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It's Monday, man!

Planit

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This morning started with one of our police officers coming in and asking...

"If a guy wanted to park his vehicle on the street and put a sign on it saying that his wife is a cheating whore, do we allow this? Does he need a permit?"

We said that type of temporary sign is not allowed per code & we would not approve a permit. But it would take a minimum of 14 days for him to respond to a letter of violation. If he was parked more than 2 hours on the street, you could ticket him.

I did not go downtown today to see if the vehicle & sign were there, nor do I know (or want to) how the police responded.
 

kjel

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I detest the "spring forward". Bella did not go to sleep until 1am and therefore I was up way past my bedtime. No amount of caffeine has been sufficient and I really just want a nap.
 

Maister

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That one hour loss of sleep sucks, but pets and children certainly tend to amplify the exhaustion factor.
 

kms

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I worked an extra 90 minutes and slept for five hours last night. My eyes are burning and I’m tired. But what really gets me is that I think I’m the only person in the office who puts new toilet paper on the dispenser.
 

DVD

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I'm wasting time explaining to someone why all four buildings must have ADA access and why you can't get a vehicular access exception for new construction. But it costs so much! :cry:
 

Whose Yur Planner

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I detest the "spring forward". Bella did not go to sleep until 1am and therefore I was up way past my bedtime. No amount of caffeine has been sufficient and I really just want a nap.
Again, we had a long day of basically traveling. We were pooped anyway, then lost an hour to DST. DST doesn't normally bother but the combination ended up being a killer.
 

Maister

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So, I didn't manage to cut down any trees this past weekend. Guess I'll be extra busy next Sunday.
 

Planit

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Sore from several hours of yard work over the weekend. Advil gives some minor relief.
 

TOFB

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My crappier than usual Monday (don't get me started) was topped off by getting hit by some guy backing up at an intersection because his GPS told him to.
 

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My Monday highlights included not going to work during normal work hours and burning a larg-ish pile of small sticks and twigs that had accumulated over the last several months from my yard's trees.

The burning lasted about 10 minutes, was all consuming (the sticks that is) and gloriously fun.

Thanks for inquiring.
 

dandy_warhol

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It is a beautiful Monday!

Woke up. Took Itty Bitty to school. Pilates class. Went for a run. Back home to prep for dinner. Fresh avocado for lunch. Now I am wasting time before cleaning. Bleck! But THE SUN IS SHINING!!!!! THE WINDOWS ARE OPEN!!!!! IT FEELS LIKE SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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These muscle aches, sunburn, and near heat stroke are what I get for letting the weed-pulling go so long between takes. But the weatherman was spot-on and if I had waited to the evening, I would have gotten washed out.

If it just lasted a little longer, though.
 

Salmissra

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Survived the family-wants-to-see-the-new-house visits from both sides yesterday. Included brunch because my family wanted to celebrate our anniversary. Yesterday afternoon all I wanted to do was putter around my house, play with the dog, and have a relaxing dinner.

Dog decided she wanted attention and barfed on the couch. So my afternoon plans were for naught.

She's fine, but I think my spouse is thrilled that I'm working from home today, so that he "doesn't have to worry about the dog".
 

Faust_Motel

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Fiscal new years' day, everybody!

The office is just a wee bit too excited to go spend the whole equipment on niceties and I'm having to be the voice of reason.
 

kjel

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Oh yeah? Are you scheduled to work Friday? I am. :dd:
I took a vacation day. While I will be working 2.6 days due to early dismissal on Wednesday, I have 3 site visits, 1 off site meeting, and July vouchers to process in that time.
 

Maister

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Fiscal new years' day, everybody!

The office is just a wee bit too excited to go spend the whole equipment on niceties and I'm having to be the voice of reason.
What are you talking about? Personal golf carts, and the departmental virtual reality visor are essential to maintain a creative workspace and appeal to millennials in the modern workplace
 

Faust_Motel

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What are you talking about? Personal golf carts, and the departmental virtual reality visor are essential to maintain a creative workspace and appeal to millennials in the modern workplace
For the last time, you aren't effing curating a set of images. You're making a powerpoint. And regardless, you don't need an office panini press to do that.
 

Salmissra

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Another Monday working from home! I'm supposed to be working on my powerpoint for a meeting next week - about building codes. I'm having trouble concentrating, even with such riveting subject matter.

Good weekend overall. Saw the new Spiderman movie - enjoyed it.

