All I wanted all day today was for people to leave me alone, and I didnít try to hide it. There was no disguising the frustration and impatience in my voice, because for once I wanted to be brusque and abrupt and just the teeniest bit rude. Too bad it didnít work.
Well, I shouldnít say that, exactly. Eventually I got the point across, but I had to be a little more blunt than I wanted to. And I had to whine a little. It helped that the Boss called just as I was getting back from the post office, and I was hot about the cancellation notice we got on our health insurance. I thought Iíd dealt with this problem two weeks ago, when I faxed a copy of our canceled check and they told me they had credited our payment to somebody else. They told me they were going to fix it, too, but I had to phone them again today to make that happen. Bastards.
But anyway. The Boss called just at the moment when my blood was boiling the hottest. I told him about the insurance problem, and I told him (for the fifteenth time) that I have an audit tomorrow. I told him loudly and I told him clearly, and he backed off. I didnít hear from him again until the end of the day. Maybe you can hear my heart pounding as I write about it. Iím still that steamed.
So, the audit. Everyone knows (including me) that I sail through these audits, but the reason is that Iím prepared. And this time I havenít had any time to get prepared, because of the other problems Iíve been dealing with (amply and tediously outlined in recent entries). So what did I have? I had today. And what did that mean to the people who kept bugging me? Not a heck of a lot.