This is way off the shooting topic but I am still somewhat amazed at what went down at work this week.
The department I work in is very small and specialized and we work largely independent of the rest of the organization, off in our own wing of the building. We do high stress work and like to have our break room as nice as it can be. We put in our own microwave, full sized refrigerator, and we keep a large cabinet stocked with soups, crackers, tea, coffee, sugar and other items that make having to pull overtime less unbearable. One item that is invaluable is our coffee maker. We can't live without good coffee and have run through an endless string of WalMart, $15 coffee makers that took 10 minutes to brew a pot of coffee and burned out in 3 months time. When the last cheapo burned out we pooled our money and bought a Bunn coffee maker. They are US made and not cheap: $337 for a restaurant grade, 2 warmer unit that brews a 12-cup pot in 3 minutes. For the six of us that represented quite and investment but well worth it. They last forever.
Well, two days after we got it, I heard a commotion in our break room and there is some prissy b-tch in a blouse and skirt with a little cart and she is packing up our coffee maker! I ask what she is doing and she puts on an apologetic smile, "Sorry, but Admin wants this downstairs in their break room." I informed her that this would never happen and explained that we, the employees, paid for it outside company channels and pulled the owners manual with a copy of the receipt out of the cubby above the maker. The stupid cow STILL wanted to take it. I took it off her cart, plugged it in to the wall where is had been, pushed she and her cart out the door, and told her to send whoever sent her to take it, up to discuss the matter with us personally. I then told my boss and he was pi$$ed. Nobody ever came up yesterday so i don't know what happened, but Jesus. The balls some people have! ~Muir