Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fuckwit or "How to be self-deprecating on your Birthday"

Quickie tonight.

I've managed to escape from this week's self-inflicted shit fight at work that saw me reprimanded for lack of attention to detail to the point where I'm checking everything 100 times and looking for a new job just in case I'm asked to walk through the revolving door of the Executive Suite.

All my fault and getting used to new systems and ways of doing things without any mentor to shadow my every move. I've made a few boo-boos this week. Nothing to have a cow about but someone thought they were a hanging offence . . well lesson learned I guess.

Not all bad, they sang happy birthday to me as I left this afternoon so I guess I'm still employed for a while . . . but the Friday Fuckwit definitely goes to ME who not only printed out month old Action Items for my GM's Peer Review but also this afternoon, spent about 20 minutes wondering why my key wouldn't work in my car door before realising that it was not my car!

Someone else with an old Honda Accord had parked next to me, same colour, same age . . .it was only when I noticed it didn't have seat covers that I realised my mistake. Normally, I can tell my car by the thick layer of dust on the duco but since my Nephew detailed it a couple of weeks ago, it looks half respectable!

Slunk into my own car and pootled home. Fucking fucktard fuckwit! Perhaps she who doubts my attention to detail has a point! Managed to get the board papers out tho! Ner!

Have a great weekend folks. Its a nothing-worth-celebrating birthday for me today so I'm out for dinner with a couple of friends I haven't seen for a decade . . so, so, looking forward to it. Breakfast at a 'secret' location tomorrow, organised by the kidlets and the Outlaws Family Picnic day on Sunday so posting might be sparse.

Other October 16th birthdays ironically are in Irish Rector's families - Happy birthday to the pseudonomically named Hannah Montana - kiddywink of the Rambling Rural Rector and to lovely Rev. Ian Poulton! See, sometimes I remember.

46 comments:

Moon said...

Happy Birthday, Hope you have a blast of a week-end, a few Tinnies and Vino's... and forget about work for a while ....

nick said...

Well, I would say printing out a month-old document and trying to unlock the wrong car show a distinct lack in the attention-to-detail department. The words pot, kettle and black come to mind.

Sarah Lulu said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I'm often drowning in a sea of detail myself.

Alan Burnett said...

Happy birthday Baino. You know what they say about the detail - it's where the devil is. So stay clear of it. Fuckwits of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your charm.

Bimbimbie said...

Tsup*!* Cut yourself some slack Baino, new job, new systems you haven't had chance to settle into it yet. Have a relaxing weekend*!*

Tom said...

sounds like you'll be well taken care this weekend...happy bday!

Quickroute said...

Have a wonderful Birthday - sounds like you've got a choc a bloc w/e of pampering

Taffy's Mum said...

Happy Birthday Baino! We all have days/weeks/months like that - I feel like I am chasing my tail at work and have been since the summer!
Hey-ho back to work now I have had my blog-read fix!

i beati said...

I've always marveled at how preposterous many especially the young think mistakes are. Let's face it every problem or error can be fixed everything-

I too did that car thing 2 weeks ago and the lady was trying to get in behind me I made a joke and said yours was cleaner I wanted it. Hope you cekebrated in some honor you style..sandy

i beati said...

Let's try celebrated

Brian Miller said...

i hope you have an amazing birthday! it happens to the best of us. smiles.

Candie Bracci said...

LOL,it happens!Did happens to me too,I went to sit in a car but wasn't the car!LMAO!My grandfather is the champion of all sorts of things like that!So funny.I didn't know it was your birthday,I thought it was in may..don't ask!lol
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Enjoy yourself and enjoy your weekend too!:)

Candie Bracci said...

P.S:that cat is scary!

Roy said...

Happy Birthday, Baino! Don't worry about the job; the new kid always takes a while to settle in.

Roy said...

BTW, I've left you a nice, relaxing birthday present on my blog. Come take a look; just be prepared to put up your feet and de-stress!

Leah said...

Ah, details. Screw details. They are like mosquitoes.

Happy happy birthday dear Baino!

Grannymar said...

Birthday weekend - forget work and enjoy a few bubbles.

Colette Amelia said...

Today is probably a day late down there but why not say it again? Happy Birthday!

The work place sounds a little harsh...and with me I just get stressed then the brain really does go stupid and I make even more mistakes!

Deep breath!

Terence McDanger said...

Happy birthday! Sure you're only a slip of a lass.

reyjr said...

Maligayang Bati sa iyong Pagsilang! (That's Happy Birthday in my language! ;))

Susan at Stony River said...

What a birthday! But dinner with friends afterward, followed by such a weekend sounds like the perfect way to chase the fuckwittery away! I hope it's wonderful all the way through.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Renee said...

Happy birthday dear friend.

A new week starts next week. All new from here on in.

Love Renee xoxo

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday. I hope next week goes better, as I'm sure it will. For today, relax, have fun and enjoy.

Ribbon said...

Dear Beautiful Baino...
wishing you a very happy birthday!
Every birthday is a special one because your here to know that it's your birthday.

Sorry your day was a little all over the place, but I'm sure you're going to have a wonderful weekend with all that love you.

take care
best wishes
Ribbon xoxo

otin said...

Happy Birthday! Don't you call yourself names like that!!! grrr!

Baino said...

Thank you everyone. I'm very blessed to have such a lovely bloggy following. You're all very thoughtful and I had a lovely evening on my birthday and a sunny breakfast with my sister, nephew, niece and son, all paid for by my wonderful daughter so it was indeed a very nice event. Oh did I tell you my kids bought me a new 50mm lens so expect some super pics. It's awesome.

