Speaking of water that isn't draining when it should, and other general items of baloney, I discovered a few more things today:
1) The slow shower in the master bath had nothing to do with the non-draining washing machine we fixed yesterday. No. This problem clearly had more to do with the plug of hair the Mr. pulled out of the drain this morning. (Are you noticing a trend here? I mean aside from the ick factor? I didn't fix this problem, either. Delegation: I could get used to this…)
This was no ordinary hairball. We're talking a record breaking, Guinness sized hairball. Picture a good-sized house cat; grow its hair out to 24"-36" lengths; coat it with sludge; cram it into a 4" drain pipe. Now pull it out with a gag-reflex inducing shlurp.
That's the enormity of the thing he extracted this morning. And since he's pretty much hairless, I'm guessing it's all mine. All evidence points to the probability that my hair really is thinning. Sniff.
2) To renew my childcare license I will have to pump my septic tank before March. Whether it needs it or not. Can you imagine the variety of prizes they could dredge up out of there?
I also need to submit a resume and get three more professional, non-related referrals to fill out a questionnaire and send it in, and I get to do all the same paperwork I did three years ago to get this job. Same job. Same employer. Same everything. The new background check and current CPR/first aid thing I understand, but an updated resume? Seriously? Do they think that in my free time I've had another job that qualifies me even more for this position? Are they going to fire me if I submit the identical resume they already have on file?
Can they not look at their files and see that I've been paying union dues–for a union to which I do NOT belong, and who I believe to be just slightly more legit than the Russian Mafia–to a tune significant enough that it is obvious I'm doing this full time and successfully and have been for the three years since the last resume and work history I submitted?
Does your employer make you reapply and jump through all the hoops every three years? Do they? Is this reasonable? Under my most recent job description should I write something like, "Childcare, Plumber, Filler-outer of ridiculous forms generated by government bureaucrats over and over and over..."
Under the section that asks, "Do you have any experiences, skills or talents that qualify you for this position?" Should I respond, "Yes, and I'd be using and/or honing them, right now, if I wasn't filling out this form."?
My license expires in March of 2010.
They want my application back by December 5th.
I feel so respected, appreciated, and understood.
Bring it on, DEL. You picked a bad week and I don't see it getting any rosier in the near future.