I honestly don’t see there being anything harder than asking your boss for a raise. It’s an awkward, frightening, and potentially disheartening situation. Of course this is totally independent of the fact that said individual does indeed deserve a raise. Simply the act of asking for one is SO STRESSFUL!
This morning I went to CrossFit, in the pitch dark (have I mentioned I hate this whole spring forward thing!) and while I was doing the WOD warm-up which consisted of power cleans, front squats and box step-ups, I smashed my chin with the barbell. I felt like I was going to vomit right then and there. I didn’t draw blood, smash teeth, or clip my lip or tongue. No. I just have a huge lumpy bruise underneath my chin. Not only THAT, but the actual workout was extremely difficult. Why, if I can do workouts like these, if I can run a freaking MARATHON, if I can run the Tough Mudder, is it so hard to ask what is fairly mine to make?
Quickly, here is a list of 10 things I would rather do:
1. Elective dental work – I would much rather have the inside of my mouth drilled.
2. Run an ultra marathon (by myself, no teams) and not be allowed to stop – basically I would rather lose all functioning of my body.
3. Ride the vomit comet (yea I heard it’s fun) but with absolutely no experience with g-forces I would probably pass out AND THEN vomit unknowingly.
4. Cage-less shark sightseeing. Wearing a bloody fish head necklace.
5. Become stranded on a Lost-type island with nothing but a T.V. and reruns of The Jersey Shore.
6. Eat RAW MEAT.
7. Get acupuncture with knitting needles.
8. Take part in an indefinite polar plunge with no hopes of a hot bath afterward (whenever that may be).
9. Manage a daycare for the Duggar Family.
10. Shave my entire body with a rusty saw blade.
Oh god, wish me luck.