Monday, March 15, 2010

The Crazy Adventures of Dingbat - Updated

I'm sure you've seen the title of my blog.  This is a full blown rant.  Feel free to skip it if you want.  I promise, I won't have hurt feelings!

Dingbat is my co-worker.  I call her my cell mate at work, and she thinks its hilarious.  Yeah, I smile on the inside when she laughs.  I like to think I'm a nice person, and that I don't hold negative feelings towards people, but Dingbat has proven me wrong.

Honestly?  She's a great person.  She's super sweet.  But some of the things she does, really truly bug the crap out of me.  And by the end of some days, its all I can do to watch her leave and not throw a computer, keyboard, pencil at her head.

I'm sure I'll end up regaling you with many stories of Dingbat.  In fact, you've probably already read one post that focused on her.  Today was something else entirely.  Today Dingbat: (and yes, you know its bad when I use bullet points)
  • Told me about her lack of bladder control at work.  Several times. 
  • Told me about how the dinner she had with her friend on Saturday gave her bowel problems.  Several times.
  • Told me how she really likes this new guy she's dating, but doesn't like the way he kisses.  Yes, she described the kisses.  Did I mention Dingbat is 60?
  • Talked to me in baby talk.  Several times.  "Oh, are you making a phone call?"  "Oh, are you cold?" as I put on my sweatshirt.  "Oh, are you going to go potty?"  I wish I was making this up.
  • Showed up to work 45 minutes late but left right on time.  The reason she was late?  Daylight savings time.  The reason she was late Friday? Traffic.  Thursday? The dog "had to tinkle outside on the widdle lawn"
Ok, I think I'm done for the day.  If you made it this far, I applaud you. 

Ok, after reading fellow blogger's Samantha's post about her coworker's lack of sensitivity regarding IF, I've found one good thing about sharing an office with Dingbat.  She's an IFer too.  It took her 11 years to have her first bio baby.  So at least she doesn't give me dumb advice!  See that Interwebs? I'm not always negative!  I just found a silver lining!


  1. WOW! I guess we all deal with crazies...does it make it any better to know I work with some? I don't think they're as bad as you just explained though.

  2. I would have to agree that Dingbat and Wackjob must be related. I swear it's like they're the same person. Lol! But if Wackjob ever told me how she kisses her "husband" (they're not married, but she refers to him as her husband), I think I would gag right in front of her face. She did tell me how she used to go skinny-dipping in her younger days. I did not need to know that, thanks.