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Little Spending and Lots of Work

July 20th, 2015 at 01:56 pm

I made on purchase today:
a New Mexico Trader Joe's bag for my friend who used to live here and moved away about 10 years ago. I called her to say "hi" and tell her about the bag, and as I suspected she was totally excited. I'll probably pay more for postage than the 99c that I paid for the bag! I miss my friend a lot; she's in California now.

I spent most of the day working on answering contractor questions for a fire station that I designed that is out for bid. There were some seriously stupid questions. "Where is the Project located?" (Um - it's called the Glorieta Fire Station; do you think it might be in GLORIETA?!! Also there's a vicinity map on the Cover Sheet!!!). "What size is the lot?" (In the drawings, on the Survey, where you would expect to find it). "Which way does the drainage run?" (You are kidding, right? We included a Grading and Drainage plan in the plans and it's a little more complicated than just answering a question! Look at the PLANS!!!!). "Is there a benchmark?" (YES! That is why it is labeled benchmark on the survey, which is where surveyors put benchmarks they've set. READ the PLANS!!!).

Can you tell I'm frustrated?

At least I'm paid to answer idiotic questions. (Not enough, though).

These kinds of days make me want to eat chocolate, but we are having a healthy dinner of fish with homemade aoili and roasted cauliflower. That'll probably make me feel better than chocolate anyway.

3 Responses to “Little Spending and Lots of Work”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I had the same thing in my work. I'd write a detailed profile and get a million questions that are answered in the profile. Why do they ask for it if they will not read it? Grrrrr.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh I get you. Smile I'll get phone calls where I will tell the person what bus to take and what time .. then they'll ask me to repeat it twice. Or they'll call back twenty minutes later to check that they understood right. Or, even better, I'll have answered their questions and spent five or six minutes doing so ... then they'll say "Oh, I should write this down. Hold on a minute ..." Head. Desk.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sometimes all you can do is laugh!

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