SoccerDad- “Hey, I think the printer’s f&$%ed up….”
This is me trying to put my log back together. Normally, it stacks neatly right off the printer. We may or may not have loaded the paper in the wrong direction. So concluded my first job. I felt like a rock star. I am mastering my craft! I am far from mastery.
You may have noticed the beanie I am sporting in this photo. Edwin (the Canadian) calls it a “touk”. “That’s not a real word, you hoser. Take off!” I replied. Hoser is Canadian for some sort of insult. Take off is Canadian for eff off, or get out of town! Anyway, I am rocking hats fairly regularly now. I also enjoy headbands. My hair is finally long enough to wear the sweet beaded flower one 🙂
More reasons to love my co workers: Yesterday, while processing and finalizing my job (called “playback”), Albert came in to the playback room, still in his onsey, covered in grease and dirt, holding a cup covered with a glove. “Hey guys, look at this tarantula!” I took a photo, but apparently also deleted it off my phone 😦 Everyone in our group loves looking at cool bugs, and will not let anyone else miss out on seeing critters. It’s almost an unspoken code. This sometimes means pausing work to look at a scorpion on the side walk. It means going “critter hunting” after work in the area around the apartments, where armadillos have been spotted. It also means forgoing your duties to run in and show your buddies a tarantula. No one kills spiders or bugs, they just guide them outside. These are my kind of people.
This post’s quotes section requires a header. All the following quotes were said in public, in family oriented establishments. I feel it is necessary to also apologize to my mother for the vulgarity in the quotes. But I laughed my bottom off. After alerting the co workers of the children in the area.
“I hate riding on bumpy roads now because I can feel my ass jiggle.”
“There’s such a mix of smells going on in here. I feel like vomiting. There’s Albert’s dip. This stuff smells like mothballs. And we smell like booze and fart.”
“Oh no! Someone took a shit in the washing machine again!”
We went to an antique store today. I would not normally post pictures of people like this. However, a store employee requested a photo of this guy and posted it on the store’s Facebook. This guy is an open holer.
I would now like to test out writing about more technical stuff. Please feel free to provide feedback regarding your interest level. I will spare you too many explanations and get to the punchline.
To properly log a job, we have to input tool serial numbers into the software. Certain tools have calibration coefficients which must be loaded off a giant server. If you do not put in the correct serial numbers, or pull the wrong calibration coefficients, the software is EXTREMELY fussy and the tool will not read data correctly, causing massive delays. This can and did cause HOURS of delay for Okankwo’s job. Edwin read the wrong number off a tool and we spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what was wrong with the tool. Luckily, we were still able to go home at the end of the day and it did not get anyone out of schedule. After discovering the mistake, Edwin confessed his unintentional sabotage of the job. I laughed hysterically and could not look at Edwin for a while without busting up about it. Okankwo was less amused. Everyone teases Edwin about it. He is a good sport and even participates in the jokes. Okankwo was complaining that calling home to Chad is very expensive. Okankwo then went in to playback. While I was doing my job, Tommy, Edwin and I were discussing ways Okankwo could communicate home.
Edwin:”I suggested he write a post card.”
Tommy:”Yeah, and he shook his head and said. ‘mail is too sloooow.’ Okankwo is not a fan of the mail system.”
Edwin:”But you know how to really get Okankow’s goat?”
Tommy and me: ” How?”
Edwin: “Give him the wrong serial numbers!”