Monday, August 22, 2005


11:45 a.m.

Just got call number 19.

It's not even noon.


I think maybe this is her way of trying to get my job by calling me to death.


Slyeyes said...

You do realize that you jinxed yourself when you said she seemed to be pretty much on the ball.

Hang in there! Can you pass her off to Sugar?

kitty said...

Minnie sounds like a prepubescent girl.

Maybe she really is =:O

Higgy said...

Did Minnie have any experience before this job? What was she, a coffee test-subject? Tell her to grow a spine already!

Then again, at least she's not Hummer!

insomniac said...

"Fred, that lady in that car is back again. And she's always on the phone!"

"Maybe her car broke down. I'll go see if she needs help."

Kafaleni said...

Polly.. maybe she should get your job. And you should get the ME's job. After the 19th call in less than 6 hours, Stinky Jimmy will realise what a saint you were to put up with her. I, personally, would have driven to wherever she is and shot her by now, just to put the world out of its misery.

Tamara said...

Still not as bad as Hummer!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I know what you mean about people afraid to make a decision. When I was in charge of our USAF squadron's vehicles we had this reservist who would come in and say, "Could you verify my dipstick readings?"

I heard you're going to be at Bouchercon. That's great. I want to meet you and thank you for the great blog.

lUIS said...

wow, just finished reading your blog archives from the beginning. Polly, you have an amazing way with words that always touchs the heart. Plus, your funny in the cutest ways. I think I might have a crush on you. Anyway, thanks for all the great slices of your life

Jeff Meyerson said...

"Polly, I have to pee. Can I?"

"No Minnie, hold it until the end of your shift."

Marie said...

I had a bad feeling about this woman from the moment I read that her name is Minnie.
((((Polly)))) Hang in there. Eat some ice cream and have a MOATarita and you'll be fine.

JD Rhoades said...

heh! Training new employees..I've been there...although I must say, it hasn't been this bad. Close, but not this bad.

punky said...

When you speak to her ... speak in rhyme. And start every sentence with like.

Like, I wish I could help you
Like, Cause we all know you're new
Like, I know how hard it can be
Like, to have to ask if you can go pee
Like, perhaps you could try stepping up to the plate
Like, instead of calling me at hours too late
Like, and then leave me the heck alone
Like, and act like a woman who's already grown
Like, and maybe use your prepubescent head
Like, before you call and get my ass out of bed.

So and and so forth ... maybe throw in a haiku once in a while ... see how quickly you can drive her to drink. It could be, like, a game, like. :-)

kibby F5 said...

"Fred, that lady in that car is STILL here. And on the phone again!"

"Well, she said her car was fine and IF I had any questions I should call the cops. But every time I call them their line is busy."

Polly P.I. said...


Welcome to the blog! :-) Nice to hear from you. Glad to flush you out of blurkdom.