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siamesecat2965:
My clueless director - AGAIN. apparently yesterday he asked my bosses' boss for somthing, which she passed onto me. I knew it wasn't going to be what he wanted, but since I was out of the loop, I just got it for her. As I am walking out hte door, she tells me no, he wants the relevant discussion rather than cover sheets of our filings. Ok fine, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. in the meantime, she says she will look through them, and let me know which specific pages he wants.  Great.

I come in and there is an email from her, telling me what to get. that's it. So I go about my daily task which is important, and planned to do the stuff for clueless after that.  There was no indication he wanted this ASAP.  So clueless comes over, and gets pissy when, upon asking if I've gotten his stuff yet, and being told no,  that no it needs to be done first, its a priority.  Um, if you want it ASAP you need to convey that as I am NOT a mind reader, and I also told him i got the second requeset as I was leaving.   He is such a PITA sometimes.

Thipu1:

--- Quote from: Outdoor Girl on May 07, 2013, 09:32:11 AM ---
--- Quote from: TeamBhakta on May 06, 2013, 10:36:55 PM ---*ETA: There's a photo on Pinterest suggesting "throw colored sprinkles instead of rice at weddings." I guess the fact that it'll attract bugs or mice afterwards doesn't matter ::)

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I heard about one church who banned all throwing of rice, confetti, whatever because of the mess it made.  But they made an exception.  If you were outside, you could throw grass seed!

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I like this!  Most of the weddings we've been to in the last few decades used soap bubbles.   

Outdoor Girl:
My issue with the soap bubbles is that they can stain clothes, especially white dresses!

Thipu1:
I recall that, back in the 1970s and early 1980s, rice was banned at Weddings for several reasons.  First, there was the problem that walking on rice could cause people to slip and fall.  Second, there was the belief that raw rice would kill birds that ate it.  Sometimes, rice thrown at Weddings did kill birds that ate it.  That was because it was a fashion at the time to have rice dyed to match the Wedding colors. 

Yeah, wedding planning could go crazy back in the day. 

hobish:

--- Quote from: Allyson on May 04, 2013, 05:12:20 PM ---Someone on my Facebook posted a couple of days ago 'Resisting the urge to vaguebook...' and then today posted an egregious example of vaguebooking, hitting several of the classic points (referring to 'important decisions' and 'some people'). I thought it was kind of amusing...is it really that hard to not vaguebook? I always thought those posts happened from people who didn't realise what they were doing, but she obviously realizes it enough to post about how she shouldn't do it...

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That really is funny. I am resisting the urge to post "Resisting the urge to vaguebook..." just for the sheer irony of it. Most would get it, it think, but i have a couple friends with no sense of humor who would think i was seriously whining.

What is driving me crazy today is being the go-to person for any and all questions. My computer isn't working, should i call IT? If this says to do X should i do X? What if it says to do Y should i still do X? If it says do Z should i do X and Y instead?  :P I just keep smiling and telling myself it comes with being good at my job, but i really want to yell, "Why are you asking me this??"


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