Last Tuesday I backed my car into the brick wall at work. Then Wednesday when I went in to work, Rod said "Hey, I don't know what you did, but it was bad. Big Boss wants you in her office". Ok so I head up that way instead of going into the locker room to change. I walk by the front counter and the secretary says "I already said a prayer for you". So I knock on big bosses door. Big Boss says " Come in, have a seat and shut the door." Oh yikes, so I sit down next to Nige (who also is sitting in the office). Big Boss says " So you backed into the building last night, I spoke to Risk Management and we need a copy of your drivers license, proof of insurance." I say "ok". Then Big Boss continues "Also you are on leave without pay until the results of a UA come through. The Medicenter has an appointment available at 12:15, so if you leave now you will just make it". I reply "You are joking". Big Boss said "No" I responded with "What about lessons?" (Nige and I are the only certified WSI's in our facility). Big Boss said "Nige is working on that one". When I glanced at Nige, he turned away like he was consulting a notebook. I then say "Next time I won't tell anyone that I backed into the bldg." I started to cry realizing that I would be on unpaid leave for indefinite period of time. And kept repeating "leave w/o pay?". Finally I reached for my bag and was proceeding to head out the door when Big Boss said " Janet we are just joking! You don't have to do any of that". I was absolutely stunned in complete shock. She then asked " What was I thinking when I backed into the bldg". I backed into it because well my mind was going 20 different directions and I totally forgot that the wall was behind me until thud.
Later that night someone else put a rubberband around the sprayer at the sink. And when Rod turned the water on, water sprayed everywhere. Needless to say he is out work for a period of time. And I had to fill in for him on Friday 7-11 am. Silver lining in all of this: not sure for Rod, but for me- I now have keys and the code to enter into the bldg. and was properly shown on how to check for chlorine in the water. As I am a.m. supervisor on Tuesday.
Took Bumpkin's swimming on Friday evening- she had a blast as usual.
Had a strange experience at church today, during the message I got a high pitched buzzing in my ears than I heard voices (garbled and full of static (like a radio station not tuned in right). No one else heard it. Very odd.
Got a box from Kazul. A Happy 40th birthday box. In it were 40 cheerful stickers to keep you in smiles, 40 tiny tropical buttons to add a spot of color to the 40th year your enjoying, 40 caramel candies to keep you sweet this year, 40 chocolate truffles- abunch of tasty hugs to start off your 40th year, 40 inches of elastic- to help keep you flexible in this 40th milestone, 40 inches of fiery red velcro to help you keep things together- a definite must after you turn 40, 40 quotes (in a little box that says cheerful quotes, there a 40 in here).
Well those are my friends, family and co-workers. I hope that all of yours are nicer to you on your birthday! (I didn't tell my co-workers when my birthday was or how old I was going to be- they would have gone wild w/the black stuff!).
Weather: Rainy, snowy and icy roads
Ediditedon 10/12/07: I really liked Kazul's gift box. It was very thoughtful and delicious!