Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Don't be givin me 'tude Be-yotch

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A Rant

(warning - bad language ahead. A LOT of bad language. My mamma would wash out my mouth)

I've said before that I love my job. And I do, I truly do. But I think everyone including those who have the bestest job in the whole world will have a bad day or two. That was the case with me today. First off, I couldn't get on my computer and when the IT dude came over to my desk, he told me that it was my fault, that I had to have used the wrong password. I Very Carefully typed it in after the first time it was rejected. Very Carefully. And I knew I hadn't used the wrong password. Turned out it was a glitch in the system. But that was my first "fuck the hell off" thought of the day towards someone else. Arrogant IT people. Not all mind you, most are very helpful but obviously not all.

Then I was on the phone and the person on the other end was telling me in the snottiest of tones, that their records didn't match our records and what was I going to do about it? Since we had just got this client in our department and the person wasn't on my particular caseload and I was just reading the notes for the very first time as I was talking to her and she was giving me definite 'tude, that was my second "fuck the hell off" thought of the day.

Later I answered another call from the relative of a client with a concern, a legitimate concern. I told her that I would have the Case Manager give her a call as soon as she got in. Then before the Case Manager returned, I got another call on this same client and the person on the other end gave me 'tude. That was my third "fuck the hell off" thought of the day.

Because it was so Very Busy today and I wasn't comfortable leaving until I had reached that certain point where I felt I had done all I could for the day, I ended up staying an extra hour. This will be an hour without pay since we have to have all overtime PREapproved and I didn't realize it would take so long until nearly the end of the day and our manager had left for the day.

Sometime during the day, the crankies were really catching up with me and I thought I could either get cranky or in reverse physicolical (yes I know that is spelled so wrong but not even spell check can figure out the word I mean), do something to make me feel better. So I called the blood donor clinic to make an appointment to donate blood. And guess what? There was no time available!! Here I was trying to give blood to some anonymous person who needed it and I couldn't get in to donate!! The soonest time I could is on Thursday at 5:30.

So you would think a bad day was finally over at 5:30 (not 4:30 mind you) but you would be wrong. When I got to the home and up to the back door, there was this large piece of paper taped to it and this is what it said








Know what I say to Neighbor 48?


A) I called and called The Little Shit ( and I call her that in the most loving of ways) before I left for work this morning but she didn't come when I called. The reason I let her out first thing was so she could do what her name implies - shit.

B) It wasn't that cold out today and Hello - she has a fucking fur coat.

C) Who the FUCK do you think you are telling me to get rid of my cat??? You have TWO Jack Russell terriers that do nothing but fucking bark all day long so just bloody well FUCK OFF.

D) Passive Aggresive much telling me THANK YOU.

There! I feel so much better know that that's out of my system! Sometimes nothing works but using that ol' F bomb.


Lori said...

And they were lovely f-bombs indeed.

Kristie (J) said...

Why thank you *curtsey* I don't drop them that often, but sometimes life just calls for a few in certain situations. Of course being the good person I am, I do keep them in my head - or post them in a blog as it were :-)

Jessica said...

I feel your pain. I work in health care, and it has got to be one of the most frustrating lines of work there is. SO I have days like you just did...and there are days that I wish I drank alcohol. For reals. I'm glad your rant made you feel better. :)

It makes me happy to know I am not the only one who can swear like a sailor...as my sister says.

Kristie (J) said...

Jessica, "it has got to be one of the most frustrating lines of work there is."
Oh so very true!! Much of the time it can be so rewarding - but at others you just want to scream. And one of the CM's who worked late too asked me what I planned on drinking when I got home. I answered either a beer or Bailey's. I'm usually just a summer time beer drinker and it's cool today (though NOT too cold for a cat with fur coat) and I forgot all about the different flavoured Bailey's I have. So I managed the evening alcohol free.

azteclady said...

Yes, we all have days like this.

Hope that tomorrow is better, Kristie *hug*

Brie said...


I had an outdoor cat that went out the night before a blizzard and didn't show back up until the ice had melted down 3 days later. We searched and searched for him and were sure he had frozen to death, then days later he showed up like he hadn't been out in a blizzard for 3 days. All that to say, cats are resilient little shits *g* and not bothered by things like cold weather. So eff off Neighbor 48

nath said...

Kristie, considering the line of work you're in, it's not a surprise that you get days like this. Seriously, I don't know how you do it. Ugh, I hate it when people give me attitude, especially when it's not warranted.

Hmmmm, I thought you gave Little Shit away...

Wendy said...

Even the dumbest cat on the planet has survival instincts. We had an inbred barn cat when I was a kid, and the little shit took off for a week. Turns out he got into a neighbors garage, got up into their crawl space, and then was too damn stupid to figure out how to get out again! LOL!

Breathe deeply Kristie. This too shall pass.....

Kristie (J) said...

AL: LOL!! Yes we do don't we? I suppose life would get a bit too lite and fluffy if we didn't have those days when we want to rip heads off innocent dolls wouldn't it?

Brie & Wendy, EXACTLY!!! Cats are remarkably hearty animals. Plus, I have a shed in the back yard that isn't closed all the way and she could have gone in there no problem at all - but she wouldn't have had to since it wasn't even that cold!! About 4 or 5 degrees C which would be - let's see - about 40 degrees F.

And I KNOW cats! I LOVE cats. I'm not a bad cat owner.

Nath, "Hmmmm, I thought you gave Little Shit away... Well, um, not exactly. I love her so much you see!! And while I know I'm going to have to get rid of her before they finish the basement and fix the walls she's clawed all the heck out of, well, I, um, haven't gotten to it yet.

azteclady said...

"I, um, haven't gotten to it yet."

Yeah, I said that about the four kittens, back in March. Now they have names.

Kristie (J) said...

AL, once they have names, let's face it, they have themselves a servant.

azteclady said...


So now I'm crazy cat lady *sigh*

nath said...

Awwww Kristie, you big softie :)