Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Continuing Saga Of The Worthless Co-Worker

With the mess at the homestead here I've neglected sharing news from the Worthless Co-Worker. I'm happy to report on arriving home from work last night to find all flooring work was completed here. I stayed up late and now have the place practically back to normal.

(Apologies to the folks living directly above me for running the vacuum cleaner at 1:00 am. While I know you don't care about bothering me with slamming your deck doors shut at 3:00 am every day this past Summer, this really wasn't payback for that. What I'm actually apologizing for is the fact that you couldn't see the smile I was wearing while vacuuming. The apology also encompasses the whistle you probably couldn't hear over the sound of the vacuum cleaner. The tune I was whistling was "Whistle As You Work" in case you find this blog and read this.)

Anyway.... back to the Worthless Co-Worker.

I don't think I've shared with you that she found God. Where he was hiding hasn't been ascertained, but she's certain she's got Him located. Worthless Co-Worker, like all people I know who've "found" God, can't help themselves and feel the need to preach at every sinner they encounter.

The following conversation and actions took place earlier this week. While not word for word the gist and accuracy is close:

Worthless Co-Worker: Have you seen how that girl dresses next store?
Me: Yes, I make it a point to see that as often as possible.
Worthless Co-Worker: It's disgraceful! She shows too much skin. Somebody needs to tell her how inappropriate she looks.
Me: I'm sure you're up to the task.
Worthless Co-Worker: If nobody else will I will.
Me: Have at it Super Girl. We're pretty slow right now and if that would make you happy feel free to tell her now.
Worthless Co-Worker: I'm not kidding. She needs to be told. Don't think that I won't do it.
Me: Fine. As I said we're slow, it'll get you out of my hair, so if this is something God wants you to do I wouldn't ignore it. I've heard God doesn't like being ignored.

And that's all it took. Invoking God into the conversation convinced her that this is what God wanted, nay demanded, of her. She marched into the back room of the store to find her Bible and off she went.

I can't tell you anything specific about their conversation. I can tell you it was relatively short though. Worthless Co-Worker was back in less than five minutes, subdued, and on the verge of tears. I've never laughed so hard in my life.

(And that's probably why she wouldn't divulge what was said.)

And the girl who works next to us? A very sweet girl that I'm acquainted with. She and my daughter graduated from high school together a few years ago.

And her attire? She dresses nicely and most people wouldn't entertain the thought that it's inappropriate. Worthless Co-Worker's real problem with this girl is that this girl is very pretty and simply looks great in anything she wears. Nothing shows that shouldn't be seen.

I'm sure I'll hear how this conversation went some day. Either the girl herself will tell me when we run into each other, or my daughter will tell me the next time they get together. If so, and I remember, it'll probably find its way in here in the future. I'm thoughtful like that.


darev2005 said...

Ah yes. Nothing abrades the religious dander like the "somebody might be having fun and I'm not" syndrome. If you are prettier or handsomer or having a good time and they're not, you are a sinner. Some days I'd like to carry one of those electric fly swatters to smack them about the head with.

Charlene said...

I wish I could have seen it but the visualization on my part is going to keep me smiling this morning!

Don't you just wonder why people who have "found God" don't get the Godly declaration that we should: Not judge lest we be judged!?

The evangelistic zeal is one of the most annoying things about the born again thing.

Scarlet Ily said...

That's why most church folks and I don't get along very well...because many of them act like Worthless Co-Worker...and I haven't prayed for enough patience to stomach that kind of behavior!!

God is probably shaking his head wondering why the hell Worthless Co-Worker doesn't get the plank out of her own eye before trying to remove the speck from the sweet girl's eye.

Just Plain Tired said...

darev2005 -- Even if I were inclined to smack Worthless Co-Worker about the head it wouldn't have any effect. There's nothing there to knock any sense into.

Charlene -- They're the worst kind, and usually phony as hell. Which Worthless Co-Worker is quite frankly. I've seen her in action and she's no saint, until it suits her to be.

Scarlet -- Same here. She's a hypocrite to tell you the truth.

ChiTown Girl said...

yeah....what THEY said...I'm too tired to put together an original thought today. :(

Jane said...

Worthless co-worker is an absolute riot. Glad that she got what she deserved. Perhaps she will mind her own business in the future and let others go on their way!


Gail said...

I look forward to hearing that story.

Just a thought...have you quoted, Judge not...?

Mustang Sally said...

You little instigator you hee hee. I'd like to have heard that conversation ... I'm betting it was a smackdown.

Glad to hear you have floors again.

Just Plain Tired said...

ChiTown Girl -- Not a problem. I'm beat too.

Jane -- When she's not annoying the hell out of me she can provide amusement.

Gail -- That use of the quote wouldn't work on her. She figures God is on her side and telling her to do crazy crap like this.

Mustang Sally -- Me? An instigator? Okay, probably. ;) And I'm very, very pleased to have floors again.

gaijinwife said...

I want a picture of the worthless co-worker :D If nothing else at least she gives you some blog fodder.

Glad the house is back to normal.

Sandra said...

Worthless Co-Worker is a keeper. Think of all the blog fodder she provides!

Sarahf said...

You're such a stirrer! It's brilliant! I can't wait to hear what their conversation was like.

Just Plain Tired said...

gaijinwife -- Sorry, no pictures. That's probably the quickest way to get in trouble when it comes to work and blogging about work. ;)

Sandra -- Lot's of blog fodder. At least she can provide some entertainment.

Sarahf -- Stirrer? Me? I just report the facts, at least as I see 'em. ;)

Jenine said...

I would have loved to be a fly on the wall too.

Can't stand people that butt into other peoples' business and claim it's for some good other than their own indignation.

Just found your blog through Twitter and loving it. :) Thanks for finding me.

tiburon said...

The fact that you are a pot-stirrer kind of makes me like you even more.