Thursday, February 18, 2010


If you're like me, I like to think that the majority of the people whom I work with are at least simi-intelligent. However, I've taken note of several incidences recently that have me wondering.

Item #1. with our new and improved security around the office, many of the interior doors have been set up to open automatically when you scan your badge. Like all mechanical devices, these same doors are subject to malfunction once in a while. A week or so back, a young woman and her entourage of vendors with all their 15 sample suitcases went up to the door, scanned her ID and waited for it to open. She tried several times with no results. She looked at her companions and said, "We'll have to go to the other door. This one isn't working." I'm thinking is your arm broken? How did you get in before they were automated. Place hand on door handle and pull you idiot!

Item#2. We have a young woman in our department who has an architectural degree. She brings a fruit smoothie with lots of pulp for breakfast every morning. For the longest time, she would dump the dregs in the lavatory sink. Problem was that all that pulp clogged the sink and we had to call maintenance on a daily basis. The other day I observed this same woman run water into her smoothie container and then dump it into the trash. Yuck! What a mess. You'd think she could figure out that if she stepped around the corner, she could pour the dregs into the toilet and flush away the evidence.

Item #3. I can never understand how anyone can smoke a cigarette in a non-smoking office and think no one will ever know. You would have thought something like this would have gone out the door a long time ago, but still happens.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Record Snow

For those of you who live in a cold climate, this is no biggie. But for us north Texans, 11 inches of snow in one day is monumental. We don't normally get that much in a year.

This and the next picture are inside the office. I took these just for contrast.

And here's....Johnny. No wait...that's snow.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Who's That Beautiful Girl?

Okay, this is really sad. A while back I visited my daughter's Facebook and looked at her pictures. It's about the only way I get to see my granddaughter since Mommy is not very good at keeping me updated. I ran across this photo and thought what a pretty girl and quickly forwarded to the next one.
Well, last week I went back and took a second look. The sweet young woman on the right is Miss B. I didn't even recognize my own daughter. Her smile was what finally gave it away. I tell her all the time she has a million dollar smile and should use it more often.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

4:21 AM and Counting

I woke up this morning at 4:21. I know because I looked at the clock every ten minutes until it was time for me to get up at 5:30. My alarm was set, but some how my beleaguered mind had the delusion that it wouldn't go off.

The human mind is a strange mechanism. I seldom forget to turn on the alarm; rarely do I sleep through the alarm; once in a great while, I might hit the off button instead of the snooze, but the alarm works whether I do or not. So why the insomnia when all systems were go. Yeah, I'm really tired.

Monday, February 01, 2010


Or a purposeful misunderstanding? Several of us terrorist in the office put our heads together the other day regarding the heightened security measures and here's what we came up with. Once a year we are forced to answer a questionnaire regarding how well upper management is meeting our needs. The questions are predetermined (of course) and seldom address the true issues and are extremely ambiguous.

One of the questions was, "Do you feel secure in your job?" A large number of people answered no. It was a simple yes or no question. The questionnaire did not ask why people felt insecure. Heaven forbid that it was due to the large number of layoffs taking place at the time.

Anyway, the results were interpreted to mean we felt insecure in our jobs because of all the subversive, postal-type perverts breaching security into the inner sanctums of paradise. So now we have all this elaborate security equipment that's more of a nuisance than anything. Well, there goes our raises for the second year in a row.