into like a state of forbearance for a few years because that my my parents co signed a couple of my loans and they had a cleare bankruptcy at one point, so those ones got frozen for a while. Now I'd start paying them back again because after a while that goes away. That's fucked up. It's like, yeah, you declare bankruptcy, you still have to pay those loans back. They can garnish your wages. They can. If you die, that debt goes to your to your family. They don't have any of the same rules that credit card companies and auto lenders have. Looks like there's been stories at people like it's still security, living, like grat yeah, security, like retirement, having your wage is garnished from student loans. Yeah, it's just like crazy. How fuck it's fucked up. It's like you said, it's a huge scam and part of it's because college has gotten away with racking up tuition costs exponentially in the last twenty, thirty years. I mean it costs three thousand to forty grand a year to go to college nowadays. But meanwhile, you know, people are still make its minimum wage, still twenty five an hour or whatever the fuck it is now eight hundred and eighty or something like that. I know that's not enough. It's not now, it hasn't been enough in fifty years. I just blows my mind. Yeah, my wife almost pays a thousand dollars a month and student loans. That's that's insane and that's a that's a whole paycheck for me's like nine, nine hundred and like ninety something bucks. I'm like, God it, we could just get rid of yeah, she's paying for obviously it's like income base now, like how much she makes it. Yeah, but, like I was she hasn't been paying that when she's paying her fucking so loans for ten plus years. Like it. She still owes seventy grand it because, and that's that, because a lot of times you make the minimum payment that barely goes to coverage the interest, making like you're paying enough. Well, like this year. So in Covid hit they froze everyone student loans. So any payments you made went to the principle, which was cool. You know, you put it. Put a little bit of a dent in that. But, like I got the email yesterday, like the shit ends, you know, in January and ready, bitches, get ready, you're about to get fucked. I just don't got. It's irritating. Yeah, I was. So I'm so glad I go to college. My wife said she wanted to. She had you it all over again, she would have. I don't know. I honestly, honestly don't know if I thought about that, like if I could go back to it again when I have gone to school again, because I think part was because I loved where I went, I love the people I met and I got to have, like I got to have some amazing experiences and and learn some really cool shit. Like I couldn't do this if I hadn't gone and gone to school where I did. But at the same time, like you know, I look at I look at my you know, my my budget at the end of every month, and it's like fucking student loans man. But I also wouldn't have the job right now that I have. I don't have my degree, so it's like it's the end if you do, damned if you don't, with this shit. And but that's also a position. I feel like they we shouldn't be putting people in. Well, it twenty thirty years ago, if you say would you go, if somebody said You I graduate college, you go, they would like, oh, would have done it all over it. Yeah, now it's like it's a financial burnt like I don't fucking know, like if it it's, it's, it's it's an impossible cancel our student owned yeah, so we can afford Avocado tost it's every time I heard some with that arguments. Okay, I don't eat avocado toast. Can I have some student O forgiveness? o Shit if I promise to never put Avocado on toast. By the way, if you eat avocado toast,...

...you have no taste buds. Fuck Jesus Christ. It's what butter? It's a peanut butter exists for she goes. When I was a kid it was my mom would make toast but butter on it, sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on it. That was delicious. fucking what I was my mom best hit us, but with peanut butter love. It hurt like a bitch. I was allergic to peanut butter. Are you actually allergic to me? About? Probably, I don't fuck it. My brother, my brother went and got one of those like all inclusive allergy toes. Oh Shit, because he's always had like sniffle problems and trouble sleeping, and so he went and had the heat turns US allergy to like fucking everything, really, yeah, like everything except dairy and like cats lounds, like he's like allergic to every fucking bit of pollen and plant life that's out there, and it's like, well, that explains why he's always walking around going but you know, yeah, it's kind of figure. I'm allergic to shit. I was amillergy the cats. I figured out the hard way. Yeah, I never actually want the disarment. I just like well, I got a cat. Now it's my red Alf face, all red and puffy taste copper. Yeah, I can't. I just have sleep at Meia. That's a bitch. That's a bitch and a half. I never don't know, might I don't know. Well, you stopped. That's right, you know, you stopped. Breathing Right. Yeah, Mine's not so bad that I stopped breathing, but my I snore like a fucking horny eighteen wheeler. So saying like a Horny like like actually like a look at the fuck, like my saying like transformer optimist, Pride Dick, ready to get your mag at badge roll out. Oh God, fucking yeah, no, I shotto bought. I'm coming Kumblebee. Fuck, I don't know if I have any trouble sleeping. I have had they like sleep paralysis before. Oh, that's shit scary. Yeah, Oh, man, I get that in the car. What, like when I'm like we will go along car trips if I'm not driving it. I was like every day. No, like I you know, I'd be in the back of the car and I'd fall