Yep, sure enough about 0900 I get the phone call,

Where the f**k are you?

I ‘splained I was sitting at my desk like a good little employee; that I’d been told I was disinvited from the meeting and that I’d left a message…


OBTW, the meeting site was a half hour (give or take away)…

About 1130, I take my detachable ass (I wish) and follow the boss into the office. Yep, got ‘my’ butt chewed for not showing up, they would have kicked somebody else out, your fault, yada, yada, go find out the ##%@%^ answer…

Sigh… But it WAS funny! 🙂

I really DO need to stop poking the bear with a stick…


Hehehe… — 18 Comments

  1. The creator of Dilbert:

    “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.”
    ― Scott Adams

    The answer is to never retire, but become a consultant, and point out the obvious….after a few weeks of paychecks to study the problem you determined in five seconds.

  2. I’m getting to the point that things like this are becoming the preferred method.

    And Jess is not wrong, become a consultant!

  3. Someone unnamed from the Navy version of my former organization (NFO, you know which organization) had three rules when attempting to break someones computer network:
    1. Don’t do anything to get me fired
    2. Don’t do anything that will let the Magic Smoke ™ out of the system till the test is completed
    3. I can say anything I want on my last day of work

    • A couple years ago, I gave notice.
      The General Manager calls me in and asks what the problem is.
      I rattle it off.
      He replies, “That’s a pretty negative attitude.”

  4. Time to tell them to take a running, flying leap up their ass. We can start a “consultant” firm that can consult about ANYTHING! I’ve been a bureaucrat for 40+ years and know how to work the system and you have REAL knowledge. We can double bill the system to prosperity!

  5. Yeah, but sometimes poking the bear with a stick is just plain fun!

  6. Ed- The brass seems to hate honesty… Especially when one is going out the door.

    Fiftycal- I’m thinkin’ $200 an hour…

    N91- Oh yeah… 🙂

  7. When I was in the Army an older, wiser fellow enlisted man told me the best way to piss off a NCO or officer was to do exactlywhat they told me to do – no more, no less.

    Sounds like you’ve learned that lesson well… 🙂

  8. It’s called Malicious Obedience, and it can be a blast to watch it all explode.

    I think I’d have taken exception to be chewed out for (not) doing what I was told (not) to do.

  9. BZ- 🙂

    Rick- Nah, don’t want to ‘deflate’ the bear, just poke it… 🙂

    Merlin- Good point, but this has been going on for years, I’m used to it by now.