The Reindeer Who Stole Christmas…
I feel like I have neglected all of you this holiday season. I have tried to blog several times, but the posts weren’t as cherry as I would have liked. But I feel like this story alone will fill the void I have left with a lot of you, and maybe spark some interest of potential followers. So if you like the story please reblog… and share a little holiday spirit…
So I am the type of person that many love to work with or hate to work with. There is no middle ground. I’m not a difficult person to get along with nor am I the type to rat you out. In fact I would probably take a bullet for most people I work with. Granted my employees drive me nuts, but I am still very nice to them, and I take the time to listen to their insane issues - and I never put them down for wearing too much patchouli despite the fact a woman should never wear patchouli in a corporate setting. ( Just sayin’).
A lot of people perceive me as a snob at work even, and its just not true… I tend to walk pretty fast and I am usually pretty focused - so I might not say hi all the time… But if you flag me down - I will stop and chat you up. Again - I am a gem!
This very morning I stopped by the main dining room at work to talk to one of the supervisors. As we talked, I made a comment about a jar full of reindeer candy canes that was made by a server… The supervisor read the note attached to jar - “For Everyone To Enjoy!” Heart The Crazy Server That Might Punch You One Day… We both looked at each other in amazement! Did the crazy server have a change of heart this holiday season, was she going to stop punching puppies and stealing cupcakes from unicorns? It was too good to be true - I took the note and read it with my very own eyes, “For Everyone To Enjoy!” Heart The Crazy Server That Might Punch You One Day…
I examined the jar to find the perfect Reindeer Candy Cane… The supervisor did the same, we both took a candy cane and went our separate ways - both gleaming with a that sort of Christmas spirit, or Hanukkah spirit for those of you Jewish readers.
Once I got back to my office, I proudly put my reindeer on display in my jar of pens, ” for all to enjoy”.
I went down to Lunch shortly after I claimed my Christmas/Hanukkah spirit… and to my surprise got punched in the gut by the crazy server. She didn’t literally punch me- no- but she began to yell at me in front of the entire employee dining room. I was dumbfounded. I could not compute the information she was shouting at me! “Why did you steal one of the reindeer - those were for the Resident”…
” Wait - Oh I thought those were for everyone to enjoy? I’m sorry I don’t understand - you need it back”?
“Are you going to pay me for it? It was expensive you know!”
” Um, The candy cane was expensive”?
” It was a decoration! I know you took one - you shouldn’t have done that!”
” I’m really sorry! It is in my office - I can go get it… You can have it back, it really is no problem”….
Crazy Server exits by punching the door on her way out…
The prize for making lunch awkward for the entire dining room full of employees goes to me! I can now add another gold star on my Liz Lemon sticker chart.
So I skipped lunch - ran up to my office and got the missing reindeer and tucked him neatly back in the jar with all the other reindeer - so they might get on with their reindeer games.
I then returned to the employee dining room and reassured the room of the return of the missing reindeer.
The majority of the staff went on with the rest of their day - joking here and there about candy canes.
Well - I found the supervisor from the morning, and asked her if she put her reindeer back - and if not that she probably should.
She then told me that - she tried to return her reindeer, but the crazy server would have it - in fact she took the candy cane and snapped it in half, and tossed it in the trash can. Ok crazy go nuts girl???
Then word gets to me, she looses her cool even more. She takes the jar and throws the whole thing in the trash can - only after she swears up and down ” Fricken Frack - why can’t you leave my stuff alone - don’t you get it? It is a decoration… Fricken Fracken, punches and karate kicks” (Obviously it was really bad!) Oh and the dining room was full of residents. So ten awesome points for her!
No one talked to her for the rest of the day.
And no one mentioned candy canes or reindeer the rest of the day.
As I was on my way out - all the servers called me over and in hushed tones pulled out the jar of reindeer candy canes from the trash can and asked if I wanted one. Then as a group- we thought no - no - we should put them out on the counter for everyone to enjoy…
- mjthedestroyer posted this