Monday, January 19, 2009

Is today Monday?

I'm not usually a person that succumbs to the Monday blues or wishes that we could just skip this particular day of the week. But today, today I needed a do-over.

We started the day with a little, shall we say, constitution issue. Okay, so I made fried catfish for dinner last night and we don't generally eat fried food so I could understand this, however it was a little inconvenient and frankly uncomfortable.

My first phone call of the work day was from the Big Guy, my boss, whom happened to be in a foul mood, and subsequently ended with him getting, shall we say pissy, with me because I didn't think we could fit 27 people in a room with the capacity of, say 10 people, for a big meeting on Friday. The end result was him telling me he would come in and figure it out himself...

So as any good employee would do, I went about trying to PROVE that I could not fit 27 people in that room by moving every chair in the building, with the exception of the chairs that had actual people sitting in, into said room and discovered that I COULD fit 28 chairs into that room although there was no room to sit in said chairs nor walk into said room...

It was really turning into a wonderful day when said boss man's wife came in and decided to share her displeasure with my "trying to prove a point" and actually frightening my assistant into a stupor (which, sadly, is actually as easy as saying BOO!, but...). Technically I guess boss man's wife is also technically my boss, so like any good employee would do, I kept my mouth shut. Even the second time she came back to voice her displeasure, I held my tongue.

So after that fun part of the morning AND getting said boss man to agree with me that we needed to secure a meeting room of proportional size, I left for lunch and to practice some breathing exercises and drove to Taco Bell for some comfort food.

Drive all the way over there, wait in line, give the girl $20.32 for my $4.32 taco meal. She announces to nobody in particular (as far as I could tell) that she has no one's and I sit there looking at my tea thinking, "It would be nice if you just hand me the tea, I’d like a drink', as she counts the coins in her cash drawer. Finally, she has pity on me and hands me my tea. She walks away and yells at the manager that she owes me $1 and he then proceeds to walk to the window and hands me $1. I say no, she actually owes me $16 because I gave her $20.32 and after a long discussion I get my additional $15.

Driving back to the office said boss man's wife calls and asks if I’ll pick up something for the Big Guy since she had to leave to run errands. Call the office tell the receptionist to tell the Big Guy that I just went through Taco Bell but could go back or anywhere else he’d like. While holding on the phone and getting close to the office I pull in a parking lot to avoid driving all the way back when she comes back on the line and tells me that he does not want me to worry about it.

Drive back to the office, park my car, grab my purse, my drink and discover THEY DIDN'T GIVE ME ANY DAMN FOOD!

To keep from boring you with my MONDAY SUCKED story in further detail, I believe that it's suffice to say that my MONDAY SUCKED and end this sad tale now...


10 comments:

Mrs. K said...

no, no you forgot to tell them where you texted me telling someone instead of your son about a doctor appt and sent me into a stupor also wondering who the heck was texting me about a dr appt and then wondering did I need a dr appt? why would this person KNOW I need a dr appt?

:)

Tracie said...

Well, from what I've heard about Taco Bell, you were probably better off NOT getting your food.

Hope today is better!

Kat said...

Oh that's right! I attempted to text C2 a message reminding him to call the doctor that went instead to Mrs. K. Then I tried to text C3, since he was out of school and not answering the phone, the message - "You Alive?" which subsequently went to C2 who also went into a stupor on WHY his mother was asking him if he was alive? Too many wrong turns in that rotten day to remember them all!

Lulu said...

My Monday wasn't 1/2 bad....but Tuesday appears to be making up for that. Grrr...

Small Town Girl said...

I'm with Lulu on the Tuesday sucking.

It's not even 10:30 and I'd really like to go home now.

Jane! said...

Oh, I'm sorry.
Probably shouldn't mention that it was a holiday for me. Oops! Too late.

Jenn said...

Wow--your Monday did suck!

Jenn said...

Wow--your Monday did suck!

Hawkeye Chick said...

Tuesday's sucking ass here too. I think you passed it on..guess it's time I pass it on as well..

Lynn said...

I'm so glad I found you again! It took a long time, Kat. I won't be around much, so it's no big deal, but I'm just glad to be able to find you again! You make me smile all over.

Love to find you again.
Lynn