Friday, February 18, 2011

Did I really almost commit career suicide? Really???

Hello dear friends,
Well, if you aren't already aware I'm a little bit of a goof from time to time.  Heck, who am I kidding?  Most of the time.   I've been known to be so distracted at work that I've consumed a cup of tea without actually getting any of it in my mouth, I've walked into desks, tripped in my too high heels...oh my...the list goes on.

Well, here's the latest...

I work for a financial institution specifically in the Merchant processing division.  You know those electronic boxes on the counter that your credit card is swiped through...yeah, that's what I support.  So, this customer reached out to us because he has some strong opinions about how a product he is using is working.  Well, I decided to test his his product myself and see how well it was or wasn't working.  So..I logged onto his website and was a bit shocked.

He sells much more than we knew...guns, ammo, satellite tracking devices and so forth.  Very Mission Impossible looking.  Well, heck with the fear I'm buying something with my corporate card to prove the shopping cart works correctly.  So, I'm hunting (LOL, I crack myself up..hunting...) for something inexpensive to buy.  Ahhh...2.99...I'll take it.  I add it to the shopping cart, fill out the information to complete the order and then notice what I'm purchasing.  Genius has selected a box of bullets and has set up the account to send them to our corporate office.  Sweet Mother of Pekingese!!!! 

After I stopped shaking from the idea that our mail room manager almost received a box of bullets from me I deleted the item and found a nice bottle of hand sanitizer to order.  Oh my goodness, my heart is still rushing at that.  I can see the Dallas SWAT team showing up at my office and yelling..."I've got a head shot!".  And if they didn't take the head shot and just escorted me off the the heck would I explain to future employers that I was fired for accidentally purchasing bullets with my corporate card and sending them to my office.  Oh geez...

I survived this but am left now wondering ....does anyone else think it's creepy that this business that markets guns, ammo, satellite tracking software, body armor sells hand sanitizer? 

Best wishes and high hopes,
Jennie and the still-employed-much-shocked Pekes

Thursday, February 17, 2011

And the winner is....

Dear ones,
I'm truly humbled by the kindness and inspiration that I've been given during this magical OWOH journey.   I never imagined that I would meet so many amazing people. 

So, these critters that run around, aka as the Pretty Pekes, are too busy eating milkbones to help me pick a winner so I had to go the boring route and use a random number generator. 

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 121
Result: 72

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The winner is......Brenda from The Creative Chook!  Congratulations - I'll shoot you an email shortly so that I can find out where to send these goodies!
I'm still visiting everyone's blogs - between work and a virus ridden laptop I missed the opportunity to visit as many as I would have liked.  So, beware....this crazy Southern Belle and her Pretty Pekes will be visiting you soon!
Best wishes and high hopes to you all,
Jennie and the Pretty Pekes