Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I am Evil.

This is something that I have been pretty sure of for a while now, but now it has been confirmed. Eventually I would like to move out of my position as warehouse supervisor. I love what I do, but I cannot see myself riding a forklift and throwing around 50lb cases of chicken when I am 45. One of the places I could move into would be a purchasing position. Today one of our purchasing agents was involved in an automobile accident. What is the first thought that went through my head? "A purchasing position nearly opened up." Man I need help. I think the crotchety old Sicilian I work for is starting to rub off on me.

I better start doing some good soon to reverse my bad karma. This could be a big brewing weekend and I cannot have any bid vibes floating around. Hey come to think of it, I did do some good today.

We had a load of sandwich buns come in that were not within the specs our restaurants need in order to use them. So, I had to refuse them. Generally the trucking company takes them back to the selling company, but in this case they were just going to throw them away. Instead of allowing them to do that I told the driver to leave them with me and I would donate them to a food bank.

That should cover my brewing, right?

Quick note...
My Mother-in-law, one of my most loyal Chrisophiles, is "under the weather" and wondering where that phase came from. Well, here you go:

Under the Weather

This popular phrase for "ill" dates back to 1827. It is commonly believed that bad weather can make you sick.

A site visitor gave his/her opinion about this idiom:
I believe that "under the weather" is an old sailor phrase. When men were sick, they would rest below deck and thus were literally "under" the weather on deck

Another site visitor gave his/her opinion about this idiom:
Moreover, the deck they were under was likely "the weather deck", meaning the most exposed deck on the ship, usually the foredeck (over the seamen's quarters at the front end of the ship) or the quarterdeck
(where the helm was located, high for a good view). Either way, if you needed to be sick, you wouldn't want to "toss your cookies" where the wind could toss them back in your face, nor would anyone with you want you to do so. You'd be firmly told to "under the weather" to be sick.



KarenDelane said...

Your blog is always refreshing. I don't think you're evil for wanting to "move up." Afterall, you didn't CAUSE that guy's accident! I'm proud of you for sticking with the job you have. It is definitely different from anything you would have predicted 10 years ago, but you're doing well at one of those jobs few ever know exists.
Thanks for the input on the phrase "under the weather." I'll bet it did come from something nautical. Isn't there a "weather deck" on an old ship? I'll have to look that up.
Keep smiling and brewing.

Adrian said...

Under the Weather. Yeah I checked out Urban Dictionary and one of the definitions was:

During the days when ships were powered by sail, the captains log documented everything that happened during the day. As sickness could spread rapidly on a ship,there were often times where the number of sailors that were ill exceeded the space provided in the log to record their names. During these times, the excess names of the sick were recorded in the next column, which was reserved for the weather conditions of the day. Thus, it was not unusual for an ill sailor to be listed "under the weather".

_ maybe not true, but I thought I'd share.

Anonymous said...

Well, having raised you, I can definitely say you are not evil. In this particular instance the mind would easily make the leap to see a solution for the company! You would be able to fill a position that was vacated. Now, since you believe you would like to be in 'purchasing', perhaps you should let the Sicillian know of your thoughts and let him give you pointers on what knowledge would be needed to do an exemplary job for the company. Looking forward is good!

Love, Mom