Thursday, June 29, 2000

Bad date gone worse

Not too long ago I met and started seeing a woman named Susan. Susan's a total barfly, but I figured there had to be more to her than clubbing. My bad. Earlier today we talked about going out this evening and she said she’d call me. She did--and said she was going to Sullivan’s with some friends. She said she didn’t want to leave me hanging and said she’d call again. An hour later I called her and she invited me to come out there. So I got up, got dressed and went. When I got there she introduced me to her friends and then ignored me. I tried to make conversation and she would cut me short, and finally she said it was really a girls’ night out. I tried not to get upset (why, I wonder now) and told her if she didn’t want me to come she shouldn’t have invited me in the first place. She said she wanted to see me but she was out with those friends, etc., and didn’t know what to do. I told her I was leaving, and she didn’t even try to stop me! Time to move on...

Friday, June 16, 2000

Short Notice

My employer has been given the opportunity to present at a Brainshare event in Houston, and I have been selected for three one-hour presentations. Novell e-mailed the PowerPoint slides to my airhead GM. Here's the best part:

1) this was back in April and I am just now finding out.
2) the event is six days from today.
3) she lost the PowerPoint slides they sent her.

It doesn't get any better than this! I told her I didn't think this request was reasonable so late in the game. I stewed about it a while and since she was gone for the day I went to the sales manager and told him there was no way; I had too much other stuff to do. I also told him I didn't appreciate being volunteered for something at the last minute witout being asked first. He tried to pass the blame to a former employee who, he claimed, had also known about it at the time. Whatever.

Then he tried to "sell" it by saying it was a complement to me to be chosen for this because I have "a photographic memory," etc. I said regardless, it wasn't going to happen. What frustrates me the most about the whole thing is that they don't seem to understand that this is an unreasonable request.