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?
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.