Posted by: granny1947 | October 8, 2010

Granny is back up.

Hello All.
You will be pleased to hear that the pity party is over.
The problems are all still there but I have decided to hell with them.
My father always said(well he said it once) if you owe money don’t worry.
The person you owe the money to is worrying.
No sense in both of you worrying.
I don’t think this actually applies to the Receiver of Revenue.
I don’t think HE is losing any sleep.
However, the principle applies.

The good news is that I got through the day without killing anyone.
Though, it WAS close.

We have closed down one of our production lines at work.
My boss decided I could take some of the staff so they did not have to be retrenched.
I love the idea that, deep down, he has a heart.
However, I have inherited four of these staff members.

The first one is the singing wonder.
She who blames everyone else when she makes a mistake.
And she makes plenty of them.
She would,happily, stick a knife in my back.
And she has tried.
Not literally, you understand.
I am slowly licking her into shape.
I think.

Two are big fat Momma’s who have been doing NOTHING for almost a year.
This is a very hard habit to break.
They keep taking protracted toilet breaks.
I am, constantly, looking for them.
I have positioned them at a workbench right in front of me.
So I can keep an eye on them.
Today I had to watch one of them picking her nose.
I have them counting stock.
I have to keep sending them back to do recounts.
They are not stupid.
Just unbelievably lazy.
I think I am getting an ulcer!

The fourth one is a shop steward.
She is always out doing union business.
I have almost given up on her.

Now….do you get an idea of my stress levels??????

So…the only way is up.
Please say yes.

By the way…I am overwhelmed by all the comments of support.

Oh yes…the photo was taken in a shopping centre in Muizenburg.
Wherever one is in Cape Town there are mountains.
Mex hates them.
Says they get in the way of the view.
What can I say?

You guys ROCK!!!!!



  1. I’m so glad to see you’re feeling better!
    Eish, did you have to take the singing wonder? My nerves would be finished.

    • Hello HP…I wasn’t given any choice!

  2. Granny, I just KNEW your positive attitude and sense of humor would bring you out of that awful pit you were in! What a nuisance about those new staff members, though. YES, things can only go up from here! Sometimes when I have one of those times when bad things keep piling up on me relentlessly, it reaches the point where I just start laughing over the ridiculousness of it all – no, I’m not crazy, I think it’s my internal defense system kicking in! Even though I still have to dig my way out of those situations, I find I can do it with more clarity at that point. Onward and upward, Granny! 🙂

    • Thank you for the visit Lackingfunds…what an apt name for me at the moment!

  3. i’d have let those ones be retrenched, they don’t really want to work

    • It is difficult Sidey…one gets into a habit of NOT working!

  4. Well, you certainly have more patience that I and that’s for sure! All I can say is ‘Good Luck”, Gran!

    • Thanks Adee…one just has to laugh!

  5. Allow them to fire themselves.

    • Hello Rob…not that easy nowdays!!!

  6. Hang in there. Hugs!!

    • Thanks chris…really appreciate it.

  7. Yes, granny! So glad you’re flying high again. Those 4 staff members would drive me insane too. Not that I’m implying that you’re insane, ;-> Have lovely weekend. Hugs and love to you xx

    • hello AD…of course I am insane…you doubted that????

  8. I think you should bake a batch of Brooklax choc chip muffins for them: make their toilet breaks meaningful.
    Hang in there Honey, let me know if you need a hip flask!

    • Oy Cindy….we think alike…said the same thing to my boss!

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