While I was dealing with yet another computer virus - this one in the computer I keep all my "work" in, therefore also dealing with the fact that I am behind in my "work" since yesterday afternoon when I sat down at the computer and it started spewing virusized gibberish - all fricking day today (because nothing EVER gets fixed right the first time even though I do LOVE Michael from Ronin Tech. with all my heart and have already recommended him to several friends dealing with the same virus AND continuously fed his adorable daughter Oreos while he was working on my computer), I couldn't help but keep checking back on my true Distraction and Obsession of the day: The Geoffrey Fieger Hurt Locker Lawsuit.*
I was really bummed this morning when the stories were all short and vague and "Geoffrey Fieger is going to file later today" without any details because I am all about the details and I finally got my computer fixed and got the details this evening and they are just as disappointing as I feared.
These are the details: Some Dude feels left out and wants money now that the movie has been nominated for some Academy Awards.
And I GET it, really, I do. This guy, Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver, hung out with the reporter who wrote the story that appeared in Playboy and eventually wrote the screenplay for the movie. This writer, who did nothing but listen and take notes, could win a frickin Academy Award and Sarver served our country doing really dangerous work and is getting nothing but a "Hey, thanks!"
But, really.....Sarver admits "I'm feeling just a little bit hurt, a little bit left out." And he probably was. They probably should have called him up and asked him to participate in the movie. But they didn't have to. And you don't deserve millions of dollars because someone doesn't ask you to do something. Where does this lead? "Debbie really should have been asked to pledge Kappa Alpha Theta. She went to all the Rush dinners." "Joey really should have been asked to play Red Rover Red Rover,*** he was ON the playground." Are we really going to start suing someone every time we feel left out? Because I haven't been able to make my last few Book Club meetings and they went on and met without me.....
*I intended to ™ the phrase "Geoffrey Fieger Hurt Locker Lawsuit" because that is how it appears in my mind and because that is how it should be said but then realized that Geoffrey Fieger is a lawyer and doesn't know me and therefore doesn't know how VERY much I respect him and think he is a great guy and admire a lot of work that he's done and I really don't need to be getting a knock on the door only to hear "Stacey DuFord? You've been served!"**
**Though, really, if Geoffrey Fieger noticed my blog that would kinda be like hitting the big time, doncha think?
***I realize kids probably don't play Red Rover Red Rover anymore but I like the alliteration.
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