asleep in it and I would have sleep paralysis, like I don't know if it's something about the position I was sitting in or whatever, or, you know, travel between a highland South Carolina a lot, especially in high school. But yeah, I would like my eyes would be open and I would be trying to talk and I couldn't. My Mom and dad look at me like, Mike, do you want anything from the gas station and I'll be sitting you're trying to like open my mouth and speak and I couldn't and my body just couldn't. fucking it's the scariest shit ever. There was one time I literally thought something I was on top of me, though, like a ghost or some shit. Really like I felt like I felt it. I have heard every other people talk about like Oh, I have sleeparalysis and like you hallucinate. I've never hallucinated. It's ever remember that I rerad the first time I happen. I was like, there's some fucking top. Holy Shit, like it was like vivid to as a chick with like long hair, like ghostly chick, like a demon. You have great tits. Hi, hi, the girl from the ring, but real black. It's the guys. Like I saw. I came out of my but it was like as weird because, like I was like this person's on top right. I can't, I can't physically move, like it was like such a vivid like like what the fuck? Kind of makes you think about that scene and ghostbusters. We will they all get blow jobs from the ghosts. Yeah, very much like you guys seeing ghosts or you just all have in sleep paralysis's or Asleeparalysis when you're getting fucked by a ghost. That's...

...that's a good I also restless leg syndrome. That's a that's annoying. I have never it's just it's different for people. It's basically like for some people it's like their legs twitch. Yeah, for me it's my legs just like they ache and like I have to constantly move them or they they start to hurt and it makes it a bitch and a half to sleep. Yeah, so I've started chewing the some Zeke will gummis before I where I go to bed. Is it work? That work for the most part. I've tried a lot of different like sleepate stuff. There was one I was taken for a while that was herbal that I had to quit take it because it was giving me some fucked up dreams. There was one I there was one that I used to take. It was just like the straight Melotnin and that worked okay, but I'd be useless the next fucking day, like I just be groggy. Everyone's all like, I don't I wouldn't say I would go through like well, somebody can't sleep, insomnia. It's on. Yeah, as like really fucking close, though. I get like an hour or two a night. Jesus, like I just cut like it, I'll be a how like I haven't had it a couple of years, but just like last for like two or three weeks. Yeah, like I like I can't like so I take Yo something, a sleep aid, but I feel such like Shit, like I got my sleep, but I did literally last the entire rest of the day almost. Yeah, the affect of messing. I should I had that in college. It's grant I was drinking a lot of coffee in college, more than I drink now. But because, you know, eight am math class, little fuck certain things that just should not be taught a day to'clock in the morning. That's a bad move on your part. Well, it's. It was fucked up. I had. I had at least one eight am class every semester I was in college because this is whatever I needed to take. It was like only offered at eight o'clock in the mornings. Why is the only time slot? What fucked up life does this professor lead that they have to teach you at eight o'clock in the morning or they up all night and coming down off whatever fucking cocaine they did at the club or some shit like probably. Yeah, am classes are fucking nightmare. Yeah, sleep, sleeps one of those things I've had a love hate relationship with. All I like, there's been days I've slept for like fifteen fucking hours, no problem, gotten up and like been great. Those are the time I was like I'll get like they were the required eight hours and I'll feel like shit the rest of the day. Just depends on how good the sleep was. I guess. I don't know. What's weird is like fuck for covid doing like full time, basically doing full time at my job, and I'm doing commy it's art. I was doing it like, Oh yeah, I never realized how tired my body was until, like, I think one day I slept for like eighteen hours. Holy Shit. Yeah, like I was just like a two day, not three days off in a row. Don't know how I did it. I asked her perform day. That's how. And like I didn't have any comedy as I was going to relax. You just did nothing. I did neverring. Took three dike. I was like I didn't have anything SAPP for three days and like I slept for like eighteen hours. I was like, and I it was on those you got up groggy, like I was like, Oh, this is awesome. What the fun I had? I've had. I've had those were like I just I just lose an entire day for no reason whatsoever. I could go to bed at a reasonable hour. I've like, I've don't set an alarm on purpose or forget to and just wake up the next day and I look at it, look at the clock and I'm like, Oh shit the fuck. Well, tonight it's going to be rough because you know you had it, because I I woke up one time a grant. I Work Nights. I woke up one time and it was like five o'clock in the APP in the evening, and I was like, tonight it's going to suck when I try to go to bed again till you usually have to wake up time usually wake up. I usually try to wake up between eleven and noon for me, just so I have a few hours to get ready for work, because, you know, I worked for to midnight. I usually come home, I'm usually up to like three or four. Yes, depending on the day. I used to do I used to try to go to bed as soon as I got home from work, maybe like one o'clock, and try to get...

