Embattled is defined on dictionary.com: 1. disposed or prepared for battle. 2. engaged in or beset by conflict or struggle. This word appeared in the title of an article written about the Mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner. Another politician caught in a sex scandal is nothing new, but embattled? This old dude just got caught up, doing the shit that old men with power do.
US Presidents, CEO’s of fortune 500 companies, and a few cable guys have done it. As a cable guy I completely understand. That power trip is trippy. Some of us just get drunk with power. As a cable guy I have the power to control your high speed internet and your HBO, Showtime, Cinemax aka Skin-a-Max, ESPN etc. Whatever channel you like I can shut it off if I give the word. Netflix, if that’s what your into, is not safe either. Act a fool and see what could happen. Don’t test me!
I didn’t ask for all this power, but I got it. So sometimes I may get the urge to say some nasty inappropriate things to the ladies I work with. A pat on the ass for a good job is not uncommon. “Turn around let me see that ass,” may slip out my mouth from time to time. I can’t help it. I’m drunk with power.
This happens mainly because some men don’t wear the pants at home, their wives do. No power at home, equals abuse of power at the office. Some of our wife’s nagging, being spoiled, unwillingness to take no for an answer, and being very controlling make us feel like less than a man. Not to mention, rationing the pussy. Not giving me any ass at home makes me grab asses at work. But, sometimes some men are just pieces of shit! Embattled no, emasculated yes. Maybe it would’ve been easier to pay for some hookers. Where’s Olivia Pope when you need her?