Friday, September 01, 2006


I knew that work was going smoothly and that it was too smooth to be true, eventually something had to happen, I mean that's how things work..

seriously, how is it that one human being can really cause so much anger and annoyance, subhannallah, and at the moment I'm on the edge as it is of exploding and saying things that I don't mean although in this case what I did say I meant...

I get called to the office, and the manager (bless his patronising cotton socks) asked me to read a new notice that he wants to put up for the staff, he wanted me to double check on the spelling and grammar and structure of the notice, so I'm reading this notice and he's basically not allowing staff i.e me and the other girl, from entering the office, and from having access to the kettle unless its in our break time, the really funny thing is that we don't actually get allocated a break time, ok sure we close from 12 - 2 but DUH, like is said, DUH, I'm expected to type the letters and do the one hundred and one things that I cant do when we are open, so his rule sucks, and I said that to him which he wasn't pleased about...

ok second thing, if it was in any other office then fine, but what you have to understand is that HIS OFFICE, (bless him), has the fax machine, has the photo-copier, it has the stationary cupboard, it has the filling cabinets, its got the majority of things that allow for the surgery to function, and unless he is going to get up from his leather upholstery chair, and do the work that we generally do, then the surgery will collapse from us NOT ENTERING HIS lovely OFFICE, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, some one give me a wall to bang my head on, hey maybe if I bang my head hard enough on the apartheid wall in Palestine I will knock it down, see that's how frustrating it is some times working with certain individuals....

well I kinda said that his notice was rubbish and did a dramatic twirling of my flat shoes and walked out with my head held high (loool its so easy to anger him) and I counted the seconds (15 seconds to be precise) it took him to call me back into the office. so I counted a further 15 seconds, plastered a fake smile on my face and walked back in to HIS office ( I swear its not even his office wallahi, we don't have enough space in the surgery to allocate personal offices, even the Dr rooms are used by nurses and midwives). so I walk in he asks me to sit down, I did remember to say thank you, and then he burst not into tears but into gibberish, un related things that have nothing to do with the now situation, he does this all the time...

so I apologised for calling his master piece rubbish, I know I shouldn't have said that, it was wrong of me, I'm afraid that when I'm angry my mouth talks for itself...but I still raised my points on how ridiculous his rule was, the funny thing is he wants to ban the drs as well, see when he said that I nearly fell of my chair and rolled around the NHS carpet from laughter, but I had to contain myself and ask him whether that was a good idea, to which he replied yeh brilliant.

I had to remind him that the drs will not listen to him, and one of the drs is addicted to tea, kinda like I was to coffee, he has one after the other so how in the world you gonna tell him not to walk into YOUR amazing office and make tea?

he told me off for calling his office amazing in a sarcastic manner, for the love of Allah......

any way watch this space cause I haven't finish the battle of the OFFICE, and besides I haven't completely given up coffee, I've just reduced it, so I do need at least 1 cup....

ya Allah give me strength and patience.....

29 comments:

AngloLibyan said...

good on you, keep at it and InshAllah all will be well :)
looking forward to more Morocco blog.

white african said...

thanks anglo, i have the weekend to calm down inshallah.

inshallah will blog about morocco, it takes time to up load the pic, soon though

NM said...

OMG I am guessing the office manager is back from lebanon then! hmmmm the dude appears to be grabbing for power!

WA you should let NativeF set her boys on him :)

keep up the battle love, this sounds totally ridiculous!

white african said...

yep he is officially back, and he's making it known.

the battle of the office has begun....(dramatic music in the background).

so native you up for it?

NATIVE FEMALE said...

Hell yea!!
Lemme at him.....I been lookin 4 an outlet b4 Ramadan anyway....lool

lostkitty said...

Ohhh! Hes back on track!

I cannot believe he is trying to do this - he did talk to be about it when I worked there, that was ages ago and I told him then the idea SUCKED! (he wasnt pleased then either!)

U go girl! (if he causes u any probs - i'll come back and kick him for u!)

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lostkitty said...

(kicking him will make me feel good - release my frustrations at my own life - I'm kinda hoping he stays stupid and I can come and kick his butt!)

Ghazi Gheblawi said...

it seems that things will never change at this Surgery, when I was there for a couple of months, it was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life, I've never thought that there was a person in the world who could break my cool and controlled nerves, but those guys made the record of making me become a rude person for the first time... hope the best for you.. Ghazi

NM said...

Wow White African, i don't know how you cope in that place, sounds like it would send a normal person mad!

working with certain ppl is so hard!! when it should be the exact opposit.

white african said...

thanks tahnia, i dont think his rule is ever gonna surface to be honest its impossible.

native your on my list of people to contact when needed lol.

my god ghazi, i didnt know you new the place, glad some one knows what i'm going through....

nm, yep should be the toatl opposite, in this case never the case...

lostkitty said...

ahhh the surgery.... how it affects people and leaves its mark on them....

lol

Hana Agil said...

I have an idea! I have come up with thee most perfect infallible of plots to get both the White libyan AND everyone else out of that surgery: INFEST IT WITH COCKCROACHES.

Think about it. It would be too unhygenic for anyone to enter. They'll close it for a while till the problem is solved. Giving you enough time to start your new job.

lostkitty said...

I vote White Libyan should be the one that gets to "libererate" the cockroaches - we all know how she likes them!

white african said...

oh my god hana, how do you come up with these ideas? perfect, although tahnia i'm not liking your idea, i think i'm gonna catch the first train to London and kick you lol.

although hana i cant be around when the coackroaches are set free at work, its gotta be done on my day off other wise you may just have to visist me at the mental assylum

lostkitty said...

hey come to London to kick me - that way we can spend some quality time togther!
:-)

Hana Agil said...

I SECOND that vote. Good thinking Kitty.

white african said...

whatever girlies, i will just find out your phobias and then make sure that i confront you with your fears,

than i will be laughing ha ha ha

md said...

hate only begets hate.....learn to love the brother

NM said...

he is not lovable MD

white african said...

md, very difficult trust me, civil to him yes, loving ahem no...

Hina said...

Lol. . He Told Me The Same Thing. . That I had To Knock Before I walked In. . I Just Ignored Him N Walk In Wenever :p

lostkitty said...

i think whitelibyan that he would prefer it if you did follow md's suggestion.... lol

white african said...

kitty punch coming your way sis

lostkitty said...

ahhh yes... dont hold the punches!

white african said...

kitty inshalah i'm coming next friday to stay the weekedn i have a meeting on sat, so yeh prepare to pick me up from the station as usual lol, nm u up for london?

NM said...

ohhhh...whats the date? 15 or the 22nd? the 22nd would be ideal

lostkitty said...

oh no thats kateebah weekend! COME THE WEEKEND AFTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

white african said...

kitty inshallah me and nm are coming on the 22nd weekend, so be prepared