Tuesday, December 22, 2009

And Then the REAL Dani Came Out

I have been at the new office for just over 6 months now. I may not have told you I got a new job, but I did shortly after I had my gallbladder removed. I love the new office and the people I work with, which is always a plus. I do miss some of the people that I used to work with, but we try to stay in touch.

Anyway, as those of you that have had more than one job know, when you start at a new place you tend to be quieter, more reserved at first. The same is true of me. Although right now I know some people reading this are probably screaming "LIAR" at the screen. I said MORE reserved, not totally reserved. Later, though, at some point, you feel comfortable enough and the real you comes out. That happened to me with my new colleagues just the other day.

I went to lunch with three other female attorneys. There was a wait and we had to give our to the host who said it would be a 10-15 minute wait. Then a party of 3 came in and gave their name. Then a part of 2 came in and the host SAT THEM AT A TABLE FOR FOUR. So I started to get a wee bit irritated. Then the host took 4 menus and put them at a table of four without taking anyone there. I looked at a woman in the party of 3 and said "is he seating invisible people now?" She just shrugged while also looking perplexed. The host then came over and SAT THE PARTY OF 3 that came in after us. I truly thought my head was going to explode! The minute he came near me, I lunged toward him with my finger out and growled "I ASSUME we will be seated now." My coworkers were shocked and amazed. The host? Not so much. Do you know what he said?

"I already have a table for you."

Um, where would that be exactly or do we have to psychically find it I wonder? He then points at the table where he put the menus. Now how in the heck were we supposed to know that we were to sit there when the HOST did not seat us? A woman from my office asked "are you going to walk us there" at which point I muttered "apparently NOT" and led the way to the table.

That, my friends, is the real Dani.* She's back. She's bitchy. And she's been storing pent up rage and incredulous disdain for MONTHS.

Watch out.

*Actually, it is Stage 1 Real Dani. Stage 2 would probably have involved another head explosion after the host pointed to "our table" and perhaps some cursing. Okay. Definitely some cursing. Stage 2 has not yet been revealed.

8 important things being said:

Debbie said...

Ooh, good for you! Something needed to be said! Gotta love people who think you have ESP or something.

Living Dees Life said...

i woulda slapped him or said something long before then like when he seated the 2 people at the 4 seater...

my coworkers are just starting to see the real me since my boss was terminated. i feel so free now and like i'm not a cowering puppy. my new boss is wonderful and i'm so much happier! altho i do complain (on my blog) about the extra workload! lol

j'lynn said...

Oh...they better watch out! I remember the Real Dani, Stage 2!! ;) But I loved her!! hehe They will too...once they get used to her. LOL

Andhari said...

I like real Dani. You have some serious spice! haha.

phishez said...

That, my friends, is the real Dani.* She's back. She's bitchy. And she's been storing pent up rage and incredulous disdain for MONTHS

Eeeehhhxellent. Blog fodder!!!!

*~Dani~* said...

Debbie - I am so the person that says something when something needs to be said.

Blaez - I leave violence as a last resort, but I am not above finger pointing. Congrats on losing the loser boss! That is definitely freeing.

jlynn - he he! You do know her well.

Andhari - Serious Spice! Ha! Glad I am not vanilla ;)

phishez - I need to have my phone with my at all times to get all of the fodder captured for your entertainment purposes.

Your most awesomest cousin said...

ummmm - that is not the REAL DANI...The real Dani would have used many curse words in a beautiful rant while people watched in envious awe. The real Dani is an art form to behold and sometime hold back!

*~Dani~* said...

YMAC - Did you plan for that to be your acronym? If not, claim it. Way too clever. Anyhow, you know me well ;)

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