So yeah, Hurricane Irene? Nicetameetcha. I have a feeling we’re going to be well acquainted come this weekend.
Although I probably should be more worried than I am, I know it’ll be what it’s going to be whether I worry or not. So, I’m not. (overly) Duty is taking off today to prepare (shopping, putting away pool stuff) while I tra-la-la off to work where it’s warm and safe and dry.
Speaking of work, oh goodness. My protege keeps making really *dumb* mistakes that could cost him his job and if he doesn’t pass the Series 7 on September 12, he’ll be dunzo no matter what. He’s sitting in the cage with me all day now so that I can monitor and help all the time. Some guys (cough*most of them*cough) cannot handle being an admin assistant. They are just not detail oriented enough. I love this kid – he’s like our baby brother – but I can see that he’s not “getting it” and either I go hardcore tough on him (which I don’t like much) or he falls off the cliff.
He was so despondent over things yesterday that when he went home for lunch, he called me and said he wasn’t coming back for the day. I was all “nope, come on back in. It’ll be okay.” and managed to talk him into coming back. I don’t think he’s used to not doing well at stuff and this has hit him in a tender place. (sigh)
Oh, Universe, please let him “get it” and let me help him as best I can to do that. It will be a win/win for all. Otherwise, you-know-who will be assuming that position (again) and that makes for an unhappy Snarkela. Also too: I like him and would miss him a lot.
(dons pith helmet for shit flying at work and rain happening at home)