Safely Landed

Friday, October 10, 2008
I've safely landed here in San Diego, and Amy and I stopped by the Mexican Taco Chop for combo plates on the way home. We also stopped for Corona, because, really, what's a taco and enchilada combo plate without a 24 oz Corona?

Once safely home, we were eating and chatting, and her work cell rang. Who should it be but the clueless contractor she's working with on her latest job, calling (once again) for last minute asshattery?

Ah, how I miss the forthrightness and plain-speaking of Navy life (Amy is retired, but she still works around Navy ships). As much as I bitch and cry about sales people, it would never occur to me to speak to a sales team the way Amy spoke to that contractor. She ranted. She raved. She dropped the "F" bomb like she was Sarah Palin discussing John McCain's "maverick" qualifications with Joe Biden. She gave him the what-for, and straightened him the hell out.

I, of course, chuckled and tee-hee'd through the entire conversation, resulting in the inadvertent inhalation of hot sauce up my nose.

The next time someone in my civilian job claims I still have a few "rough edges" from my Navy life, I'm referring them to Amy.

6 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Ahhh! I see you've wasted no time in loggin on!
Really, everyone, she MADE me stop at 7-11 and get a beer. They even put it ina brown paper bag so she could swill like a pro!
I have photographic evidence.....

Cindi in CO said...

Well, let's see it, Amy!

And next time one of our sales consultants is behaving like the sun shines out of his ass, may I call you?

Janiece Murphy said...

Cindi, we'll post it as soon as Amy returns.

She had to go back to the office to deal with the asshattery, while I got stay home and blog, and drink Corona, and try to lure the new kitties into accepting me.

Cindi in CO said...

Mmmmm, Corona.

Anne C. said...

Glad you're already having a good time. :)

Carol Elaine said...

Yea to having fun!

Boo to asshats!

Yea to cussing out asshats!

Boo to Corona!

(I don't drink much beer, but I am a snob about the beer I do drink. And I'm not one for pale beers - give me a Guinness over a Corona every time. Of course, that may be my Irish blood talking...)