Friday, January 16, 2009

Stop...Just stop it

I can't take it anymore. If my coworker sends me ONE more sob story email about why she is not coming into work I will smack her. Or possible shoot a cannon in her general direction...

Here is the context of today's email. Granted we are experiencing cold weather and -20 wind chills blah blah blah but you live in this weather and you chose to live an hour away from where you work. I have no sympathy.

I just wanted to let you know that I will be staying at home today again. I just cannot see it being a good idea taking Thor out in this weather to ride in the vehicle for about 1 to 1 ½ hours in this weather. To switch to another vehicle and drive 30 more minutes. I am truly sorry about this; if it was just husband & I we would have no problems driving but if it is all of us I just don’t see it being a good idea. Of course I will be working from home so if you need me call or email

This is yesterday's

I am sorry but because of the cold weather I am just staying home with Thor. I cannot see putting him at risk out in this weather. I will work from home as much as possible. If you need me please call and again sorry.

It's not as if she drives a convertable with the top down 24/7 she drives an effing minivan. Heat the stupid car up and he won't even know what's going on! I hate people.

My theory? She knows she's being a wimp and that's why she apologizes so much. Bunch of crap this is.

I replied to her email and said: Next time you intend to send an email like this I shall require you insert violin music.

I guess that's why I always receive a DO (Development Opportunity) on my PMD in the area of interpersonal skills......


Sparkle Plenty said...

I'm so confused. Shouldn't a child named "Thor" be pretty much invincible? If his name was "Colin" (always to be accompanied by a weak, hacking, doomed cough a la "The Secret Garden"), I'd say yes, by all means, stay home all winter. Perhaps never venture outside at all. But "Thor?"

P.S. I know you probably made Thor up. But, is his name really Colin? 'cause that could explain everything. They should put the boy in a plastic bubble NOW.
P.P.S. You can tell them to TAKE their DOs and, uh, "switch them to another vehicle"!

Sarah said...

Sparkle my dear I am happy to report that they did actually name their son Thor.

So yes, he should be invincible.
She is a needy person in constant need of some sort of attention positive or negative. I should just delete her emails but I can't help myself it seems.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Okay, that clinches it. The boy should be hitched up to a dog sled and pulling his mom and dad to work.



David'Z RantZ said...

Geez, how old is this fragile child? One day? Wwo?

Sparkle is right, as always (or at least "always" as defined by my contacts with her, observations, etc.!). Thor is not only named after a GOD, but he is named after THE god of THUNDER! And THIS kid needs to be shielded from the elements? His namesake fought off FIRE DEMONS and ICE GIANTS, fer cryin' out loud.

Since you've already shown that you don't care what they think of your supposedlly-inadequate personal skills, why not take it a step further and ask her why she gave her kid such a difficult name to live up to, especially if she plans on raising him to be a super-wimp.

"Non, no, Thor. You mustn't play checkers! Play chess instead. Checkers contains 'jumping,' and that's too much like some dangerous 'contact' sport!"

David'Z RantZ said...

(Grrrr.) "Wwo" should have been "Two," obviously.

David'Z RantZ said...

And "supposedlly" should have been "supposedly."

I'm tired.

Sarah said...

And of course you meant "No no Thor" not "Non, no Thor"

David'Z RantZ said...

[expletives deleted]

Uhhh.... yeah. Right.

Unless his Mom lapses into French on occasion, and I somehow knew that!

Sarah said...

Don't make me laugh. The way she says Au revoir would make any french person want to punch her in the face. Even I would prefer she never say it...