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23 January 2008

I had a shitty day at work today. [More:]One of the managers (thankfully not mine), a dour sour-faced middle aged woman runs the back end of the main floor, where her staff basically putter around shelving the occasional book and answering the occasional question (often stoned), while me and my cohorts are up front doing the heavy lifting and dealing with the insane homeless guys and book spitters.

The large loads that come in are left in an area next to her info desk. I was sent back to get one this morning and it was all packed in odd-shaped boxes that I had to put on a rope-handled dolly and lug up to the buying desk to be unloaded. Another worker was unpacking stuff there too and there was clutter everywhere so the space was crowded and it was taking me a while. One box was collapsing and threatening to collapse so I was trying to figure out the best way to load it to avoid a mishap. I must've taken longer than manager-lady wanted because she barked "just take what'll fit and come back for the rest, jon. you've got a little common sense, why dont you use it!" Being publicly dressed down sets me off like almost nothing else. I don't care if you don't like me (and I know from inside dope that this woman dosen't much care for me and I don't like her much either) but act like a fucking professional, for chrissake*. And then one of the buyers I work with, whom we occasionally call 'the artiste,' due to his tendency to check the value of every book rather than do a little guesswork and speed things up was told to speed things up by his boss because the line was stretching out to the street, and proceeded to act like a petulant child for the rest of the day, slamming books on the counter for me to sort and tote away and pissily pouting, proving the adage that shit rolls down hill and sadly I live in the ditch.

Boy am I glad to be home with a lot of cold beer and what I've decided is my new theme song, my beloved Dictators with 'I Am Right".

* a co-worker of mine says she's done the same thing to him, too, and she seems to be embroiled in some low level war with the magers of our department, which is her business but i wish she'd keep me the hell out of it
See, she's just jealous because your department has magers.
posted by Doohickie 23 January | 20:22
Plus, she can't talk about interesting experiences with book spitters.
posted by plep 23 January | 20:32
That sucks! I hate the public dressing down like nothing else too. Bad Child syndrome or something.

At least you aren't peeing in the shower. My new toilet is Not Working.

Waiting for the already at the breaking point husband to get home so he can take a manly assesment of the situation and call dispatch himself. I've called twice and been told "in the morning."

There will be screaming.


(sorry to derail, I think you'll understand.)
posted by rainbaby 23 January | 20:32
At least you aren't peeing in the shower.

what? don't you have a porch?

and plep, 'interesting' is not the word I'd use.
posted by jonmc 23 January | 20:37
*rubs honeypie's shoulders, kisses nose*

Plus, there's peanut butter cup ice cream. : )
posted by Pips 23 January | 20:56
I pee in the shower every morning.....

So, in what way is your toilet not working, rainbaby?
posted by Doohickie 23 January | 21:30
Me too. I pee in Doohickie's shower everymorning. Sorry about the foam dude, lotsa Bud last night.
posted by jonmc 23 January | 21:38
I've always considered myself fortunate that you chose my shower to piss in.
posted by Doohickie 23 January | 21:39
Well, all the food additives make it an effective drain cleanser.
posted by jonmc 23 January | 21:50
and it really kills the mildew :)
posted by Doohickie 23 January | 21:51
cool, now let's go find that annoying woman's building so I can leave a flaming bag of dogshit on her doorstep! or maybe I can hunt up her email and order embrassing things delivered to her at work!
posted by jonmc 23 January | 22:00
Peanut butter cup ice cream sounds heavenly.

posted by bunnyfire 23 January | 22:31
I got to go to the dentist after work and get a filling. The left side of my head feels like it's somebody else's. And I can't eat because I can't feel my tongue and I'll chew it to pieces.
At least I'm not drooling. *sigh*
posted by Zack_Replica 23 January | 22:58
Ugh. I had a manager once who publicly yelled at every team member at least once. I had no respect for her whatsoever. It only happened to me once, but if it happened a second time, I swore I was just going to walk away and just leave here standing there in front of people flapping her gums.

And I pee in the shower frequently, but I can't say I do it every morning.
posted by chewatadistance 24 January | 08:50
There is a woman in Somalia
Scraping for pearls on the roadside
There's a force stronger than nature
Keeps her will alive
This is how she's dying
She's dying to survive
Don't know what she's made of
I would like to be that brave

She cries to the heaven above
There is a stone in my heart
She lives a life she didn't choose
And it hurts like brand-new shoes

Hurts like brand-new shoes

There is a woman in Somalia
The sun gives her no mercy
The same sky we lay under
Burns her to the bone
Long as afternoon shadows
It's gonna take her to get home
Each grain carefully wrapped up
Pearls for her little girl


She cries to the heaven above
There is a stone in my heart
She lives in a world she didn't choose
And it hurts like brand-new shoes
Hurts like brand-new shoes

Words: Sade Adu
Music: Sade Adu and Andrew Hale
posted by netbros 24 January | 12:52
My first EVAR MeCha dream: || So, Doohickie, how did the cat and the beagle get along together?