So I have a new part-time job. Lucky, lucky me. I am now cleaning my office once a week. Seriously, I'm not complaining because the extra money has most definitely been a blessing and I know that I am lucky to have any job right now.
Part of the reason I took the job was because Frank had been out of work for so long. When the opportunity presented itself, I grabbed it. I told Frank, however, that he needed to help.
He was really not as, shall we say, appreciative of the opportunity and has come along and helped me...kicking and screaming and grumbling and griping the whole way.
For the most part I can deal with his nonsense and just let it go. But Friday night when I was trying to get the cleaning done (we normally do it on a Saturday) because I was going on my retreat and did not want to have to come in on the weekend, and so he met me there at five with a MAJOR attitude going on. Let's just call it "Bitch Factor". He brought Michael with him and if everyone just did what they were supposed to, it would have been done in 90 minutes.
Well, Friday's are a completely different beast because there were still people in the office and this equaled (in his brain) a MAJOR problem. I guess pride-wise, he did not want anyone to witness his doing the office cleaning and although every single person there was super friendly and polite to him, he was just in a mood.
After about an hour I was like "What is your deal?" and yes, I was snippy. He went in to the whole schpeel about how he doesn't want to do this, he hates the whole cleaning gig, blah, blah, blah, and tops it with "And I worked all day". So I reminded him that so had I.
He looked around the office and was like "Yeh, that chair looks like it's real uncomfortable to sit in while in this nice air conditioned office". Suddenly he's acting like he climbs mountains in the arctic or in the jungle somewhere. That was it. The gloves came off and I "reminded" him that I would not have had to TAKE the damn job if HE had gotten off his butt ONCE during the last six months and put in a REAL effort in to finding a job. I "mentioned" that this cleaning gig will help us to have Christmas this year.
And yes, those quotation marks do signify sarcasm.
I was so annoyed with him that I almost beat him to death with my Swifter!!