Thursday, March 26, 2009

When the boss is in town....

Richard's bosses are in town. I hate it when that happens. It means that Richard is away for lunch and dinner and we only get to meet up in the mornings before he leaves for work.

From the little I hear, the mornings at work are full of talk about how the doom and gloom of the current world economy is going to impact the business.

Yet, each night is filled with expensive dinners, more expensive karaoke sessions (with accompanying girls) and then 1am forays into the local discos. I find it odd to use the word 'disco' but thats what they call it here.

The bosses are in town with some suppliers. So, they don't need to pay a cent. In fact, they take full advantage of the fact that somebody else is obliged to pick up the bill for everything. Food, girls, multiple bottles of whisky per night....I'm sure all this is eventually billed back to the bosses through expensive spare parts!

I don't care. I'm just ranting. I know Richard doesn't care for any of this either but he's obligated to join in. Supposedly he hates their visits as much as I do (I wonder...)

His bosses are both in their 40s. Both with several kids at home. They behave as if they have been let out of prison! I usually refrain from commenting on people's body size but Richard's boss is one extremely rotund person with a matching bowl haircut. So imagine the middle aged, rotund man with bangs, prancing into the disco after midnight. He makes it sound as if his home life is so horrible that he mustn't waste a single second asleep when he is on business trips (which is something like 2 out of every 4 weeks). Sleeping can be done at home.

OK then, its time to make dinner for one and a half.

9 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

That doesn't sound like much fun for you.
The description of your DH's boss is quite funny. Poor Guy probably thinks he is "hot" ...

funny ... my word verification is whing

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Girl, I've been there and done that and totally feel for ya!

That boss sounds like a real 'winner'! :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What an awful boss.

Mike said...

When Bilbo and I come over to visit you were coming when Richard's bosses are in town.

NO NO ... We'll keep YOU company! REALLY! Trust us.

Bilbo said...

Many years ago when we lived in Berlin, all the bosses (and most of our friends) wanted to visit. The bosses and friends all wanted to sample the famous Berlin nightlife, which was fine...except that THEY didn't have to be in the office the next day! And the bosses always expected me to be able to set up all sorts of tours and things for them. I understand your frustration, and I doubt Richard enjoys it all that much, either. I'll talk to Mike about setting up that trip to visit you...

vw: wralsest - the characteristic of being the most wrals.

Amanda said...

Trish - Yes I'm sure he thinks he's hot. Plus there are all those 'escort girls' about the place to make him feel hotter!

Mamageek - He definitely talks like he's the 'winner' ALWAYS.

JLP - I'm just glad I'm not the one reporting to him.

Mike - At least Richard will already be familiar with all the 'good' karaoke bars if you and Bilbo come here.

Bilb0 - Yup. Richard's coming and home at 2 and 3am and expected to be in the office at 8am.

Nap Warden said...

Blech...that is no fun:(

Brian O said...

The word for men in their 40s prancing into Discos with young girls in their arms is "Lao Ti Ko". :)

egan said...

What does "girls" mean in this context of going to discos and girls?