My boss is a superstar. June marked the closing year for the company and she is reportedly the top female agent in the entire country. Not bad for someone who just started in February (while everyone started in July). However, that doesn’t stop her from being a scatter-brain. As much as she confuses and frustrates me, I gotta admit, she’s definitely a hard working woman. I don’t know anyone who works as hard as she does. But still, she says/does these things that make me wonder how the hell she got as far as she did.
Here are some examples:
Boss: Hi, on your way to lunch, can you pick me up a memory stick for my camera?
Me: Sure, what type of memory stick were you looking for?
Boss: The one that goes in your camera
Me: …no I know but some cameras have different types. What type is yours?
Boss: Oh! Mine’s a digital camera
Me: …okay can you just bring your camera into the office and I’ll just take it with me
while on the phone..
Boss: I need to order a new laptop. I saw one on Dell’s website, could you order it for me?
Me: Sure, do you know the model name or type?
Boss: It’s really thin and pretty
Me: …ok.. I’m looking on the website and they all look thin and pretty….
Boss: It’s black
Me: …they’re all black or silver
Boss: are you sure? Doesn’t Dell only have one model?
Me: No. If they only had one option they would go out of business.
Boss: Oh, I don’t know anything about computers
you don’t say..
Boss: I need you to cancel my 3pm meeting today and move it to tomorrow instead
Me: Ok, who’s the client?
Boss: I don’t know *goes through phone* yeah, I don’t remember
the morning of her business trip..
Boss: I really need the files before I leave today, it’s very crucial
Me: Okay, I can have them ready in the next half hour. When is your flight?
Boss: That’s another thing, can you book a flight for me to leave tonight? I want the cheapest one and I want a non-stop flight
Me: Okay your total is [your typical high fare price since you're booking a few hours before]
Boss: What?! Why is it so expensive?!
Me: Because I’m booking it 5 hours before it’s suppose to take off…this is how it’s always been
Boss: That’s ridiculous. I think I’ll drive instead. Can you book me a rental car?
I didn’t want to tell her that the cost of her renting a “luxury” vehicle ended up costing the same as her flight, except her flight would have saved her 10 hours of driving both ways….
while on the phone
Boss: Diana, cancel all my appointments today. My car broke down; I got a flat tire so I’m stranded right now
Me: Okay. Are you going to call AAA and get your tire fixed?
Boss: Oh no, I’m gonna go buy a new car today.
Me: What’s wrong with your old car?
Boss: Oh, I wanted a new car anyway so I’ll just use this as an excuse to get a new one
to be continued..