Monday, October 13, 2008

Not for the week.

Well this has officially been the most boring week of my life.

Since the departure of my Coworker, I have come to the realization that I'm extremely lonely.

I'm alone on the way to work, Im alone at work, Im alone at lunch, I'm alone on the way home, I'm alone at home, I'm alone at the bar, repeat.

Things need to change.



Thursday, October 9, 2008

Drunken Forced Updates.

So basically,
I haven't updated in like a million years because my blogger access is now blocked from my work PC.

However, Annalise is simply in love with my blog and keeps making me update so I will.

Things have been incredibly hectic since my last update.

My Coworker basically fucked off and hasn't been back ever since but now has a doctors note saying that he's too stressed out to work hence he deserves 2 weeks paid vacation.

I'm fucking stressed out too! Where's my free money!?

Also, things have been incredibly boring since he left.

I miss him singing from his desk, or telling me random stories about his weekend,
Or driving him home and having to stop a block away so his girlfriend doesn't get jealous.

Life is hard, although I truly believe that at many points during your life, you inadvertently meet people who change the entire path of your life with a simple comment, or a look. 

My coworker was one of those people.




Monday, September 29, 2008

Matronly mondays.

So I was late to work today, despite having woken up at 7am and put on makeup and my best dress, because my co worker's bus broke down.
Being the nice girl that I am, I took it upon myself to go pick him up instead of having to wait outside in the cold, locked out of the Office.

I'm somewhat excited that it's Monday, because with Monday's comes a promise of a whole new week.  A fresh start.

I went over to the bakery earlier, and bought a Chicken Avocado sandwich, which was rather delicious and fresh today, as well as a chocolate eclair (MY FAVORITE!).  I'm currently eating it, but now realise that it may or may not have been that great of a plan considering I'm getting whipped cream all over my face/keyboard.

Also, according to the girl who works at the bakery, my coworker somewhat resembles Vince Vaughn, a fact that I find both true AND hilarious.


I don't know why I bother getting all dressed up for work, considering no one notices, and if they do they don't say anything ("they" being my coworker).

Today was a relatively busy day in the sense that a lot of people came in, but it also sucked in the sense that I had absolutely nothing to do.  I never thought I'd be one of those people begging for something to do, but at this point I'd be willing to take out the trash and make coffee or re transcribe the phonebook instead of having to sit here all day doing absolutely nothing.

Luckily, there is only an hour left of work which I will spend in the following ways:
a) take a lot of smoke breaks.
b)write this.
d)think of things to do tonight.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, I'd say today was at most a 5, which as we all know, isn't very good.

Quote of the day:
"Oh, you work with that guy who looks like Vince Vaughn!"
"...I guess I do..."

Customers: 7                    Calls: 4


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday slump

Time it took to drive home last night: 40 minutes.

"Why?", you may ask, when it usually only takes 12 minutes!
Yesterday after work, I drove my coworker home and took a ridiculous new way home which resulted in my getting home extraordinarily late. It was still nice though, as he gave me a tour of the town and we talked business.

It turns out that Saturdays here are surprisingly busy! I even had actual work to do today, but my excoworker came in and took his computer, so all the work that I actually did went to waste.


Too busy today to write more, but am super psyched for my day off!

More on monday!

Quote of the day:

"Here, I left you a bag of condoms"
"A bag of what?!"

Calls: 11                   Customers: 19?


Friday, September 26, 2008

First week review

Reasons why my coworker rocks ass:

This morning I was exactly 1 hour late for work, and the Boss called looking for me. It turns out that my coworker told him I was out buying coffee! (Which I wasn't, I was just sleeping)

Today is a very busy day for my coworkers, because they pretty much have appointments all day. Right now this very funny black man with amazing RayBan-style glasses is talking about his wife, and it turns out he's from Barbados! What a pleasant man!


So I just spent an hour talking to my coworker about non work related things and it was amazing! He's apparently as excited as I am about Christmas, so we're going to have our own 2-person Christmas party with a tree and eggnog and everything!

As I knew I would eventually do, I went back to the bakery next door to buy a sandwich. I'd say it was the best thing I've bought from there so far. It was still bland though. It's like you have to ask if you want them to make things with salt.

While I was there, I also saw that they have Chicken Coconut soup! What the hell is that?!
I told my coworker about it, because I thought that it was a witty story, and he said that it was, in fact, the best soup ever!

