Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Con Man.

Gee, for the first time in a long while I have absolutely no idea what to post. I've been sitting here for a while now figuring out something interesting to write about but nothing comes to mind. Well, it's probably cos it's also been a pretty dull, slow and boring day. The only highlight to the day was my lunch date with wifey. In fact I don't even have any assignments to do. First time in a long time and I'm beginning to suspect something sinister going on with that.

'But don't you always suspect everything happening around you to being sinister?'

Awww, not you again. Why don't you go bug someone else for a change! The first half of the morning was spent doing a little research on a personal project and also downloading some games for wifey. I downloaded a few yesterday but the bloody thing was infected with a blooming Trojan horse virus! Luckily I've packed my laptop with tons of protection that it didn't take all too long to clear the virus.

'That's what you get when you're too cheapskate to go buy the original games, Nick'

Urmmm, ok, ok, next time I'll get the original ones and not those freewares from the net. But hey, wait a minute, aren't freewares supposed to be free? Anyway, just so you guys know I'm not a cheapskate, these all are original games, ok. I was just downloading for wifey the trial versions and if she likes it, I'll go get the urrrmmm, what do you call them? The really 'cheap' ones from the malls here ... hehehe ...

See, how exciting a day I'm having here at the office! Downloading games all day, can you beat that? I can't wait to head home. The worse part is I don't even have any excuse to bum off early. I could say my grandmother passed away or something ... LOL! Before you all start thinking I'm a heartless swine or something, both my grandmothers passed away ages ago. And everytime I change jobs and start at a new place they will always somehow miraculously come to 'life' again ... LOL! I've worked in urrmmm, 6 different companies before and my grandmother has 'passed away' 5 time already now. I've used my grandmothers death as as excuse to bum off work in all those companies before ... hehehe ... and I'm sure grandma won't mind me using her as an excuse, I'm her favourite grandson after all right? Oh and my grandfather has 'died' 5 times too for that matter.

Hey, don't look at me like that! I'm sure you all have cooked up some crazy excuse in your lifetime to skip work or school or something, right? You all can't be angels now can you? Come on, own up already! Tell me your craziest excuse or stunt you've pulled to skip work. I'd love to hear them. I've pulled a whole lot of con stories in my lifetime for skipping work. But using grandma's death as an excuse is the best one cos you get everyone in the office being nice to you for awhile when you come back to work ... hehehe ... one time in one of my previous jobs, my boss even gave me a cheque for funeral expenses! Man, I felt bad excepting the cheque but what to do, I couldn't own up now could I ... LOL!

'Tsk, tsk, tsk, Nick, you have no shame, using your poor old dearly departed grandmother like that!'

Ok, I'm a weasel, I'll admit but I did buy flowers with the cheque I got and put it on grandma's tomb. That counts for something right? I'm sure grandma's not angry. Well, I hope not anyway. I can't even remember some of the stunts I've pulled in my lifetime. But the one thing it's given me is the experience to know when the people working under me tries to pull something like this on me. Don't they know it takes a weasel to recognize one? And Adrian buddy, if you're reading this don't you go judging me on my con jobs now, ok? I can think of a few gems you've pulled in your lifetime ... LMAO!

Well, will you just look at that. For someone who didn't know what to write a few minutes ago, I sure shoot my mouth off quite a bit don't I :D So, folks, don't be cowards now ok? I wanna hear all the con jobs you guys and gals pulled in your lifetime. Who knows maybe I can use some of yours for my next bum off session ... LOL!

40 comments:

  1. Nick, for me... if I've got nothing to write. I will post pictures... LOL :D

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  2. Janice - I'm too lazy to upload pictures la ... LOL! So, I just write nonsense when I have nothing to post!

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  3. I post a video that makes me laugh, when I have nothing interesting to say! (That's why there's a Bud Light ad there now.) LOL

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  4. Hi Nick! Sometimes it happens that the lack of inspiration to post makes me go a bit quiet :) Yesterday for instance I couldn't find anything to post. Sometimes I just want to blog-hop :) I hope it is the right term in English meaning visiting blogs I like :)

    Have a wonderful day Nick!

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  5. Wow!! that was an honest post :D
    you know the best i could ever come up was pretending to be sick when i wasnt :D

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  6. That was a funny post! By the sounds of it, your grandmother doesn't mind!

    Hmmm. I've done the usual doctors appointment/glands are hurting/unexexpected tooth ache to skive off in the past. Ssh, don't tell anyone!

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  7. I fake being sick sometimes too...some days all you want / NEED is a day HOME to play or take care of yourself! Theres no shame in that!

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  8. Corinna - First of all, welcome to my blog. The thing is I'm just too lazy to upload anything as well ... LOL! That Bud light ad was pretty cool :) Hope to see you around more ...

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  9. La delirante - Yeah, I do blog hop when I have nothing to write too, who knows, sometimes you can get ideas after reading some posts out there, right?

    A wonderful day to you too ...

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  10. Yah man, you can write something out of nothing! I really take my hat off!

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  11. Lena - LOL! The post was honest, the intent wasn't ... LOL! I've pretended to be sick countless times before, I think everyone has :D

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  12. The world according to me - I sure hope my grandmother doesn't mind, I don't want her haunting me! LOL!

    I won't tell anyone, my lips are sealed! LOL!

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  13. Meleah - Yeah, I guess it's the same everywhere. We're all just a bunch of conniving little people at times ... LOL!

    Oh and I don't feel shameful for one second, it was the part when they gave me a cheque for grandma's 3rd funeral that I felt a little bad ... LOL!

