What Was That?!

24 Sep

Ok, I have not been a good blogger the last couple weeks.  I’m in total limbo…waiting, watching, hoping for the new job.  Good news is that they called me and want me to come back a third time to have lunch with the two main partners.  I hope it is a good sign and I’m starting to envision my plan.  

In the meantime, to keep from completely snapping….I try to mind my own business at my desk.  “Just lay low,” I whisper to myself.    This was my total mindset today until IT happened.   IT, you ask?    Yes…believe it or not, whilst in hell already, I was just subjected to hearing a roaring, loud, drawn-out, disgusting fart from Bad Boss #3’s office.   Did I hear that right???  Could this really be happening??   Do I matter that little?  

It took everything I had in me to NOT shout, “That’s the last god damn thing I needed to hear around here – although it is quite a fitting commentary on our business model and your law practice.”   I didn’t though…I need this job til next week.

I hope this horridness never happens to you.  If so, be strong my friends.   Not everyone could do this job.  Remember, it’s nearly the weekend.  I pray I can forget that repulsive sound by tomorrow….

17 Responses to “What Was That?!”

  1. Jill September 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    NOT OKAY!!!!

    My wonderful boss has serious digestive issues. The bathroom is 6 feet away from my desk and is not soundproof AT ALL. I think my boss has some serious medical issues that need to be addressed.

    • livingdilbert September 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

      You poor thing! You have to hear him in the bathroom?? Uck! I could send you some really good earplugs that I bought…they are disposable and never used! At least I only hear this Bad Boss sometimes…this is the second time this week, so I had to share.

  2. shoutabyss September 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I have to admit, you have me beat in the boss farting department. That is not one of the myriad of ways my current boss gets to me.

    My old boss, however, used to do it all the time. He’d time three sounds to all occur simultaneously: the fart, clapping his hands, and making a “quack” sound akin to Donald Duck.

    He suffered from the mistaken belief that those two extra sounds had everybody fooled. Ha ha ha!

    P.S. Good luck. They called you back? That is WAY farther than any of my apps have gone in the last five years. Represent, yo!

    • livingdilbert September 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

      Thank you, Shout. You always cheer me.

      • shoutabyss September 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

        Woot! You’re welcome! And, just a little bit of trivia, did you know my Native American name is “Farts in Hurricane”? 🙂

  3. Brea September 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Sorry, I’m still laughing. I guess when I read it, I was kind of hoping that you would go to his door, look in, and say “Oh, wow, I thought a Harley just broke through the wall. My mistake.” Or that, when you looked in, BB#3 would have died under the weight of his own uselessness, and the sound was the last of the waste gasses escaping after his body hit the ground with a final thud. Just like the business.

    Glad to see you’re ok, missed you!

  4. Heart of Gold September 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Wow- that is truly crazy. I can only be grateful for you that he didn’t call you in right after bombing his office. I guess the only thing left for him to do is walk by you “crop dusting”. What a pig. How is the new chick in the office? Any more decorating or other nightmares? Great news on the job and if it is the right place I know you will get it.
    Welcome back LD- your adoring fans missed you!

  5. notesfromrumbleycottage September 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    So glad you posted. I was becoming worried. Just hang in there and maybe let one rip yourself when R-n-T comes by.

  6. sparrow1969 September 24, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    OMG…that blows my mind. What if a client had been standing somewhere in the office? If I was a client standing in an office and I heard farting that, I’d leave.

    I truly hope you get this new job! (sending job getting vibes your way!)

  7. murdock70 September 25, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Remember, it’s always darkest before it goes totally black. Hopefully by that time you’ll be in your new job!

  8. cooper September 25, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    Hmmm…behind me in cube hell sits the Indian version of conway twitty, complete with pompadour hair, and the noises this dude makes qualify him as a Loony Tunes sound effects specialist. Let’s just say “serious sinus issues” (schnort, hack, grunt, cough, wheeze) this dude is a one man phlegm-band…

  9. slightlyignorant September 26, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Stay strong and brave of heart! Hopefully, you’ll soon be whisked away to the land of “jobs-people-don’t-hate” which, I know, feels like Neverneverland right now, but I hope and wish and pray that it IS coming closer and closer to you!

  10. thoughtsappear September 27, 2010 at 11:56 am #


    I hope you find out about that new job ASAP!

  11. Pkitass September 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    sometimes you just have to laugh about it so it does sting as much. 🙂

  12. bookjunkie September 28, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    that’s just so gross…am sure you’ll get your ticket out of there soon. waiting and the anticipation is the worse. I went through it with a friend recently.

  13. Chick Fil-A Girl September 28, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, please post as soon as you know something.

    If it were me, I wouldn’t even give notice. I’d pack up my things and leave (maybe they would notice I was gone, but maybe not) and take a breather until its time to start something new.

    Oh, and ewwwwww.

  14. BigBrother September 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    IF you get the new job, I suggest you tell BB that you are leaving because your contributions to the firm were not what you had anticipated when you joined.
    As tempting as it may be, burning bridges usually ends up being a bad idea in the long run. Collect the good karma by being truthful, but not too truthful.

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