Sunday, January 25, 2015

"My baby just wrote me a letter"

Last weekend I found myself distracted by my boss' bizarre behavior after the defection of his blonde mafia. A long-married man of about 60, he works overtime to be charming and relevant to the 35 year old Chocolate Covered Spider and 29 year old Blondie McBlonderson. Sometimes I think it's sweet that he's crushing on them, sometimes it hits me as a little skin crawly. Well, now that they have both resigned and are working through their notice, he's gotten downright wacky.

First he told us that the candidates who replace Spidey and Blondie should be "young, well-dressed women." He says he's basing on that what our client contact wants. First that's illegal. Second, it's bullshit. "Young, well-dressed women" is what he wants.

This week, I found out about the email. After Blondie told him she was leaving, he fired off a very emotional email. He told her how angry he was that she was leaving, that he felt as though she'd "knifed him in the back."

What? She's leaving to work with her husband in his internet start up. My boss didn't enter into her equation at all.

Even worse, he visited out clients' downstate offices and actually asked our client contact if she was as "mad" as he was about Blondie's and Spidey's departure.  

What? Yes, by all means, put it in our client's head that she'll be getting a compromised level of service from us.

This whole thing is getting so creepy that I don't want to go in tomorrow. Too much weird.

Sunday Stealing

Easy A-Z meme

A. What are your favorite smells? Cinnamon. My current favorite scent is Exceptional. According to the manufacturer, it's "a distinctly feminine fragrance, crisp and elegant, with a spicy floral heart and a sensual dry down." 
B. Can you go a whole day without caffeine? Sure, if I was willing to endure headaches and withdrawal, so let's not.
C. Who knows more about you than anyone else? My oldest friend. We've known each other since Kindergarten.
D. What song did you last listen to? "That's All" by Genesis. "Just when I thought it was going all right,  I found I was wrong when I thought I was right, It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all ..."
E. Do you wear socks to bed? Very infrequently
F. Can you change a car tire? No
G. If you could choose one color to wear for a whole year, what color would you choose? Blue. Specifically Pantone 294, which is Cubbie blue.
H. Do you cook often? More than I used to. I'm trying to economize.
I. What’s your least favorite season? Summer. Heat makes me grumpy.
J. Can you sew? I can hem and I can mend.
K. What is your favorite fruit? Toss up between peaches and apples.
L. Are you health conscious? I'm working on improving my behavior in this area.
M. Do you think you’re very conscious of the feelings of others or more self oriented? I try to be sensitive, but I fear I'm not.
N. Do you curse a lot? Hell to the yes.
O. Do you remember lyrics easily? Yes
P. Can you roll your tongue? Yes
Q. Is there a certain food you often crave for no reason? Sometimes it's chips, often it's chocolate
R. What was the last book you purchased? The 2014 biography of JKBO. It was intense, but I learned a lot so I enjoyed it.
S. Where was your last vacation? I spent Christmas in Key West
T. Last movie you watched? Did you enjoy it? American Sniper. No, I didn't enjoy it at all.
U. Think of your oldest friend. If you met them now do you think you would still become friends? I like to think so. She maintains we're still basically the same as we were as Kindergarteners -- she's very warm and friendly, I'm very independent. We have both always been rather dreamy.
V. Paris, London and New York… which one would you live in, which would you visit for a day, which would you visit for a fortnight? New York for life, Paris for a day, London for a fortnight.
W. Do you usually sleep with your closet door open or closed? The door stays cracked open. My walk-in closet is where I stow the cats' litter boxes.
X. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how did it happen? My right little finger. I was playing volley ball ... badly.
Y. How do you like your eggs? Over easy.
Z. What was your last argument about and who with? A coworker. It blew over quickly.