Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Today is SCM's birthday. I know you all have to get back to your party plans so I will be brief.
I arrived home yesterday evening to the princess doing homework and no SCM in site.
"Where's your father?" I inquired.
"In the bathtub."
Now to most people, this would be a perfectly natural statement. Putting aside the joke of SCM not actually bathing at all, when he is in the tub it is an indication that he is depressed or upset in same way.
Since the world revolves around me, I was aggitated that after working 11 hours I now had to deal with that shit.
Apparently I was wrong. He toweled off, put on three sweaters and thermal underwear (It is 40 degrees in the sunshine lately) and climbed into bed.
Lest you think I am totally heartless, I did ask if there was something I could do for him.
"Yeah..shut the door on your way out."
Yup, I could do that.
I ate the dinner he saved for me in the microwave, put the Princess to bed and logged on facebook.
SCM had made an entry 1 hour before. It simply read "FUCK!!!"
Even odder, two hours before that he had been playing Mafia Wars and offered his friends a bonus for killing Tony Soprano or whatever. So something occurred within that time frame. Hmmmm.
Not to be the type of person to leave my curiosity unsatisfied, I went back in the room with the door now closed and inquired as to what that FUCK!!! was about.
"Where were you after work? You signed off over an hour before you got home?"
I explained if he really must know, I was picking up a birthday gift for him.
"I hope it wasn't anything music related."
Again I was instructed to not let the door hit me on the ass on my way out.
So here I sit, in my office, still clueless about what crawled up his anal sphincter and died.
Was the comment about music a hint? Did the band break up?
SCM will talk when he is ready. And talk and talk and talk. I guess I should appreciate the silence while it lasts.
Now I would like my internet kewl kids to give me an opinion on something. Here is the situation...
I am currently hiring a part time file clerk/operator. I put an ad on Craigslist and received over 100 replies so far. I screened some and gave the best six to my lead person so she can decide who she wants to meet. She decided to meet them all and leave the final decision to me. No problem.
Applicant two comes in for her interview. She meets with the lead person who comes into my office to see if I have a free parking voucher. (Free to the person I am giving to, not free to me). I told her I was out of them and she stated that her present interviewee parked in the garage and has no money to get out. Please be aware that there is a huge sign outside the garage that states "$4.00 parking. No exceptions."
I instructed her application be filed under "no freakin' way" sight unseen. My lead person said she was impressed with her and thought I was being hasty. I feel if doesn't have the common sense to follow simple directions she doesn't need to work for me.
So, dear friends, what do you think?
Posted by Christine at 10:04 AM