1. Somehow, the weekend erases all conversations had on Friday afternoon about what needed to be loaded, where you need to be and what you need to do on Monday morning. "I left the list in my wife's car" makes it even better.
2. Planning to get to the office at 7 because I knew this is what happens.
3. A fender bender on the OTHER side of the road that doubles the commute time. Damn rubberneckers. Its OK I'm sure...we talked about what was going on today on Friday.
4. A call at 7:15 (while I'm busy tailgating a rubbernecker) asking "Hey, how was your weekend? What do we need to do today? I'm on the road headed south."
5. "You have your punch list. Why don't you start with that?"
6. "Its in my wife's car." Click.
7. Finally get to work. Start the coffee. Read the "very important" emails that came in over the weekend. Laugh...but reconsider my girth and the fortitude of my hairline.
8. 7:45 RING. "We're here, what do we need to do?" Try starting with the things on your list!
9. OK...I can see how this day is going to go. Put on babysitter hat...and "why did we hire you" socks.
10. Go out to the shop. Collect everything that was on the list (from memory) but I did double check the list that we made together, just in case. Get in truck and make a delivery to a foreman recently hired who keeps asking why he isn't being given more responsibility.
11. Waste an entire morning telling grown men the EXACT same thing we talked about on Friday afternoon.
What do y'all think? Am I wrong to be upset? Is the typical American employee incapable of of grasping the concept of personal responsibility? Do they not understand that "The Man" is staying up late at night and getting up early in the morning trying to figure out how to make some money so their paychecks don't bounce?
And for the record...Molly and Tess are pissed too. "No, we can't go to the park to pick up chicks. I've got work to do."
"Yea right...I'll be waiting here. Let me know when that park thing works out for you."