Friday, January 8, 2010

Stalker Boss

Don't get excited you guys, Khloe Kardashian is not pregnant. She's just gained 7lbs of "love weight".

Now that we have that out of the way, let's get into it shall we?

Yesterday I had a very unpleasant encounter. With John. I'm still a little shook up about the whole thing.

Here's some back story. I'm technically supposed to work until 4.30 every day. But because I generally get to work at 8.10 or 8.15 I take off at 4.25. This way I can catch a bus that gets me home about 20 minutes earlier than the one right after it. I send a report to Amy every day showing what I did that day and its obviously stamped with the time. She has never said a word about it. I mean in the end, I'm the one that's losing out here. Not like I get to leave at 4.10 when I get here at 8.10 -- for the "optics" of the team, it has to be "fair" for everyone.

Something like that.

Now you are caught up.

At 4.25 I was leaving the office. I saw that John had his coat on but he was talking to Amy so I figured he would leave after me and I wouldn't have to walk with him at any part of my short walk to the bus.

I put my head phones in and walk away. I just got new headphones and they are the ones that have that little rubber thing around them that totally blocks out all sounds from the outside world and makes the music louder. I'm enjoying a little old school JT and I feel a hand on my shoulder.

A cold fist clamps itself over my heart. Quick thinking: this is either a homeless man taking it one step too far or its John. I would rather it be a homeless man. Honestly, the touching-- too far John too far. Not to mention, I could have totally kicked him in the balls and run away screaming.

Instead I turned around slowly to be face to face with the devil himself. And instead of just a "good night, see you tomorrow" he starts talking about work. About how I shouldn't lose any sleep over the List he never sent me because he was in meetings all day.

Like I care.

I figure he's going to cross the street (I have an idea of the neighbourhood he lives in and I know he walks to work) so I deliberately turn right. He walks with me. Then I tell him that I have to jaywalk here to get to my bus. Say "see you tomorrow" and run (so as not to get hit by a bus obviously). I'm seriously annoyed when I see him jogging across the street to join me. Here John made a funny. Says that he's taking Stalking 101 and this is one of his lessons "Awkward Goodbyes".

OMG John, you are hilarious. Seriously, let me just take a moment. I think I have a stitch from all the laughter.


I think I muttered something about him definitely passing that class...

Apparently he's actually on his way to a restaurant up the street and just lost his bearings.

Awesome. I have no way to get rid of him.

So then he's all "where do you catch your bus?". I tell him just up the street. I add that if I don't catch this one then it will take me an extra 20 minutes to get home.

He takes out his phone, looks at the time and says to me "It's 4.26, do you think you will have enough time?"

I was so stunned that I just nodded. But I know what he meant. He meant to point out that I had left work before 4.30, which is when I'm allowed to leave. I'm sure that I will get an email. I kind of feel like I'm a little bit f**ked.

But I mean, if Amy has never had an issue (and I'm fairly certain she's aware, she doesn't miss a lot) then why does John? I mean, he's technically not even in charge of us anymore.

Whatever. It just pissed me off.

With all of this bus kerfuffle going on, I was relieved that it was Friday today and I would be getting a ride from St. Boyfriend.

But he decided that he wanted to sleep in. Apparently going to the movies in the middle of the day and 4 days off next week aren't enough. So while he had several drinks last night and stayed up late chatting with the Swede, I had to go to bed at 10, sober, because I had to get up early to take the bus.

Oh don't worry, I know I'm being a total brat. But its his own fault. He's the one that started with the driving me to work. And people that don't take the bus just don't understand how nice it is not to have to take the bus. They take it for granted.

I hope the movie sucks.

Enjoy the weekend!


  1. I totally agree that it’s the boyfriends fault for treating you so awesomely. If he didn’t want you to expect to be treated that way, maybe he shouldn’t have driven you. Now it’s too late.

    To Bored’s boyfriend, never take away what is owed to her. If you don’t want her to expect you to drive her, then you should never had. It’s just like you getting her jewelry, you can never get her anything less than what you already got her.

  2. I second that. Especially the part about jewellery. I like shiny things.

  3. I've had to suffer creepy touching at work also...never pleasant.