Answers to yesterday's post:
1. I have been sexually harassed by a male boss. True! It happened a few times, always when trapped in an elevator with the guy. One day, I decided to turn the tables on him (what the hell, I was single) and he freaked out, lol.
2. I successfully fasted for three days while working in an ice cream shop. True! I was 17 or 18 at the time. It was one of the most difficult experiences I've lived through. When I broke the fast, it was with a plain cone (no ice cream in it). To this day, it is one of the most delicious taste experiences I've ever had. And I have ordered plain cones for my ice cream ever since.
3. I have had sex at work. False! I have never done it at work. Too stressful! Way to go Ed, lemuel, JP and tt.
4. I have been fired for embezzlement. True! I knew this would trip everyone up. Sometimes, I like to burst people's squeaky clean bubble about me. I was in my early 20's and worked at this place. A gang of us servers had the perfect scam going, pocketing cash sales.(Taught to us by one of the manager's sisters - ah what a soap opera that place was.) It was a complicated manouvre but we went undetected for over a year. The owners were treacherous and stupid. (Later, when I became a boss, I remembered these guys and what not to do when managing people. When you treat your employees badly, they steal from you.) This made stealing easy on the conscience. Their lamest move - didn't want to spring for a computer system. All tickets were hand printed. In the end, I took the fall because I had become lax and left around some incriminating evidence. (I think I felt most guilty about that - ruining the scam for the others.) When confronted, I quit, saying I would reimburse the $ amount on the evidence and that I had no explanation for it. I would have been fired anyway. It's embarrassing to admit, and certainly not something I feel proud of. Also, having learned from the experience, I'm grateful for it.
5. I have quit my job while throwing my uniform in the boss's face. True! While working at this place. The boss, who was also a friend, cut my hours in half one week to accomodate another friend of hers. I told her that was bullshit, announced my quitting while squirming out of my uniform shirt, and threw it in her face. Later, at home, I called her up to apologize. She asked, "Does this mean you still want your job?" I said, "No, but it was wrong of me to throw my uniform in your face. That was unprofessional of me."
Now. In honor of blog action day for the environment, I'll go ahead and purport some of my beliefs on the subject. Basically it's this: The more we pump unnatural chemicals into the seas, atmosphere and earth, the closer we get to rendering a major readjustment of life on the planet. The more we deplete the limited resources, the closer we are to collapsing many of the engines of our society. Look, if you put a drop of poison in a fish tank every day, eventually all the fish will die. It's a closed system this planet we're living on, and for this reason, it should be on everyone's mind in their daily activities. Use less, conserve more, recycle. Compost (which I've yet to start) carpool, use public transport, turn off the lights when you leave the room. It's not all that much when you make it a habit. So......make it one!
Oh and Happy Birthday Cooper!