Monday, February 23, 2009

So Long, Colonel

Yes, it happened.

I couldn't write Friday because the Big Cheese was around most of the day and I have to look officially busy. And, well, you know me by now... I don't really post on the weekends. There's a teenager in my house and weekends are always whirlwinds.

Anyway, here's how it went down. Oh sheesh - I can't remember what I already told you - be right back - need to read my own last post...oh, okay... you didn't get ALL of the juicy details.

Friday morning the Big Cheese wants me to come in at 7:00am, so that he can 1.) get in and 2.) beat the Colonel to work. So, we get there at 7am. The Big Cheese gets all his attorney-advised paperwork in order. We wait. We chit chat. We call the building and have the Colonel's access card deactivated, request a change of locks, and cancel his corporate credit card.

As you have surmised, I am certain by now the Colonel isn't getting another chance.

Eight o'clock rolls around - no Colonel. Not too surprising as he usually drags in around 8:15 - 8:30am.... it gets to be about that time when an email arrives telling me he's not coming in - he's taking a "personal day" and will be in on Monday.

Big Cheese says, "He doesn't get any more personal days on my dime." He then goes in the hall and calls the Colonel on his cell and lets him know he's here in town and needs to see him in person immediately.

I imagine the Colonel knows what's coming by this point. He tells the Big Cheese he's "at the doctor" but will be in by 9:30am. I don't know what kind of doctor he's going to where he can get a call at 8:30am and be back across town within an hour. I'm smelling a rat, but what the heck...we know the end of this story before we get there.

So, here he comes... 9:30ish. He walked in the door with his key and credit card in his hand. He was shaking something awful. The Colonel and the Big Cheese went into the Colonel's office, closed the door, signed some papers and the next thing we know, boxes are being packed.

He took his desk chair. Guess he brought it from home. He left... get this: THE DIRTY, FILTHY COFFEE POT! Ugh!

Kaye moved into his office and we've decided we're going to have Casual Day everyday.

Whew, we're Colonel-free and work life is new and fresh.

Oh, and the coffee pot was in the trash can before the day was over.


Ronnica said...

Is it normal to feel a little sad? It's like finding out one of your favorite characters are leaving a TV show.

But on the other hand, this is really good for you!

g-man said...

Well I'm glad that your office has rid itself of the stale burnt coffee aura. :) I hope the new and fresh environment last a good long time. :)

♥georgie♥ said...


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

you know I have been waiting for your story Lynda....I am amazed the CO dawdled like that coming in, but I guess he just didn't care, or who knows what he was up to, but now he can kick back, enjoy the soaps, maybe golf a little or see what's going on down at the public library
(I think the big cheese tried hard for the guy to have a chance, but....)

Anonymous said...

No more Colonel?

Good for you. Bad for we readers :(

What will we do without him?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

he made his bed now he has to lay in it. every single day.

Debbie Y. said...

I wonder how long it will take him to find another job? During this tough economic downturn, you'd think after his first or second reprimand by the Big Cheese, he would have buckled down and shown everybody that he could produce some work, make the calls, and sell something. He had to have know that this was coming. I really don't feel sorry for him. He was putting all of you through the ringer waiting for the other shoe to drop, well it did, right on top of his head.

I would have fed-ex'd the dirty-filthy coffee pot to his house. How gross.

We have a guy at our office who doesn't wear socks and I am so grossed out about it, everytime he walks by, I get the heebie-jeebies. His office smells like a cross between rotten bananas and foot odor. I try real hard not to go in there, ever.

LaurieJ said...

That was good stuff!

Veggie Mom said...

Feeling a little sorry for the Colonel, but just a little. Have a wonderful work week...all casual, way to go!

Betty said...

A new era! Colonel free! :)
You´ll have to think of something else to write about. How´s your daughter doing at the new school? Any boys? :)

Kerrie said...

So long Colonel...I vaguely feel for him but it was all self inflicted, he had enough chances. Going to miss your stories of him though, they were great blog fodder.

You should celebrate by heading out for a brand new espresso machine for the office. Would the Big Cheese's budget run to such indulgences..??

Dawn said...

Good Riddance! But, I'm kind of going to miss all your updates about him! LOL!

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