N'awlins at heart

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Circus of mistakes.

Comedy of errors. Same difference. It's how work has been without a doubt. I'll start today and move my way backward. Because I want to, that's why.

This morning, I spent most of my time looking for a non existent battery that doesn't exist. Then, this afternoon I was tasked with taking apart a laptop and replacing some parts.

But all was not well. Long story short, it didn't work when I was done. Of course they need it first thing tomorrow. So I worked late and got it fixed. There are too many details and I don't want to get into it.

On my way in to work today I was in the left lane. Traffic was pretty tight and I was coming close to the toll booth. All of a sudden I saw another bike shoot into my lane right behind me from the right. I immediately noticed it was a cop. First instinct, I look at the speedometer. "70 in a 65? Not bad. Definitely not worth pulling me over for. What did I do?" My first thought? "Come on man, I'm like 2 weeks from my deferral on the last ticket. If you ticket me I have to pay the last one too. For 70 in a 65? Come on man." All of this occurred in my mind in a time frame of about 5 seconds. Because that's about how long it was before he rocketed past me. In my lane.

God forbid I go a little faster than everyone else in traffic. I get not one, but two tickets. He, on the other hand, can pass me in my lane at a good 20 over. Must be nice.

And we rewind to Monday. I arrived at work wishing the weekend had been longer, as usual. I came into the lab and saw one of my co workers wasn't there. He's usually in early and we chat about our weekends. I sat down and started checking my emails. Around 10:30 AM on Saturday I was copied on an email from security telling me he had been terminated and his badge was deactivated. (Like did the red dot on his palm start blinking?) I was impressed today though when I found out he was telling his boss's boss's boss (that's right, not a typo) to come back later. He was "too busy to do that" and would have an answer later. On more than one occasion.

Mad props my man! That's all I can say.

It sucks though because he was a friend. I met him through Coworker R shortly after we moved here, and we hung out on the weekends every now and then. He didn't start working in our group until about a year ago, but we had been hanging out for a while. So basically one of my friends got fired. Last time they fired someone in my group I found out about an hour before they did it. I felt really bad knowing it was coming and wished I was caught by surprise too. This time I did not know it was coming and it still sucked.

Hey guess what? Another Thursday post. I promise I'm not doing it on purpose.

6 Comments:

At 8:44 AM, Blogger ChiaPop said...

I like the "red dot on the palm". Funny!!

At least you didn't get a ticket and you still have a job!! Life is GOOD!

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Sorry your week sucked - but no ticket = win!!

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Stalker v1.5 said...

NO MORE TICKETS FOR ANYONE. Schew, okay, I feel better.

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Louisiana Rose said...

Chia keeps seeing his fired co-workers on the nightly news!

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Stalker v1.5 said...

On the news? Doing what exactly?

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger ChiaPop said...

Let's see... one was arrested for child pornography, that was two years ago. one was just arrested as the head of a prescription drug ring. he was forging prescriptions. also got him on possession of illegal firearms by a convicted felon. A CONVICTED FELON!! working on a navy contract!! Great security background checks, huh???

 

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