Monday, 18 January 2010

Damned If You Do

In a reversal of the usual state of affairs for a Monday morning, I was in work on time today and The Boss was late. Almost half an hour late, which is quite unusual for The Boss - oftentimes when I arrive in here (normally between five and ten minutes late), I get the distinct impression that The Boss has been here all night.

The Boss : "Sorry I'm late."

Here's me : "Hey, it happens. And you don't really need to apologise to me for being late anyway, you know."

The Boss, snidely : "I take it you were late too?"

Here's me : "No."

The Boss : "Because I was phoning you."

Here's me getting defensive : "Oh really now?"

The Boss : "I was, and you didn't answer. So you must have been late."

Here's me : "The phone has not rung."

The Boss : "Only because I couldn't remember your number."

Here's me : "Wha?"


Happy Monday.

7 comments:

  1. It's that fuckin Tomy Teletubby Telephone again.

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  2. Not bad for the Boss, decent absent management technique.

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  3. She is! She is! She's fucking with you! Check her bookmarks, I swear she's got a blog. Probably a photoblog, where she posts surreptitious pictures of the look on your face when she trots out little chestnuts like that.

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  4. Is this what the "report abuse" tab at the top of page is for?

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  5. Lol @ Mistress La Spliffe! There's a prize for the first person to track down the Boss's blog!

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  6. It's not a blog she's after writing - she's an alien overlord from another dimension, trying to suss out how far they have to push us until we crack.

    Hang on in there, Silent Koala/Deep Throat - you're our best and only hope!!

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