It is worth every penny, every red cent...  

ByteChaser2 53M
2834 posts
3/16/2006 5:19 pm

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5/31/2006 7:19 am

It is worth every penny, every red cent...

So... I went from nail spitting, fire breathing, 100% ready to choke the living shit out of - the closest target... to calm, serene, happy and ready to take on the next crisis.

All because of a few fish and some gentle water falling on rock sound.

OK, so your thinking "WTF is he on about now?" right?

See, all the people in my group have this conference call every day at about eleven thirty. We talk about the various issues out customers have, what we've been up to, what we're planning for the remainder of the day... update stuff. It keeps us all connected and provides a fantastic opportunity to get the "feel" of the customers, the issues, the progress...

So, one of my people, one of the originals, not one of the new guys... starts talking about this issue. Cool. The guy has his ear to the ground, he's looking out for those inevitable "gotchas".

And he's been doing the end-around on yours truely.

For the third time in as many weeks...

He's been going to MY boss with this issue for a fucking WEEK!

OK... alright, so my boss is the walking, living, breathing epitome of "I know this". He's obviously the right choice when these kinds of things happen. I mean, I'm 150% behind my guy going to the boss, honestly and truly. But yanno... I kind of like a kiss after I've been fucked up the ass - particularly when the butt-poking occurs in public...

Here's the thing. I'm his manager. I have many responsibilities here. Among these is being the "policy decision" buffer between MY folks in the trenches and the customer. Also among these various and necessary duties is dealing with leadership issues. Reporting to MY bosses on the topics and issues of the day. Keeping MY boss in the loop.

And here this back-stabbing, power eager, butt-wad on the shorts of society, hop-scotched my ass like it was cool!

So now I'm PISSED. I'm envisioning this pukes smoking corpse by the side of some desert trail, entrails nailed to a cactus and liver lovingly scavenged by the vultures.

But wait up there Byte... Don't go beating the crap out of your soulless puke of an employee while you're mad... Don't openly berate your boss on an empty soul... Relax, breathe... go feed the fish... watch them laze away the afternoon in that cool pool of bliss and calm... Toss a few pellets of food into the gentle swirl of the current and calm... calm...


That pond is worth every red penny I have and will ever earn. I highly recommend one for each and every one of you. Build one! Find one! DREAM of one... Do whatever you must to find this wonderous level of peace.

I love that koi pond. ALMOST as much as I love sj365 sj365.

Who, not coincidentally, has much the same calming effect on me.

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
3/16/2006 5:35 pm

Cool! Sj...human valium

i love you back

caressmewell 53F

3/16/2006 6:36 pm

Grins..I love my Koi pond, I will always have one. The world would be a better place if everyone had one.

ByteChaser2 53M

3/17/2006 5:48 am

lol sj - human valium

ByteChaser2 53M

3/17/2006 5:48 am

AMEN caressme! A-Freekin-Men

jussweetlilolme 43F

3/17/2006 7:06 am

I have a co-worker that reminds me of your guy...we should get them together (line them up, blindfold them, make them get on their knees & then...well I was gonna say shoot them...)

It is a proven facts that staring at fish has a destressing affect on people. I'm not sure on the exact figures but it is something like 1/2 hour of watching fish is equivalant to an hour of relaxation or something bizarre like that...

So go you with your Koi pond! oh and BTW sj365 would be very relaxing on the eyes I would imagine for anyone that could watch her...IMHO


ByteChaser2 53M

3/17/2006 8:45 am

Sweets - Nods... Uh huh. I believe it. Every word

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
3/18/2006 7:26 am

i really think my cats would be happy with ones of these pools

I'm a

i'm here to stay

ByteChaser2 53M

3/19/2006 5:43 pm

Right on Katey.

ByteChaser2 53M

3/19/2006 5:44 pm

Cats and water papy? Ummm... Good luck!

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