Apr 15, 2008
Among the huge haul of loot I received for my birthday, was a gift certificate from Son and Daughter-in-Law Sneed, at a fabulous nursery near our house. I used it this morning to buy this amazing rose tree and green ceramic pot.
The rose is called Mandarin Sunblaze and as you can see it has beautiful orange flowers. What's not to love about that? Nothing, that's what.
In other news, my new schedule at the hardware store includes me working from noon to six pm on Tuesdays. Imagine my surprise today when I strolled in at noon and was greeted by a collection of numbskulls intent upon quizzing me about my start time. They take great delight in tormenting me about the schedule. Since I'm the only guy working a moving target, this seems a bit unfair.
One of the cashiers, an annoying woman under normal circumstances, asked me mockingly, "What time were you supposed to work today?" My inclination was to tell her that I was scheduled at Shove-it-up-your-keister o'clock, but I resisted the temptation. Instead I allowed as how it was incumbent upon those changing my schedule to inform me of such. In the absence of that notification, all bets are off.
So, for the next hour or so, I was pissed off about the situation. That was before the boss gave me my three-months evaluation. She apparently thinks I'm swell. Go figure.
The evaluation was kind of interesting. There were several categories with ratings of one to five. I got to rate my self first and then turn in the form to her. I figured that my boss would give me all threes, so I gave myself all fours, with a couple of three and a couple of fives. It has been my experience that if you admit to being average, there is no shortage of bosses willing to agree with you. I admit nothing.
To make matters worse, the boss acknowledged that she had hosed the schedule and that it was not my fault that I was late. The old win-win.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky