Long Day

Today is going to be a long day. While I won’t go into work until 9:30 am (I am usually there by 7:30 am), I have to be at work until 8:30 or 9 pm. The Board of Trustees is having a dinner at the museum tonight and somebody from the museum staff has to be there. I’ve mentioned that before. However, when I mentioned it before, I had not planned on going into work until noon or so. Then, I found out that I was supposed to co-teach a class at 11 am, so, I was planning to show up just before 11 to teach the class. It would have still been a long day, but just an extra hour at the office. After I left work, my boss texted me to say that he’d been meaning to tell me that he couldn’t help me teach the class (he has always helped with this class because it’s one of the [few] things he knows more about than me). Apparently, he is being interviewed by one of the television stations from 10 am to noon, but he’d leave me talking points to get me through the class. I said, “Fine. I’ll be there at 10:30 to review the materials and get set up before the class at 11.” I also told him that if they send the cute gay reporter from this station, he’d better introduce me. He then texts me back to say, “The class is at 10 am.” What the hell? He’d put 11 am on my calendar, but apparently, that was a mistake. Do you see the type of dumbassery I deal with on a daily basis? So now, I have to be at work not at noon, not at 11, not at 10:30, but I have to now be there at 9:30 and teach a class I know nothing about and have little time to prepare for, so he can get his dumb looking ass on TV. Regardless, I still have to be there until 8:30 or 9 pm.

Just a side note: my boss is every shade of dumbass because he won’t take a few minutes to think before he says anything. It’s because he’s in way over his head in his job. He was promoted far too soon. Maybe one day he’d have made an effective administrator, but currently and because he’s also a tight ass, he is very good with the budget. He’s also good with donors, but that’s it. With that said, he really has a heart of gold and would give me the shirt off his back if I needed it, but that’s not enough to make him a good manager.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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