A brief review of last week
I got my taxes done!
No, that’s not quite correct. I got most of my taxes done. I always forget the one last one that I have to do strictly online and with a separate company than the rest.
But I got the rest of my taxes done! I owe the State and am getting something back from the Feds. This is usual, and nothing is particularly out of the ordinary, except for how easy things were this year.
I love easy taxes.
I watched a couple new movies! First, “Crazy Rich Asians”. Loved it, I must read all the books, I have to know what happens. Finger’s crossed that my local library has (or can get) all the books. It’d be nicer if they could get the ebooks or audiobooks on Overdrive, but I’m not sure how to make that happen.
I also watched “Close”, a Netflix original. I don’t know why I thought I’d like it in the first place, but I think it had to do with the lead actress who has also been in “What Happened to Monday” (another Netflix original I’d recommend), “Prometheus”, and a few other films I’m sure you’ll know but I haven’t seen so I’m not recommending. Close was good, and I enjoyed it.
And I watched “The Unicorn Store”. I really enjoyed the silliness of this one, the absurdity, the Joan Cusak and Bradley Whitford and Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson of this one. I loved the characters and how they grew and how free Brie’s character was.
I know there are two more good movies coming out on Netflix at some point this weekend, but I don’t remember what they are, not even a little bit. I saw the previews and added them to my list so when they are available they’ll be there for me, but I can’t recall if there were two coming out on the 4th or the 10th.
I guess I’ll find out next weekend.
I’ll skip the events of Friday, Thursday, and Wednesday, because they sucked. Tuesday wasn’t bad, except…
I got an email at work from a vendor with an overdue invoice. This is a company I regularly order from for the office, except for that one time 10 years ago when I ordered for myself. So imagine my surprise when the invoice was addressed to me, personally.
I emailed back and asked them to change the Bill-to and invoice my coworker with the office address, as usual.
The company emailed back and said, sure, thanks, but in the future, can I please let them know when I’m placing an order on behalf of “them” (which I can only imagine means my company).
I emailed back and said that no, I have only placed one personal order in the past 10 years. I will let them know if I’m placing an order for my personal use, but they should assume I’m ordering from the company if I’m using my work email address to place the order.
I was irritated for most of the rest of the day. It was the snarky tone, as if I’d done something out of the ordinary to cause this mistake when in fact it was an accident by a new employee on their end. Later in the week when my coworker had to pick something up at that business, the representative I’d been emailing back and forth with said, “Nicki’s not mad, is she?”
My coworker lied to make the guy feel better and said no, she’s fine.
Nicki was, in fact, mad. Irritated, as previously mentioned. Riled up. Bristly.
And that was my week! It was busy. Computer issues and disappearing print drivers, and a large workload, and stress. This week may or may not be better. I’m kind of thinking it will be slightly better, but no lessening in workload or irritants related to the sheer amount of work that needs to be done right now.