Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bless her heart

You know in the south, people use "bless their heart" when they just really don't know what else to say in certain situations and it doesn't mean it's bad or good. One part of my job is that I turn in all the time that the instructors do in my department and it's about a good 70 instructors. So when I am doing payroll, it takes me about three days, not that it's a tedious task to do, but that I want to make sure each person is getting all their hours turned in and that they are being turned in on time. After doing that, I go back and re-check just to make sure I'm not under paying or over paying anyway.

Well, one of my adjunct instructors came to me after she got paid and said that she needed to talk to me about her pay. At that point, I was nervous because I never like to mess up with people's pay and I do know that we are human. I stopped doing what I was doing and listened to her when she said that she got her check and it was more than what she was used to getting. She then said to me that she think I over-paid her and that she has more money than usual and didn't know what to do with all that money. I keep a log of all hours I turn in and how much I turn in every other week, so I said to her that I will check the records to see how many hours were turned in for her.

We both agreed that she worked a total of 22 hours and that is what I had on record for her. I said, "There it is, 22 hours on the dot." The little lady then said, "This is a mystery, I can't explain it." I then asked her if she was at the meeting where it had been announced that all adjuncts got a raise. She said, "No, I didn't go to a meeting....A raise, you say?" I said, "Yes, you all got like 4, maybe 5 dollars an hour raise." She said, "Now, that explains it, cause I thought I was gonna have to cash my check and bring the excess to you."  Bless her heart!!

Lovingly yours,


  1. Bless her heart indeed.
    That's what they say about ugly baby's also.
    Or they just say he look just like his daddy.


  2. LOL Ms. Queenbee:) Too funny! I love that SLC said, "That's what they say about ugly baby's!"

    Now that I'm a 5 year southern transplant I say it too! I said it the other day when some little kid at my daughters school ran up and gave me a hug and yelled real loud at 7:30am, "HIGH!" I said it, "Oh Bless your heart!"

  3. I'm a 'bless her/his heart' person too, but I THOUGHT I really meant it! Wait a minute, just because YOU said we say it because we don't know what else to say doesn't mean I don't mean it. I MEAN WHAT I SAY! Thank you, very much! LOL!
    Bless your heart for this post! LOL!