Strange but funny.. Ahhhh Mondays.
I don’t understand the company that I work for. They cut off all of the overtime- (Which I’m not complaining) then complain that shit isn’t getting done so they hire a butt load of new people. one of those Newbies is this snot nosed- mouthy little prick named Craig. Eighteen years old, knows everything, won’t listen to anybody to save his own life. problem is- today was only his fourth day with the company and he’s already burnt more bridges with people than a wildfire. The latest person to get stuck trying to train this obnoxious little jerk is my friend Anthony. Try as he might to get him to listen, everything that he tried to teach him, all he was getting was a lot of back talk and a bunch of “I know a better way to do that!” Lunch time rolled around, and Anthony and I sat together just shooting the breeze about nothing in particular when the newbie showed up and sat down a little ways from us. Without missing a beat I looked straight faced across the table at Anthony and raising my voice just loud enough for the Newb to hear me I told him,
"My uncle owns a plot of land way out in the middle of the desert if we hide his body there nobody would ever find it."
I thought Anthony was going to choke on his lunch, I think the newb took the hint because he gave me a funny look and got up to go outside. I didn’t think anymore of it assuming that everyone involved knew that I was joking. We finished our shift and just before I left to come home Anthony called me to the side smiling from ear to ear. he said after lunch the kid kept his mouth shut and started to listen to him a little more and quickly became a very well behaved newb. It occurred to me that either he can’t take a joke or he didn’t get it that I was joking or he heard me and took me completely serious, in which case he would have to be the most gullible person working there. Strange Monday. Strange but kind of funny.