It's going to be in the upper 90's today. Summer in Texas - where it gets hotter every day until you melt.
 

Maister

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Went to a drive-in movie on Saturday. Double feature: Spider Man/MIB International. We did not stay to see Men In Black.
 

DVD

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Looks like it'll be a busy Monday. Glad I don't have a counter shift today.
 

Bubba

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Memo for upper management - the "reply all" option in Outlook is a privilege, not a right. Please learn when its use is appropriate.
 

Faust_Motel

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Monday after a fractured week, down one on our staff (summer vacation) so I'll be pulling some design and development review duty. Knocking stuff off the "to do" list like nobody's business after feeling lethargic all last week- the heat gets to me and cooler temps and less humidity wake me right back up.
 

RandomPlanner

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Memo for upper management - the "reply all" option in Outlook is a privilege, not a right. Please learn when its use is appropriate.
About once a month or so, our Finance Department sends out an email to ALL STAFF asking about the few unknowns that came up on the credit card bills. Every month, without fail, one specific person hits "reply all" and answers "It's not my charge".

I hate that person.
 

Salmissra

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Not working from home today. Wish I was, simply because the weekend was . . . not good. I really just want to be at home in my pjs and pet my dog.

But I am feeling mildly productive, so far. I've responded to a few emails, gathered stuff for my meeting later, and confirmed availability with the intern re: a meeting tomorrow. I may call it early and make up time later.
 

Planit

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Mrs. P is in HR & went in early this morning (6:00 am) for a fire drill. She has to be there @ 7:00 pm for the same thing for 2nd shift and then go back at midnight for 3rd shift to do the same. She is not thrilled about today (& being a Monday too).
 

Faust_Motel

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Applicant whining about the "overwhelming bureaucracy" of things they need to do to file a pretty simple permit: has now shot their own foot off by firing their consultant who had the submitter package 99% ready to go.

"Well, don't you have a copy of that?"

Nope- go crawl back to your consultant and beg for the use of their intellectual property. This is not my problem.


/salty
 

luckless pedestrian

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Applicant whining about the "overwhelming bureaucracy" of things they need to do to file a pretty simple permit: has now shot their own foot off by firing their consultant who had the submitter package 99% ready to go.

"Well, don't you have a copy of that?"

Nope- go crawl back to your consultant and beg for the use of their intellectual property. This is not my problem.


/salty

If it's a public document, though, how can you withhold it?

Today has been okay - got a couple of compliments from the boss today so that makes me happy [needy, yeah, I know]
 

Faust_Motel

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If it's a public document, though, how can you withhold it?

Today has been okay - got a couple of compliments from the boss today so that makes me happy [needy, yeah, I know]
If I had it, I couldn't/ wouldn't withhold it. But the consultant this chucklehead just fired only showed our staff a copy of what they were planning to submit. They had given us some sort of dropbox account that our one-time login to has now expired.
 

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Did a down-and-back to south Georgia yesterday for a funeral, and then still somehow managed to drag myself into the office this morning. Feels like there is not enough coffee in the world...

We're having a special called council meeting this morning @ 10:00 am.
Yikes.
 

DVD

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We're having a special called council meeting this morning @ 10:00 am.
Those are never good.

My computer keeps trying to download some anti virus protection crap and then rejects it because IT doesn't let our computers do much. Then it just tries again. PITA.
 

Planit

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We're having a special called council meeting this morning @ 10:00 am.

It was for a good thing. We were able to fix the unfixable but had to be on a very limited timeline, hence the special meeting.
 

Faust_Motel

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Quiet here after a heatwave weekend where nobody got very good sleep until it broke last night.

Our local sovereign citizen lost his court case for trespassing on his neighbor's land so that's something. His argument about a prior case setting his property boundaries being invalid (thus allowing him to trespass) bordered on the "there's fringe on the flag" defense.
 

DVD

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I am so glad to be out of Kansas and not have to hear about the fringe on our flag or the "traveler" excuse that just makes me recall Gozer the Gozarian for some reason.

Favorite "travelers" praying away the cops video. You can fast forward a lot of it until the guns come out. Happened in my old county.

 

AG74683

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I have a Planning Board meeting tonight. It will probably be long, at at least one of the rezonings will have an upset neighbor involved.
 

kms

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I lead a drama free life. Except for this morning, thanks to an abrasive complainant trying to give me a guilt trip and a developer trying to get around some things.
 
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