If Its Not Broke and Ignoble Exits

April 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm 16 comments

What has happened to the dashboard here at wordpress?  I logged on here this morning and everything is changed!  There was nothing wrong with the old dashboard!  I can’t find anything…I hate change sprung on me.

If you’ve been reading here awhile, you’ll know that I usually dork out at the most inconvenient times.  Leaving my day job was no exception.  I had new auditors this year, and since it was my exit audit, it was important to me to present a professional image (which is always a stretch I’m afraid).  You might also remember that my convertable, Cricket, has a leaky lid.  I usually keep her covered when its raining, but on audit day between packing to move and the rest of the mess I was juggling in March, I forgot to cover her up and it poured in the early hours of that morning.  By the time I left for work there were two inches of water on her floorboard. 

Staying home was not an option so I grabbed what I could find to keep my favorite pink and black suit from getting wet and raced to the office, hoping I’d beat the auditor and be sitting at my desk all calm and cool by the time they arrived. 

I pulled into the parking lot, and a strange car pulled in right beside me.  Auditors.  I tried just sitting there hoping they’d go into the building.  Oh no.  The passenger taps on my window to ask if they’ve arrived at the municipal building (since the building says Municipal Building that gave me hope they weren’t all that observant.  But I digress…).  To make a long story short:  I couldn’t find my raincoat or rubber boots so I was wearing my snow boots to keep my feet dry and a rain poncho somebody had thrown in the closet with Mickey Mouse on the back when I met my new auditors.  Jeesh. 


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rel  |  April 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    At least they got to meet the Kat we all love and admire so much!

  • 2. LauraJ  |  April 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    At least you were dry whwn they met you! 😀

  • 3. katcampbell  |  April 5, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Rel – I was hoping they’d meet the put-together, super professional version…apparently she’s gone forever.
    Laura J – True, it could have been worse. I could have sloshed my way over to them looking like I’d wet my pants.

  • 4. Absolute Vanilla (an  |  April 5, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    LOL! Well, after all that wetness and their lack of observance, I hope the meeting went smoothly!

  • 5. Hayden  |  April 5, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I LOVE it! D’you think they thought the Mickey Mouse was directed at them?

    LOL….. I would have wanted to do it because I was HOPING they’d ‘get it.’

  • 6. Dr. John  |  April 6, 2008 at 3:04 am

    I am sure the audit went well. How is your next chapter coming?

  • 7. katcampbell  |  April 6, 2008 at 4:16 am

    AV – It actually did go quite well. They liked me and finished up in two days which is unheard of.
    Hayden – They were so PC it got only a touch of raised eyebrows, but I’m sure they talked about it later.
    Dr. John – The next chapter is progressing. After the readjustment, things are going well again.

  • 8. Jamaican Dawta  |  April 6, 2008 at 7:06 am

    ROTFLOL! You never fail to crack me up. You need to write a book.

    Like you, I was wondering what had happened to the WordPress dashboard when I logged on yesterday. Change is good, but jeez, I almost hit my computer and realised in time that nothing was wrong with it.

  • 9. Dave D  |  April 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    thats one way to inspire confidence!

  • 10. Mr. Fabulous  |  April 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    That is a HOT look!

  • 11. katcampbell  |  April 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    JD – I’m always writing a book!
    Dave – It certainly inspires something.
    Mr. Fab – Yup, a look you could appreciate.

  • 12. QuillDancer  |  April 6, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I have decided I like the new dashboard, but it was touch and not go for awhile. As soon as I found my stats for my daily posts, I was happy.

  • 13. minx  |  April 7, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I could do with a Mickey Mouse poncho.

  • 14. katcampbell  |  April 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Quilly – Everything’s so big and in your face on this new dashboard. I don’t think I will get used to it.
    Minx – I’ll send you this one if you don’t mind used.

  • 15. Janet  |  April 9, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I was surprised by the dashboard change, too, and “if it ain’t broke” was my thought exactly. Now I have to figure out how to do stuff all over again. I can’t say it’s any easier-not that it was hard to begin with!

  • 16. katherine.  |  April 11, 2008 at 3:01 am

    they are auditors….they probably didn’t even notice


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