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I Was Nearly Murdered with a Printing Error Today...(w/pics!)

Friday, August 26, 2011

So the most unfortunate thing happened today...

I work at a public access television station, and whenever somone submits content for airing there is a form they must fill out. The form is a legal document insuring that the producer takes all responsibility for the content, and releases the station from said responsibility (in case of slander, copy right infringement, etc.). I process anywhere from 2-30 of these forms in a day, and pile them neatly, face-down, in the outbox on the front corner of my desk for filing.

I was working right along this morning, paying only enough attention to do the job right, and trying to find a funny light to present what happened to me last night at the gym in. I'd processed about 25 or so forms today, and got up to take a restroom break. (Proof I've been drinking my water!)

Well when I came back into my office a few minutes later I noticed that the form I'd processed last had a rather large color image taking up most of the back of it. People often use scrap paper from their printers, as the form is only one sided, so I hadn't really paid much attention when placing it in my outbox.

However, upon re-entering my office I discovered that this image was, in fact, a HUGE print out of a screen shot of internet porn.



Rather GRAPHIC internet porn.

And had been sitting on my desk, in plain view from the hallway, for at least 10 minutes.

After my initial shock, I was pretty sure I was ACTUALLY going to die laughing.



Now I feel like I got an ab work out from all of the laughter, and what happened to me doesn't seem embarrassing at ALL compared to what this poor guy is going to have to face when he gets the e-mail, on the account he shares with his wife (the only e-mail I have for him), which explains that I will need a new form as the "rather large, offensive pornographic images on the back of the one submitted make it unsuitable for our records."

Also that he'll need to retrieve the previous one from my boss's office.

But, because I did post about it in my feed and I'm sure you're curious what DID happen last night, though it seems pretty boring now, I'll explain...

After I swim I LOVE sitting in the hot tub, it's outdoors, I'm all tired, and it's a pretty social little scene in there in the evenings.

There's this one older eastern european gentlemen who pretty much can't shut up about how great he is, and talks constantly about himself.

Mostly I find it pretty entertaining.

Well last night, in a very FULL hot tub, he was talking about all the things he 'beats' younger men at. Weight lifting, arm wrestling, ping pong.

"Ping pong?" I asked, sure that was a joke.

"Yes, ping pong."

"Oh, I'm terrible at ping pong."

"That's because you're a large plus size girl and can't move around the table quickly enough."

******crickets*****

A few people scramble out of the hot tub to begin their swims

"Actually, it's because I have terrible hand-eye coordination, but thanks for that."

"No really, you have to really be able to get down and move around the table quickly for ping pong."


Obviously, the man was totally oblivious to the fact that what he said was offensive. There was a big group of people in there, so I didn't want to add to my embarrassment by arguing with the stupid guy or pointing out that it was rude of him to say.

Especially since at a size 14 I am NOT PLUS SIZE, thank you very much.

So I sat in the hot tub for a few more minutes pretending to be okay, and then left.

I made it all the way through going back to the locker room, changing, and then out to my car before I cried.

And of course of all of the nights to forget a sweatshirt to wear over my tank top and sweatpants I go home in it had to be last night, so I felt even fatter and more exposed.

It was pretty miserable. Not so much that the guy said it, but that it got to me so much!

But doesn't all that just seem minor compared to the weekend that producer has got to be in for when his wife sees that e-mail about the porn?
Not to mention the fact that he has to interact with me on a regular basis knowing I saw it and had to write him the e-mail in the first place...

Really puts it all into perspective....

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BMORGANSON 8/28/2011 4:58PM

    Find a punching bag and pretend it's Mr. Ping Pong guy. He's just an ignorant jerk that's self-absorbed and clueless. You've taken amazing strides and made great progress that nothing can take away.

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KELLEEH 8/28/2011 12:35PM

    Story #1 makes me laugh so hard!

