Co-worker Road Trip, YAY…….NOT!

Today, I find myself on a trip to Lubbock Texas to the home Campus of our University.  I won’t say which university,  but if I said Lubbock y’all will figure it out, lol.  I was told we’d be flying there because there are nine of us that have to go for an entire week and a half of training on a new cloud based proposal software system that our department spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to acquire.  In any case back to the “I thought we were going to fly there” part of this story, well it turns out we were but, apparently there are no direct flights from El Paso to Lubbock, none, not one!  So, in order to dispatch with the whole we have to fly around the entire state of Texas just to get to our destination, those wonderful people who are in charge with our travel decided to rent us an 18 passenger van so we could (hold onto your knickers kids) DRIVE to Lubbock!

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Yes, you heard that right, I’m in a large white van in our parking lot right this minute on my department issued laptop, waiting for everyone else that was supposed to be here by 7:15 this morning (including our fearful leader) so we could hit the road no later than 8am.  I am, at the moment the only one on board in this huge van, but I commandeered the last seat in this van because I do not feel like being all Chatty Kathy with the other eight coworkers that will arrive (eventually) while we’re on the road for five and a half hours to our destination.  Oh dear lawd, why, why me?  Why do I have to be punished in this cruel, cruel way?!?  The ride alone will be torture, because someone at some point will suggest we play road games.

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Not like the types of road games I’d be okay with like, let’s see how long you can stay silent, the first one to talk loses.  Or, I’m going to fall asleep and see how long I can sleep without waking up by myself.   My coworkers are a type of chipper that is okay for the office, but pure fucking hell when we’re not in a professional environment.  We’ll stop for breakfast/coffee before we leave and that too is a nightmare, because no one will ever order their coffee without contemplating what type of coffee they will get or the pastry that they will choose to go with said coffee.  The only positive thing about this coworker road trip is that Female Sheldon is long gone and I won’t ever have to deal with her invading my space in the van and listen to her “talk.”  Because she never just talked, she had no volume or filter, and if she’d be going on this trip, my eardrums would have burst by the time we got to Lubbock.  Or have to see her dead shark eyes just stare at me while I slept because she had the bad habit of just staring straight at you, no emotion, no facial expression no nothing.  Oh I’m so glad she’s gone, really, y’all have no idea!

But I digress…….it’s 8:05am and I’m still the only one here (on time) and sitting in the van with my luggage and laptop waiting on all the other eight slackers to get their prissy asses here so we can get this coworker circus on the road.  I surmise that when we leave, we won’t get past the city limits when someone is going to want us to stop so they can have a bathroom break, ugh kill me now! I feel about as frustrated as Brad Pitt did regarding Leo DeCaprio in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (yes I saw it this weekend, so worth it) right now.  I’m reading the email sent by our director on what time we “all” should be here, you know to make sure I wasn’t the one that misread the instructions about the time.  Nope it says “No later than 7:15” and the bitch (our director) is not here yet!!

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But another coworker just got here and she said as I sat in the van, “Oh you’re here early, ha, ha, ha, you’re working? Wow talk about dedication” as she stares at me on my laptop and trying to make her way to the back seat with me, lucky for me I have my huge work bag and purse next to me, not moving my stuff so she could sit.  She just stared at me and I told her that it said 7:15 in our email and the bitch still argues with me.  “No, it said 8am” and pull up the email and show her (kind of annoyed) because she’s one of those that doesn’t read emails or email strings from the bottom to the current information.  That’s such a pet peeve of mine, but anyway she sees the email and says “Oh, I saw it said be here at 8……ha, ha, ha….”

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I give her the stare from hell and go back to writing my post.  She finally got the hint and sat in the first seat behind the driver’s side.  She’s unbelievably cheerful, even more than most and it gets on my nerves.  I’m waiting for one of my other coworkers to get here, see me in the back of the van and make the same stupid comment he always does…..”Oh so I see you’re isolating yourself from the rest of us (fake laughs wildly), you know being antisocial is bad for you.”

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Well, all the other slackers have finally begun to arrive so I’m going to sign off now, and will probably post updates when I have a chance.   But since I’m going to be gone for an entire week and a half………….I will probably not be in the greatest of moods.  So keep the torch going blogger friends, hope and pray that I don’t get taken to jail for smothering my hotel roommate in the middle of the night…….

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Until next time remember, chin up, solider on and watch your back!

The Huntress 915

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My life has been a lot like the movie Bridget Jones Diary (the Hispanic version) constant comedic struggles and life lessons learned by way of personal experience. I've survived divorce and online dating debacles, so tag along for the ride and lets laugh together.

