Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Why Do Short Weeks Always Seem Like the Longest Weeks?

 


I cannot explain why, but I'll say it - I hate short weeks!  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having a Monday off just as much as the next guy, but I think the days following that Monday off seem like they are each two weeks long!  It is only Wednesday and I truly feel this week should have been over yesterday - morning! 

This being a short week as well as having The Boss back from vacation has been quite a lot to deal with.  The Boss came in today and immediately decided he needed coffee to get his motor started.  As we have previously discussed, of course, he doesn't make coffee like a normal person (click here for how coffee is made).  If you can believe it, coffee making this morning was even more annoying than usual.  The Boss filled, stepped back and dumped water from the carafe a total of four times this morning.  Picture it - water in the carafe, step back to see the water level, then take some water out, step back again and then realize too much water was taken out - now more has to be added.  After the fourth time, he finally decided that he had the proper amount of water and he felt comfortable proceeding to adding the coffee grounds.  All this for a cup of coffee.  I may not drink coffee, but even if I did, I would have to question if that process was worth the final result.

I heard from Drew that The Boss requested a simple drawing from John on Tuesday morning.  I think the The Boss assumed he would have the drawing on the same day (you know what they say happens when you assume).  As you can imagine, the drawing was not presented yesterday and as a matter of fact, he didn't receive the drawing today either.  Now that John's incompetence is affecting The Boss directly, the world has stopped spinning.  The Boss has spent the entire morning questioning everyone about how has it been working with John and if John has been able to provide drawings in a timely manner. The Boss ended the day telling everyone that he might have to have a discussion with John if he doesn't get the drawing tomorrow morning.

As if today couldn't get any more annoying - The Boss has decided that he needs to mow the lawn.  So, out comes the respirator mask, the gloves, goggles and his special safety suit.  I swear, if this week doesn't end soon, I may need one of those re-charge days that John requested recently.  The Boss got all of his "gear" on, went outside and then had difficulty starting the mower.  After a few attempts, he asked one of the guys from the warehouse to help.  Alex came out and successfully started the machine and The Boss was on his way.  Next thing I know, three minutes has passed and The Boss is back in the office and has to use the restroom...he now has to take EVERYTHING off to use the facilities.  So, he is taking off all the protective clothing and equipment and, of course, has to fold them neatly, etc.  I actually thought I was going to scream out loud.  It took all the strength in my body not to say, can't you just piss and get it over with!  Into the bathroom he goes and in ten seconds (no exaggeration) he is back out putting that stupid shit back on.  Serenity Now, Serenity Now!

The day ended much as it had begun - I was annoyed and I couldn't believe it was only Wednesday.  Only two more days Nutties, two more days!

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