Sunday, January 20, 2019

Who Needs A Catchy Title: a P-Town Post

This blog would never stoop to puns and word play. I don't have it in me. It would require effort on my part. Dang. I'm lazy. So lazy that I quit my job Friday, three days early. I still gave a full two weeks notice with Feb 1 as my last day.  I plan to spend the next couple of weeks with my feet propped on the desk, nail file in hand.

True story: A new hire with previous experience joined my group the week before Christmas. We had a team meeting to discuss what her responsibilities would entail. Right there in front of her co-workers and our manager, she actually said - and I quote: that's not convenient for me.  Pin drop. WHO DOES THIS?  Manager smiles and keeps talking. How does this go without a comment of some sort? Not even  'we can talk about this later'?  Well...working with you is not convenient for me. Three different team members at three different times have told her to remove the staples before running a copy. Her document kept jamming. Really? Just what is it she has experience doing?

I'm leaving gracefully, on my terms with a little help from Cubbie man, P-Town Tom.


The good Mr. Olson has always kept me stocked with my birthdate-mate Mark and the forever young Sandberg. Ryne is no help here however, in action as I sit pondering my upcoming unemployment. Such a showy second baseman. A tux Ryno? Who you tryin' to impress?



Tom picked up these shiners from a local fire sale. Bragging of his limited availability, Altuve says he's numbered out of 99.  Be humble, little man.  



P-town packages include a nicely written note on a page from a HOF daily calendar. I've wanted one of these for a couple years but wouldn't you know I'd find out about them just when they're no longer in print. Supplementing the note are the team of 61 Post Yost and Burnside. Never heard of this Ty Cobb fellow. 



I'm not sure why I ever began collecting backstops in gear, dressed in their Sunday best. Looking over their cards, I'm severely overcome with the need to nap. Exhausting. Go get that ball guys . I'll just watch from here.








This is just too much. Back in the binder boys. Enough exercise for one day! 


Tom, thanks for these fanatic catcher additions. I'm topped with backstops 1980 and later.  The boys on 92 Score made the design pop. I had to seek out a complete set. 

Keep sending those positive vibes my way! I'm soon without a job, no health insurance. I've been applying around the web. Perhaps I'd improve my chances by taking 'lazy' off the resume. That would require some effort on my part so, nah.

15 comments:

  1. Many-a-day I've felt like giving notice and switching things. Good on you for having the guts to do it! And, best of luck landing something that makes you happy!

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    1. i'm gonna need the luck! thank you! I'll likely work another 5-8 years so would much prefer to be happy!

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  2. Ugh. Hearing that story about your co-worker just pissed me off. I hope your manager pulled her aside behind closed doors and talked to her... otherwise he/she is just enabling her. What's the saying? You gotta nip it in the bud?

    Good luck with the job hunt! Hope you find something that is convenient for you (insert wink)... but more importantly... it's something you enjoy.

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    1. P.S. I'm not a big fan of the 1992 Score design... but some of those action shots are fantastic!

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    2. 92 Score grew on me. I spend too much time adoring junk wax. ;) Hard to know what's going on with my manager and the new hire. I and the other group members tend to think they're related. They are much too chummy!

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  3. Quite brave to quit before the next job is secured...good luck to you!

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    1. brave or idiotic - remains to be seen! thanks much!

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  4. "Just what is it she has experience doing?" Uh... you're trying to keep this blog family friendly, right? I think I already know the answer to that, so I'll just keep moving along :)

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    1. She's a gem. "Do I have to place a supply order every week? Can't I just do it once a month and you all tell me what we're out of?" Uhm. No. She did work in a fancy make-up store. It shows too.

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  5. Nice additions to your collection! Don’t forget to drop the mic on the way out!

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    1. thanks! no mic drop but grinning ear-to-ear says a bit in itself. I was all too happy saying goodbye!

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  6. There is something about catchers in action or their gear in general. Plenty of great cards. Good post.

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