Sunday, July 21, 2019

INAPPROPRIATE

    The Micro Manager had a medical appointment the other day. She takes medical appointments seriously so she wears some better clothes. Now since it is summer she wore sandals...nice gold sandals. 

    The micro manager also likes to combine trips so that she can be more efficient.

    The second call was to a metal recycling business . In other words a junk yard that buys metal. She had some copper pipe and other metal that she wanted to sell. 

   I think you can see now a recipe for trouble. 

  She had phoned ahead to find the address of the place and what metals they would take and what money would be paid for them. 

   The area we went to is industrial . We had to park on the road. There were big semis idling on both sides. We couldn't get to the business parking area. She had her stuff out of the car and was going to tip toe through the semis when somebody stopped her and told here that she was at the wrong place . With the crummy location and to find out it was wrong she lost it. The poor kid who stopped her in order to help her caught it. 

    Well the Micro Manage had to get back in the car with her pipe and drive 300 m to another site which had the same address. This site was dirtier and messier. There was all kinds of mud. So the micro manager is tip toeing around in the junk yard. I had runners and I wasn't too happy being in the place with runners. There were wet spots with unidentified liquid. There were all kinds of metal shards. 

   Well she sold her pipe, got $11.00 and got out. 

   I imagine that some of the people there had a smile when they saw somebody in her gold sandals bringing in metal to sell.

    Maybe next time she will think about what her next call would be like! Or maybe next time she will let me throw it in the garbage.

    Maybe next time I'll take my camera to document her distress.

25 comments:

  1. All that for $11? It hardly seems worth it.
    As for taking the camera and recording the trip to the junk yard. You're a brave man...
    Alphie

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    1. Good Advice. I gave the advice out but no one listened!

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  2. Hi Red, My goodness sakes. That was a lot of hassle for $11. I’m going to guess the Micro Manager may do things differently next time.

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    1. I doubt that she will be different. Maybe different shoes!

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  3. Oh, my! I'd like to photograph you photographing your micromanager. That would be a sight!

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    1. It would also be a problem. she's one of the people who do not like their photo taken.

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  4. Hello, OH no, those poor sandals! Maybe the $11 can go toward a new pair? Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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    1. Oh she tip toed around the mess. Her sandals were clean

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  5. It should be funny, but it sure wasn't, I'm sure, to MM while she was busy ruining her pretty sandals for no good reason. It happens sometimes to me, too, that I find I'm wearing the wrong footwear. :-)

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    1. I think we all get into inappropriate situations.

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  6. Sounds a bit like my Mom when she gets wound up! I admire your calm and patience; I could use more of that myself. Perhaps it's not the best idea in the world to capture the MM's photo at such a time . . . just sayin' :)

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    1. You're advice is right on. I am very laid back and do not get excited about things.

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  7. Well, she was determined to sell that metal and she followed through and sold it! I hope she got something nice with the money.

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    1. I recommended the garbage but she wouldn't hear of it.

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  8. That's too bad she had to get aggravated. All the mud and other stuff to walk through is not a good way to start your day. I wonder why two places can have the same address.

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    1. They are a very sloppy business so don't bother changing addresses.

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  9. Recycling is good, and combining trips is good, but maybe not that combination.

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  10. Sounds like a bit of a bummer of a day, but the micromanager got it done!

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  11. Oh no! You've gotta admire her thriftiness, at least. (I'd probably do the same thing, with the same annoyed result!)

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  12. I've heard of places buying gold necklace chains but not metal pipes. That sounded like quite an effort.

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  13. It's nice that you have places that will buy metals. I don't know any place here that will, except for recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans. I hope the gold sandals were OK.

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