42 thoughts on “Co-worker Road Trip, YAY…….NOT!

  1. I feel bad for laughing at the live-blogging of waiting for co-workers who didn’t understand the damn email, including the one who wrote the damn email in the first place, but that was hilarious. And I also feel your frustration.
    Flying around Texas would have been worth it to avoid that. I know for a fact that Texas has some really nice airports, which would have been a chance to give your coworkers to play the “go exploring and leave me alone” game.

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    1. Ohhh that’s a good game, I hadn’t thought of that but will suggest it tonight when one of them says “Hey lets all pick a place to go have dinner!” crap. I just had someone shout “Does anyone have a hot spot on their phone? I’m detecting a hot spot” of course it’s me, but I’m not saying anything because I renamed my phone hot spot “Private Hot Spot, Don’t Ask”……lol

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    1. That’s the only thing that keeps me from strangling the one coworker who keeps answering her kids calls, like constantly. AND the volume in her phone is all the way up and all of us in the van can hear her whiney daughter say “Why do you have go? You could have left your debit card” ugh. I wish I had that Darth Vader power of the Force, I would strangle that kid from here 😡.

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    1. Oh you poor, poor man. At least your not road-tripping it with eight other colleagues your ready to strangle. Especially when one of them suggested we sing 100 bottles of beer on the wall. I could so use 100 of those beers right about now. 🍺🍻🍺🍻

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      1. I may see you. Hey, only people from El Paso drive east to Lubbock, you know. The rest of the world has to drive west. And by the way, I was within 100 miles of you Saturday. I drove through Van Horn. Beautiful country.

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      2. Oh really? Yeas it is, I love sleepy little towns like that. Oh, did I forget to mention that our every move is on an itinerary for the next week? Our fearful leader decided it would be a great idea to conduct team building AFTER we’re done with our trainings everyday. I got my list in the van, right before we got here….I am beyond tired right now and in no mood to ever contemplate having to spend my “free” time team-building. Lol

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  2. How you survived is totally beyond me. You have my permission to lock yourself in an office alone and never come back out.

    I kid you not, they made me do the same thing for work two months ago and I nearly came unglued. White 12-passenger van, stuffed with me and my coworkers, driving through Virginia and Maryland for seven hours, mostly stuck in DC traffic. I did NOT do well with it at all. Had I not taken a tranquilizer, I would have had many, many panic attacks. Of course, naturally, I was the only one who didn’t think it was “fun”. Who are these people who think this sort of thing is fun?

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    1. Right? I tried to sleep, and yes I did take a Valium with me just in case. But every time I’d start to doze off, I’d feel the van start to slow. Why? Because some mofo decided they needed to stop for food, coffee or to walk.

      Sergio my coworker that’s driving (a real nice guy btw) would sense that I’d be annoyed. He asked me last night while we were at dinner (yes I had to go eat dinner with these freaking people) if I was motion sensitive? I said no, I’m just very keenly aware of stupidity. He started laughing and said “I thought you’d say something like that, your a hoot!”

      So now I’m a hoot, a hoot with a bad attitude and a mini bar at the hotel, it’s a fucking riot!

      I’m on a campus that just loves to drape the statue they have of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds in red crepe paper. Which makes it look creepy as hell especially in red crepe paper……kill me now…

      I think I’ll take that Valium sometime this week.

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      1. When we finally got back to our hotel, I made a beeline for my room and didn’t come back out until the next day, all of my coworkers yelling after me, “But don’t you want to go have drinks with us at the bar?!!” NO. NO, I DO NOT. I have been stuck in a van all day with you people and had my last three meals with you and I am tired of you. Aren’t you tired of me?!!

        That’s the thing I really don’t get. It seems like they all like being stuck with each other for hours and days on end. Totally bizarre.

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  3. This is why I like traveling to East Asia for work. I can be on a crowded bus, train, plane, and nobody will speak to me.

    “Kids, don’t make eye-contact with the giant American man!”

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  4. This would be a nightmare for me too. I was reading this and thinking for the first while that maybe you were going to say you were in the wrong van because no one else had shown up, but then it turned out that your co-workers are just dumb. Lol.

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    1. Yes, dumb and never on time, it’s so annoying. I’m still here and we opted to have the training sessions we were suppose to have on Mon & Tues, yesterday and today. The other people from other campuses agreed with us so the software people were out voted. Which they didn’t like too much but all of us are tired and this training trip was poorly planned. I mean why would you have people stay over a weekend into another week for two days training? It’s ridiculous, I’m tired not to mention crankier than I already am and bored to death of this training.

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