today’s WTF moment, brought to you by the cranky HR lady at my office
October 21, 2008
I got to the office a tich late this morning, 9:30am, which isn’t really waaaay late, in fact, it’s acceptably late.
I parked in the street instead of the lot, like I normally do, and approached the northeast corner of our class C office space building, which has doors on both sides of the corner, outer doors that lead to a small vestibule, and an inner door that requires an access card that opens into an empty receptionist area. We’re too poor to have a receptionist. Or good toilet paper. Or to have our fridge cleaned.
As I got out of the car, I noticed our cranky HR lady almost at the door, and she turned to look at me several times as I got out of my car as she approached the corner, and not with a friendly smile on her face.
She got to the near door, on the north side of the corner, pulled it open, gave me one last dirty look, and went in. The doors and windows are mostly mirrored so that’s where I lost sight of her.
I got to the same door a few seconds later, and gave it a pull.
It was locked. This door has not been locked in the nearly one year I’ve been working here. Plus, cranky HR lady had JUST GONE IN THIS DOOR.
I went around the corner to the east door, which opens into the same small vestibule, and gave that door a pull. Open.
Once inside, I looked at the locked north door. There is a small dead bolt just above the handle, not the kind that requires a key, just a knob.
In other words, cranky old HR lady, arriving at the office at roughly the same time as me, saw me coming, looked at me several times, entered the north door, and out of spite, actually turned the deadbolt to lock the door, and then used her access card and went in the inner door.
Either that or she has a wicked sense of humor. Which has taken almost a year to manifest itself. And that nobody else has ever noticed. Uh huh.