Monday, 29 October 2012

My 1st blog challenge




So for the first time i'm participating in a blog challenge i have just stumbled on.....

Fingers crossed ;)


30-day-home-routine-schedule-challenge

Feel free to join in people! The more the merrier!!!

N.B- i'm hoping for a new and improved fluffy after this challenge!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Cry cry matters


Today was one of those days….

 I haven’t had one where the issues piled on so much and released themselves via water in a while.

 So I was on my way to work when a team member called, I knew something was wrong  even though he said the boss just wanted to know where I was.

Then the second team member called. Good fellow the 2nd guy is…

He told me what had happened.

Story is we have a really difficult customer/account which I unfortunately am saddled with managing. The lady is really brash in her behaviour and more appalling is the deference ‘everyone’ here makes to her because the account is somewhat valuable.

One or two of the randoms she’s extended to me include :

Dropping  calls on me

Talking in a condescending manner

Keeping me waiting (read: STANDING) while in her office to pick up/deliver documents.

Etc

Once or twice I have reacted, like I once called her back and asked her never to drop a call on me and I also once asked her to stop chattering at my expense and give me the documents I was to pick up so I could leave.

Management didn’t quite like that….

Infact my boss keeps  attesting to her shitty behaviour, however does absolutely nothing to stop the abuse.

I quite understand the tyranny of the customer which as a service oriented company we are expected to absorb. However this is extreme.

 So the other day I went to deliver documents. The receptionist and I called severally and she was ‘unreachable’. So I dropped them and left. I doubt I had moved 5km when my boss called yelling that she said I came to her office but didn’t ‘bother’ to come to her office etc. Kai the man yelled so much unfortunately it was one of those days that I was really pressured.

 

So yours truly started crying.

When I finished crying the man asked me to forget about the matter. However I realised he hadn’t quite forgotten the matter when he referred to the incident at a general meeting and edited the story to suit the nasty picture of me, he wanted to paint.

Fast forward to yesterday, I stopped by their office to pick up payment from a staff of thiers but didn’t stop to see the almighty madam. I didn’t have any business to conduct in her office.

This morning she sends a mail and copies the entire office and management to ‘complain about the unsatisfactory services received from their account officer-me’

My offence that I didn’t stop by her office yesterday while I was there. She claimed she had documents for me.  she could have called or mailed me to tell me abi?

My boss in his typical manner called and dished all the dish he could, in front of junior colleagues oh, called one fellow who attested to an untrue representation of what happened (then changed story when I arrived), he then called one female colleague to calm me down, because of course my fury had taken over and I was in tears!!!!!

I wish this day would end soon….. still feeling teary as I type.

All in a day’s work.

Na wa

Friday, 19 October 2012

Life and living..... again

So a few Saturdays back i attended my first PTA meeting.

*claps and drum rolls* LOL Don't mind me. Though geninuely i was glad and felt very blessed that God honored me enough to make me amongst "those" that can attend PTA meetings. It's important to be grateful for every thing no matter how seemingly trivial it may be.

So sha i attended the meeting, i was infact the 1st to arrive. Nigerians will sha always be late *rolls eyes*. The meeting went well, good contributions from parents and some level of pleasantness in the air and so on. However there was this one parent who made me wanna walk across to her and shake her body plus tell her to stop being silly.

The yeye woman got up and started going on and on about loving the school etc. Then she said she encouraged the school to employ people who geninuely loved children(no probs with that on one hand but did she think any school sets out to employ people who dont love kids?) . The point that got me irritated was then she now said to address other parents. She said something about Gbemisayedara(or one of these new generation Yoruba names :D) who is her child being prone to infections and so therefore any of our children that has cold or catarrh we should ensure they are treated on time. Huh? i suspect she wanted to say we shouldn't bring any 'diseased' kid near her child LOL. I thought i was the only one wondering at the errant nonsense she was saying, then i heard some murmurs behind about "that being inevitable in any nursery school" .  SMH we mums sef!!!!

She must be new at these mummy matters :D

I cant but mention this ALUU4 murder. I hear the police has made several arrests and so on. I do hope justice is served to the guilty parties and may God comfort the grieving families. If i, who do not have any relationship with the young men and i feel so affected by the incident i wonder how those directly connected are faring.


So that's it on life and living for today. Happy weekend good people :D

Friday, 5 October 2012

Life and living


Long time no see bloggie

I should learn to blog on my BB it’ll be faster and easier to update and so on(I’m sure I’ve said this before LOL)

I’ve been ok, trudging along actually but I’m absolutely grateful for life and good health

Ayobami is currently next to me yelling/jumping up shouting “I want cartoons” my Mr TLash is hitting me with the remote control and saying sorry to his crying older brother. Maybe I should just ask him to face the wall and have some peace and quiet?

Its been an interesting past 2 days for me. Ive had three consecutive run ins with the law. The 1st was at CMS, I was so lost in thought, everyone else had stopped for the red light and yours truly kept driving on. Some official in cream and brown uniform appeared waving his arms up and down. I sha stopped and said in my best fone “oh sorry sir I didn’t realise bla bla bla”. Story the man jumped into the car and started threatening me with a N45,000 fine. I didn’t even know what arm of Fashola’s govt he was working for. I sha parked and told him anything he likes he should do but me I am sha sorry sha it was a geninue error. I ended up parting with a whole N500. As if that wasn’t enough later on in the day, I slowed down to ask an okada man for directions, moved a few metres forward and some man in a white T-shirt said “you shouldn’t have stopped there” I nodded because I was talking on the phone. Next thing I heard “park,park”. Ah ah whatta gwan, the man sha jumped into my car. I didn’t even move off the road I just started shouting “you cant just jump into my car, you cant” I suspect the guy’s juju told him I was about to shout “ole Ole” and as suddenly as he hopped in he hopped out.

You’d think it would end there abi?

The very next morning, I was on the phone (as usual), when this RRS bike parked in front of me… “Sorry officer sorry officer” the man sha opened the door and jumped in*covers face*

This one said we were heading to Alausa and he actually handed me a copy of the new Lagos laws so I could know exactly how much trouble I was in LOL

Yours truly parked oh and told the man that he just had to have mercy on me oh because I was jobless and going to look for money LOL

When the man sat in my car for a few minutes and I asked him to please “find meN1000” the man got down from my motor oh LMAO

Note to self: Buy half a dozen ear pieces this week to avoid all these hassles. *sighs*

By the way I’ve asked the crying child to go and get some choco milo…..

 

My maid leaves in a few weeks, I must admit I will miss the bugger. The good thing is pending when I get a replacement i'd have to do all the housework myself. I’m hoping like last year when I had no help at home id get to shed a few pounds!!!

Friendship can indeed be so burdensome sometimes. That said I have enjoyed a few selfless and absolutely interesting friendships in my short span of life. I didn’t even realise I had people who would stick out their necks for me to such extents. Here’s to you my dear friend, plus her hubby who have shown me love these past few days. Too bad I can’t mention your name here ;) *hugs*

 In the words of my absolutely adorable niece "Tata for now aka TTFN"

 

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