I may or may not go buy some later, depending on how hungry I get throughout the day.

I feel it imperative to say that I am going on vacation quite soon. Nowhere far, of course, considering I work 6 days a week, but just to Wakefield, where I can sit on a patio, looking out at the lake and drink some cider with my feet on a chair and

R&R here I come!


I sat with my coworker for a while watching youtube videos on his laptop and then decided I wanted to go for a cigarette break, which he came with me for, and we talked about what I'm going to do with my life and so on, and about whether its best to do what you love for less money, or to sell your soul and do something that you hate, for more money.

I said I'd rather do what I love. He'd give it all up for money.

1 to 10 = 9

Quote of the day:

"You wanna have a race?"
"I'll totally win"
"I'll take my pants off."

Clients: 4 Calls: 4


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Turbulent thursday

Time it took me to get dressed, brush my teeth and drive to work: 13 minutes.
I was however, 13 minutes late for work.

So far the day has been a pretty hectic one. This man came in, peddling his goods and we (my coworker and I) had to talk to him for a solid hour. Then this man came in to install a new phone-network in our backroom, but when he opened the door, he was so disgusted with how much garbage we have in there that he left and said "Call me when its clean".

Hence we (my coworker and I) have been cleaning out the backroom for the majority of the morning.

Its somewhat strange, just being the two of us here, in the Office, but I think in time we'll get used to it and have inside jokes and go for drinks together and such.


My coworker just came back from Loblaws with a bag full of food and he was giggling, so I asked him what was so funny. Here is what was so funny:

He was walking back to the Office and got to an intersection. He was going to Jaywalk but decided against it, and just as he decided not to cross the street, this motorcycle got hit by a car!!!!

Not too worry though, he apparently wasn't injured because he got up and hit the car with his helmet.

My coworker thought that was hilarious.


I came to the conclusion that people who work/shop at Loblaws are incredibly slow. They have those stupid self-checkout machines, and people use them to check themselves out to save time, but they pick every item up carefully and then take like 20 seconds per item to find the scanning thing and then they put it in a bag and repeat. Its just ludicrous.

If you have 5 items, then okay, its a time saver, but then you have to wait in line behind these idiots with enough food in their carts to feed a small army!

Anyways, I guess I'm one of those idiots considering the lunch I'm currently eating came from there.

Well my work here is almost done, and on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the worst and 1 being the best, I'd say today was a 5.

Quote of the day:
"Excuse me, what's in the potato salad?"

Also, this blog is totally noteworthy! CHECK IT!!!

Calls: 5 Customers: 1


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hump day hangover

Time it took me to get home last night: 12 minutes.
Time it took me to get to work this morning: 30 minutes.

Go figure, eh? But I guess what with the traffic and all...


Its one of my co-worker's last day today, meaning we will only be two, here at the Office.
He came in 2 hours late for work today with some Indian girl in pyjama pants and a huge bag full of breakfast fixin's. I however do not indulge in breakfast-type food so I went to the Oh-so-famous bakery next door and got this Chicken Thai soup and a bun.

Now, I want to say that it was the most delicious soup ever, but then I'd be lying.
Its strange because when you walk into this bakery you just want to eat everything you see, but then when you do, it's consistently disappointing.

Its currently 11:10am, and so far its been a pretty good morning. Much busier than yesterday.

I seem to have perfected my phone-answering speech and finally found some pens to take messages with.


Apparently everyone else LOVES this soup and waits all week for them to make it on Wednesdays! I find this strange.

In other news, I've been here for two days and have already been told not to have cybersex at work (which I don't!) and to stop typing so loudly (which I do!). I've also been pranked called by my coworker twice today already and had to sit through "DO DODODOD DODOododododo" or whatever sound laser beams make and random spirts of "Biooouuuuuuuuuuu" which ends in complete silence for a while.

So far I really like it here, at the Office.
Granted there isn't really much to do other than blog, but the place itself amazingly beautiful, well situated and I really like my coworkers despite their quirks. They left at 1pm to go to lunch and have yet to come back.

I hope they come back soon because I have to pee.


They came back and I got sales training, which was fun.
We're apparently going to "own" the office.

Quote of the day:
"There's two new girls working next door"
"Two nude girls?"

Also this is the funniest thing I have EVER read.

Calls: like 7 from my coworkers. Customers: 6