I am an Unintentional Asshole

Ohhhh, man. I made, what I thought was a SUPER FUNNY post on Facebook on Monday. Except, I didn't think things through here... I am a food motivated individual. Mostly a dessert-motivated person, but any form of sugar will do. So, to my surprise there was cake in the office on Monday. And not just…

It’s the Principle

Rain, I love the rain, but it has been going for days.  The thing about South-East Texas is that it is always humid too. People always seem to get more cranky during summer, humidity, and rain.  Maybe it's because it feels so miserable or maybe people are secretly worried that it may start flooding -…

Where the F*** is the Excedrin?

I turned off the light in my office, walked back to my desk, bent down to retrieve my sunglasses from my purse. I put them on and prepared myself for pain. I turned to look at my computer monitor. My head ached as the light from my monitor hit my face. I had already taken…

Martinis & Street Names

Scene 3 Martinis & Street Names “Who knows what their stripper name is?” shouts Shannon. Shannon stands before the tiny foyer with a large cardboard box in her hands. We can see pink shiny objects and feathers protruding from the top. There are about 10 of us in  her efficiency now. Most of us are…

Is it 2018?!

My office has a hoarding problem. A big one. It's truly panic inducing. I've mentioned we're in a transition as we close one of our offices and move some of those guys to the corporate office where I am. We also have a shift in leadership, and so there has been several shifts of who…

UPDATE : Love or Loathe You

Y'all remember when I wrote about my co-worker's wife being super-ultra-mega picky about house hunting, HERE ? Well, well ,well. I overheard some gossip this morning.  They found a listing that suited Little Miss Muffet. However they couldn't be bothered to actually drive the few hours to come and see it. For some reason, their realtor…

Hate IS a Strong Word – Part 1

You ever work with someone you just couldn’t like?  Like no matter how hard you tried? Someone that everyone thought was a seemingly normal person; however, you could see right through that facade of bullshit.  I worked with a person like this once. I thought I could get over it (I couldn’t) and keep it…

Chelsea

Scene 2 Chelsea The cab pulls up to a corner. "It'll be 52.50," announces the driver, then the old man jumps out to get our bags. I see the red numbers glaring back at me from the dash. I knew this would be just the beginning of how quickly I could spend what little cash…

Excuse Me Sir

It was a usual day of inventory review and customer service at Blockbuster, the now completely nonexistent movie rental store.  Our store location was rough: 90's DOS computers that barely worked, black mold covered walls, and huge leaky front window  from a car that ran into it.  Other than that, we had a good team…

That One Time I Insulted a Customer

It was an accident, in my own defense. But it happened all the same... I was in my early 20's; young, skinny, and downright stupid. My first job out of college had not been anything glamorous. It was a job, it paid... some of the bills. I worked at a car rental company. At this…