February 20th, 2003

JOY

A Cheap Vacation SOUNDS Good...

I keep getting the same message on my answering machine at least five times a week; sometimes two messages a day. They are all to the tune of "Congratulations. You have been selected to get a 3-day/2 night stay for two in Insert Central Florida City Here including airfare and hotel for the promotional price or $99 per person. This includes two complimentary passes to Disney. You must call and confirm within the next 24 hours in order to take advantage of this amazing deal. There is no obligation to buy anything and nothing to subscribe to." Then they give me a number and a confirmation code.

The question is, is this a total scamjob or should I call and find out more about it?
JOY

Keep your fucking shit off my desk

I came into work today to find my side table covered with old magazines and other assorted binded material. My co-worker's cube was covered with more litter of the sort. My side table has been a contested territory here at work: people seem to think that because it is clear of clutter that it is up for grabs. I asked the girl who used to sit at my cube (who still keeps files back here and even though on each of her weekly visits I have offered to help her move them to her new office, she insists that she doesn't need them), and a few other people if the stuff was theirs. They all denied it and acknowledged how unusual it is for someone to clutter someone else's desk. I marked the shit BASURA and left it in the hallway. All day I have been having complex fantasies about when the sonofabitch from the magazine department comes calling for their stuff and I tell them I threw it out and how if they needed that shit, I can think of at least one desk more appropriate for them to have placed it on.