I know, I know, it's been a long time since I wrote about New Boss. It's just that there are SO many entertaining conversations and stories and happenings with or about her that it became hard to decide which ones to write about. It got overwhelming. And, to be honest, most days she's not my favorite person so, amusing or not, it makes me not want to write about her. I think she's bipolar. One day she wants to be our best friend and the next day she's yelling at us. Seriously. It's exhausting trying to decipher her mood each day. A lot of times when I'm telling Doc the latest and greatest episode involving ol' NB, I think about how it's eventually going to catch up to her. She can't be awful to us every week and it not turn around to bite her, right? Sometimes over lunch my coworkers and I plot schemes about all turning in our resignations on the same day, just to see the look on her face. Of course, we don't really plan on doing that because we love where we work, but she can be completely ridiculous. Example? Once a month she hands us all a printout of an excel spreadsheet and makes us calculate all the formulas by hand to double-check excel's totals. We've yet to catch excel in a mistake.
Anyway, all that's to say that while I try to be a nice person even when she's being nasty, occasionally it feels good when karma seems to be on your side. Like today, for instance, when this little gem appeared in my inbox:
From: New Boss Time: Wednesday, March 2, 9:30 am Subject: Re: Interview
The interview is tomorrow at 4:00.
I don't know if I'm coming in today. I fell down and broke my nose, and I don't feel very well.
Ok, I do feel bad that she's hurt - I wouldn't wish that on anyone. But, on the other hand, this isn't too awful of an injury and my coworkers and I did laugh a little when we saw the email and took turns guessing how she fell and broke her nose. It's almost like payback for the gosh-awful meeting she made us sit through yesterday where we spent an hour listening to her drone on and on about nothing important. Because guys, she's going to show up with bruises. On her face.