So, some background. I was in training all day yesterday for how to conduct a Root Cause investigation. I come back and my monitor is flipped sideways, my chair arms are at different levels and my chair back is set to ultra stiff.
I immediately knew who did it - David. So I turned to him and said, "You messed up my stuff." And he's like, "That's only because you messed up my chair and monitor!"
And I was like, "No I didn't. Maybe I have in the past, but I didn't do it today." (And I hadn't done it that day, lol - but I found out who did the next day. It was a girl named Lisa.)
And he's like, "I have two witnesses who saw you."
So I called him on that because one of the witnesses he said was Michelle, and she would never sell me out anyway, even if I had done it.
But he acted like he knew and insisted it was me, and it totally wasn't. So I was starting to get pissed. I told him I didn't do it over and over. Usually when I do mess with his desk, I just smile and say, "I dunno." But I was flat out telling him I didn't do it and he wouldn't believe me.
So at the end of the day, just before it's time to go, he gets up and leaves his desk unattended. Of course, I take the opportunity to shut down his computer and flip his monitor sideways, but I leave a note, "David - I didn't do it the first time, but as long as I'm getting blamed...."
I come in this morning to find that he has stabbed my sucker with my pen and left the note I wrote beside it. It took me 5 minutes to take apart my pen and clean out the candy that got stuck in it.
When he came in this morning, I warned him that he had started a war he wouldn't win. He said he wasn't scared. So he leaves his desk and I unplugged his cell phone and stuff it in his pen holder, with firm warnings to my podmates to say nothing. A few minutes later, he comes back and offers a truce, which I accept (war crimes committed before the truce have not been resolved yet and I feel no obligation to tell him about what I had done to his phone). He doesn't notice that it is missing right away. ( We work away for awhile...Collapse )
He still doesn’t know.
Sometimes, work is fun. :)