What a disaster of a day: eldest got a puncture on the first day they've ridden on the bike to secondary school. Get the phone call from the wife, as if it was my fault and can I go out and rescue them. Later, in the afternoon, I get some garbled message about someone's messed with the food at school and someone's in hospital and my eldest is ill at school and can I get to the doctors quick, because the missus is on the way to a job interview. So I get to the school, which is around the corner from my office and turns out someone fell on the eldest foot in the drama class. That was it and they were fully walking. But this did impact the first day of the extra lessons that's costing me nearly enough Euros 500 a month for.
I notice when things get barmy and weird it's generally a trend. So I ask myself what next?
One of my vendors just came to me saying we're renewing the contract with head office in Europe but locally we need someone to review some legal document. I find the person on the document and she's a no show on Friday. Then she shows up on Monday and tells me she's leaving tomorrow so go find someone else in legal.
That is frustrating. How is the level of bureaucracy in your new shop? How does it compare to the former place? Are you liking it? And KW, how are you coping?
The city is boring. I'm actually on the outskirts. There are plenty of massage parlours. At least I'm able to spot them from a block away. I have a home bar where everyone knows me but all the women got knocked up pretty young. I signed up to Meetup and barely anyone goes out during the week except for hikes. I only have suits and I don't fancy walking to nowhere. Most events are on Fridays or the weekend. The local symphony orchestra is a joke. I thought Toronto was bad.
I once had a (high profile) boss who'd walk quietly up behind you and read your screen over your shoulder - then frighten the hell out of you when he spoke. I had been warned and after the first 2 times I turned the desk around. He'd also sit next to your desk and absent-mindedly pick at your salad!
What's this thing about having to have a water bottle in your hand all the time - even at interviews. Lost German tourists in shorts and Birkenstocks can survive a few days in the desert near Tennant Creek in summer without water why can't people in offices go 10 minutes?
So a slow witted colleague turned up to a meeting today with her lunch because 'I've locked in back to backs today, hope you don't mind'.
Had to endure her sitting next to me chomping on a rancid salad.
Thankfully it was an excellent meeting that finished 10 minutes early because nobody was talking for the sake of it.
People who seek out leftovers from office buffets.
People who offer leftovers from office buffets to those outside the meeting.
People - usually Brits - who obsess about the biscuits at meetings.
Tea and coffee provided at meetings. You will always get better elsewhere. Why bother? Stick to water.
so if he later revealed that his wife is rich, what do you think is the more likely scenario - that he funded a new york wedding via a watch sale or that her parents paid for everything?
What more can I say?Elaborate please
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UK meetings often have tea coffee and biscuits provided. I don’t understand the interest in biscuits. It may be an indication of a particularly pointless meeting, a particularly useless individual or maybe it is a British thing. Bill Bryson goes on about biscuits:-
“And the British are so easy to please. They actually like their pleasures small. That is why, I suppose, so many of their treats — teacakes, scones, crumpets, rock cakes, rich tea biscuits, fruit Shrewsburys — are so cautiously flavourful.
They are the only people in the world who think of jam and currants as thrilling constituents of a pudding or cake. ”
The leftover crowd may just be tight fisted or not overly concerned about food hygiene.
Youre not a machine fwiffers.
Haha no one under 30 here even knows what a cheque is. Hardly anyone uses them. Last time I wrote one was about 10 years ago for some weird professional organisation of Ms.fxh who didn’t have online CC or direct to bank.