It’s been kind of a long week or two. We’ve had a small crisis at work that just kept going and going and going, and then there were a couple of more work problems that just turned it into a hellish 10 days.
Yesterdays non pirate reference was brought on by a phone company. I got into work and our phone & data connection was out. There is something very embarrassing about being a cutting edge technology company and not having phones & data. So I call our new phone company, they just bought our account two months ago from our old phone company, and I open up a trouble ticket. This is a piece of the conversation (names have been changed to protect the stupid);
Her; Oh, for some reason we have your company name listed as THISCO instead of THATCO, that’s why I had trouble finding it.
me: When ZippyDoCo bought our account, for some reason they changed the name back to a previous company name from seven years ago.
Her; That’s too bad, we can’t change it to the correct name. It will just be too difficult and then the records don’t get moved right and it just won’t happen. You’ll just have to remember that we have your name listed as Thisco now. Oh and by the way our name is pronounced ZappyDoCo not ZippyDoCo.
It probably doesn’t translate well to writing, but I have to tell you it was one of those moments when you just stare at the phone with a dumb founded expression.
I’ll be working from a different state next week, looking forward to that. Doing some training, which I haven’t done in eons. Then I’m going to take a day with my husband visit the Des Moines zoo. If anyone one out there has any control of the weather, do your best to make it nice, okay?
Went to dinner with my sister, her beau, her daughter, her other daughter, her other daughters boyfriend, my daughter and my husband. (did you get all that?)
Here is a picture of where my niece and the boyfriend sat the entire evening!
I have decided that it is time to retire most of my hoodies from public wearing and get a big girl jacket. A nice springy jacket. You know, shaped like a jean jacket but different materials? I’ll be shopping for that this weekend. It will be nice to have for next week with more businessy clothes.