Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Husbands Keeper

As I've mentioned before Dave and I work at the same company. Lots of people have asked how we manage to do it and not get annoyed with each other. Honestly we're kind of mellow people and just ignore the occasional annoying behavior even when we're not at work, it's just not worth the effort to get pissed about the little stuff. Also until recently we sat on opposite sides of the building and only saw each other at lunch.

However a couple weeks ago the rearranged the whole place and we now sit two cubes apart on the same aisle and yeah I'm starting to get annoyed but not at Dave. He does desktop support which means he's up and around away from his desk all day fixing things. It also means people wander over to his desk all the time looking for him and he's usually not there, so you know what they do? Guess. Yes you are so smart, they ask me where he is. I'm not his secretary, I'm not even in the same department. I wish I could post a sign that said the following:

Dear person who is about to ask me where Dave is. Thank you for your interest. I too enjoy his company, however as illustrated by the lovely rings we both wear I trust him to wander about on his own. I am unable to locate him simply by virtue of being his wife and am prevented from passing on any messages by my own job duties.

I'd probably get in trouble hu?....And no one would bother to read it.


TK said...

Holy Humanity, that is terrible. Next thing you know they will start dropping of computers at your desk, or attempting to anyway.

Arwen said...

I think it's a good idea, although I think this is something that commonly happens in offices. The two ladies that work near to me (but also not in the same department) are always getting asked where I'm at, and vice versa.

Put that note UP! (And then take a picture of it and send it to me for submitting to passiveaggressivenotes.com)

Dani said...

What a great idea Arwen. I hadn't thought about the oportunities for infamy.

Roses said...

In the past, I've thrown total hissy fits when people have handed my assignments to The Husband and asked him to give them to me. Why couldn't they put my assignments in my assignment box right next to everyone else's assignment boxes?
But, I was being a nasty named female for saying so.

Nowadays, however, they put The Husband's paycheck on my desk right next to my paycheck.
I suppose one or both of us could complain about it, but The Husband is so tickled about how funny it is, we just let it go.

But back to you...
When they ask you where he is, you could respond with:
1) I don't know. Have you asked his supervisor?
2) He's under my desk.
3) Let me see... (and place your fingers to your temple and hum as if in a trance until they get the hint and leave)
4) OMG! Is he out with that woman again!?!
5) I *am* Dave. What do you need?

Dani said...

Lol I can always count on Roses. Dave thinks I should always tell tehm he's in the bathroom no matter how long he's away.

Roses said...

6) Adjust your wedding band as if tuning in a radio station and speak into your palm, "Come in, Dave. Dave, can you hear me?"

Arwen said...

Roses - I LOVE number six!