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Schlepped all the way downtown to attend new employee orientation. Late because I could not locate a parking place. No metered parking whatsoever. "1 hour parking." Hey that's very useful to everyone trying to work in the nothing but surrounding office buildings for 8 hours at a time. Thank you, state that I work for.

Parked in a 1 hour parking space that was NOT AT ALL CONVENIENT to me in any way whatsoever considering I walked uphill toward my destination for five hours in the blistering sun.

Stared at the girl next to me the entire time, because she looked just like Paz Lenchantin. I wonder what Paz is doing working for the Department of Corrections while some asshat drones on and on and on about sexual harassment. She looks over at me as I gaze at her longingly. My hero. My beautiful, beautiful hero. Was it really worth leaving one of the best bands in the world to be a Staff Systems Analyst? What about your violin? Do you at least utilize it from time to time? It occurs to me that I'm probably qualifying as a sexual harasser when I hear my name.

"Say Colleen here is stalking me," says Asshat. I look down at the name tag plastered across my chest. "She's calling me. She's touching me. She asks me out over, and over, and over. She just can't take a hint." I scowl at him while everyone else laughs. Oh sure, buddy. I am indeed a very fine stalker. But don't flatter yourself.

12 hours later I emerge and hike back to my car, which is of course, smeared with a ticket. "We took photos of your car arriving and you've been here in excess of 60 minutes." Why would anyone, anywhere want to take pictures of my car. And who was doing it. Some guy in the bushes? Judging from what I learned today, that's sexual harassment. And I don't have to take it.

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daddylovebucket
Jun. 21st, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
no you don't have to take it!
velouria
Jun. 21st, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
let's forget it, better still.
daddylovebucket
Jun. 21st, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
forgotten.
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velouria
Jun. 22nd, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
$35
skywayman
Jun. 21st, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
I once parked a rental car in what I thought was an OK spot while visiting Seattle. I came out of a store in time to see my rental on the back of a tow truck fleeing the scene. I sprinted after them (in my halloween costume no less) and caught up with them at a red light.

$175 and a $35 parking ticket later, I had the car back. Ouch.

As for the photos, I know my city has automatic cameras that trigger a ticket. If a car doesn't move for a certain time, when the ticket person shows up, their computer says which car to ticket. I need to say the word ticket more in one paragraph. One more... ticket.

velouria
Jun. 22nd, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
that story beats mine for sure. at least you came out in time though. imagine the magnitude of shittiness that would have resulted from it just disappearing.
yaauie
Jun. 22nd, 2006 10:06 am (UTC)
I enjoyed that post.

I first stumbled your way by the f-list of girlyunderwear a week or so back.

I've friended you and look forward to reading your posts. I'm not harassing you I swear :P
velouria
Jun. 22nd, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
she annoys the shit out of me, but hello. and thank you. etc.
yaauie
Jun. 23rd, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
that explains why you're on her f-list but not the other way around. =P

Yeah, she's obnoxious.
But sometimes the absurdity can be funny.

anyway, i'll be looking forward to seeing your post on my friends list now :)
velouria
Jun. 23rd, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
i just dislike anyone who adds me without talking to me, and then refuses to respond to me. but you do not appear to suffer from that particular illness. so yay.
yaauie
Jun. 23rd, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
nope.
i reply.
as long as you keep posting.
i've gotta have the last work, you know.

no really. My whole point of being on here is to become involved with other people, to be a friend.

that is why i reply. =D
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