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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Like a duck complaining about webbed feet

We are becoming convinced that Tuesday was hisself's last day at work.

On Monday, having already been in once since his last last day at work, he turned up as usual and spent a long, long time handing over The Keys to the Empire, or at least the paperwork in his desk, to Julia.

On Tuesday he told us all, individually and severally, that it was his last day and that we must do lunch and all the usual. At end of play he said to me:
"I'll miss working with you. I know we've had our rows but at least you make me think. It's funny what you find you'll miss. This is my last day you know."

"You've said that before. I won't believe a word until I see it."

"No, it really is. I've had as much satisfaction as I'm going to get out of annoying Julia. It's served her right, too."

I expect so. It's been a textbook Julia performance: every time T.Aldous came in, she'd stomp out of her office and fume and ask why nobody was doing anything about it (erm... because you're in charge, Julia?) and then she'd stalk away to go and kick an underling or do something to undermine Doreen.
"Ah well," says T.Aldous. "If I were you I'd get out of here before it gets as bad is it's going to."

Like the man said: sometimes the next thing you've got to a friend is an enemy who understands you.


Major Tom D'Omo said...

I can hear James Taylor now:
"winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
All you have to do is call,
And I'll be there, yes I will.."

I'll get me coat

Lynne said...

Kevin- you're opinion of T. Aldous was right all along - who'd have thought his vision was that clear? Perhaps that next election will bring some positive change to the system. Or an opportunity for you?
Or not. Keep your running shoes ready under that desk.

Pat said...

It'll all be alright in the end.
I'm turning into my mother.

Happy Frog and I said...

He'll always be there, if not in body than mind. There are people who have 'left' my work place a decade ago. But believe me, they are still there...