Saturday, January 07, 2006

the grand tour

so i was supposed to work with the new guy today. friday's a late night, so i was actually sort of excited to have company out here in the dungeon -- especially during that long stretch until the last reports trickle in around 2 a.m. i even sort of arranged for him to have a tour. you know, "there's a wall. and the other desk. oh, there's the printer. and oooh, another wall..." no, seriously, i was going to take him to the cafeteria and show him the back parking lot. dude, i was so excited, i even got in early so i could have the work set up for him properly to learn.

bah, the guy called in sick. so here i am. alone with my thoughts. again.

boo.

7 comments:

jazz said...

oh baby! i'm sorry...

although i did laugh out loud at your "mini tour." description.

so funny

lucasjackson7 said...

ah yes, "the tour".

when you go out to the back parking lot you should have a bunch of lightbulbs to break on the ground as some sort of icebreaker exercise to get him ready for work in the dungeon.

when i worked shipment at this wine cellar we used to toss cardboard boxes in the air and karate kick them. it was so much fun.

omar said...

I always get suspicious when the new guy calls in sick.

And don't forget to show him the third wall.

Gloria Glo said...

Ah, nuts. Better luck next time!

Modern Viking said...

What kinda jerk calls in sick his first day??

Ale said...

thats' why you always have to have a "back up GUY!" .... oh... just kiddin' you're talking about work, not boyfriends... nevermind

Guyana-Gyal said...

Is he still sick? That's since Saturday. Maybe he heard about the grand tour and got nervous haha...

Ale, here a 'back up guy' is called a 'deputy esssential'.