Last week I brought a bunch of fabric remnants into work and placed them on the coffee station with a sign that read. “Free to a Good Home”. Every scrap disappeared within an hour.
Today, I brought in two little pairs of toddler’s’ shoes that a friend had given me for Swee’ Pea. They were too small for her so I figured I would bring them into work and see if anyone could use them. I put the little pink sneakers and brown suede MaryJanes on the coffee station with the same note “Free to a Good Home”.
All hell broke loose and someone actually took a picture of the shoes with their cell phone and sent it to the Executive Director’s Secretary. This person didn’t think I should have put the shoes on the counter and was making a formal complaint. Now, this complaint wasn’t against me personally because no one had seen me place them there.
The picture made its way around our office and someone sent the picture to my supervisor who thought it was sooooooo fricken’ hilarious that she called me over to look at the picture of those sweet little shoes. When I told her that I was the one that brought them in, she was visibly embarrassed. I guess she could tell that I was upset and so she immediately minimized the picture on her computer. When she told me who took the picture, I marched my ass right over to the asshole’s desk and said,
“Oh John, I understand you have a problem with my bringing in those shoes”.
He replied, “Oh, ummm, that was you? Oh no, um, no, I just thought it was a funny picture.”
Another coworker gave me a condescending smile and said, “Oh, you know you’re getting just like that girl that they fired last year that used to give Christmas gifts to everyone. She was nice, but she was a little odd”.
I was so upset and angry that I threw the shoes in the trash. Now here’s my question. What the hell kind of lives are these people living that two pairs of toddler’s shoes could create such an uproar??
I have got to get a new job!
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