Backstory : My mom wanted to take me clothes shopping for my birthday and so she asked my boss if I could take a long lunch hour. My boss asked me if she should just say 'yes' or if we could tease my mom... I told her to go for it. My boss and I are a great pair, she's so much fun to work with and we share a wicked sense of humor.
MOMMY DEAREST [11:46 AM]: hello....Sandy here. Mia's momma....
Boss Lady [11:46 AM]: Hello
MOMMY DEAREST [11:47 AM]: can I steal her away for an extended luncheon privilege so that I can purchase her a new outfit to wear to work on her beloved birthday tomorrow?
Boss Lady [11:47 AM]: Eww, an extended lunch? How long?
MOMMY DEAREST [11:47 AM]: I know it's short notice...
MOMMY DEAREST [11:48 AM]: I was thinkin 2 hours.. max...
MOMMY DEAREST [11:48 AM]: is that too difficult for today?
MOMMY DEAREST [11:48 AM]: it's not a biggie....
Boss Lady [11:49 AM]: You know she has been leaving early a lot lately. And maybe you can help me because I'm really disappointed in her attitude lately. Is she having problems at home.
MOMMY DEAREST [11:49 AM]: not that I know of...
MOMMY DEAREST [11:50 AM]: and I’m totally unaware of her leaving early.hmmm
MOMMY DEAREST [11:50 AM]: and...don't feel you have to let this happen... really... I’m a STICKLER for punctuality and attendance
MOMMY DEAREST [11:51 AM]: she knows that
Boss Lady [11:51 AM]: I really can't let her go. She really needs to clean up her act or I don't know what I'm going to be forced to do.
MOMMY DEAREST [11:51 AM]: I understand... and you need to say something to her
MOMMY DEAREST [11:53 AM]: I know she feels she's working really hard lately
MOMMY DEAREST [11:53 AM]: so maybe that has something to do with an attitude?
Boss Lady [11:54 AM]: I have said something to her. I have given her verbal and written warnings. It just doesn't seem to be getting through to her. She was always such a hard worker. I don't understand what's happened. Maybe she is just not happy here anymore.
MOMMY DEAREST [11:55 AM]: hmmm... I don't think that's it... I really don't. she loves her job.. and you.
MOMMY DEAREST [11:56 AM]: I think she feels that when you're away... people just dump on her when they could do things themselves...
MOMMY DEAREST [11:56 AM]: now...I know that could be only HER side.. but that's what I’ve heard
MOMMY DEAREST [11:57 AM]: I could be confused... but it seems she chose to stay with your staff instead of a transfer to another job?
Boss Lady [11:58 AM]: You have just been PUNK'D.....ha ha ha. I was just having some fun with you. Of course she can go. And none of those things I said were true. Mia is an outstanding associate that I could not live without.
MOMMY DEAREST [11:59 AM]: OMG. I was thinkin I should spend her bday money on therapy
MOMMY DEAREST [11:59 AM]: I’m in tears for her
MOMMY DEAREST [11:59 AM]: I know she works so hard.. or says she does
MOMMY DEAREST [11:59 AM]: I thought.. man.. I’m missing something
Boss Lady [12:00 PM]: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to bring you to tears.
MOMMY DEAREST [12:00 PM]: I love her soooo much
Boss Lady [12:00 PM]: I know. She speaks so highly of you. I think I asked her once if you were looking to adopt another daughter.
MOMMY DEAREST [12:00 PM]: gees...I’d always love more
MOMMY DEAREST [12:01 PM]: and PUNK'd is one of my favorites
Boss Lady [12:02 PM]: OMG! I'M SO SORRY!
MOMMY DEAREST [12:02 PM]: gees..my palms are sweaty
MOMMY DEAREST [12:02 PM]: I’ve never known her to have a bad attitude towards anyone cept her stepdad
MOMMY DEAREST [12:03 PM]: and.. you can ask her.. I’m a real stickler for being a good employee...I think you should go to work and throw up in your shoes before calling in sick on a Monday
... and for the record : yes, my mom was really crying for me. How cool is that?