Friday, September 3, 2010

Alarming

alarm installers ad alarming drollgirl

My boss recently decided to renovate our gallery, which meant we had to move our gallery.  Temporarily.  And when the renovation is complete, we get to move all of our shit again. *#&($)!)!)!*&$#@!*($#^ 

Moving our gallery has been HUGELY labor intensive [moving 300+ boxes and 400+ works of art, etc.], and a total fucking nightmare.  If you think my posts and/or comments have been especially angry or shitty over the last two weeks, now you have an excuse explanation as to why.

Some parts of the move have gone smoothly, but some haven't. The absolute WORST part of moving has been dealing with our alarm company. TOTAL FUCKING IDIOTS. A two-day job has gone on for over a week, and it is making me lose my mind. Generally I don't like to be mean [except on my blog -- LOL!!!] and/or get into anybody's face and lose my shit, but I did the other day when our installer returned for the FOURTH DAY IN A ROW and still couldn't fix the problems. I EXPLODED. I went off. I was at my wits end. I did my best to hold back, but only one F word slipped out. The installer just stood there while I went off and watched my lips move while he smiled like an uncomprehending mouthbreather. GAH! Internal explosions. GAH! Ay yi yi. I could write out everything I said to that idiot [I have to admit that I have a "way" with words when I am all fired up], but then I would just get all wound up and I would end up scaring YOU.

So....long story short, I fired installer number one, and installer number two arrived yesterday and his boss assured me that was a smartie.  FINGERS CROSSED that he fixed everything.  He said he did, but the last guy told me that, too.  I'd like to be able to leave this place and enjoy my 3-day weekend without having more nightmares about work!

On a cheerier note, the new space is AWESOME.  And the art looks SPECTACULAR here.  And I have my own office.  HOORAY FOR THAT!!! 

HAPPY FRIDAY!  HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND!!!



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31 comments:

bananas. said...

gah! i'm scared just thinking about you going off. i never want to get on your bad side...EVER.

on a brighter note, i hope the problem is fixed so you can get heavily intoxicated by the freedom of this three day weekend :)

happy labor day lady! now beathe...

Brandi said...

Bwhahaha. I would have lost my shit on day two, clearly you are a a better person then I.

Dancing Branflake said...

I just love how you tell a story. You really should consider writing a book. Chelsea Handler has nothing on you!

Felicia said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I wish you would publish your tirades so I can feel more normal about mine! You are lucky you're getting your own office!! We are also moving within the next month to a new floor and I'm sure that day will be hellish.

Hanako66 said...

well you made me laugh, so i guess it was all worth it ;) have a super weekend!

Vivienne said...

I think as readers, we would appreciate you sharing one of these episodes in a video format.

tulpen said...

I love a good pissed off rant!!!

Happy Weekend!

TERI REES WANG said...

...So, did ya call?

Pretty Little World said...

Hooray for fabulous new spaces! Boo for idiots!

Char said...

oh...my sister has to deal with issues like that all the time. I feel for you guys.

hope you have a fabu, non-alarming weekend.

...love Maegan said...

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO glad the nightmareish parts are over and we're in it to win it now. We really have to come up with a stellar plan to stay in here or else FUCK. We both may have to quit before we have to move back.

I'm so glad it's Friday.

Ebony said...

The ad is hilarious. May I suggest adding "fucktard" into your vocabulary. It'll save your life!

Jill said...

Yay to your own office!

Caroline said...

I love these posts...love them! OMG...is that a real ad? Yeah..I want an ex-con to install my alarm. Yikes!!!

only a movie said...

Was also thinking f*cktard or f*ckwit would also work in that ad...

Have a great weekend!

Heff said...

At least this post explains all the previous art posts.....yeah, I'm kinda new here, lol.

Claire Kiefer said...

I have similar problems with exploding. I rarely ever yell at people, but the other day I just lost it on some asshole who tried to "teach me a lesson" in the middle of a busy street cause I made an illegal turn . . . he stopped his dang car in the middle of the lane so no one could go around him . . . UGH! I began shouting things like "your karma is going to SUCK!" and "I bet you have a miserable life!" Oh man oh man oh man . . . I need to reign it in a bit!

happy 3 day weekend, though!

Susan Erickson said...

It's great to rant. I do it while driving actually. I call all those MFers every nasty name in the book. Feels great to rant...love to rant....usually nobody hears me though.....

Kristin said...

Cheers for your own office! Jeers for incompetence!

TK Kerouac said...

So happy to see you work with Maegan, too cool!

十十f十 said...

i feel your pain. i've been blogging about our moving. new space looks.. well, new. individual work space has been reduced (not a bummer for me). your tag for this is most apt. it's the coping that i'm not keen on. we're to "hotdesk", meaning we do not have an office desk to call our own. i'm really fine with that, too. i mean, i'm not attached to the desk. i'm not the type to decorate my desk. one can tell it's my desk just by the messiness. i was initially open to the idea. but increasingly i wonder if there's even such a need. the point of it is to be able to interact with colleagues more easily. i'll know starting next monday.

sorry, that's MY rant. i think you got a better deal! haha. enjoy your new space!

Missy said...

WoW! Mouthbreather? You are so funny! Hope you get some stress free time!

Kitty Stampede said...

Hope yer having a killer weekend..and totally de-stressing after your crazy ass week. Some people are so incompetent. I woulda been super pissed too. some people just need to be told!!!

i have a 3 day weekend as well! WOOOOTS! love them. Enjoy every millisecond.

Sam said...

Ooooh la la! That sounds like an utter pain in the neck dealing with incompetents! Hope yu get a good bit of R'n'R in this weekend though! Relaxing with pussy cats I find to be very soothing! As an aside, I'd love to see photos of your gallery...

Sofia said...

хороший блог))

Poppy♥ said...

wowza!! sorry hun!! some b.s!! (((hug)))
DAMN THO!!! lol

SabinePsynopsis said...

Hooray for that! Let's just hope the new guy has an IQ of 60 and not under 50, but then, if I ever got unemployed I know there are opportunities out there (and artsy people working in galleries waiting to scream at me. Ouch!)

Ahh, I loooooooooove your rants. Happy loooooooooooooooong weekend, DG!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

These are my kind of rants;-)
Hope you get along better now that you have everything out of your system. Well done on your own office;-)

girlunwinding said...

Good for you for loosing your shit!! I mean it, kudos. Mostly because most people loose it over piddly bullshit that really doesn't add up to anything. This however is not only a security issue but your job, I am sure would be at stake if something were to get stollen. He should be so lucky to leave with head still attached to shoulders. Not that it does him much good, apparently.

Next, Congratulations on the office space!! having your own "room" makes working a bit more tolerable. It is nice to be able to shut your own door when needed.

Hope your weekend has been grand!!
{hugs}
~Dawn

Adiya said...

Argh! that must have been awful. That's how i feel about most work men - and when they succeed in fixing something, something else goes wrong

creative kerfuffle said...

i'd love to hear the rant! LOL yeah for your own office. how fucking cool is that???!!!