Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Should I be Worried?

The milestones keep coming - more than 40 posts without missing a day, sometimes two posts a day (like today).

I'm looking for advice right now dear readers. A bit of background - they have me playing musical chairs at work at the moment. I've been at three different desks in the last three weeks and I'm moving again on Monday. I'm not particularly angry about this - I'm a little miffed but it's unfortunately necessary and I can deal. I'm no prima donna.

I'm getting a little creeped out by the desk I'm at now and want to know if I should be worried. The usual resident of this desk is on leave and comes back on Monday (that's why I'm moving). He's posted a series of "motivational" quotes on his monitor (the one I'm forced to stare at all day at the moment) and quite honestly, some of them belong in the "not quite right" basket.

They start off innocently enough: "Infinite combinations - infinite possibilities", "A good salesman does not fill a need, he creates one", "be, do , have" and even a nice Shakespeare quote: "There are more things in heaven and earth... than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

Then things start to go a bit... off.

We get the following: "The best lie is always founded in truth", "Often the most beautiful things are the most dangerous", "A full cup is useless" (WTF?) "Chaos is an acquired taste" and my personal favourite: "Evil is a journey, not a destination."

Oh, and he also has a list of movies he wants to see which includes "Deer Hunter" and "Hitler". He's back on Monday.

So I'm asking for advice: should I be worried?


zenstar said...

find out if he has a blogger blog and read his random question.
if it asks something like "what would you wear to dinner if you were a dictator" then i suggest quitting and finding new employment before he arrives in jackboots, toting a well maintained rifle.

Mr Angry said...

Or maybe... I need to strike first! Take an Ak47 to work on monday and blow away anyone who looks at me funny.

Evi said...

"A good salesman does not fill a need, he creates one"
...innocent enough...I think not...I think he's just shy a few bricks if you ask me. I really hope he is not truly inspired by these quotes. Idiots usually do more damage than good, I think you might be right about wanting to could also try to recruit him as some kind of pawn in your master scheme of things (this would be my pacifist choice).

pigeon weather said...

can you sneak in one of your own? i'd go with something like "failure is always an option"

Michelle said...

You're probably safe, but if he invites you over to dinner, better to politely decline due to a previous engagement.

beatnikzblog said...

"To make a long story short, there's nothing like having a boss walk in."
-Doris Lilly.

beatnikzblog said...

m not qualified to give any advice, but hey...jus a lil somethin i found interesting...

caution:totally unrelated to ur post :)

Use computers to look busy. Any time you use a computer, it looks like work to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, calculate your finances and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work.

These aren't exactly the societal benefits that everybody from the computer revolution expected but they're not bad either. When you get caught by your boss--and you will get caught--your best defense is to claim you're teaching yourself to use the new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

You're not a loafer, you're a self-starter. Offer to show your boss what you learned. That will make your boss scurry away like a frightened salamander.

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Dr. Nazli said...

Mr. Angry, what I am slightly worried about is that I'm actually giving thought as to what you should do about this situation - but here goes:

as your well-wisher - scrap your dodgy ak47 plan and improvise, e.g.

To "A full cup is useless" add, "unless it's full of sales receipts"

and then to his movie list add, "Death of a Salesman" and for fun "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

And your fan base is so much larger than mine - you have me beat!

primadonna primera :-)

Mr Angry said...

Ah, I knew my kind readers would help me out. You're all so helpful, I think I will post all my problems from now on and ask for advice.

No, wait, that would suck. I'll keep being angry!