Tuesday, November 21, 2006

nice girls dont get the corner office

I need to start being more gung-ho at work. In business generally.

Example: "Peas, will you do me a little favour?"
Peas: Yes, Editor Lady, what can I do for you, get you a supply of crack when I'm on the road? Drop your DVD off? Wipe your ass?" (All with a smile, naturally).
Editor Lady: No actually, I'm just snowed under with work. Would you mind covering my story for me in Witbank? (Cue pavement special eyes)

Pause.

Peas: I'm also on deadline, you might've noticed. I also have stories coming out of my ears (that I also don't feel like doing - but I didn't say that), can you not arrange the appointment another day?
Editor Lady: No. Thanks, you're a star.

Not only am I annoyed, have a migraine, had to do small talk in a car for four hours there and back (my absolute worst), am I am quite frankly OVER THIS.

Witbank, for the lesser informed, is in Mpumalanga, on the way to Nelspruit. Sorry, where do I have time for this?

How about, "No." No, I can't. No, I won't.
Enough. I need a holiday.

13 comments:

Champagne Heathen said...

Peas - my approach always works when people make such absurd requests....stare at them blankly not saying anything until they realise you're not buying it. They do end up swearing a bit, but they move on & find some other fool or do it themselves. And they won't act like they don't like you the next day, cause they're a colleague & don't want to cause trouble in the office.

(If you're wanting a laugh & distraction you can just visit some of the DODGY blog commenting going on these past 2 days!)

chewthecud said...

less than an hour away if you haul ass ;P

ChewTheCud said...

dodgy commenting that champers will not admit complicity in...

Insane Insomniac said...

What on earth can be newsworthy in Witbank??
Your boss just fobbed it of on you so she can lunch with her tjommies at Melrose Arch.
Nice ot have you back though. My sister has a blog now - loonylolly.blogspot.com

Cheers

Revolving Credit said...

Join the fun at both Champs and Chewy's blogs.

Chewy's washing hi Y-fronts, Jam's all hot and sticky, Champs is stick strange thing is her mouth
and I'm part of a filthy 3some.

Work will still be there tomorrow.

Urk said...

make sure you don't consult your corner cafe Dr Phil(likiddis) for some counselling with this story. he may just get a little excited and thake the gung- HO out of context...

ChewTheCud said...

wrong threesome rev - we looking for double chocolate ;)

Revolving Credit said...

Chews, just as long as it's not double chocolate log??

Crusoe said...

Sounds like you need to look into a new career ;)

Champagne Heathen said...

Chews - like I said, you two are set on twisting all my wording. All I have been speaking about is cricket and ice cream and how good and wholesome I am! And trying to work out who actually is part of this dirty threesome being mentioned left right & centre!

Peas, if you want some clean talk be sure to check out Rev's blog for cricketing banter.

Peter Barlow said...

eish, sorry to hear your boss loves to delegate like that! ;-p Well done on finishing that race btw! forget to congratulate you!

ChewTheCud said...

that is a question only champers can answer ;P

ChewTheCud said...

rev & champs - cricket commentators supreme! masters of teh game!