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I'm working on three multi-city Asia itineraries for some top people in the Law Firm, including the most demanding of the Partners who has driven me and my co-worker to near tears on occasion with his "requests" which end up taking hours of research. One of those guys whose tuchus can never be allowed to touch a coach class seat or a taxi-cab, even when he's on firm-business, which is supposed to be in Economy Class.

Getting him to tell me what he wants for these itineraries has been night-marish, but when I guess wrong, I get berated and then he comes back and tells me what he actually wants. Which keeps changing.

OK. Fine. Another day in paradise, right?

Yesterday I get an email forwarded from the Partner that includes the line: Also see if we can make it to miami beach (sic) for dinner on 3/28.

That sounds pretty straightforward. Leave Tokyo, the last stop in Asia, and go to Miami. Considering that this is already a massive trip, why not?

So I spend the last part of the day booking and pricing fares to do exactly that, and I then send the itineraries back to the admin.

Just got this: He is saying that the Miami part was a joke.

See me NOT LAUGHING!

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txvoodoo
Jan. 29th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Better make sure he means Miami Beach & not Miami. Flights are the same but it'll involve some other transport! (Miami Beach is an actual city. :D)
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
One of my all-time great snafus was sending someone to St. Johns in Newfoundland, instead of St. John in New Brunswick.
txvoodoo
Jan. 30th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
HAH!

I play Geoguessr.com a fair bit, and I get dinged by finding city name references and not realizing they're a city on the other side of the planet.

The world has too many Springfields.
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
I even had near-miss yesterday between Greenville MS and Greenville TN.
sharp2799
Jan. 30th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
I'd bitch slap that schmuck.
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
The joys of selling your soul to the White Collar Devil for a few sheckels, if you know what I mean.

Someday, I'm going to get the brass to walk out of here and spend my life walking dogs, but at the moment my lifestyle needs outweigh my self-respect.
sharp2799
Jan. 30th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
(((hugs))) I totally understand.

*passes large virtual calorie-free cake with fudge sauce*
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
Nom nom nom.
srsly_yes
Jan. 30th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
That definitely is not funny. He's an attorney, right? Someone who earns money by billing every minute of his time? He should know better.
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
The admin feels the same way. There was NOTHING in the way it was phrased that gave the slightest indication that he wasn't absolutely serious.

There's a reason why Co-worker and I call this particular individual "Satan." Unfortunately there's no way to safely show you his picture, but he honestly looks like a cartoon devil complete with goatee and pointy eyebrows.
abbysiuta
Jan. 30th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
Oh I would have to make sure he didn't hear me but totally have a giant rant of curses at him.
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Your icon sums it up nicely. I mean talk about hours of my life I'll never get back that were a total waste of time. I've told my manager, but there's not much she can do either.
cookielaura
Jan. 30th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
Ugh. He probably thinks he's hilarious. *indicates icon*
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
I need a Icon of Scar saying it. (My second favorite Scar moment-the first being his "You have no idea," channeled directly from Reversal of Fortune.)
minim_calibre
Jan. 30th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's a shame skinning people alive is frowned upon.
karaokegal
Jan. 30th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
Indeed! What's the matter with people these days?
cuddyclothes
Jan. 31st, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Your client is a hellacious foul chunk of steaming Roquefort cheese turd that needs to be flushed down a toilet of hot lava.

Ah, living. Why does it have to cost so damn much?

*hands you calorie-free creme brulee*
karaokegal
Jan. 31st, 2014 07:30 am (UTC)
Today's development was deciding they needed to do a side trip to Osaka and throwing a mini hissy fit because there are a lot more flights from Haneda airport instead of Narita.
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