blood on the walls part deux

um, you people are vultures.

a lot of hits on the ol’ blog today. a lot of ‘i’m going to put you on the prayer list but first tell me everything that happened’ phone calls. don’t worry. i would have done the same.

all i can tell you is that we have been assured they are done with the meetings. unfortunately, everyone in the cubicles adjacent to me had a meeting today. i didn’t stick around my cube very long for fear of being called into a meeting, but as of now, i have not had to have a meeting. as per my own rule, i’m not allowed to make any more holocaust/’go ahead and huddle together in the shower’ and/or American Idol ”jokes.”

 the meetings are over for now, and we have lost many brave men. others were not so brave. but most were brave, including my neighbors. allergy season will never be the same. bob tafties will never be the same. some had kids and lives and wives and daughters.

the news department was casualty-free for the most part. other departments were not so lucky. but before you comment, please let me offer some Advice on Consoling:

 I know you would never do this, but the following statements are not helpful:

1.) “oh my god i’m so glad i got out of there and moved on to (insert better or maybe not better but just different job here) when i did.”

2.) “man, you work for the worst company ever.”

3.) “i heard about what happened. they pretty much humiliated you guys today.”

4.) “wow, that large corporation is really ruining you and your papers.”

I know you are trying to be supportive by bashing The Man, however, these sentences are much more appropriate:

1.) “man, that’s hard. can i buy you a drink and sit quietly while i listen to you bitch it out of your system? hey, you know, you guys work hard and put out a really good product. you should be proud of that. i’m sure you and your papers will shake out even better in a couple months once this blows over and you figure out how you’re moving forward.”

this had been a preemptive public service announcement from theteet.

Also, in a completely ‘life goes on, muthaeffas’ kind of transition, it seems everyone hates the new blog. They like Maybel, but they hate the skinniness of the columns. Mostly they hate having to change their bookmarks. I am considering moving back, but I just have to get rid of the horrible green. What do you think? this is a democracy.

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  • Rankin

    Don’t change back. I already changed my link and bookmark. Really, it would make my life far too stressful. Also, what is in Maybel’s mouth? It freaks me out.

    You need to give a jingle.

  • http://trialanderrordating.blogspot.com Brittiny

    Oh my darling, I hope you’re OK. I’ll be thinking about you. And I do agree with your pre-emptive comments. I think SNP turns out a wonderful paper each week. You know how I feel about all that. Wish I could be there to support you. But I am only one phone all and one drink away.

  • http://mymiddlenameisearl.blogspot.com Merlin

    man, that’s hard. can i buy you a drink and sit quietly while i listen to you bitch it out of your system? hey, you know, you guys work hard and put out a really good product. you should be proud of that. i’m sure you and your papers will shake out even better in a couple months once this blows over and you figure out how you’re moving forward.

  • Bill Melville

    C’mon, don’t rip on the phone calls. I couldn’t just buy you a beer, so I got drunk out of empathy. I spoke to a half-dozen people about this last night, and I’m a time zone away….

    But rest assured, if I were in town, we’d do Happy Hour at Bob’s ….

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday did indeed suck. G. Jonah and I should have invited you out for a rum-filled drink at the Tiki Bar. My apologies.