While it is true that it took me 45 minutes to go 12 miles in Northern VA, I’ve learned this week that it can often take almost two hours to go 50 miles from Columbia, MD to ye olde homestead. Yes, between the rainy conditions, incorrect Bay Bridge lane openings and other assorted bullshit, my drive home from work can take anywhere from 50 minutes to 2 hours. And this doesn’t make Lisa happy. Not at all since I despise sitting in traffic. I can’t tell you how many times I felt like that guy in “Office Space” driving to work where he keeps switching lanes only to end up in the slow lane while he watches an old man on a walker glide on by.
As Lauren was wont to say “Yeesh”. Yeesh, indeed.
Then, new boss has some ADD issues, apparently. (Not real ones, I don’t think) But right in the middle of training me on some system thing, he notices that his bulletin board has too many papers on it and takes ten minutes to re-arrange it. Uhhh, okay. And heaven forbid that his cell phone rings while he’s on a business call. He. will. put. the. business. call. on. hold. and take the personal call!! This boggles my mind. While I admit that I am not the most professional person you will meet, I do have a certain set of priorities which includes taking care of the BUSINESS call you are on (ADD thing again) and let the cell go to voicemail. But okay, whatever. He’s a good guy and I can pretty much say what I want to him so it’s all good (generally). But his ADD issues are wearing me out! I can follow my own ADD stuff but following along with someone else’s is hard. Today, I managed to save the day by pulling out some information that was sitting in a secret cabinet in my head. I had the most peculiar feeling while I was talking about this issue that it was coming from some other person. (Probably how dear leader feels as Rove is feeding info into his earphone, I s’pose.) But I was right and eminently happy to be back in my professional comfort zone.
So, I’m tired. I hit a wall last night after 75 minute drive in, ADD for 8 hours and then 2 hours home in the rain and traffic. I was in bed and asleep at 10pm. For me, that’s early! I’m only just turning off the computer to go take a bath and read at that time.
Forgive me, sweeties who commented on my TT, for not commenting. I will visit y’all this weekend. I just crashed hard last night. I’ll be playing catch-up on lots of things this weekend. If you wrote me email and I didn’t answer, hang tight. I will get there!