River said...

Happy Birthday and forget the mistake, I'm sure you're not the only one in the office who ever made one.

Baino said...

Thanks honey . and for the cake. I didn't get a birthday cake so yours was lubbly.

Marianna said...

Happy Birthday! Health and love for you and your loved ones :)

So happy to be back and thank you for you nice words on my blog! Oh and what you did with the car keys...been there lol lol

xoxo

laughingwolf said...

belated birthday greets, baino [10 days after mine ;) ]... and you're right, nothing to have a cow about! :)

with my current car, i never confuse it for another's... it's 10 years old, unique, and perfect... for me

tony said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have A Great Weekend !I hope United Win!

kj said...

hahahahahahahaha!

oh.

not funny at the time.

but my dear friend is resilent with a brilliant sense of humor.

so on her birthday, after trying to see a tree or two instead of the glorious forest where she lovingly dwells, what's left to say but:

HAHAHAHAHEEHHEEHAHAHA.

i love you, hells. happy happy birthday.

Gledwood said...

I hate birthdays!

(well ~ my own...)

Miladysa said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Have a wonderful time xxx

e said...

Happy Weekend and enjoy the festivities, Baino!

otin said...

Thanks for taking the time to read such a long story! Enjoy the rest of your Birthday Beautiful Baino!!!!!

unstranger said...

Good stuff, can't imagine what you were thinking with the car thing! Perhaps you multi-task too much, mutli-tasking's supposed to cause poor performance all 'round you know; fact!

steph said...

Darn! I went and missed your special day. Blame it on my visitors. Sorry about that!

Here's to a sunny picnic!

Enjoy! Baino

xoxox

Auntie, aka Coco's Mom said...

hey! happy birthday to you!!!
I am looking forward to the new pics from your new camera lens.
It's good to be back here.

Melissa said...

Happy, happy birthday Baino!!! Love and luck and happiness and laughter and all that you love most (plus the time to enjoy them) in the year ahead!

And I have done that thing with the car a few times myself ... I comfort myself knowing that my mother #1 left her car running the entire time she was in the grocery store shopping and wondered why the car was so cool when it was 100 degrees out, #2 left her groceries with the grocery boy at the front door, who was to help her load her bags into the car, only she got in her car and drove home forgetting all the bags until she got back to our house, and #3 drove through newly painted road lines and plastered her car with neon yellow road paint that was so dramatic the man who repainted her car said, "What? Did you drive through the BUCKET OF PAINT?!" :D

Love and more love to you!

Vagabonde said...

Happy Birthday or should I say Joyeux Anniversaire! So you received a new lens – a 50 mm what type? Thanks also for writing a comm on my blog. I did not realize that Mcmansions were growing up in Australia – I thought it was just a US phenomenon. When I read your problems at work I remember all the nasty characters at my work and I am so pleased that I am retired – sometimes I feel guilty to be so pleased no to have to work – well, not really --- I have not embraced the Puritan ethic that much yet and thankfully have kept much of my Gallic laziness. I hope you have a great year and much fun with your new lens – let us see the results.

Megan said...

It's not Monday yet, is it? I really need to figure out the time diff and KEEP it figured out but as you know my brain is mush, mush, mushy lately!

Do I really need to wish you happy birthday for the third time?

Oh yes, I think so! Happy Birthday!

Kate said...

I have made more mistakes than I care to think of in my 'new' job - but hey, we all make mistakes.... don't worry so much - they wouldn't have employed you if they thought you weren't up to the job!!

Belated Happy Birthday Hells - sorry its late - this is why all my family have a 'birthday week'!!!

Baino said...

True River but this is a very unforgiving workplace. I'm working on Positive!

Thank you Marianna and health for you too. You've had a rough trot.

Happy birthday back Wuffa . . well I thought my old Honda was unique. To top it off someone stole the Honda sign on my boot yesterday!

Thanks Tony. Did they? My brother has an "Old Trafford" sign over his front door, he's nuts for them.

kj you gave me two cakes . . sweeeeet!

Oh Gleds . .tell me when it is and I'll make a fuss,!

Thanks Mildadysa and thank you for the card.

I did e it was lovely.

Oh Otin, you are my crush.

Yeh heard that Unstranger, tell it to my boss!

No worries Steph . .glad you had visitors and a weekend distraction

Hehe . . I'll bore you batty Auntie!

Mel you are the sweetest and I'm so envious that you and Miladysa and kj are finally goint to meet up! Getting a little absent minded in my old age I guess. Although I have always struggled finding my car in multi storey car parks since I was 18!

Thank you mon cheri (prolly spelled that wrong too!) Canon, I have a 400D good for beginners camera but the lens is fantastic. Well work's a means to an end so I need to just concentrate, not make mistakes and be thankful that I get paid each fortnight.

No poppet, it's Sunday . . we're a day ahead. No you don't . . courage sweetheart!

Hey Kate . . .it's true but mine were careless. Now I'm so paranoid I'm bound to stuff up . .then again. . .she wished me happy birthday and made the whole department do the same so perhaps it's all in my head. Take care you.



Thanks everyone. I'm really very moved. I'm very lucky to have such a nice bunch of followers.

laughingwolf said...

thx... methinks i'm old, now ::O lol

rats, that's disgusting... those thing are costly :(

JeffScape said...

Happy Birthday, 2010-style. ;)