Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Once In a Decade Storm"

We got somewhere in the neighborhood of 9 inches of snow last night. We are going to get another 5 or so today. The governor declared a state of emergency. The National Weather Service said the storm is one with "Intensity that we normally see once or twice a decade". I drove 20 miles to work.

I want to recap my office situation as we speak. I am one of 8 full time people that work here. 5 of those people live within 2 miles of the office. My bosses all live less than 5 miles away. Three of them live within a half mile. Besides me, the other people live 5 and 12 miles away respectively. This was a long way to say that I by far live the furthest away. Standard procedure is that we are supposed to be here by 7:30. Some (one person) sometimes comes in earlier. A few of the bosses show up whenever the fuck they feel like it. But typically at least half the office is here by 7:30. Did I mention that I live the furthest away? And that I'm THE ONLY FUCKING PERSON HERE????? Did anyone call me to tell me we wouldn't be open today??? Fuck no they didn't. Yet I guess everyone else got the memo. When discussing the storm before I left last night I was given the old "Well, just be careful. If you feel like you can't make it, don't kill yourself." TRANSLATION: "You are out of vacation, so you better fucking show up so that we can grossly underpay you."

I'm really unhappy.

The only bright spot about being here is that the dish was fucked up at home and we have no TV. So my wife is snowed in with no TV. I am going to be cleaning up body parts later. She does not do well minus TV. The DVR is functional, so I suppose I could have caught up on some of the 40 hours of shit I've got sitting on there.

9 comments:

linda said...

Shit, that blows. Sounds like my place. I work in Chicago, where it rained yesterday, yep, rain...up where I love, just sound of the Wisconsin border and Lake Geneva-ish, we got almost 10 inches of snow. Snowplows weren't out when I left at 5:45 a.m. to get my 6:08 train. I got here. Co-worker that lives 5 el train stops away? 30 minutes late.

Dammit...should have listened to the husband when he asked where I was going this morning as he shoveled...

Fuzzy said...

I'm really trying to control myself and not laugh at your misfortune, but it is just too funny. I'm just glad I only work three blocks from home.

Bear said...

Telecommuting today! Suck on it!

linda said...

wow, I'm a tard today...it should read up where I live, south of the border.

The Sports Bottle said...

Did I have a comment deleted? Is this Russia?

Bear said...

Start acting like you've seen a comment from someone outside of our fantasy football group and I'll stop censoring your comments

Bear said...

PS: Boom shaka laka

The Sports Bottle said...

Wow

Juicelaw said...

This is definitely Russia. All of their citizens are bears on bicycles.

/Family Guy reference