I had a decent three days at Mom's. She did pretty well while I was there and she always seems to be better after I have been there for a few days. Tuesday we fixed dinner in. Wednesday we went out for a nice dinner. Thursday I took Mom to the doctor to get her lab tests. Her lab tests were at 8:45 and her appointment with the doctor was at 9:00. Then in the evening we went to dinner with sis and her husband. In between there were ten games of scrabble (I won six), a couple of visits from friends of Mom's (they needed assistance because of the financial reports they had to fill out to move into assisted living) and a visit from representative of a media research firm. Pretty busy.
Today I am having a lunch meeting that I am not really looking forward to. Remember the guy from last year that I ended up training and how hard it was to train him? The firm didn't ask him back this year. The reason they gave him is they were going to give more work to the two interns from last year that did so well. The real reason is that he treated the secretarial pool like crap. I really want to distance myself from him because he is so clueless. Here is an excerpt from his email this morning:
"looking forward to our lunch today at ruby tuesday at 12:00
couple of questions i want to discuss
1-is there anyone who provides volunteer tax services that is not super liberal (like AARP who i hate)
2-what do you think about doing tax classes to maintain my liscense--if so, who would you go to"
What bugs me to no end is that any idiot that spends two minutes with me knows I am Liberal and how insulting that statement about "super liberal" would be. And anyone that knows me, knows how much I hate labeling of person or a group. Besides it is extremely debatable that AARP is "super liberal" How soon they forget how many Democrats terminated their membership when AARP supported the Iraq war. Even if it was a "super liberal" organization if I wanted to volunteer then damn it leave the political bias and bullshit behind and volunteer. You might even help a Republican or two. I have no doubt that they seek out free help with their taxes from AARP as well as Democrats. As to his license status all he has to do his call the board that licenses him and get a list of classes.
I am really relieved that he isn't going to be back to the firm this tax season. A friend of mine that knows the female boss at the firm said they really want to make me happy and that they thought he took up to much of my time (I didn't say a word to the bosses). They have moved me into a bigger office. They are just going to leave me alone to work on my stats. That is important because my compensation is partially bonus based and they want to make sure I end up with more money. The less time doofus training the more time building up commission.
OK, rant over. On to the a couple of articles for the day. First, how stupid can people be:
Second how great can people be:
Third how big can we dream:
Comment Away. If I am not in jail for murder I will respond to the comments after the lunch appointment.
Amelia Bloomer (born Amelia Jenks) authored yesterday's quote. "It is not easy to be a pioneer -- but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world" was authored by a true groundbreaker, a featured woman on one of the Who Am I of the days. Featured because she was the first woman doctor in the United States. She was born in 1821 and died in 1910. With just this little bit of information you can tell me who authored today's quote.