Flying off the Handle

but defying gravity

  • 18th April
    2014
  • 18
  • 31st March
    2014
  • 31

And it’s the only thing I can’t find on the gift shop website.

😔😪😩

  • 31st March
    2014
  • 31
I took the kids to the Kennedy center yesterday and got this awesome chalkboard mug. 

And then promptly dropped it while walking into work. 

Hello, Monday.

I took the kids to the Kennedy center yesterday and got this awesome chalkboard mug.

And then promptly dropped it while walking into work.

Hello, Monday.

  • 25th March
    2014
  • 25

People are so damn stupid

We have this one monitor for one of our studies who is absolutely bat-shit crazy and idiotic. I cannot tell you how many times she’s told me do something one way, and then later asks why it isn’t done, now saying that it must be done differently (with no recollection and a strict denial of ever telling me differently). Like the time she told me to fill out a protocol deviation form and submit it to the sponsor via her, which I promptly did. Then a few weeks later, she asked why I hadn’t gotten it signed by the PI. I informed her that she told me to submit it to the sponsor first, and they would send it back fully signed. She looked at me like I was crazy and told me I needed to get it signed by the PI. Fine. When I pointed out to her that there was no place for the PI to sign, only sponsor staff, she reprimanded me and told me I was supposed to email it to her so the sponsor could sign it. (!??!?!?!) Completely denied that she ever received what I had already sent her by email weeks ago.

On today.

We scheduled a close-out visit to finally be done with her and this study. She asked me if the 25th would work, I said it would, and SHE CONFIRMED. It’s important to note that the monitors travel, she has to fly to us.

Last night I emailed her to let her know of the impending snow, and to contact us in the morning to find if we are operating on a delay. She responded, as if I’m so daft, that she is scheduled to come in on Wednesday, so hopefully the snow will have melted by then. I forwarded HER email confirming the 25th asking if there had been a change.

She responds: No change, we confirmed for the 26th. AKJSDLKASJDOI!?!?!?!? RAGE STROKE.

It took all of my willpower not to reply snarkily, but I just responded AND forwarded HER email once again:

My apologies for the confusion. Per your email below, we were confirmed for the 25th. We should still be able to accommodate the close-out visit tomorrow, however.”

By the way, this is her email (and I double-checked to make sure I hadn’t missed another one) with only a few obvious adjustments. 

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Stupid Face <stupidface@stupidfaceresearch.com> wrote:

Hi

OK you are scheduled for 25Mar14.  Please submit the site closure to IRB.  You will find the Site closure doc on the IRB website.  I will need the acknowledgment from IRB.

Thanks

Stupid Face

Senior Stupid Face Associate

Even when I provide her with written evidence of her words, she still is oblivious to the fact that she can make mistakes, so it must be all my stupidity. 

When we are officially closed out, I am complaining to the sponsor about her. I’m so done with putting up with her inadequacies and lack of ability to do her job, her complete inability to see her own mistakes, and her wonderful tendency to make it all seem like my fault.  

  • 24th March
    2014
  • 24

I bought a whole bunch of chobanis in to work for those mornings where I’m super hungry or don’t get to eat breakfast.

The first time I did this, I could have sworn some had disappeared.

So this time, I put them in a plastic bag, tied it up, & counted. On my last count, there were 8 left. This morning, there was only 6- AND MY ONLY HONEY CHOBANI WAS GONE.

SOMEBODY IS EATING MY FUCKING CHOBANI.

I work in an office of four people, I don’t want to be the douche labeling my stuff. Why is it so difficult to NOT eat the items tied up in a plastic bag? I’m going to have to start hiding it in a lunch bag or something.

  • 17th March
    2014
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  • 16th March
    2014
  • 16

As you can see, these pictures were taken within a minute of each other.

I was in the car, windows rolled down.

HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE.

  • 19th February
    2014
  • 19
When Jonah first showed me this, I thought this was such a cool modern looking Yoda. I thought the glow stick was cool too, but a little random since usually valentines are attached to candy (because that&#8217;s really all we care about).

And then ten minutes later, I got it. I think Eiko was crying she was laughing so hard when she saw the lightbulb go off. 

Is it too early to go back to bed?

When Jonah first showed me this, I thought this was such a cool modern looking Yoda. I thought the glow stick was cool too, but a little random since usually valentines are attached to candy (because that’s really all we care about).

And then ten minutes later, I got it. I think Eiko was crying she was laughing so hard when she saw the lightbulb go off.

Is it too early to go back to bed?

  • 17th February
    2014
  • 17

I’VE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE

Bought a bunch of clocks for the new office, and

It. (Tick)
Is. (Tock)
So. (Tick)
Loud. (Tock)

It hasn’t even been up five minutes and I’m looking for a new one for my office. How do you know if a clock will be loud enough to drive you OFF THE WALL?

  • 14th February
    2014
  • 14

Olaf survived the night and wanted to wish you all a very good morning!

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