Ottomatic2g

It is funny how shit happens. I was at my friend’s clothing boutique in Brooklyn. Williamsburg, Brooklyn that is. I was born and raised there. I was there before the hipsters were called anything but White people. I was there when crack dusts laid on the floor like pollen in spring. Black and Latino kids weren’t suppose to be much coming from that broken down neighborhood called Los Sures. Bad rep, smart kids though. We now have our education. Still, bad rep smart kids. Just ask the 90 and 91 precincts.

The shop owner, Carlos, has an entrepreneur mind and puts it to good use. Pays his bills, networks, promotes and continues to earn a living with a hustler’s mentality. Him and I were chatting when this young buck, White kid, 20-years-old – I was told – waltz in looking like a hipster or beach bum… same shit. Carlos introduces me to the kid. I say hi. I didn’t say what’s up or wuts up or yo! I said hi. Carlos tells him that I’m a writer, which I’ve been doing for the past four-years for magazines, newspapers and blogs. I even wrote an article on Carlos. The kid’s eyes popped open and said if I can write an essay for his girl friend. He’ll pay me $100. The essay was part of a graduate application process that is supposed to state why do you want to be in this graduate program. The administration doesn’t even grade applicants for the essay. They just want to know why you’re interested. I know this because I was accepted to a master’s program. But hey, who am I to judge somebody offering me $100. ‘Sure’ I said. I’ve done this before for White kids during my undergraduate.

The kid, Mike, gets my number and I his. Tells me to follow him on Instagram. ‘Sure’ I said but I don’t. Mike text me the PharmCAS’s (Pharmacy College Application Service) information on the essay. “No Plagiarism” the PharmCAS instruction says. I thought that was funny and still do. Because here are these two privileged White kids – their mommies and daddies are paying for their college education – as they scam the system, while I had to work full time to pay for my night school classes. So I wrote the essay even though I had no idea what pharmacists do other than legally sell drugs written on a prescription by a doctor.

I wrote the essay and sent it. Apparently White Mike’s girlfriend didn’t like it and said – according to White Mike – it wasn’t personal enough. Girl, I don’t know you! I don’t know what classes you’ve taken. I don’t know where you worked and what you did at work. I don’t even know your name. But fine. Here is a story of an imaginary… ummm… grandfather that you love very much. And with four hours of research and writing I wrote her essay, again.

White Mike text me that she, his girlfriend, is not going to use my essay. She had somebody else write her essay. It’s amazing that this girl is focused on not doing the work herself. Makes you think what kind of pharmacist she’ll be, if she makes it out of school. But hey, at least I learned what a pharmacist does. White Mike text me what the other person supposedly wrote for his girlfriend. Why did he do that? I don’t know why that kid did that.

White Mike text:

            I literally just spoke with her this morning and she already had another one written. I’ll den u it so u can see what she wanted. (12:46pm)

Ottomatic2g text:

            Dude part of it sounds like what I wrote. The beginning doesn’t but the school and a job experience does. That’s shady  (12:59pm)

 Ottomatic2g text:

            You guys should give me at least $50. If not I’ll publish the essay and your girl’s application will be denied for plagiarism. (1:23pm)

White Mike text:

            I’ll talk to u later today (1:29pm)

Ottomatic2g text:

            Forget about the money. I published this essay. If your girl submits anything that’s similar to the essay it will be viewed as plagiarism by the school. (5:31pm)

White Mike text:

            Let’s forget about how poorly the first draft was written and how the second draft was also poorly written and a week late. The girl that wrote the essay used 0% of anything you wrote as a basis for hers (5:32pm)

White Mike text:

          I sent it to u as an example of what ur essay should have looked like Not only did u not do what I asked of u but u also sabatoged some1s work. (5:32pm)

White Mike text:

           Ur grimy and I know karma will fuck u over but I’m not gunna wait for that (5:33pm)

Ottomatic2g text:

            Oh? I live a few blocks from the shop. If you want to meet me then I’m here. Just make sure I don’t see you first. (5:36pm)

White Mike text:

            Wow that’s very civilized of you (5:37pm)

White Mike text:

            FYI my father is a police surgeon and detective and I come from an established police background. (5:38pm)

White Mike text:

            I don’t think violence is the answer (5:38pm)

Ottomatic2g text:

            Lol, big shit (5:39pm)

White Mike text:

            I sent you her paper as a courtesy (5:42pm)

White Mike text:

Now every1 knows ur a fucking rat (5:42pm)

White Mike text:

            And words spreads quick (5:43pm)

White Mike text:

            Goodluck with all ur future endeavors (5:45pm)

Every word and spelling (except for the italics) was truly text by both parties. Hopefully White Mike’s girlfriend doesn’t use my essay but check it out the similarities that White Mike says was “0%” used.

Plagiarism: An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author.

Ottomatic2g’s Essay

My experience working in a pharmacy, as a pharmacy assistant, has been invaluable. In the past two-years I have assisted pharmaceutical technicians and pharmacists with administrative work. Typing medical labels, stocking shelves and entering prescription information into the electronic health record (EHR), a computer system that pharmacists and pharmaceutical organizations utilize, has helped me become familiar with current drugs in the market, side effects and the illnesses it’s used on. I also have the pleasure to interact with all the customers. I greet customers when they arrive at the pharmacy, answer basic phone questions and communicate with insurance companies. Being a pharmaceutical assistant has taught me the importance of being patient, knowing the customer’s needs and situations while still upholding a professional demeanor. I have observed pharmacists efficiently analyze medications by evaluating the patient’s needs, understanding the prescriber’s orders and communicating the effects and circumstances of specific medications. Through my pharmaceutical job experience I am very prepared to continue advancing to be a pharmacist.

White Mike’s Girlfriend

eries and contribute to the revolution of healthcare.

My experience working as a pharmacy assistant has, too, greatly contributed to my preparation and interest. For the past two years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting pharmaceutical technicians and pharmacists with administrative work such as typing medical labels, stocking shelves and entering prescription information into the electronic health record (EHR), a computer system that pharmacists and pharmaceutical organizations use. I have observed pharmacists efficiently analyze medications by evaluating the patient’s needs, understanding the prescriber’s orders and communicating the effects and circumstances of specific medications. Through my pharmaceutical job experience, I am very prepared to continue advancing to be a pharmacist.

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Part #2 of the RRWN class. Great people, great food and great class.

I took these photos during the last day of RRWN class. Leave comments and enjoy.

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I’ve told this story a bit, but with Jeff Bezos in the news today, it seems as good a time as any to blog it. Back in 2008, at SXSW, I met Bezos briefly, and got a bit of insight into how he stays open to new ideas and opportunities.

(Jeff Bezos at SXSW, as captured by iJustine)

That year, I’d put together a panel called “Quit Your Job and Vlog.” It was a pretty sensational title, considering it had only been a couple years since Jason Kottke had been the first to make the leap to

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