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Our idiot business guy strikes again.

To think that this is the guy that manages millions of dollars in federal grant money. Michael the Epic Dumbass did something stupid again, but being the benevolent person that I am, I had our AA let him know he needed to fix it.

We have a meeting of our regional land-grant administrators in Northampton, MA beginning on the evening of Sunday October 21 and ending at noon on Tuesday October 23. I'm glad that the organizers listened to me and picked a town that is on the Amtrak line, even if it has one stop per day. I wouldn't have wanted to drive and these meetings are generally at ag stations which aren't near big cities.

The train schedule works out pretty well. It leaves at 11:30 am from New York Penn Station and gets there a little before 4 pm and the hotel is a bit less than a half mile walk away (or if I'm feeling sore, I'm sure there will be cabs at the station). I'll have to take a NJ Transit train that morning to get to Penn Station but I've done that tons of times - in fact recently when Emily and I went to the Met Museum. The train leaves at 2 pm to get back and gets into Penn at 6:30 pm so I'll get home in the evening but it won't be super late.

So Julie our AA let me know this morning that Michael was also taking Amtrak, which I groaned since I was hoping he was driving and I wouldn't have to see him. She mentioned he was leaving from Trenton which makes sense because he lives closer to there and could have his wife drop him off and there would be a good chance I wouldn't run into him on the train.But then Julie said...and he gets into Boston. Wait...where? Uh, Julie, did he mean to have you book a trip to a destination that is 100 MILES from the meeting? (By the way, Julie wasn't involved with this meeting, so she has no real clue where it is, she was just helping book travel through the service per Michael's request)

She asked whether she should check with him or just assume that he knows what he's doing. I gave her an amused look and she said "Ok, I'll check." Turns out, the dope DID somehow thought the meeting was in Boston. Clearly he didn't check the agenda, or the "Stuff to do in the area" link in the email. Nor did he check to see how he was going to get from the train station to the hotel. The hotel being not a Ramada or a Hyatt but called the HOTEL NORTHAMPTON? Where in the email to us it says "The hotel is located in the center of town at 36 King Street, Northampton, MA." Where there's a link to the registration with instructions on how to get there.

How the hell can someone be so spectacularly stupid and manage to get to work everyday? Just when I think he can't get any dumber, he grabs a proverbial shovel and digs down to the subbasement of idiocy. Lucky for him, Julie is correcting his travel plans. Though personally it would've been fabulously funny to get a call from him from South Boston, wondering where Kathleen and I are.

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Oct. 9th, 2018 03:58 pm (UTC)

...you have the best titles ;)

This totally sucks, though :\

"How the hell can someone be so spectacularly stupid and manage to get to work everyday? Just when I think he can't get any dumber, he grabs a proverbial shovel and digs down to the subbasement of idiocy. "

...I luuurve youuu *heart eyes*
Oct. 9th, 2018 04:17 pm (UTC)
Daww, I luuuurve you too *snugsnug*

I'm kind of regretting having Julie correct it. Because the call of DURRR from Boston would've made my year.
Oct. 9th, 2018 09:54 pm (UTC)
*LOL* It would've been great for sure, but this way you get to keep your status as the bigger person ;) Karma will get him! You won't have to do nothin' hehe
Oct. 9th, 2018 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed he gets out of bed in the morning...
Oct. 9th, 2018 09:07 pm (UTC)
Right? His dumbassery is legendary.

I’m regretting not just keeping my mouth shut and letting him figure out how he would get from South Boston to Northampton since there are no trains that go there
Oct. 9th, 2018 09:15 pm (UTC)
You are, indeed, a good woman.
Oct. 10th, 2018 10:52 pm (UTC)

This man needs help...ye gods, what?????
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