Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It Has Come to My Attention...

So you may have noticed (or maybe you didn't) that I have not been posting lately.  Turns out, that eventually, work will notice that you are supposed to actually work, and not just pretend to work.  Frankly, I think they should been more clear up front with me in this regard.  How the hell am I supposed to make appropriate work decisions such as to, "GO to work," unless I know if they are going to require that I actually work when I get there???

It's an unspeakable outrage (credit Beth)

Anyway, that is not actually what came to my attention - what caught my attention was a post-it note that was left on my computer after I returned from yet another stupid meeting with yet another stupid group of people who want to discuss yet another issue that is really, really boring!  ANYWAY, the post it note said, "driver pick up is at 0130."

So I'm like...WTF!?  Driver is coming for me at 0130?  WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!?

Then I start throwing a hissy fit and storming around in a huff.....because it's almost 10 pm and I wasn't TOLD that I was supposed to GO somewhere.  WTF!?

So, I go home fuming.  Josh is there and says, "did you bring your passport?"  and I'm like WHAT!? 

Turns out we are leaving for R&R tonight.  I shit you not.  We leave for VACATION tonight - we're headed to Italy for 10 glorious non-Sudan filled days.... and I TOTALLY FORGOT.

So now I've thrown a bunch of crap into a suitcase and I frankly do not care.  I will simply buy new crap.

Only problem I can see is that since I wasn't actually aware that I was leaving, I have made a BUNCH of promises for crap I would take care of tomorrow.

oh well, guess they'll eventually figure out that I am not going to show up and do as promised.  They should know already though.  Let's face it.  I introduce myself the same way every time I meet someone for a REASON....to let you know what you're in for....

I'm from the Government.  I'm here to help.

24 comments:

LoveAndBooze said...

AHAHAHA...

The last paragraph is priceless!

Frau said...

you are too funny! Have a wonderful time. Safe travels.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

WOW!!! I am REALLY jealous! Have the best time ever.

Oh My Goddess said...

I don't believe.

You? A Hissy Fit?

Unbelievable!

Have fun.

TechnoBabe said...

Your blog is entertaining and gets me laughing out loud sometimes. I read it every time you post but I don't leave comments every time. Enjoy your R & R!!

JamaGenie said...

Forgetting a vacation to Italy? Oh, you really need that R&R! Have a great trip!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

did you have any trouble finding your passport? Or did you stomp around the embassy again until they gave you another one?

Enjoy your vacation!!!!

CarrieAnn said...

Have a great vacation! I will be twitching for more blogs by the time you get back.

otin said...

Have fun! I think that you will probably find some sub par conditions in Italy to blog about! haha

Ambiance in the Attic said...

What? You FORGOT about going to Italy? Oh how funny! HAve a great trip. Take lots of pictures and share when you get back!

Paige said...

Have a GREAT vacation--I just found your blog, and love it--can't wit to read more

That one girl said...

Okay, it's official, I love you!

Have fun in Italy!

Fragrant Liar said...

I know you shat me not, but seriously? You forgot you're going to Italy? With a cute American soldier boy? Girlfriend, the US government is working you way too hard. You should probably go to fewer boring meetings cuz they are making your brain mush. Gah! ITALY!

blognut said...

Have fun in Italy and try not to create an international scandals while you're there, okay?

And I totally agree with you about the work people. They had an obligation up front to let you know what they expected of you, and since they didn't, you are off the hook.

Gaston Studio said...

Agree with loveandbooze that the last two sentences are priceless!

Have fun in Italy!

rxBambi said...

How the hell do you forget about going to Italy?? You are a nut!

Jane! said...

I'm going to have to agree with the 'How could you forget a trip to Italy' group.

HOW COULD YOU FORGET A TRIP TO ITALY?!?!?!

Heidi said...

Have a great time!
At the hospital where I work, the obnoxious bosses have seen fit to block certain programs on the computers, like email, blogs (specifically my blog-too offended!), FB, Twitter, Youtube. Of course I bring my laptop and use their wireless on break. I won't let the bastards keep me down.

tera said...

You're so funny! I hope you guys have an abso-fabo time!

I'm so jealous.

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♥ Braja said...

Michel, you are freakin' nuts. Thank God.
Love it....

Beth said...

It is an UNSPEAKABLE OUTRAGE that I did not get to go to Italy. I even found my passport today (does it matter that the picture was taken when I was 4 months old and screaming at the top of my lungs?).

I hope you guys have/had a blast!

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