23 Apr 2015

STRANGE W FILES

Letter W

My second job was in an American company. We were only about 6 people, all Belgians except me, but I can't really remember as I didn't stay very long.

The accountant was an old woman in her 40, at least I thought so because I was only 22 ! She had long blond hairs was rather short and round, always wore mini skirts and on the body sticking clothes, which made her look everything else than an accountant. She was very funny but also very moody, but I liked her.

One day she was absent and I had to look for a file in her office. I went to the filing cabinet and started my searches. I took out one file after the other and suddenly when I reached the one I was looking for, I saw behind 3 empty bottles of Whisky and one half full and the other untouched.

At first I didn't understand why Whisky bottles were standing behind the files and not in the bar we had in the kitchen. The office was in an old house. And then suddenly I understood, she was enjoying her Whisky out of the bottle as there were no glasses while working and that explained too that she was so cheerful most of the time while in other moments she got moody probably because she had run out of fuel.

Of course I left the Whisky bottles were they were, but moved the files a bit so that nobody could see them. I took my file and left her office. Honestly at that time I didn't really get what happened to her, but an instinct told me not to tell what I had seen to nobody in the office as least.

I couldn't keep my mouth shut with my friends and we laughed about the stories I had to tell. There were a lot !

As I left the company just before it went bankrupt, I will never know if the Whisky bottles were involved.




Jenny Matlock
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15 comments:

Jo said...

OMW ! That was a find! I'm sure she must have muddled the books or at least "cooked" them until the company went bankrupt.

Mara said...

Did you ever tell her that you had found the bottles?

Andrew said...

Of course it must be taken in moderation, but life without whisky would be very boring indeed.

Sarah Beth said...

Funny story! Guess that's why she was so funny/moody!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh the stories you tell!
What a great sign! ha ha!

Annesphamily said...

That is quite a story. I worked with a gentleman at my very first job who had the most exquisite handwriting. At that time, in the County Treasurer's office, where we collected the property taxes as well as other taxes Tony handled the street assessments. He carried a small bottle of whiskey in a brown paper bag and I wondered why! But he did his job perfectly without error and lived to a ripe old age! In fact, when he passed away, he was sitting on a barstool, with an old friend sharing a cold beer. His friend said he turned,said he was tired, laid his head on the counter and was gone! I was a very young and naive girl back than!

My name is Riet said...

That ia quite a story.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

mmm.... maybe a bottle of whiskey in the office isn't a bad idea??

edenhills said...

What a funny story! You're whole life would be wonderful made into a movie. I'd certainly go see it.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. how funny - I suspect her accounting practices might have been a little muddled!! Cheers Hilary

Lmkazmierczak said...

Terrific post for the letter W♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/weird-bolls/

Betty said...

What a story! I think she should have found a better hiding place for her Whiskey. She should have known someone might need a file.

Rain said...

What a way to run a company! After you found those bottles, I'll bet everything crazy about that job suddenly made sense. I have a few work related stories that are doozies too, just never wrote about them but now you might have inspired me to do it !!!

Sandra Black said...

Oh Gattina brilliant pic to go with that story

Wandering Wren said...

Sounds like you moved on, just in the nick of time!
Wren x