Story #2 makes me want to find that jerk and punch him! I'm not a violent person in real life, but boy, that guy is a jerk. It's too bad that you felt bad. I've had similar comments made to me over the years, and they sting! Even though they never come from people whose opinion I care about anyway!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 8/27/2011 3:27PM

    I would wish upon this old fart a couple of rounds with either a sumo or one of the super-heavyweight wrestlers. Let's see if he'd still automatically diss the ability of plus sized athletes.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 8/26/2011 10:26PM

    I agree - what an Azzhole. Some people, especially older people, I think, do not always realize when they are being offensive. I am not making excuses, I'm just saying. They're either oblivious, dumb, or secretly evil. Or all three.
I can't tell you how many times my brother was called "chubby" or "husky" when he had just a bit of baby fat. That really F'ed with his head, I think.
I had a younger guy say something like that to me once, and we started arguing about WHAT plus size is, and he is like "oh i KNOW a plus size model" (sure he does)... "and plus size is anything over size 8" really? ... men, especially, are just so dumb
thus evidenced by porno legal document dude! ugh!! so funny!!
Hope you have a great weekend lulu!
(ps I personally think size 14 where we're both at currently SUCKS because we're not really plus size but we're also not quite back down in the "regular" sizes... at least I'm not. I've been finding it difficult to shop.)


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TRIXIEBLUE 8/26/2011 8:38PM

    LULU

Girl we are SO proud of you and as for that old man, sounds to me like he is over compensating for a large deficiency if you know what I mean. LOL, LOL, LOL, on the pornography thing. I think I would have been laughing just like you if it had been me but I never get to have that much fun at work.

Anyway, your the best and don't let that old coot get you down!

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JONICACALDWELL 8/26/2011 8:28PM

    Porn AND and A$$hole. Fun blog!I would have cried too. emoticon

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WHIRLEDTRAVELER 8/26/2011 7:33PM

    Oh. my.

******crickets *******

Isn't it kind of pathetic that this man takes PING PONG that seriously? Who does he think he is -- Forest Gump? I think you should have kicked him in the but-tocks on the way out of the hot tub.

I'm sorry he hurt your feelings. I can understand why you cried. People saying things like that hurt me, also. I even blogged about it recently. You showed incredible restraint not being rude in return. But maybe you have a little body dysmorphia going on. Your mental image of yourself hasn't caught up to your fabulous physical reality! I hope you can shake it off and let it go. Look at all the progress you've made -- not everyone can do what you've done. And no one -- NO ONE -- not even crabby old farts your parents taught you to respect because they have been around longer than you (what kind of reason is that for requiring respect?) have the right to steal your victory from you.

That porno story is hilarious. Oh my -- wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall as he is explaining THAT to his wife?!?

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SKIRNIR 8/26/2011 7:12PM

    Wow, what an interesting couple of days. I have to admit, I am a bit of a stick my foot in my mouth person, but that puts me to shame.

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SYZYGY922 8/26/2011 5:52PM

    Okay, the porn story is hilarious. I guffawed and scared my cat.

I'm sorry the man said that to you. I can't even imagine what made him think that's okay. And yeah, size 14 isn't "plus-size." And what the hell does size have to do with ping-pong? What a jackass.

I think anyone who witnessed this event knows that he's just a self-conscious little man who wants to build himself up. That's evident in his bragging and in his trying to put you down. I would have cried, too.

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BETTERJULIA 8/26/2011 5:44PM

    Ass hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon KICK! emoticon PUNCH! emoticon strategic roll emoticon NUT KICK!
Seriously you should have showed him how fast you could move as a previously plus sized girl because he just a totally sad excuse of a person.

But I probably would have done the same thing honestly. So emoticon

That porn story is great too!

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AJHALL11281 8/26/2011 5:39PM

    oh my land that is too funny!!! I feel sorry for that guy when he gets home lol

as for the gentleman in the hot tub, I am sorry he said that to you. It was not right at all. ((HUGS))

p.s. I LOVE your lil drawings on your blogs too cute :)

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