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I'm off!

And I'm not working today and tomorrow.

(Sorry.  I never get tired of that alleged joke)

My timecard for the last two weeks?  80 regular hours, plus 10.7 overtime.  And the next person who sings the praises of how much money I'm making while I'm cooling my heels, waiting for my relief to finally show up (30, 45, minutes or more late.  Every.  Fucking.  Day.) is getting punched in the nose.

The second shift med tech (who strolled in 30 minutes late) damn near got punched anyway.  I asked where his staff was, and may or may not have referred to them as "inconsiderate jackasses."  He looked at me in his haughty way and said "Why do you always need to swear, woman?"

You don't want swearing? (And that is SO not swearing.  I'm the daughter of a Marine; I can SHOW you some swearing) Take one step closer and you'll find out what happens when I DON'T use my words.  And I don't give a FUCK if it's okay in your culture to talk to people of my gender like that, you just made my list of grievances that is going straight to HR.

[For those of y'all following along at home, this is Mr. "Men are kings in my country, and I do not take orders from a woman" who, the last time I called him out for being late, informed me that it was only an hour, and I had "plenty of time to go make dinner for {your} husband."]

We have a mandatory inservice next week, which I am starting to refer to as a "come to Jesus meetin'."  (K, my buddy in housekeeping and only work confidant--she's been there forever and sees how I get treated and does NOT like it--noted yesterday that, the more pissed off I get, the more Southern my speech gets.  I was telling that to Kent last night, and he pointed out that I have completely "lost my g's" when I talk about ANYTHIN' involvin' work.)  Should be fun.  Especially if they are stupid enough to make that day my day off, and I have to come in anyway (as they seem to be wont to do).  I don't know what their agenda is, but I know what MINE is.

Okay.  Let it go, Alicia.  You're not there for the next 48-ish hours.

There's a guy asleep in my bed.  I think he lives here.  He snores, but he's promised to take me out later when Tony the Bedbug Hitman comes to do a followup.

Seriously, Kent and I have a day off together for the first time in what seems like forever (and they've got him working closes at his new job.  We're barely seeing each other, although I am starting to nap when I come home so I can stay up for an hour or two when he gets here.  Yeah, my sleep cycles are beyond borked).  Tonight is the X 40th anniversary concert.  We WERE going to go out for dinner before the show, but he's elected to cook for me instead.  <3  Honestly, his food is better than anything we can get at a restaurant, and quality ingredients STILL cost less than going to most places for "fancy" date nights.

Although I'm not sure going to see X wearing tequila tshirts I got at the Cinco De Mayo bash at Lucha Tigre counts as "fancy."  But it is very us.

So, grocery store run for a few things for tonight (I've been promised his famous spicy shrimp cocktail as an appetizer.  Harris Teeter has bags of IQF shrimp buy 2. get 3 free.  Would that be excessive?) and breakfast at the coffee shop.  He's got to get a Mothers Day card, too...a holiday which I am trying my best to ignore.  Yeah, Mother is soooo not getting a card.  My family has never really done cards for anything, anyway.  I'll call, which is more than my kids will likely do for me.

Thank the gods I have to work and will be able to use exhaustion as an excuse to keep the call short, hopefully before *she* starts saying nasty things about Granma.

Ya know, I have a number of friends who celebrate their "birthday month."  I like the idea.  Unfortunately, the first two weeks of this month are emotional mindfields, so I'm lucky to make it through to the Monday after MD with any shred of sanity intact.  I guess I should just declare it my birthday fortnight come Monday.  Which I also have off...BUT it's payday, so I have to come in after 2 to pick up my check (see what they're doing here?  What part of being the only staff member who has two bus transfers to get to work do they not get?).

I'm trying to decide what to get myself as a combined MD/birthday gift for myself.  Suggestions?  (Massage is out, because the Kinsey monster and I are trying to coordinate when he can show up here with his roving massage table and pan flute cds.  There is much to be said for a gay boyfriend/former housemate who is a professional massage therapist. )

I realize I'm babbling, because I am sleep deprived and yet cannot sleep past 7am, even though I was up past 2am, kicking Kent's ass at Munchkin.  We combined the Munchkin Fu and Zombie decks with the kitten expansion and...wow, bring in the weird.  But IT WORKS.

Least for me it does.  ;)

I won the May tourney, which means I get one CD choice a day that is not determined by the Rock N Roll Dice...for the entire month.  I'm trying to not ACTIVELY make his musical life miserable, but I think he's really starting to regret this bright idea.  I'm betting the prize for June is reverting back to $10 sprees at Flyleaf or the loser cooking the winner a dinner of their choice.

Have I mentioned he's only won once since he instigated the monthly tournament?  I'm sure glad he enjoyed that meal.  :)

Comments

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mr_sadhead
May. 9th, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Wow! X. You can wear what you like, since the singer used to wear a dress she made out of a burlap sack.
weebleswobble
May. 9th, 2017 03:14 pm (UTC)
cant you do direct deposit? then you never have to go pick up your check - its already in your account. you dont even have to go to a bank for cash - any cash machine will happily spit out money for you.
man_of_snows
May. 9th, 2017 03:53 pm (UTC)
Rest up! Take that rage to bed with you!!
seaivy
May. 9th, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
GO YOU!!!!

have a great time!
with everything!
gneu
May. 9th, 2017 09:28 pm (UTC)
You still have to come in to work to pick up your check?
fbhjr
May. 10th, 2017 12:04 am (UTC)
" I never get tired of that alleged joke"

I use it all the time myself...
communitybee
May. 10th, 2017 09:29 am (UTC)
Your schedule has been insane.

I am glad that the places I work know I am a busy woman and am not obliged in my home.
dimity_blue
May. 10th, 2017 12:07 pm (UTC)
It'd be a shame if that second shift med tech fell down an open manhole and wasn't found for a good few days. Maybe he'd learn to appreciate time. And swearing. Fucker.
vegawriters
May. 10th, 2017 04:02 pm (UTC)
"Why do you always need to swear, woman?"
I don't know if I could have stopped myself from hitting that asshole.
wherdafux_d_cat
May. 18th, 2017 08:43 pm (UTC)
As I'm a week and a half behind myself on comments again, I'll limit this to, 'You don't want swearing? Get here on time.'
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