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[Mar. 25th, 2008|12:38 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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So as a prank on one of the guys who was on vacation last week my team filled his cube with balloons. Which was funny. Until it came time to clean up.

They took the balloons, all 375 of them, and instead of popping them they just pitched them into the old storage room where I pump. They laughed and said "Hey Melissa, you're going to have to find somewhere else to pump I guess. Sorry." I said "And where do you suggest?" They suggested the small conference room in our area. The one that gets used about 3 times a day and which doesn't have a lock on the door.

So I tried that today. I wedged a chair against it and set my stuff up and sure enough fifteen minutes later someone tried to open the door. I said "Um.. I'm in here." They knocked. "UM, I'M IN HERE!" And they said "Oh... well let us know when you're out." cussata rightly suggests that I could put a sign on the door saying that the room is in use and I rather petulantly replied 'fuck that' because I don't think I should have to explain myself. I think I have the right to expect some fucking privacy.

So I came out, all righteously indignant and said "So when are you guys planning on popping some of those balloons?" And the prank victim said "Never! I don't think you understand, that's the room of 'never ever getting cleaned up'!" At which point I lost my shit and miraculously managed to neither claw anyone nor spit anything as I replied "I don't think YOU understand that I don't have a whole lot of choice in where I go to pump!"

At which point they all looked embarrassed and said "oh." And the pregnant mother of two whose cube they were standing outside said "Yeah, we gotta go make some room."

Yeah. You do. Fuckers. Because I could do it myself but it's not my goddamned job. This isn't a walk in the fucking park, it's a three-times-a-day-at-work-and-once-at-home thing I do for no other reason than that I love my daughter and want to give her the best nutrients I can. It's not fun and when you people do shit like this (like, for instance, when planning for the prank and you put the dismantled cubicle bits into that room too, ON TOP OF THE TABLE I USE) it makes my life really not fun.

Assholes. Damn.


I feel better.
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[User Picture]From: magickalmolly
2008-03-25 04:47 pm (UTC)
That's fucking ridiculous. Good for you for getting in their faces, but it never should have had to come to that in the first place.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-03-25 07:24 pm (UTC)
I mean, especially since I'd looked RIGHT AT the instigator and planner and said "I wish when you guys were dismantling his cube you hadn't put his desk pieces all over the table where I pump." And he got all embarrassed and went "ooh.. I'm sorry, dude, do you want me to move them?" I'd already done it and so I said no but he knew about it, he knew I used that room. They *all* did. I'm not asking for a cushy space with a couch and some magazines, I'm just asking for a lock on the door and the ability to not have to explain myself whenever I go in there.

Bastards.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2008-03-25 05:25 pm (UTC)

But.. But.. Mommy always cleans up for me at home!!!!

NO FAIR!!!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-03-25 07:16 pm (UTC)
Precisely. No thought for anyone other than themselves and the conviction that they shouldn't have to clean it up. Don't get me wrong, at this point I'd LOVE to go in there and take a knife to a bunch of balloons, it would be cathartic, but it's the principle of the thing. Goddammit.
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[User Picture]From: berreh
2008-03-25 05:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, that wins the Clueless Douchery award for the week, I think.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-03-25 07:05 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Clueless Douchery. And it's not like they didn't know what they were doing because they were joking about it. And I thought it wasn't that bad but I went and looked at it this afternoon and it's just a fucking mess. And I'm tired.
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From: starfishchick
2008-03-25 06:50 pm (UTC)
Can you get someone from HR involved in this? It's totally out of hand.

WANKERS.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-03-25 07:15 pm (UTC)
What they're going to tell me is that there is no guaranteed spot for this, that the room I'm using is a designated storage room, and that it's never been an issue before. Which it hasn't because the last two moms who pumped here had their own damned offices and the only one who didn't was so meek and quiet that she humped her stuff upstairs to the christmas tree storage room and never said boo to anyone.
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From: starfishchick
2008-03-25 07:41 pm (UTC)
Well maybe HR should get its head out of its ass and CREATE a guaranteed spot for this.

ARGH on your behalf.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2008-03-25 07:56 pm (UTC)

I would think more along the lines of "These wankers are wasting their own time with pranks, then causing other people headaches in the office because they refuse to clean up after themselves." angle would be the way to go because you are talking about less about you and more about obviously bad behavior that needs to be corrected.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2008-03-25 07:24 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhh... they are evil incarnate! One must not mess with the boobs of hard fullness about to pop. It is a feeling one cannot really express to those not in the know.

I will kill them iwith a warm spoon if you like?

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[User Picture]From: ainsley
2008-03-25 07:57 pm (UTC)
This calls for serious sporkage.
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2008-03-26 12:04 am (UTC)
*KNIFE KNIFE KNIFE*
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[User Picture]From: alex_wench
2008-03-27 06:23 pm (UTC)
And the prank victim said "Never! I don't think you understand, that's the room of 'never ever getting cleaned up'!"


What a fucking 8yr old boy answer. Assholes.
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