Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And then…

*Instead of working on my massive pile of work, I was dicking around the Internet and came across this post on Cake Wrecks. Picture me, sitting in my office, trying (unsuccessfully) to stifle laughter with tears rolling down my cheeks and my nose running. And then… the Dean of Students shows up at my door. He thought I was crying.

*The always delightful Maggie was especially fun to deal with this morning. The last straw was when she refused to get in her car seat. There were arms and legs everywhere as she protested (her beef: wrong hairstyle). So, I placed her on a snowbank beside the driveway and told her I was leaving her there. I walked around to the other side of the car and opened and closed my door as if I was getting in. By the time I got back around to Maggie’s side, she was banging on the door screaming, “Please let me come!” And then… the (childless, friendly) neighbour calls over, “Having a good morning Lori?” I swear I am the reason he and his wife have no kids.

*A student group is running a Locks of Love event today. A very nice salon has brought in five stylists to cut the hair of people willing to donate a minimum of 10 inches of hair to the cause. I watched one girl as she cut off about 14 inches and came out with a really cute little bob. As she left the chair, I told her how great she looked (she did). And then… she burst into tears. Where the heck were her friends? I almost started bawling myself.

*A friend here at work was going for a new position. Today a “staffing announcement” went around introducing the new person hired, and it wasn’t my friend. I sent her a reply that simply said,
“:-(”
And then… a copy of that reply came into my inbox. Why? I was confused until I realized that I had hit “Reply All”. I had done it intentionally so that I could just extract her email address, but had failed to actually extract her email and instead just sent it off. The sender of the original email called in a panic, “Do you know [new person]? Is there a problem I should know about?” I hate having to explain my idiocy.

17 comments:

shay said...

I'm not laughing at you ... really...just with you!
I'm going to check the cake wrecks right now :)

Pickles and Dimes said...

"her beef: wrong hairstyle" AHAHAHHAHAHA.

And the email thing: OOPS. :)

Jess said...

That email thing is so awkward! Reply all is a danger to society.

LA and BD said...

UGH - I wish I could just remove the 'Reply All' button. I've had several embarrassing incidents with it. ~LA

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

That cake is hysterical! Made me laugh on an otherwise blah day.

Chantal said...

Oh my Lori, what a day!

Kristin.... said...

Thank goodness we all have each other, huh?

The twins. Would NOT get into their car seats today. I sat in the car with it running, sipping coffee, for 10 minutes before I gave up, threw them in their seats, and zoomed home. The day has gone downhill from there.

Flibberty said...

This is too much, especially the email thing. Thank goodness that the new hire wasn't on that email list! Thanks for sharing though, it helps to know that others are having a time these days as well!

Misty said...

I read the cake article and have decided the inevitable is true: I have no sense of humor. *Le Sigh*

I love that you set Maggie on a snowbank. Dude, that parenting technique is very attuned to your locale.

Nowheymama said...

Thank goodness that's all you said in the email! Whew.

Mandy said...

wow ....and I agree with nowheymama!!!


also, can we discuss over emotional hair cuts ... I just dont get it, can someone explain it to me please???

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Yikes!
I totally feel for the haircut girl too.
I hope tomorrow is a wonderful day for you. with no oopses:)

Fiona Picklebottom said...

I love that Cake Wrecks site. Also, Maggie's behavior sounds like a typical thing around here. I've even had to get in and start the car before they caved.

Amreen said...

REminds me of an incident at my husband's office where an administrative assistant hit "reply all" and mistakenly sent the whole law firm a graphic picture entitled "man with big c**k". Needless to say, her days there were numbered.

Beck said...

A friend of mine wrote a lewd email to her husband and accidentally emailed it to everyone at his work. Whoopsie!

Astarte said...

Oh, shit!!! Damn that reply all! I live in fear of exactly that same thing. Thank heavens that you didn't say anything else!!!!!!!!

Bette Creek said...

a former co-worker of mine - sent the whole company (including CEO) an instant message that popped on the screen that said "you stupid shit". Apparently he was internally DMing another co-worker and accidently sent to entire staff of 400 people. It's been over 10 years and I still remember that one!!