...up earlier and have more of a day. It's just it's not it's too I'm not a morning person and was many sleep problems as I have, I usually wind up laying in bed till two or three o'clock anyway. So I'm trying to do a little bit differently now that I got the cat. But yeah, it's kind of depends on the on my mood really too. Sometimes I wake up before my alarm and I feel fine, so I'll just get up and do shit. o The days like today, like my alarm one off at one thou forty five and I got up, walked over, reset it for noon and went back to bed. I'll see, you leave your alarm a class so where you have to. I yeah, I intentionally put my I'm all alarm clock across the room so that I at least have to force myself to get up and walk a little bit, especially for the day is where I need to get up. It's a good idea. Yeah, doesn't always work. Sometimes I get up, just walk over a click, fucking fall right back into the bed. I make it the bed as fell right back down on the floor. I had a roommate in college. He would he would get up seven o'clock every morning, go take a shower and then go sit in the arm chair in our in our dorm with arm but our college took an old apartment complex and turned them all the dorms, so we had like a living room and shit, he went and sat on the chair and fucking fell asleep. But yeah, no, I mean I've had days where I've gotten up early and then gone and sat on the couch and then falling the fuck back asleep. I don't know, I could do like the night shift. Shit, I tried it for a little bit. I don't love it, but at this point, after five years and with the position I'm in, it's not going to change anytime soon, so I'm kind of just sucking it up until something else comes along, whatever that might be. Got You, I've tried. I've tried to get on day shift so many times. I've even tried just have my my day's moved, just so I could have like one weekend day off, like a Saturday or a Sunday, preferably a Sunday, but they like my schedule where it is because I get to be there for all the important shit, which cool. What the Freakin do? Fu Yeah, I'll I'll take an I'll take four to midnight, over midnight, the at am. Oh God, I kill myself. I we have a really hard time keeping people on that overnight shift because nobody wants to do it. Oh God, I'd be horrible. Yeah, anytime we have an opening on that shift, that takes us months to fill it. And because as soon as you tell somebody, oh, the job pays fifteen an hour, oh cool, you work midnight to eight. Nope, Jesus, yeah, that's to be like a different type of person to fucking yeah, my Buddy Jesse that I work with, he's he's the the shift supervisor for that shift, and every time I'd look at I like Hey, man, how you doing, he's just kind of like I'm alive. You just no souls, like you just lose your hope. You lose all your hope and zest for life for like a month. My old job just do was for last prevention. Like we're much people steal shit overnight, right and yeah, that w get that again. It just fucks with you. Yeah, it fucks with your perception. Of Time. Well, and some people love some people can work it, though. Yeah, I know a couple guys I can actually day fucking love working third shift. Yeah, I'm like you do coke. I had a buddy, he want my bude from collogy, worked third shift and a Walmart for like six years. Loved it. He was like I gotta Show Up, unload the truck and doing it almost like I would jump out of a window. It's fuck no, I don't like work. I didn't like working at Walmart the daytime, little alone overnight. You worked at Walmart. I worked at Walmart for too. I was. I was the Super Grocery store supervisor for two years at a Walmart downstyle. There's my first job out of college. I got hired, I got promoted after six months. I did that until the last few months I worked there. Then I went and worked in the in the back room, because I hated my boss, decres. You ICE S or. I was just. I was just the when I was in grocery I was just that.

