Humble Pie — Eat Up
Ok, so it’s a cheesecake. Cheesecake is far superior to pie, and don’t even try to argue.
Whatever, shut up.
Jk I love you.
One of the most important things in my personal life and professional career has been to be humble. I’m where I am today, and doing what I’m doing, because of the support of some of my closest friends and family. I never want to forget that.
I was reminded of all the reasons I have to be humble today — on the hottest day of the year — when I received several requests from people to volunteer to help me package a shit ton of beer. Allow me to reiterate:
People VOLUNTEERED to help me package beer — FOR FREE — in a piping hot brewery, with no AC in 100 degree weather
Seriously, what-the-fuck. Are you guys mental? That shit’s crazy. Or “cray”… if you’re Kanye, which you’re… probably not (but just in case: Whatup Kanye!) … moving right along.
My best friend for, what… like 14 years now, actually called out of his PAYING JOB, to come and sweat his balls off with me… for no other reason than to help out. Just because he didn’t want me to go it alone, even though I would have. Let’s review.
1) He passed on working inside an air conditioned building.
2) He passed on being paid for his time
3) He sat with me, for the entire day, labeling bottles of beer on the 5th floor of an old, rickety brewery. After a 2 hour car ride!
4) And here’s the kicker… He DOESN’T EVEN DRINK BEER.
All together now, say it with me: “HOLYfuckingSHIT” (that’s one word, in case you were wondering)
Dude — you know who you are. Thanks so much. I owe you, a lot. For everything. You’re seriously the best friend anyone could ask for.
I ask myself this with utmost authenticity: Why would anyone ever do that?
I don’t really know, but I’m seriously fucking amazed. Everyone who has ever volunteered their time to me, I take note of every instance… and I might just have to call on you sometime soon. For now, please accept my deepest thank you for even considering giving Backlash a minute of your time. It’s more than I could ever ask for or expect.
You guys are fucking amazing.
That is all. I must now sit in this air conditioned room for at least 24 hours to recover from what has recently transpired all up in my body-space.