Saturday, June 20, 2009

Looking for a job....

...for G-Man...

The kid has no clue...

I tried to help him get one yesterday, but that did not go too well.


It started yesterday morning as I am trying to get into work - literally. I have my overloaded computer bag in one hand, purse and umbrella in the other, trying to swipe my employee access card and turn the door handle before the access goes red and I get totally drenched, when my purse starts ringing.

Me (thinking it is my boss wondering where the hell I am): Hello.
G-Man: Hey, where are you.
Me: Take 3 guesses.
G-Man: You at work?
Me: Trying to get there.
G-Man: Well the bank screwed me over again. I put that money in you gave me yesterday to cover late fees and it says I am negative again!!!
Me: Go to the bank and get it figured out.
G-Man: But I was positive yesterday when I put in that money...
Me: Just go to the bank and get it straightened out ...
G-Man: Can I ....
Me: Do not even ask me for more money ...
G-Man: Geez Mom, you act like this is my fault...
Me: Just go take care of it...

Lucky for him I was in the office ... or maybe lucky for me, because if I said what was on my mind I would be looking for a job now, too.


When I got home, he smugly told me that he went to the bank and took care of it...talked the guy into dropping some of the fees...must be nice.

He then started rambling about something and quite honestly, I am not sure what happened after that...I just let loose (as I do at times).

I guess he was just having too much fun after having borrowed $200 from me to pay late fees because he did not have any money in his account to begin with...and I am still waiting for car insurance and phone money from him this month...hoping and praying that I have not taken anything out of my account that I forgot to mark down...otherwise I will be seeing some late fees, too.


And then his report card showed up on the table and we have two totally different opinions about what he can and cannot do in the classroom...


Lucky for both of us it is Father's Day Weekend...because we are definitely in need of a little time apart...

8 comments:

Winky Twinky said...

LOL..... hope you don't think the insanity ends when they reach 18.. or 28 for that matter!!!! Good luck with all that...though you're still in better shape than I am... Hope it gets better!!!!

Phillipia said...

Thanks - I need all the help I can get:)

Peruby said...

I'm living it too! Mine just graduated high school and cannot find work.

I'm trying to remember me at 18. My older sister stepped in and found a job for me. I was clueless.

Car payments, insurance, car repair bills, gas money. Yeah. I want to scream.

I'd tell her to keep her ass at home but honestly I like the solitude I get when she goes out.

Phillipia said...

Come to think of it I had no clue at 18 either. But then I did not have nearly as many self-induced expenses either - I was clueless there as well. I was happy with a good library book:)

Larew said...

It's amazing... Vlad is 21 now and he STILL calls me at work almost every day when he's home from college. Just wanting to know what I'm doing and how soon I'll be home to feed him! Lucky for me he's working full time this summer to refurbish his bank account!

Phillipia said...

Kids...gotta love em:)

Deb said...

Wanna feel better? Here ya go: My 22-year-old son just graduated with a BA in journalism. He is now working on-call at the Smoothie Shack. $40,000/yr education and he's blending bananas and OJ for the tourists. So far he's worked ONE day...the one sunny day we've had in June. I sent him to college to make him smart, but he stands in the kitchen and asks me, "What should I eat?"

Did that help?

Phillipia said...

Ouch - thanks Deb. I do feel better - for me. i hope things get better for you soon...