Oh my freaking Gawd it snowed an entire inch today and people lost their freaking minds.
Stores were jammed. People were all driving like idiots trying to get to the store to stock up on batteries and Pop Tarts.
Why is it every time the weather gets bad they buy up all of the Pop Tarts?
I just don't understand it.
And being at work was no better. Like this place hasn't been here for decades and they have never seen snow before. What the snap?
We have a group of inmates that they always keep on a list that are the "designate snow removal crew". Also known as the "Captains crew". Don't ask me why. I don't know. The Captain never sees them. They should be called the "Yard Sergeants Crew" because he's the guy who always ends up supervising them anyway.
I don't know about A-side, but on B-side they used to keep most of the snow removal guys in 30 house. But some genius decided they could make more money if they had more laundry workers in 30 house so they scattered the snow crew all over the place and didn't tell anybody else.
So we got the adventure of trying to find out where they had all gone to.
Plus, we have little sheds scattered all over the camp with snow shovels and wheelbarrows full of salt and things like that. And we used to have several different sets of keys for those sheds.
Now there's apparently only one set in the Comm room and it's in the restricted key box. Which means you have to get the Captains approval to get them out and then run that one set of keys all over the camp opening up the sheds.
And then afterwards you have to run all over the camp again to lock them up again.
Who is making these decisions?
There was a Dilbert strip once where the boss went on vacation. He said "I bought a talking sock monkey doll. Once a day pull the string and do whatever the sock monkey tells you to do."
I have a sneaking suspicion that if I looked around long enough in the Admin building I would see a talking sock monkey sitting behind one of those desks.
I'm kind of afraid to look.
Tuesday is going to be Ferris Wheel Day and National Heart to Heart Day, my 25th Anniversary (can you believe someone has put up with me for 25 years?), St. Valentines Day and National Cream Filled Chocolates Day.
Someone get that poor woman a Valium!
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht - *That's an old Yiddish proverb that some translate to this: "Man plans, God laughs." I have had many occasions in my life to use that quotation.* *Don't ...
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