Posted on August 12, 2019 in Administrative Law
Do other species experience the same phenomena? You know — of the feeling of late; or, more precisely, the pressures and stresses of “being late”, or some similar state of being. How does the feeling come about; what creates it; and when does it go away such that there is no internal pressure that exacerbates the feeling we place under the general aegis of “stress”? The feeling of late is an internal, insulated and cognitive sense, self-created and entirely manufactured within the context of a uniqueness caused by societal conditions. It is entirely artificial (as Rousseau would deem it) and is not necessarily experienced by all. Does it irritate to know someone who seemingly is oblivious to that experiential phenomena? You know, the person who is incessantly late for appointments, never makes it on time to a dinner reservation, and seemingly is unaffected by a world which is obsessed with keeping time as a barometer of orderly self-control. Time governs us all; for some, it creates a time-bomb of conflicted stresses; for others, a passing glance of concern; and only for a few, an irritant ready to be cast aside and ignored with aplomb and deliberative disregard, like a gnat on a summer’s night to be swatted and forgotten. For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who are considering filing for Federal Disability Retirement, there is often very little difference between the feeling of late and the stresses pervasive stemming from a degenerative medical condition: In the end, whatever the sensation that destroys and gnaws, it is an experiential phenomena that debilitates and overwhelms. Filing for Federal Disability Retirement may not be the complete solution to all problems, but it does allow for a Federal or Postal employee to focus upon that which should be a priority — of one’s health. For, it is health itself which is the antidote to the feeling of late. And, oh — to be like that person who cares not whether the appointment is at a given time, or that the dinner reservation is already past.
Sincerely, Robert R. McGill, Esquire