Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Integrity, Volleyball wins and M&M's

Yesterday, I came to find out that the "help" that my office mate provided two weeks before Christmas which sent me into an emotional tailspin was probably wrong. So wrong in fact that when I talked to other people about it (yesterday) they looked at me like I was a complete moron. Which makes me wonder whether or not this fellow either

a) purposly gave me wrong information which I wouldn't put past him (because once he told us about this other dude here that did that and when he told the story he seemed to think it was really funny) or
b) he didn't really look at what I was doing and hence gave me half assed advice.

Either way, I have to wonder why people don't like to help. How does this person gain if I come off looking like a dumbass. Laughing with your friends or girlfriend or other coworkers? I mean I know I'm funny...but come on. Or is it just, "Look how clever I am, now this stupid girl can question whether she should be here at all and she'll spend two weeks vomiting and crying every night and I'll come off like the genius because I'm graduating and now she'll probably miss another deadline." Awesome. Now some people might say that I tend to exagerrate and that my office mate wasn't really trying to lead me astry, but I don't know....he's too good at physics to have let me go down this path. Maybe it's that he's trying to graduate and is so busy that he's annoyed with me asking him questions or doesn't really have time to look at what I am doing. Either way I am done going to him for help for fear of inconveniencing him and hoping to not waste another 4 weeks (that's right....4 weeks).

No running yesterday as it was an off day, but we did win all three of our volleyball games which is always fun and the first time we have one more than one out of three on a game day. Go us. Does it matter that the team didn't have everyone there....no.....

Dark Chocolate M&M's are by far the most delicious things in the world. I have nothing more to say about that.

5 mile recovery tonight....


Firefly's Running said...

OMG...I second that Dark Chocolate M&M's are AWESOME. They even better when you stick them in the freezer overnight at least and then eat them. It helps you to eat them SLOOOOOWLY and enjoy them more. I still have a 1/4 to 1/2 of a large bag of them from when the Star Wars prequil were out...and eat them when I have a BAD DAY or have a bad chocolate craving.

As for the office mate issue, I agree that you should not ask for anymore help from him. He's SO not worth it at all for the trouble. ((Leah))

Josh said...

The world would be such a better place if people just helped each other. Sorry to hear the office mate was, well, being a idiot.
But congrats on the volleyball win, and hope the run went well.

Laurie said...

Ouch. I am sorry you lost 4 weeks because of bad advice. You are right about not asking him for help again. He probably didn't mean ill will but he doesn't seem to care enough to actually help you.