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Dec. 6th, 2005

i am officially a dumbass.

so i discover yesterday, as i go to turn in my financial aid papers, that if i want to go back to school, that it will be completely out of pocket, until a month or two later i MIGHT get reimbursed via my fafsa. great. so i need MONAY. and i won't be able to afford to get anyone gifts, as i will selfishly be squandering every single penny that i have to further my education.

so what do i do this morning? my alarm goes off for my 7 am shift. i .. roll over, turn OFF the alarm, and go back to sleep. ....duH? so now i'm sitting here, 1037 am, when i should have been to work at 7 am, as a no call-no show. i dread calling, because i'm afraid of talking to denise. i think that if any other manager answered the phone, i would be fine. and i even imagine denise would just gruffly cut me off and say 'okay. okay.' so i'm doing the "16 year old impending doom from her parents" thing and trying to frantically think of dumb excuses that will a) allow me to easily get off the hook, and b) not have them require me to come in, anyway (as there's only an hour or so left of my shift, and it takes a half hour to walk there. i have massive things to do over the next couple of days, so ... and i HAD originally requested today and tomorrow off, but they scheduled me, anyway.)

so. um. suggestions? i'm dumb. dumbity dumb.

possible whining to management that i've come up with so far:

- oh my GAW, i was up until 3 am THROWING UP! i still haven't kicked this flu. i ended up sleeping right through my alarm, i'm sorry. (though melodramatic, this would cover the bases of not only not calling, but preventing the possibility of them having me come in.)

- oh my GAW, the power was knocked out last night! i woke up to a blinking clock! the HORROR! (much more logical, i suppose, though they may say 'no problem! come on in!')

- nothing. i AM 'out of town', per my time off request, anyway. (something i would probably never do, because then i would just be stressing the hell out in anticipation for our next meeting, either when i go to pick up my check this weekend, or when i work next week. and it's easier to act on the phone than in person.)

suggestions?

TONIGHT IS NICKEL CREEK! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE. now, if i hadn't been lazy and apathetic at the time, and had gone to see better than ezra last may, then 2005 would have been the year that i would have gotten to see ALL THREE of my top three favoritest bands (also having seen SLOOO-AAAN in may.) *turns into teenybopper self for a moment* so, like, i know that they're fairly approachable and stuff, and i would DIE to meet them, although i'm certain that only dumb things would spew forth out of my maw as i would try to hold a conversation... suggestions for those of you that have met them? hrm?

in other news, i haven't been posting much because things have been so damn stressful. so freaking much to do, so little time, and i feel like it is all falling away from me. so what am i doing right now? responding to six month old comments, while sipping coffee in my perjammas. there's music to record. there's Christmas cards to be finished (neveryoumind that i don't have postage.) there's house to clean. laundry to do. coordinating to be done. works to call. GAH.

and in honor of the stress, i shall use this little Doodlez icon. for some reason, i feel that he looks paranoid that the pencil, poised on his jugular, will suddenly press down. he's waiting for it to happen, but not sure that it will. hrm.

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greenminions
Dec. 6th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
I like the power outage option.
aubkabob
Dec. 6th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
that's the one i ended up using, i was lucky and got supervisor sonja, who was giggling before the period was on the end of the sentence, telling me to just come in tomorrow.

whew, i feel so much better now that THAT'S done.
dreamrot
Dec. 6th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
Mine was always "Dude, I overslept", and if it was close to the end of my shift, my boss would generally just say not to worry about it (and by close I mean less than a half day left... the sad thing was that that would mean that I slept until 2...)

The other fun one was I generally sound really bad when I first wake up, so I could usually get the day off without asking. The worst one though was my back was bothering me and my boss said I sounded bad and I had to explain that no, I'm not sick, my back hurts, but regardless I woudn't be in.
aubkabob
Nov. 2nd, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
several times a year, i end up hurting my back or neck so badly that i end up having to call in for it. i always feel beyond silly doing it, as if i were throwing up or something it would make it that much more valid.
griffxx
Dec. 6th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Being a manager, I gotta say it's really who you are talking to. I love brutal honesty. If someone blames a power outage or traffic, I actually go online and check it out.

I'd rather get the 'I overslept' then the fake sick call-in any day. :)
aubkabob
Dec. 6th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
yeah, it helped immensely that i got sonja on the phone instead of denise. i'm sure that i could have lost a limb, and would still feel like i was incompetant for not coming in.
tefen
Dec. 6th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Kirby is the excuses girl. I would just call and say, damn, I overslept... but then, my work couldn't really do much, they need me to function at this point.
aubkabob
Nov. 2nd, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
that's pretty much what i do anymore. it is what it is.
sonatamoonlite
Dec. 6th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
PLEASE don't feel bad about the school thing - I would do the same. It's your future, your career, your happiness. Your friends and family care about you and want you to be happy, so I'm sure that you doing what you feel is right would make them happy. :) Besides, you can always make everybody silly, goofy gifts. Or go to the Dollar Tree. Adam and I did that 2 years ago - we had NO MONEY, so we got everybody stuff for really cheap from random places (like the Dollar Tree), and it turned out great. Then again, our friends and family are as crazy as we are... anywho, it's all good. *hugs*
aubkabob
Nov. 2nd, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
hee hee i always end up piss poor broke around the holidays, but methinks i shall do that this year: buy some cheap stockings and stuff them with random things. it helps that they put in a dollar tree in the same plaza as my work, wee!
dzuunmod
Dec. 6th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Sloan, nice! I've seen them four or five times now!

I've never heard of Nickel Creek. Should I seek them out?
a_running_dog
Dec. 7th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
and i won't be able to afford to get anyone gifts, as i will selfishly be squandering every single penny that i have to further my education.

Education is not selfish... you're being responsible in working to obtain a secure financial future. Once you have that you can be more lavish with the gifts. I know I may sound a bit Scroogish by saying this, but sometimes you need to do what needs to be done. Of course I would never tell you what to do, I'm just saying that if you did opt to go uberminimalist with the gifts for a good reason, you shouldn't feel bad about it. Just be honest.
aubkabob
Nov. 2nd, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
and i think that i'll go uberminimalist this year, too, buy just buying some cheap stockings and stuffing them with faboo stuff from dollar stores (and candy!)
a_running_dog
Nov. 3rd, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, if it makes you feel better, this is going to be an uberminimalist Xmas for me as well, especially since I'll be plunking down close to $4,000 on bar exam expenses. My girlfriend (raindancer_x just got a decent paying job, but she's up to her eyeballs in student loans (as am I - both close to $100K). My family understands. It's either a cheap X-mas or endless years crashing on their couches and eating their food.. =)
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