Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bad planning on your part

With my department being the largest one on campus, it's bound that both copiers we have will somewhat be busy more times than others. With that being said, one of my instructors has an 8:00 a.m. class and comes in to run copies.......check this out.....at 7:52 in the dog gone morning.

I just looked at him like this when he screams out my name and says that the copier has a jam.

So I'm saying to myself, "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." I am not about to hurry up and stop doing what I'm doing to take care of a copier situation.

First, the bad planning on his part meant that his stuff wasn't gonna be ready in no 8 freaking minutes.....Second, that is why we have an assistant to make copies for them in advance but this is only effective if they leave what they need copied like two days in advance and my assistant can put it in their mailboxes.....Third, he knew last week that he needed these copies for today, so why wait until the last minute.

He then looks at me with this pathetic look and says, "Oh I have to get to class." Ya'll know I almost made his suffer.....but the kindness in me said, "Leave me your stuff and I'll bring it to your classroom".....AND I had to add a BUT in there......"but don't make this no habit." I finished up his copying and took it to his classroom. He let out a sigh of relief with a great THANK YOU! I said, "Maybe you want to get here earlier or copy your stuff in advance." He said he would keep that in mind. The next time, I may not be as nice. I could be having a bad hair day or something.

Lovingly yours,


  1. Ohhhh! Don't you hate that??? I mean come on! Don't expect ME to bail you out because you are a twit!

  2. How annoying! I bet he doesn't learn though...

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  3. Truth spoken. I had to share this with one my church staff. I absolutely love that they are so prepared, even over-prepared, and it truly makes a difference in our worship service and all our events. Everyone feels loved, thought of, and can come and enjoy without the craziness or unprepared hurry. My job - another story!

  4. LOL

    Sounds like something I would do.

    I go home and then start getting all these ideas of things I wanna do the next day and then need to print things.


    I love this quote "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."

  5. HA!! I love how it's our problem when all the men in our lives 'forget' or 'run late'. I always wish I had it in me to say, "Tough, Cool Guy, next time you'll have your ducks in a row"!! LOL But, I just don't have it, and I help them out at my own expense most times!

  6. Your hair comment is a killer!

    I wonder if he realized that he used his ONLY "get out of free jail card." ;)