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« Reply #555 on: January 05, 2019, 01:24:49 pm »
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« Reply #556 on: January 18, 2019, 05:29:44 am »
 

Baby getting fussy.  Also cute, so the spectrum of personality is expanding.  We can make him laugh now if he's in the right mood, no problem.  And that's heaven.  I showed a pic of him to an Indian lady at work and she said "oh, that smile, he's going to be a naughty boy"  ???
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« Reply #557 on: January 18, 2019, 09:35:01 am »
That sounds adorable.  I wouldn't take the Indian lady's comment too seriously.  She probably means naughty in a wholesome Dennis The Menace sort of way.  You will probably say "boys will be boys..." many times over the years.

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« Reply #558 on: January 18, 2019, 09:59:03 am »
Things have been going well at work.  Stale Male Steve has been good lately.  He has stopped asking me to do secretarial stuff, coming to my cubicle to grouse about procedures I didn't create and have no ability to change, and so on.   His sense of humor, bad breath, and overall staleness have not improved at all, but I can overlook all of those things if he means well. 

All of the minions are chain smokers. I don't know if Milton Minion was a chain smoker before they hired him or if the other minions converted him. He attempted to speak to me in a complete sentence the other day! It's the most he's ever said to me. He became flustered and waddled away afterward, but it's progress.

I found discrepancies in drawings yesterday! I showed Engineer Ed what I had found and asked him whether it was correct and he looked over the drawings and said "You're right!"  and he made corrections to the drawings and took them to Boring Stories Bob. Then he came over and thanked me for finding the errors, and asked where I learned to read engineering drawings, and I told him that I didn't, and he said "well you just saved us a bunch of money", and I think his circuitry was trying to emulate gratitude and appreciation. I felt all warm and mushy inside.

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« Reply #559 on: January 18, 2019, 02:26:55 pm »
Wow.  Brownie points. :D

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« Reply #560 on: January 18, 2019, 06:38:26 pm »
Must be tough being a minion if it drives you to chain smoking.
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« Reply #561 on: January 19, 2019, 11:08:43 am »
Must be tough being a minion if it drives you to chain smoking.

People in small towns love to smoke.  See above - Letterkenny.

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« Reply #562 on: January 19, 2019, 12:16:47 pm »
I actually don't know if they're chain smoking.  I just know that they all take their breaks at the same time and just go out in the alley and smoke cigarettes together. I'm not sure how many cigarettes they're smoking. I imagine that while they're smoking they probably talk about how awful I am.  Or maybe how annoying Ted Technician is. Or how tough being a minion is. Probably all of that sort of thing.


Question: what are your thoughts on office loud talkers?   To me, it seems like most people talk loud enough to be heard by the person they're talking directly to, and that's about it.  A few people, like Milton Minion, talk barely loud enough to be heard at all.  Then you have people like Technical Sales Tom, who talks loud enough for basically everybody to hear.  Like, not down in the production area, but everybody in the grown-ups area. Especially if he's talking to two or more people at once. Like, he'll be talking to Ed and Greg to explain a customer's requirements, and it's like he's doing a seminar for a whole lecture theatre. He's extremely confident, probably the most confident human I have ever met. Maybe that's why he feels no need to hold back his voice. Non-confident people, like Milton Minion, seem to do the complete opposite. I don't know. It sometimes seems excessive. Or if he and Old Economy Steve are talking in his cubicle, which is right next to my cubicle. Both of them are quite loud. I sometimes feel like I should go grab some of the ear protectors that the minions wear when they're operating machinery.


Oh, and I got a raise!  Kimmy! Kimmy! Happy! Fun! Yay! Money! Money!  Happy! Fun! Yay!   Good Boss Greg says that they're very happy with my hard work and dedication.  I feel very appreciated.

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« Reply #563 on: January 19, 2019, 01:19:54 pm »
I actually don't know if they're chain smoking.  I just know that they all take their breaks at the same time and just go out in the alley and smoke cigarettes together.

networking! In the day had a useless brown-nosing twit co-worker who didn't smoke... but went with the smokerboys every chance - day in, day out... openly admitted this was his opportunity to "work the channels". That and joining in with the golfing/curling crowd ultimately got him his coveted mgmt position... there could be no other explanation as the guy was utterly disposable with a most limited capability - networkers-r-us!

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« Reply #564 on: January 19, 2019, 02:00:21 pm »
I understand that Kimmy is writing a television script, a kind of 2020 Mad Men.

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« Reply #565 on: January 19, 2019, 02:11:24 pm »
I was able to throw the butts away ~20 years ago and haven't had an urge that lasted beyond maybe the first 3 days following. I recently had a chat with an old buddy/workmate who also used to smoke but has also been off them quite awhile. The subject came up and he commented that he thought "once a smoker, always a smoker", saying that in the right circumstances reformed smokers would pick one up. I disagreed saying there are no circumstances I could imagine that would even slightly attempt me to do that. Perhaps he still has urges. I certainly don't. As to variations in speaking volumes, there are a couple of guys who are part of the regulars that show up at table at our local, one of whom requires you to lean in to hear him, especially if the place is filling up, and the other who makes you lean out so as not to have your eyes go blurry when he speaks/barks. I sometimes wonder if this is due to a discrepancy in their own hearing capabilities, or is it perhaps more to do with personality. Luckily the others have their "sound boards" properly adjusted. 

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« Reply #566 on: January 19, 2019, 04:20:35 pm »
People in small towns love to smoke.  See above - Letterkenny.
Kim City is the third largest in BC.
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« Reply #567 on: January 19, 2019, 04:23:15 pm »
Kim City is the third largest in BC.

I didn't realize she lived in Abby.

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« Reply #568 on: January 19, 2019, 04:26:14 pm »
Never had an office job, went from wrenching them to flying them. Congrats on the raise.
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« Reply #569 on: January 19, 2019, 04:27:52 pm »
I didn't realize she lived in Abby.

You have a point, they are very close. Probably depends on whether you include West Kim City.
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