Monday, November 24, 2008

Electronics Are Not My Friend

I owe you guys an update, right?

Let's see, where to start?

Manhattan was as cold as a fucking icebox. After some hilarity actually attempting to get into the building (i say it was "hilarity", but if i told you it would not be the least BIT funny. It's one of those "you had to be there" things, so I'll skip it. Let's move on, shall we?), i finally got to meet my new jefe.

Overall, he seemed like a decent enough bloke. He asked me where i saw myself within the organization, and what I wanted out of the job that i wasn't currently getting. I was completely honest with him, so maybe in the end something positive will come from the experience.

At the end of the meeting, in an almost offhand way, he mentioned if, should it ever come up, how i would feel about working full time in New York City. He assured me up and down that it was not on the table, and neither he nor the company are pushing for such a move, but he just wanted to know how i felt about it. I explained to him, in the nicest possible terms, that i thought that working in the city full time sucked balls. I didn't actually use those words, but that was the gist. He seemed to understand my dislike for ball sucking, and let it drop with that.

I'm not concerned, but something to keep in the back of my mind, surely.

So, feeling pretty good about myself, i headed on back to the Long Island railroad to get my frozen ass home.

Once back on the island, i walked back to my car to head home. As i'm closing my car door, i noticed a second too late that my bag that i had brought with me to NYC was slightly hanging out of my car door.

The bag that contained, among other things, my $300 GPS.

I heard a sickening "crunch" as the door slammed onto it. I had my eyes closed with dread as i reached my hand into the bag, only to have my fears realized.

My GPS is toast. And it's 100% due to my own stupidity.

So I went home in a pretty foul mood.

My mood got a second coating of crappiness the second i walked in the house, as my son was crying that our WII was broken. Sure enough, it no longer reads any CD you put into it.

So, in the space of about 15 minutes, i suddenly found myself about $600 in the hole.

Saturday, i tried to forget about my electronic troubles and took my son HERE.

Seeing the look on his little face as Moosletoe pranced around stage took my mind off of my recent run of bad luck..... least for an afternoon.

p.s. As i mentioned last week, i took this entire week off of work. Strangely enough, i do about 99.9999% of my blogging during company hours, so if i don't hit up all of your great blogs too much this week, please don't hold it against me (on the other hand, if you have a hot body, then by all means hold THAT against me, anytime. I'm easy.)


Dr Zibbs said...

You should buy yourself a map and give your son Coleco football.

Slyde said...

zibbs: Now THAT would be the cheaper way to go..

p.s. whats a map?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Sorry about the spensive stuff. That sucks. Moosletoe looked like a good take. Although I, personally have a strict policy against any large four legged animal that ends with the word toe.

You know what I'm sayin.

Anonymous said...

how'd you find your way home with a broken gps? You need to use it to get from your kitchen to the bathroom. I thought ball sucking was one of your past times.

Michelle said...

Hey Slyde:
Sorry about your GPS mishap! That has to really suck balls or moosletoe or anything that you can suck!!

Oh, glad your meeting went well. I was waiting for you at the bar you never showed!!!

I'm just saying!!!

James said...

Glad that you are still gainfully employed. I was worried when no new posts came.

Verdant Earl said...

Fucking 2abes stole both of my zingers! What the Hell? I'M supposed to be the sarcastic commenter here!


Faiqa said...

When I first got to your blog, I thought we were going to do a Rorshack, horseshacker, Rorshack... inkblot test. I see a female spider devouring her unassuming husband. :)

Bruce Johnson said...

I still have my original GPS that my parents gave me 10 years ago. I can always find my way back home.....

Slyde said...

candy: i have totally NO clue what you're talking about. care to explain? :)

abes: flour on you!

michele: i think we had the wrong bars in mind :)

james: yeah, sorry about that. I'm usually a no-show around these parts on the weekends.

Slyde said...

faiqa: my analysis of your results tells me you are a troubled young lady.

bruce: wanna trade?

Anonymous said...

Aw, sucks about the GPS and the Wii. The good things are that there is no talk on the table about you working in the city full time. However, makes me wonder why that would even come up but I don't really know your job well enough to even take a stab at it. And also, nobody was hurt, as in nobody's hand was in the car door. Sorry, that's all I got. But just think - after all that crap, things are definitely going to have to look up in the next few days!

elizabeth said...

Poor slyde!!!

AlleyCat Runs said...

the electronic gods have indeed smited you. or should that be smote?

Glad u still have a job :0)

FourLeafClover said...

You had me at "bloke".

Anonymous said...

But did you take your giant boom box to the office a la Shaft?

God, how FUCKING awesome would that be to have some guy walking around behind you wherever you go playing your theme song???

Tamara said...

Why do bosses insist on instilling morbid possibilities in the back of your mind (like working fulltime in the city)? Power trip, I'm sure.

Sux about your electronics.

Unknown said...

For someone who doesn't like sucking balls, you sure did your share! LOL

Serious though, that sucks and I am so sorry.

It sounds like the relationship with the new boss is off to a good start. maybe you'll get a great bonus and be able to replace those expensive gadgets.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Earl. Slyde hasn't commented in a while, probably lost somewhere in the backyard. Hope he gets a new GPS soon.

Chris H said...

Shit happens...ONWARD.... enjoy your week off.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Sorry maybe it's just a chick thing. I guess it is a chick thing-when it has to do with a camel and a toe.
Don't tell me you don't know about that one!

Anonymous said...

EEEwwww...bad...bad sound. Oy. That sucks.

Unknown said...

Wrap your phone in bubble wrap and stay indoors for the rest of the week. And have some fun!

Unknown said...

Good luck with the new boss. I hope he continues to be a good one for you.

Long Island, NYC, you make me homesick.

Ookami Snow said...

I think in general the term "Suck balls" should be avoided around the office. Instead, when you feel the need to say it try "Suck monkey balls", you will see this is received much better.

Unknown said...

Damn, shit sucks hairy donkey balls! BIG gross hairy donkey balls! $600 ? Geez!

And yes, I will hold my body against you anytime, hot or cold!