Let me put it to you this way: I had 3 uninterrupted hours to put together a steel utility cart. By myself. No one bothering me. No one having me stop things to do "real" work. Just me and a cart. It felt nice when it was done though. It's going to shake loose in about a year though. I didn't use Locktite on it.
I also told off the crazy Mexican lady at work. She told me that dude that used to work in the department said that the bump on BR's neck (it's an ingrown hair that got infected, this is fairly typical in men who shave their heads, especially black men) was herpes and that I should be careful. That was the final straw for me. I am tired of her treating BR like he's a walking CDC nightmare or something. So I said to her: Does Eduardo have a doctor's degree? Does he have a medical license? It's not herpes. You know what, I have a solution to the problem, just don't talk to me anymore. I am tired of listening to your mouth. If you don't like it here, leave. Go to a different department. I'll tell you this, I'd rather look at his neck that listen to your filthy mouth."
She put her headphones back on and I shouted over them, "Oh, that's right, try to ignore me. Shut the fuck up and don't talk to me anymore."
Then I went about my business. One of the bosses was there and was making an interesting face. Unfortunately, the one boss who needs to be aware of what is going on was at his desk. So, I told him what happened and that other boss was there so that if he asks him what is going on, he'll have some idea. He just looked at me funny. I am so fed up with it. This afternoon as we were cleaning up BR picked up an empty box from under the area where we keep our things and said, "Ah, another empty box that someone couldn't bother throwing away." And I said to our boss, "Yeah, that's where Irene throws things when she's done with them. Apparently, our area is a trash container."
So he tells me, "let me know when she does things like this."
"Ok, well, she's saying J has herpes. You can do something about that."
I got another look.
"She's just ignorant."
You know...I didn't know that ignorance was an excuse for poor behavior and tactlessness. Grrrr. I guess that's how Bush got elected.
Anyways, after work I went to Home Depot to get a new aerator for the faucet thinking that would solve the dripping problem. Nope, still dripping. Guess I need a new faucet. *sigh*
HAM called me when I got off work that means I HAVE HIS NUMBER NOW!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!! Not that I'll ever call him, but still, it makes me feel better. :) He asked if I could work tonight and I said I could, but then he called back and said that his supervisor said it's not busy on Wednesday nights so I didn't have to come in if I didn't want to. I told him that if they do get slammed that he should call me and I can be there in 20 minutes. I wouldn't mind the extra cash. Otherwise, I'll make some chicken and rice, do some more unpacking and just relax. Maybe go to bed early. I am so tired right now. I think the weekend is finally caught up with me.