Monday, May 24, 2010

What a Weird Day

Hi!  I think it's only fair to warn you that this will not be interesting or entertaining, but hey, that's just how life goes sometimes, ya' know?

So, last night I did not sleep well at all.  I suck at sleeping normally, but last night I was extra bad at it and got a total of maybe 3 hours and yet still woke up in a fairly decent mood.  I bopped out to my car this morning and grabbed my sunglasses from their spot, put the key in the ignition, all the lights lit up, and then nothing.  Car no go.  I called my friend, the race car driver, because he knows a bit about engines and also because WHO WOULDN'T want to talk to me first thing on a Monday morning?  He asked a couple of questions and told me it was the battery (which, I totally thought he was full of shit because the lights and stuff worked, but I went with it anyway, because, well, he's a guy and he knows about cars and because I didn't feel like arguing with him) and that a jump would probably get it started and I should get a new battery.  I called my boss and said I'd be late (oh and I had Thursday afternoon and Friday off, so I'm SURE my boss was all, "Really?  Seriously, you're going to call in late on a Monday after a long weekend?  Really?") and then called my dad and woke him up.  I asked him if he would jump my car (even though I still really didn't think it would be that simple) and he, because he's a very nice guy, said sure and then showed up in his boxers.  He at least had the decency to put on a shirt, but evidently it was too difficult to pull on a pair of jeans over those boxers...  Anyway, he told me my jumper cables were "girl cables" (No, they were not pink.  I don't know what the hell "girl cables" are, but whatever) and would use his instead.  Hooked it up and voila' - started right up.  Dammit, I hate it when that boy is right! (Thank you!)  Oh and then my dad taught me how to use the jumper cables - twice, because I am apparently not bright enough to understand red to red and positive to positive and the directions written on the tag attached to the cables...

Most of the day went by as usual - catching up on emails and FMLA paperwork and reading the EMPHATIC opinions of the LOST finale, when my boss called me in to her office.  So check this out, we have an employee who is sabotaging another employee.  There's this guy who runs reports and saves them to a shared drive and then this saboteur (is that a real word?) is going in and changing his reports or deleting portions of them and this guy keeps getting blamed for having fucked up work!  I KNOW, RIGHT?  Like for months, he's been getting in trouble for errors on his reports and for missing & incorrect information and he's been going crazy telling his supervisor that he did the report correctly and everyone just thinks he's a dumbass or a lying dumbass and come to find out, his co-worker is totally SCREWING him over!  He started taking screen caps of his reports and emailing them to another co-worker, so he can prove that he did it correctly and blah, blah, blah, the IT guys did something and figured out that this co-worker of his was logging in as him, but from her computer, I don't know it's all computery... all I know is this chick is a fucking piece of work and I'm curious to see how this plays out.  AND THEN zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sorry, I launched into a totally different REALLY boring story and decided that even I didn't care enough to finish it, so you probably wouldn't care enough either.   I'll just leave you with this - I spent $25 on a bottle of shampoo.  Because I have zero impulse control and because that damn Meg told me I should, so now I'm off to wash my hair and it better be A-FREAKIN'-MAZING.

Oh sorry, how rude of me - how are YOU?  Anything you'd like to share with the other kids?


Cindy said...

What good is an opinion if it's not deeply felt?

Anyhow, I still think that was entertaining as all heck. The employee sabotage thing is just bizarre. You have to tell us why! Please? Or, you could just leave us hanging, questions unanswered. I'm sure that would be very satisfying for your readers :)

What's the shampoo?

Figgylicious said...

Sometimes your work sounds more entertaining than The Office. You should sell them stories!

Also I SWEAR that today they aired The Office episode where Kelly sabotages Dwight and Jim because they didn't go to her party. Of course this means nothing if you don't watch the show, but like, I had to say it. Compulsive need and whatnot.

Deistbrawler said...

What? Finish the goddamn story!!

Amethyst Anne said...

*looks around*
Did I miss a chapter?? Come on inquiring minds want to know what happens next? Does the bad colleague steal Lainey's shampoo? Does IT nab the suspect?
P.S. Sorry for getting all shouty on your blog

Lainey said...

Cindy - Unanswered questions are FINE! :) The shampoo is Phytocitrus (I think it's the citrus one, it's the Phyto one for chemically damaged hair, which is TOTALLY a story for another day!)

Figgy - Seriously, my boss and I say, at least once a week, that if the things that happen and the conversations we have to have were on a tv show, people would say it was bullshit and would NEVER happen in real life. It's MIND-BOGGLING the shit people will say and do. I may start telling more stories from work.

Deist & AA- I can't finish the story, because I don't know the end yet! We just were made aware of the situation and we have to do an investigation. I promise to provide an update (even if it's not entertaining or interesting).

Cindy said...

Ooh, what did you do to your hair? I can't wait until next week Laineyton!