It is so quiet here in the morning. Almost peaceful. I can't hear Veronica screeching away about something, no one else is clacking away at their computers, John isn't here to annoy me.
It's almost nice.
But it won't last very long- Maurice will be here in about 40 minutes to spread some more of his wisdom around (yesterday when Veronica said that she had just watched a movie that was about 25 years old he asked her if it was in black and white. I said that I was pretty sure they were already experimenting with colour movies in the 80s) and then the peace will be shattered.
I figured that this was as good a time as any to be reflective about my time here. Well not my time here, more about my time away from here.
Because you see, in 3 and a half hours I will be on the road on my way to sunshine and lollipops. Or at least booze and alcohol. I know they are the same thing. That's how much of it there will be.
But for now. Serenity.
Chaos on the way into town though. Apparently one of the main forms of transit into the city is having problems with the switch and no trains are getting in (on 2 lines). I'm fairly certain that Veronica takes one of these. I texted Anna to make sure that she was aware of the issue. Turns out she is not affected. I have Veronica's number- I could send her a message letting her know as well.
But I'm not going to.
Its my own personal form of spite today. She put Anna through a lot yesterday and then refused to take responsibility, placing the blame on Turd instead. And while I'm sure that a lot of it had to to with Turd (its becoming apparent that Turd has no more work, so because he is a "consultant" he is creating work for himself so that they keep paying him. At least twice as much as they pay me. And I'm still waiting on a raise. WTF?), Veronica is the supervisor and she should be responsible for her team. That's why she gets paid the big bucks.
Plus I asked her who would be in charge of sorting the emails every morning while I was away. Everyone has a folder and I go through and sort them, make sure that important ones are flagged. We have a 24 hour email turnaround time. Her response? "Amy says that its not a priority so we will just leave them for when you get back."
Not a priority??? We have a 24 hour turnaround time! I found like 5 emails this morning that needed to be dealt with immediately. But yeah, not a priority. Its kind of like telling me that my job is unnecessary.
So let her be late. Not like she has any consequences to face for it anyway. It just makes her look bad.
In 3 and a half hours I will be on the road to 7 glorious days away from here. I can make it right?
I won't have to deal with snotty reps sending me emails. Or hear Veronica or Turd speak. I won't have to look at John's face until next year (even better). I won't have to answer the phone or chip my nails typing. No paperwork. No meetings.
Of course, this is a double edged sword. I have become accustomed to venting on this here blog and while I am away you will have to do without me. I know it will be tough, it will be difficult to be away from you too. But we will get through it. Its only a week. And when I get back I'm sure there will be LOTS of problems to address and we will all be reunited in my misery.
I'd get guest bloggers, but let's face it, this is a hobby not a job. Plus you guys will be off work, on your own holidays. I'd say that I would try and post while I'm away but I like you guys and I don't want to lie to you. And there is a good chance that the copious amounts of alcohol I will be consuming will impede my ability to type. Could come out in Dutch and then where would be we? Actually only my spoken Dutch gets better when I drink...I have never tried out my written Dutch when drinking but I don't think that the results would be all that positive.
And on that note...I will be back next week. I will try to think of some interesting things to write about while I am gone so that my return is triumphant. Or not. Like I said, drinking.
Oh oh oh, before I go. Kardashians! Khloe was at some cupcake store and obviously congratulations are in order for Kourtney who had her baby boy last week. Kim needs to figure something out ASAP because she is definitely being overshadowed by baby.
PS Auf Wiedersehen just sounded cooler than Good Bye or Au revoir etc. And no one would know what the Dutch version meant. Well except for you Mom. and Emily. And Angela. And Mona. But the rest of you...