Friday, August 15, 2008

Annoyed.

Lets start with Residual annoyed.

When I go out on a scout with the big muckey-mucks (Director, producer, D.P., etc.) I have to schedule lunch so nobody gets all crabby. I pay for it out of petty cash, but I still treat it as if it's my money. So, what's with the waitress who serves us really slowly in spite of the call the night before letting the restaurant know that A.) we'll be a group of 8 arriving at 1:00pm, B.) we'll call in our order by Noon, C.), please don't try to serve everything at once, just bring out each bit as it's ready, and D.) our object in life is to get everyone fed as quickly as possible and to get back to work. So, it isn't unusual to get the bill for a group of 8 and see that the restaurant has automatically added a 20% gratuity. I can live with this as long as it's clearly marked. (Note to restaurants: Sometimes I'd tip even better if the service was great, but if you automatically add it on, the server isn't going to see a dime more than what's on the bill...just sayin'.) Anyway, so I get the bill which has a gratuity of $36.87 added on, bringing the bill to $233 and change. I hand over $240.00. Why the fuck do I have to ask for the change. $37.00 isn't enough of a tip?

This morning annoyed:

Two of the streets on my commute that have construction going on were completely closed when I tried to drive to work this morning. I had to go blocks past where I wanted to and then backtrack around the construction. It added minutes to my commute. This annoyed me.

One of my scouts showed up this morning with pictures of a location that were so shitty I had to tell him to re-shoot it, since I had no idea what I was looking at from the photos. Annoyed!

He also has a busted computer in the shop so, instead of adding photo files to my website himself, that I can just look at there, he brings me the photo files on his i-Pod, which I then have to dump to my computer and then upload to the website myself. Uber-Annoyed.

I just went downstairs to have a smoke and I sat down on my customary convenient bit of horizontal building peice. It was wet from last night's rain. Soooo fucking annoyed.

This is all pretty small potatoes. Still...I'm annoyed. Crabby. Unhappy. Pissed off, even.

Somebody please slap the shit out of me and tell me to get over it.

20 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

Two of the streets on my commute that have construction going on were completely closed when I tried to drive to work this morning. I had to go blocks past where I wanted to and then backtrack around the construction. It added minutes to my commute. This annoyed me.

You want annoyed? Today is move in day for WVU. So for the next several weeks, if I don't take the back way home, my drive will jump from ~five minutes to half an hour.

Thank goodness I *have* a back way home to take.

Why don't I just walk, you ask?

Because it rains more in Morgantown than Seattle, and I do NOT want to spend my entire day with wet feet and legs.

John the Scientist said...

"Two of the streets on my commute that have construction going on were completely closed when I tried to drive to work this morning. I had to go blocks past where I wanted to and then backtrack around the construction. It added minutes to my commute. This annoyed me."

Chinese construction workers? :D

Shawn Powers said...

I'm on day 1.5 of a migraine, had an article due last night, and need to pull an all-nighter this weekend to update servers while no one is around.

And I'm on a diet.

*SLAP* Shut your wet ass up. :D

John the Scientist said...

Shawn - what's so bad about being on a diet?

Shawn Powers said...

Don't make me eat you, John.

Nathan said...

John seems to be trying to annoy everyone.

And Shawn...wet ass? WTF?

Tom said...

No, no! Crabby day was Wednesday. I'm sure Anne will be really pissed at you for trying to move it to Friday.

Pissed, pissed, pissed. Crabby, crabby, crabby. What's up with all this shit? Where is the sweetness and light that the UCFers are known for? Well, except when they are ranting. Oh, maybe this was a rant in disguise.

(puts the lid down, fluffs the towel, washes the glass and puts it in the dish drainer)

Come on, people! It's Friday. Start acting like the weekend is about to start. I refuse to have crabby pissed people in my neighborhood on Friday!

(sticks out tongue and runs away)

Shawn Powers said...

And Shawn...wet ass? WTF?

You said you sat in a puddle. I assumed your hiney got wet. It seemed a fair conclusion based on the facts...

Nathan said...

Shawn, I can't be expected to remember every damned thing I say just so your responses will make sense.

My ass is dry now.

(Somehow, I'm fairly certain I shouldn't be putting that last sentence into print.)

Random Michelle K said...

Where is the sweetness and light that the UCFers are known for?

(blink)

What websites have you been reading?!

Nathan said...

Yeah, Tom...what Michelle said!

Anne C. said...

I think I should designate this as Crabby Week, since we can't all seem to organize our crabbiness onto the same day. [/grump]

;)

Random Michelle K said...

I think we just need to take over someone's blog and have a great big bitch session.

Except of course many of us have gripes that we don't want associated with our names or sites....

John the Scientist said...

John seems to be trying to annoy everyone.

'Cuz I'm in a good mood.

Nathan said...

Well, that's fairly annoying in, and of itself.

Jim Wright said...

Don't make me eat you, John

Hahahahahahahaha! I don't know why, but I found that exceptionally funny.


Hell, Nathan, your post describes my outlook every dammed day. and I'm with you on the tip thing, be good at your job and I tend to tip very very well. Be a pest, or an ass, or give me shitty service, and you are going a smiley face on the tip line. If I have to ask for coffee or silverware four fucking times, you can expect exactly nada, as the girl night before last found out (no it wasn't busy, she was shooting the shit with another waiter and couldn't seem to keep her mind on her fucking job. By the time I actually got up to get my own silverware my potatoes were cold. Fuck her, she ain't getting tipped for that.)

Try to have a better day, Nathan, and tell scout boy to get his computer fixed ASAP.

Tom said...

Anonymous bitch session available at that circled star blog. Shh, it's a secret.

Jeri said...

Sweetness and light. Must be talking about my blog. :D I'm all about the saving kittens and when an angel gets her wings stories.

Nathan said...

Jeri,

If you're gonna be all cheery and shit, then you can just STFU.

Steve Buchheit said...

It's always the little things that combine to make a bad day. The big things can be corrected or avoided. It's when every little thing seems to go wrong that life goes to hell.