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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Day Two is Almost as Fun as Day One!

Day Two of the QuickBooks seminar. Let’s recap the day, shall we?

The two women in the front row are still whispering almost continually, between mouths full of home-made snacks they pull from Ziploc-ed baggies.

These same women use the question time between chapters to ask the very things that were covered just moments ago.

Three people have forgotten to turn off their cell phones.

One of the people who forgot to turn off their phones actually took the call, talking as he left.

So much for courtesy!

That leaves the rest of us free to burp and fart.

Perhaps most disturbingly, in a mind-wandering kind of moment during a payroll tax discussion I realized that the woman sitting behind the whisperers looked exactly like a woman in one of my favorite horror movies, a movie I suspect no one has seen since it came out: John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness.

While it sounds, I’m sure, like it was all fun and games, I actually got a lot out of the class: 16 hours of QuickBook training, 14 CPE points, a creepy sensation when I saw The Evil One’s surrogate mother taking notes regarding 1099 forms, and the six medium ball-point pens (black!) I pocketed on the way out.

Hey! Free pens!

Tomorrow? I attempt being interesting!

13 comments:

Not The Rockefellers said...

Within these two posts, there is a song here begging to be written.

I gotta go channel some Tom Waits...

Yes, accounting can inspire..Who knew

Peace - Rene

f8hasit said...

Free pens?
It makes it all worth it...

:-)

darsden said...

LOL you lil theft you who knew you had it in ya..okay in reference to your class.. boring, I would so be doodling with those pens and look like I was taking notes or possibly be working on my next post. ;-)

A Mom on Spin said...

You may have to confess on my site on Monday. . .

Not for the burping and farting (NEVER own up to that!!!) but for the pens. . .

*mary* said...

Ugh. I have Whisperers in all my classes right now. Worse, I have one class in which a girl who insists on sitting beside me whispers to me, asking for answers.

ellen abbott said...

Here's me at the seminar...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

SweetPeaSurry said...

I love love love those off-site courses!!! However, now that my Safety Stuff is over with for the year ... I'm relegated to online courses in between blog reading and work!!! *insert long suffering sigh here*

Blessings!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Free pens? That equals heaven!

Thanks for your comment. Please see Diane's for you!

Hugs!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm not sure I could have resisted "spit wads" at the two Chatty Whisperers.
xo

@eloh said...

Good lord Pearl, I hope this ends up making up enough money to forget the whole ordeal.

Are you getting to stay at the hotel? That is always a good perk.

The Jules said...

When they say "Are there any questions?" at the end of those courses, I'm prone to ask if I should fake my orgasms and what the molecular weight of sulphur is.

I like to help.

Jeanne said...

At least you got training. When I started my new job in January, I started using QuickBooks sans training. I figured "I've written accounting systems, how hard can it be to learn to use one?"

Turns out they're different skillsets entirely....

Otin said...

I am good at burping and farting!

My favorite John Carpenter film was "The Thing". If you have never seen it, you need to rent it!