smiley_b (smiley_b) wrote,

There are times when I love the people I work with, and there are times when I really don't!! First day back at work was yesterday (freezing cold office, frozen pipes which meant there was no water which meant there was no way to make tea at 7.30 in the morning - not good people!!). So mid-morning saw me upstairs in one of our sub-contractors offices, both of us bemoaning the chest infection we'd been afflicted with over Christmas. And as I'm about to leave, he goes "Did you get your present?"

I looked at him "No, there was nothing on my desk....."

So he looks in the foreman's desk, and there's a small gift bag there with my name on it. Thanked him, and waited til I was in my own office to open it - in an industry where the standard "thanks for all your help through the year" gift is either a bottle of wine or box of chocolates, (not that there's anything wrong with wine or chocolate!!) thiscrowd got me a bottle of perfume - Coco by Chanel! To say I was flabbergasted is an understatement - particularly as this is the company that I'vehad screaming fights with over the last six months because of their complete refusal to DO WHAT THEY'RE SODDING WELL TOLD!!!!!! 

Flip side came today - still haven't shaken the chest infection, and I have a fearsome cough that is quite honestly freaking the lads out. There were a queue of them in my office today when I took a coughing fit, the ferocity of which prompted one of my foremen to ask if I'd prefer pine or mahogany for my coffin!! I couldn't even give a smart answer back - just coughed some more!!
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