June 01, 2004

Bleepy bleepity bleep.

The nice thing about when all four phone lines for the office are in use is that I don't have to answer the phone because nobody else can freakin' call.

It's been stupid busy today and everyone's grumpy. I snapped at an architect when he tried to get me to send a list I didn't have to someone who didn't need it, so that he wouldn't have to talk to someone who was calling. I paid for it by having the relationship between developer, contractor, subcontractor and supplier explained to me in more detail than I needed, twice, while my protestations of not having the list fell on deaf ears. I informed an architect who was busy marking up drawings that he had a phone call which he didn't want, to which he testily replied that he couldn't hear me anyway. When I left for lunch I was in the process of making a fax form and thinking to myself that I should start printing out a stack of specifications. With 22 minutes to go before I leave for the day, the form is still incomplete and I haven't so much as opened the specification file.

And somebody just called in the middle of that sentence. And I've got someone's strange and unprofessional version of a resume sitting on my desk while I try to figure out what I should do with it. If the universe is being evil to me of its own volition, I owe it some return evil and should throw the resume away. If I'm paying off a debt of evil left over from something else, I should pass it along to the head of the office, giving the guy a fighting chance and hoping like hell that my good deed comes back to me.

If it's pretentious and self-indulgent, is it still evil of me to throw it out? Please help.

Posted by dianna at June 1, 2004 04:17 PM

evil like skeezy cheese. give it to the boss-man. i'm sorry you're having a bad day. :(

Posted by: michele at June 1, 2004 04:22 PM

actually, if it's really pretentious and self-indulgent, it might be the most evil thing you can do to pass it along.

a) your karma is clean. you were just doing your job.

b) the boss will end up employing a fatuous arsehole. serves them right for keeping you so busy.

c) the fatuous arsehole will end up with a job they don't deserve and might not be qualified for. bad karma at best, sweaty-palmed-impostor-syndrome at worst.

hahahahahaaa! evil all around!

Posted by: katie at June 1, 2004 11:34 PM

what if then the arsehole has some sort of power or authority over dianna and makes her life ever more miserable? maybe you should have just thrown it away.

Posted by: michele at June 2, 2004 11:19 AM

ooooh, i didn't think about that. that would be bad news.

on second thought, it's really easy to lose things under stacks of paper in architectural offices...

Posted by: katie at June 2, 2004 03:43 PM

I sort of split the difference and placed it gently on top of the owner's in-box.

He never looks at anything in his in-box within any reasonable amount of time, but still, I totally passed it on to him and put it right on top where it should have gotten his attention. Maybe it will. I did my best, right? Sort of?

It's a totally moot point since I'm quite sure we're not looking to hire anyone, but you know. Karma thing deal whatnot.

Posted by: Dianna at June 2, 2004 04:14 PM