Is there future in your frontin'?

*The Cubicle Dance, it's bigger than the Soulja Boy, but even more annoying...


"Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people. ~Tom Masson

Word! But any-hoo, here we go.....

Duplicity. Fronting. Soft-shoe tap. All in a day's work. le sigh..... Anyone who works for someone else for any length of time has split personalities. My dilemma: "Is there future in fronting?" (Shouts to MC Breed, get well soon, see video at end of post....)

UnTrue Story:

In the morning after sliding on my sheep costume and sensible shoes, I also throw on my representative skullcap (it looks cute with my locs sticking out the side, but I digress). The skully gets me compliments, in fact it becomes all the rage. (hot on the boulevard and shit). But then one day after a hard night of drunken debauchery the Cubicle Crusader wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, 10 minutes to get ready to beat rush hour, can't be late today got some bullshit to attend to an important meeting to attend. FUCK! Sheep costume is a little wrinkled, but it'll have to do, sensible shoes are at the door, so I'm good. Hop on the road and make it to Hell work in record time. Sweet! Seems like I am forgetting something though, but can't quite put my finger on it.... Step into work, head to the meeting, I can feel something in the air, it is thick like, like, like, me (hee hee)..... and then it happens Ol' Boy the Production Manager comes out of his mouth sideways, and without hesitation he gets the sista-girl, oh no he didn't headroll, attidude, eye roll trifecta..... Dammit, now I know what I forgot, that damn representative skullcap. "Gots to be mo' careful!"


All of this to say, when you show your representative all day everyday at work isn't the real you bound to skeet out eventually? I am trying to figure out how much of yourself you have to hide. Should you hide it to begin with? How do you reconcile the two personalities/behavior? What is the meaning of life? (Hey if ya never ask.... I'm just saying)...

This is what MC Breed has to say about it:



What say you?


6 comment(s) thus far...:

eysqueen said...

girl i'm in therapy as we speak trying to figure out how to be more "authenitic" at the office. i think depending on where you work, it may not be in our best interest. because authentic tiha has zero tolerence for stupid shit and would end up cussing out errybody. but nothing personal, its just biddness.

the video: there goes the jeep again, i still want one so bad. back in the day when video hoes got 15 seconds of air time and still wore most of their clothes. get well soon mc breed!

wes said...

I hate my sheep clothing and cubical song and dance ewwwwwww i can relate. I'm hoping i get fired soon. :D

President Anthony Taurus said...

i think it's just the fact that when we're not at work, we are our own people. no one can tell us shit and we like that. but at work, we're subordinates. we do what we're told and we don't like that "control" that others have over us. it's always, "if we had our own way, we'd....". but we as free human beings have a problem with that living this fascist, unfree life at the job. we want to be individuals all day, not just the few hours we have when we get home.

but there's no real way around it. we've been working for millions of years. it's just now we're doing it in a cubicle.

NaturallyAlise said...

@wes.... be careful of what you ask for, lol

@President.... nice insight, I wholeheartedly agree

shatani said...

i dont really have to be two different people...i just realized that and it brought me joy! i mean, i may not curse like a drunken sailor at work (i mean, not as much) but other than that, my personality remains the same...i have a really relaxed work environment. plus my co-workers are all very silly and inappropriate like me.

NaturallyAlise said...

@ shatani

I am muy jealous and shit...

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