Thursday, May 26, 2005

Disappointing the Boyz in da Hood

I work with a large number of people. We have a wide variety of age ranges; I am on the older end of the age scale.

We have a good mix of college aged kids ( lovingly tagged by me as Boyz in da Hood) working with us and they keep me on my toes and hip. I like to mix it up with them. I am not their supervisor but I am in Administration so it’s amusing to them and myself during our interactions.

We have had a parking problem in our building for a while. We have an electronic conglomerate housed in the building next to ours and we are a medical facility with much traffic in and out of our parking lot. For some reason the conglomerate, which has ample parking for their employees and visitors, won’t let the employees park in their own lot for free. The logical place for the electronic cartel employees to park, in their estimation, is our lot. Now we are just as neighborly as any other business; however we need every spot we have due to the number of patients we see.

For the past month, those of us with offices facing the lot have been on parking patrol. We take down the tags of the offending parkers and turn them in to the building management. Until recently, the only action taken by the building has been to affix this very bright orange sticker on the drivers window alerting the vehicle's owner that this is not the right place to park. There are also numerous signs in our lot also explaining who can and cannot park there.

This did not stop the cartel employees from parking in our lot. Yesterday we had a brand new BMW towed. I was the one who gave the information, the building management had the Beamer towed. The Boyz were not happy with me at all.

I have been banished from our usual banter. I am now considered big time Establishment. I may have pushed them right over that edge to where they feel compelled to protest the next World Bank meeting.

Disappointing the Boyz in da Hood, now how will I be a hipster?

11 comments:

RP said...

"now how will I be a hipster?"

Quit your job and get something pierced. It's the only way, W!

HotForSimon said...

I keep trying to talk her into a tattoo....((SIGH))....but piercings are good...any suggestions at to WHAT, RP??

I'm game...

britt said...

I suggest corset piercing. http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/corset_piercing/

*shudder*... I mean... That's cool. Yeah. Real cool.

RP said...

Well, Simon, it has to be visible, so that rules out a number of things that she'd probably kill us both for discussing on her board. So, I vote belly button. And then a midriff baring shirt to go with it.

As for the coret suggestion, um, I wonder if that's really safe for work so I am not going to follow that link to find out!

Wicked H said...

RP: If that's all it takes, I will consider it. ( you don't know how close I am to actually doing one of your suggestions)

HFS: My ears are pierced, thank you very much!!

Brit: Uh...NO. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just not me. Most definitely not.

RP: belly button piercing? and a midriff baring shirt? Perhaps in a couple more months - never say NEVER - right? ( the corset link is safe for work - FYI)

Update on da Boyz: they caved. As a group they came into my office to ask why they didn't get their daily bantering. Ha! I knew they'd miss me :-)

RP said...

Of course, they missed you. And I'm burning to know now, which suggestion?

Wicked H said...

The former RP. Although the decision may be made for me soon enough.

RP said...

Well, if you have to go, I hope you go on your own power and because you jumped, not because you were pushed. That said, I'd love to chat about piercings *waggling eyebrows like Groucho*.

Wicked H said...

Time will tell my friend....

I would enjoy discussing the art of piercings with you - Groucho

;-)

Guppyman said...

Michelle says Hi!

Eyebrow piercings are always good....

ZETAZEN said...

I am from DC. I live in MD now...but work in DC...I feel your pain....I've gotten many a nice car/SUV etc towed.... I thought it was cool that you had the BMW towed....sometimes folks with luxury cars think they are the shit because of the nicness of their rides.. and I drive a Benz SUV so I know...but I still obey the rules...Just tell the BnDaH...to chill, one day they'll be fortunate enought to either have someone's car towed...or be the shmuck who owns the BMW.....