Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some days work is actually fun.....


The other day, in the afternoon, this guy comes into the building carrying a bucket, some bottles and a small hose. He stands in the hallway looking a bit lost, looks up at the sign above the door that says "Supervisor's Office" and walks in. He looks at me and asks if this is the Supervisor's Office.

Now, the corner of my mouth twitched but I managed to hold it together as my mind was saying, "not the sharpest knife in the drawer, are ya?" I nodded solemnly that it was indeed the Supervisor's office. He then proceeded to tell me that he was going to be spraying for ants around the offices and the perimeter of the building. I let my eyes drift down to his shirt, which has his name embroidered on one side and the name of the pest control company on the other. I state to him that we usually have a different company do that and asked him if he was new. (since I only work part-time I don't know everything that goes on) He said he was and left to go about his job.

A little bit later he came back and handed me one of those digital receipt thingies where you sign with a special pen and it looks all shakey. I start to sign and then noticed that the address on the invoice was that of the library, which is the building on the other side of the parking lot from ours. I tell him about this and his reply.............are you ready? Here it comes.............
He says....."Oh....ya know, I was kinda wondering where all the books were."

I swear.....this is a true story. I figure it's one of the rewards you get once in a while to make up for the fact that you have to work. The maintenance man and I had a good laugh about it after the guy left, headed toward the library. LOLOLOLOL Keep Smilin'

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow...people never cease to amaze me...lol

Mary said...

God, that's funny! It's the little things like that just keep you coming back. Sure hope the guy still has a job, then again...maybe he's just not cut out for that line of work.
Love the Tommy Boy! I am embarrassed to say this, but, I know all the words to that movie. (verbatum) It's my kid's fault.

Jamie said...

Oh my, that IS priceless.

Hugs friend.

Still laughing.....

forsythia said...

Whoops! Wonder what's in that insect spray?

smocha said...

Sometimes makes ya wonder how people were hired in the first place. LOL

Peruby said...

This was too funny! I would have said something like "Well, the books are all digital now, so you can't really SEE them."

Coffeypot said...

Thanks for the chuckle this morning. I needed it.

He sounds like Supervisor material to me, too.

lucylocket said...

Too funny!

glnroz said...

" Bless his heart",,,:)

Happyone : ) said...

Oh that poor man. Imagine going through life like that.

fiwa said...

Oh lordy. Sort of explains a lot of the driving you see out on the roads, doesn't it?

ethelmaepotter! said...

This one has me rolling...thanks, I needed a good laugh today!

gayle said...

So cute!!

Leann said...

That is hilarious. You got a free pest spray :-) LOL Thanks for the laugh!!

Josie said...

I loved it Val! I never cease to be amazed by people's ability to overlook the obvious. I'm beginning to wonder if the the Great "Crayon Sharpener" in the sky is slacking on turning out sharp crayons! ;-) It is indeed characters such as this that make work interesting and entertaining! We seem to get more than our share where I work too!