...was just the department manager and then back back room was was yeah, I was the guy who loaded the carts and stocked all the all the stock. The warehouse basically started on. True, I liked that job because it was a guaranteed daytime hours, seven to four every day, which was nice. It was less pay, but not a lot less pay. I mean as a as the as the girl store manager, I was making eight fifty an hour. Oh Fuck, I know, I'm the manager of the entire half of the store and make fifty a fuck an hour. And then but to move back to the back room was eight bucks and I was like cool, I'm losing fifty cents, I can fucking live, I'll be all right. But yeah, it was. That was I've worked at some shitty jobs. I worked at a fucking dry cleaning plant. I've worked at fast food, but Walmart was easily the worst job I've ever had. It's just it's soul sucking. You were constantly set up for failure. Yeah, it kind of varies, but you did. I got lucky. So art inventory control for all year. Is that what they call the back room? WAS AT ICS? I yeah, pretty much. There's okay, I could remember what they used to call it. were, or were you the secure the security loss prevention? But if I then I worked entirely of an express okay, for literally a year and then I got the left runchtion job. I would did that for like six years. Okay, wow, holy shit. So do you have one of those guys who would walk around the store and playing clothes pretend to be out shot? That was the ear that guy. Yeah, ours was ours was this big beefy guy with a scar on his face named cliff. Nicest fucking gay guy in the world. He looked like he would like murder you and your entire family and skull fuck the corpses like he's. He looked like he looked like a fucking bond villain. Nicest guy ever. Yeah, yeah, I remember. It was fun. I had fun with that. It becoming a trainer for the district Fort Let's falling ow. I quit. So I got burnt out. Jesus, I loved it, but it wasn't worth worth anymore. I got fired from Walmart, did you? Yeah, it wasn't. It was an accident. Um. I had gone up to I would go up to the hot bar every day and and and get lunch and I got my food and as I was walking to I would I would go pay for an electronics as well by the back and there was no line on my way back, I ran into a buddy of mine, so yours, walking and chat and having a good time, blah, Blah Blah, and I pay attention and I forgot the fucking pay for my food. Oh Shit. And this guy who had a grudge against me because I was work in the back room and he was trying to when I had left grocery, he tried to get my job as the grocery supervisor. Well, while I was working in the back room and they were, you know, training him up to take that position, he decided to get pissy with me and make a and threaten me in front of my fucking manager. Straight up said yeah, yeah, that's going on your record. I'Mer, you're not getting fucking promoted now. He was a fuse, like he was a Dick Anyway. So he saw me forget to pay for my food and ratted me out to loss prevention and they fired me. I was like, you got to be fucking kidding me, are you serious right now? But I will they paid. It was right towards the beginning, at the beginning of the year, so they paid out for all my vacation and sick and personal time. So it was easily the biggest paycheck Walmart at ever given me in my fucking life and it got me through the next couple of months. I got a job at a direct TV call center. I can't well, I had a bad relationship with the store manager. He was not our original store manager and he was the reason I quit working in grocery because he was a hue. He's a huge fucking cock. So I it was one of those where they told me like, you're allowed to appeal this, but you have to appeal this to tie and I was like, well, if I appeal this, tie is going to tell me to go fuck myself. So yeah, because the the to loss prevention guys knew me and they were like our hands were tied. They're like the only way we can get to get around this if we talked to tie, and I was like yeah, we all know that's not going to end well. So it was fine. I mean I was desperate to get out of here anyway. Like, like I said,...

I I got that job, but the was a call center that did one of its call centers was for the IRS and one was for direct TV. So I started off doing the Call Center for the IRS and then after tax time they moved us all over to direct TV. That will soul sucking. Oh Jesus, I would rather work for the IRS. That's a bad job, I say. Rather work for the ire of the IRS. It was just like I have laws, here are the laws, you get to pay me this much done. That was all. I process tax payments like that direct TV it was. Now, when they call, try to upsell them this and this, and there's a I got to learn kind of firsthand all the really shady shit direct TV does that everyone knows they do, but they can't confirm. I can confirm they do it. Yeah, so my parents wanted to get direct TV. I was like don't, why not? Okay, we give you a list of all the reasons why you shouldn't. Got A fuck you. They're going to fuck you. No Lube, just just hate. Not Pleasant as a hate fucking here, hate, fuck somebody. Fuck somebody didn't like stout of frint just sake. Fuck them. I've done that before. God, yeah, once, twice hert bees. That's why I have a blocked number on my phone. Shit. So why I have a new phone number? That changed my phone number twice and like six months ban on accident. Oh really. Yeah, I can't remember why, though I should. I stave a South Carolina area code. The first time I was like I want to a new company, like you want to keep your number. Yeah, and like, I can't remember what happened, and I switched them. I switch my number whatever in and I can't remember why. Look at that money. Hey, guys, thanks for tuning into this week's episode of the Basement Lounge. Hope you enjoyed it. Hope you had fun with it. Remember, you can always find us on social media. This show is on twitter and instagram at tvl underscore pod. You can also find Mike Wells on twitter at Mike WTF Wells, and find me on twitter at Mike of all shase. Get all support this show by joining our patreon becoming a VIP. Go to Patreoncomlash Basement Lounge pod joined the three dollar a month VIP tier. Become a VIP of the Basement Lounge. Get access to awesome live streams and hangouts and other cool opportunities and stuff coming your way. We'll see you guys again next time with another new episode. Until then, is always live. Well, rock on. Take care and Bub by.

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