Today is February 2nd, Groundhog Day, and guess what - that weaselly little bastard saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter for us! That was perfect timing for the fricken snow storm that came in late yesterday afternoon and continued throughout the evening. Waking up this morning to 15" of snow on the ground was not the way I wanted to start my Tuesday. As you can imagine, things only got better as the day went on (insert sarcasm here).
I left my home a little early because the roads were shitty and I wanted to get to work on-time. I don't know why I bothered, because everyone else (except The Boss) took their sweet ass time coming in (and they live in closer proximity to The Nuthouse than I do). When I turned down the snow covered, dirt road this morning, I immediately saw The Boss' car parked on the side of it - not in our lot. Yup, that's right - the snowplow guy did not bother to show up AGAIN! I guess since it is Groundhog Day, it is very appropriate that we are living the same nightmare over and over again! Now, I'm not even going to provide links to the other posts about him not showing up because it is already assumed by everyone reading this blog that that son of a bitch is not going to show up when it snows!
I parked my car behind The Boss - on the side of the road and trekked through the parking lot to the front door. By the time I got there, I was seeing red! I walked in the front door and quickly declared at the top of my lungs, that this was total bullshit and that dumb f*ck should be fired. Now, keep in mind, my declaration was to no one other than The Boss because my co-workers had not shown up yet. I think The Boss was surprised and a bit shocked by my outburst; for the most part, I am a pretty even- tempered person who does not have a tendency to over-react, out loud at least, about things. The Boss looked at me and then looked down and reluctantly agreed, his "friend" needed to be fired.
I put my stuff away, fed Frack and changed my pants and removed my boots. Yup, I know that I need to bring dry pants to an office job because our plow guy makes us trek through almost two feet of snow to get to the building. When I came out of the bathroom, I felt a little better - I guess being dry and a bit warmer helps. I heard The Boss leaving a message on his "friends" voice mail asking where he was and when he expected to be here. He also indicated that he should come into the office to pick up his check and that he had some things he wanted to discuss. I can't believe he is actually going to let this ass-face go...I guess I will believe it when I see/hear it.
Around 3 PM (yes, 3 f*cking PM), ass-face arrives to plow us out. My bet with Drew was that he wasn't going to show up at all (especially after The Boss left the message on his voicemail), but he did. Damn, I owe Drew another lunch! He finished plowing and comes in asking me for his check. I immediately told him that The Boss had it and he went into his office - The Boss then asked him to close the door.
I didn't hear any yelling, but I did hear ass-face say he didn't think it was a problem that wasn't able to get here before we opened. He then said to The Boss we were a bit outside of his plow range. I then heard The Boss say that maybe that should have been told to him prior to him being hired and it is ridiculous that employees working in an office environment have to bring dry pants on days that it snows because of trekking to through the parking lot to the front door.
If I was a betting guy (I guess I am because I currently owe Drew two lunches), I would have guessed that The Boss would not have fired his "friend", but he did and for that color me impressed! Now, I guess I need to find a new person to plow!
Until next time Nutties. Say safe and warm and Happy Groundhog Day!