Friday, October 30, 2009

This joke isn't funny

G-d is currently playing some kind of cosmic joke on me. And I don't think it's very funny.

It all started last week. I've been planning a big training for work, and I've been trying to stay focused on it. Then, things started happening that kept keeping me from my training preparations. Suddenly there was a large report due (that hadn't been there before) and I had to spend 2 days working on details for that. Then, just as suddenly, the report was not needed. So I got back to my training.

Then, my boss got sick. Like: flu sick. I kept on planning and prepping for the training, and my boss got sicker. Mind you, I'm supposed to be doing this training WITH my boss. You know where this is going, right?

Now my boss is too sick to come to the training (it's on Monday). Five people are FLYING here from all across the country for the training, and my boss is too sick to attend. So I have to do it. I was supposed to be second string, and now: I'm the string.

Come on. Where's the joke?

4 comments:

AS said...

A - I feel your pain.
Maybe you can just pretend that she is there. She's just gone out for a little break :-) Can you bring along a co-worker just for moral support? I've done that before. Even if they don't say a lot it makes you feel better knowing someone else could jump in if there is an overwhelming silence. I am sure you will do well and your boss will be very grateful. Well, she should be.

RivkA with a capital A said...
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RivkA with a capital A said...

Look at this as an opportunity to shine!!

You're on your own! I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job!!

Anonymous said...

Since I'm reading this so late, I know you did this training already but I still really felt for you -- so I read ahead. I'm so glad it turned out OK! You did good...
B