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  14. BT - LOL! Well, for a blabber mouth like me, I guess it just comes naturally to write rubbish ... LOL!

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  15. I faced the same thing last nite; sat in front of the laptop just waiting for some ideas to come to me. But in the end, since none came, I called it a night and tried this morning instead! Haha.. Oh and about the grandma excuse, LOL!

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  16. Nick! I have been an angel all this while! Never "ponteng" my classes and absent from work, unless i am really sick and cant get up from my bed! :P

    So, not everyone that mean like you, using your poor grandparents as excuses! hahaah! Yeah, I am sure they wouldnt mind if they know you used their names, since it doenst affect them anymore! ;p

    Er best excuse used? Does "vomit, headache and stomach upset" make that mark?? Hahaha!

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  17. Nick Nick....he he he...guess u really can't put ur pic here now after ur grandmother confession now huh? Lol...

    U download the games from where? Try using mininova, they're the best! ;)

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  18. hmm. don't the companies ask for a certificate of death or something to prove? mine did which was why we couldn't use this "excuse"... I suppose being sick is quite useful.. too bad you are not a female, else you could use the once-in-a-month excuse :-)

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  19. Jacq - For me it's a strange sensation cos I've got loads to say always but yesterday I really was blank but ended up writing a whole post eventually ... LOL!

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  20. I'm really boring when it comes to lying. I have only used the "I am feeling so sick" excuse to get out of work and then I end up feeling so guilty I don't enjoy the time off anyway. It sucks being nice :)

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  21. Rose - What? you've never played truant before? Are you from this planet? LOL! Just kidding. Guess I'm just plain evil at times ... hehehe ...

    I'm used the vomit and stomach upset abut never the headache cos everytime I try that my bosses always say, take Panadol ... LOL!

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  22. Marzie - Trust me, after all the confessions I've done here about myself, my clients, etc, no way in hell am I ever going to put up a pix of me here ... LOL!

    Oh and thanks for the download tip. Going to try it out right now :D

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  23. Sting - Well, after the pitiful face I put on upon returning to work from grandma's funeral, they all probably sympathized with me too much to even ask for the cert! LOL!

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  24. Gypsy - LOL! It sure sucks being nice at times. Well, I had to get creative with my excuses cos the bosses I had knew all the tricks in the book, so I had to be one up better than them ... LOL!

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  25. Good for you, it's only the first time now that you couldn't think of what to write about. Me, almost all the time :lol:

    My grandma and grandpa are still alive so I can't use your "strategy". My excuse is always being sick, even if I'm not. I've used it a couple of times already and I just pray I wouldn't get sick for good...haha.

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  26. Hmm.. good excuse..must remember to use the grandma excuse next time.. so far she only passed on once for me...lolzz.. not good at getting off work... coz hate the backlog that would follow after that... oh well..

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  27. Marlene - LOL! I have trouble most of the time trying to figure what to write but somehow being a big mouth helps ...

    I've actually used the sick excuse before and then when I went back to work, I really did fall sick and couldn't take off after that ... LOL!

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  28. Lady Java - Maybe you could try your great grandmother instead? LOL!

    The back log is the only thing thats sucks when you play truant at work!

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  29. hahahaha.. downloading from the office ah.. hahahha.. i laugh becoz i do the same too... ssssshhhh.. dont tell anyone. In fact blog hopping now in between boss call. LOL.

    Man, i tell u, it happens to me like this, the 'no idea thing' so many many times... but when i start typing.. more than 400 words juga. hahaha.

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  30. haha you're right! For someone with "nothing" to write... you wrote a lot!!!

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  31. Papajoneh - LOL! What other better time than the office to download games la ...

    Same here, even when I got nothing to write, I'll still have loads to say so you can imagine if I do actually have a topic to write about ... LOL!

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  32. Bobo - What to do. I got a big mouth! LOL!

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  33. when u got nothing to write, also come out so long post!
    happy weekedn :D

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  34. Cbenc12 - LOL! It amazes even me sometimes ... Happy weekend to you too ...

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  35. Hi Nick!

    It's been a while, huh?? What's MY excuse for not bloghopping?? Well, ever since I got the laptop, I've been guilty of d/l-ing games as well. FREE TRIAL ones of course!! LOL! And that's not only been keeping me away from all my fave blogs but making me lose sleep as well. Those things are EVIL, man! LOL! I hope wifey doesn't get addicted.

    Anyways, I've told my previous boss that I had to company my grandma to her doctor's appointment when instead I was going for another job interview. And my grandma was in Kuching at that time! hahahaha.. grandmas make the best excuses don't they?? LOL!

    Anyways, glad to back in the blogosphere! :)

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  36. Well, being a woman, I just say I'm on the rag and need to go home for protection. I love being a girl.

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  37. Shemah - Yeah, it's been a while, thot some bug eyed Zorkian got you. Was about to get Spiff to send out the search parties already ... LOL!

    Yeah, those games are pretty addictive. Was downloading all those games for wifey (I got the full cracked versions) and I got addicted to it instead ... LOL! EVIL sure sounds like an understatement! LOL!

    Yeah, grandmothers are the best :D Especially when it come to needing excuses to bum off! LOL!

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  38. Upset waitress - Gosh, you women sure have it easy don't ya? LOL!

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  39. ha..you have no idea to write and still write LONG post.. ha ha ha funny la

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  40. Deana - That's what you get with a big mouth like me ... LOL!

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