Mike was back at the office on Monday. Scott sent me a flurry of messages early Monday morning telling me exactly what Mike was looking for, suggesting exact phrases for me to say, buzz words to throw in, what not to say and do, etc. I totally get that Scott wants to make a good impression on Mike, but chill. I’ve never been someone who tries really hard to impress the higher ups. I believe in doing your job well and not having to pretend. That usually works pretty well.
The sales meeting went fine. Scott tried to do all the talking, but Mike told him that he wanted to hear from the team and basically shushed him. I wasn’t dying to talk to Mike or anything, but it was nice that he at least wanted to hear from me.
Mike concluded the meeting by saying, “Okay,” and then packing up his stuff and leaving the conference room. Kelsey quickly unplugged her laptop and chased him out of there.
“I’m happy with the way that went,” Scott said, as if the meeting went well by chance, not because I’d done well. It kind of felt like he wasn’t giving me credit which I didn’t like.
Later on in the day, Kelsey had to go run some errands for Mike, including overnighting something at FedEx. She stopped in the open area where Scott, my team and I were working to get something and informed us that she was running errands and would be back.
“Oh, while you’re at FedEx, do you think you could drop two boxes off for me?” I asked her. “They already have labels.”
“Did you just ask her to drop off a box at FedEx for you?” Scott asked like that was the most ridiculous thing he’s ever heard.
I thought I was missing something, like an inside joke so I said, “Uh… Yes. Please?”
“Um, sure, that’s fine,” Kelsey said and she took my boxes with her.
After Kelsey was gone, Scott said, “I cannot believe you just asked Kelsey to run an errand for you.”
I gave him a weird look. “It wasn’t really an errand. She was going there anyway.”
One of my team members snickered and Scott turned to look at him. The two burst into laughter – incredulous laughter.
“I cannot believe you asked our senior Vice President’s assistant to run an errand for you! She’s his assistant, not yours, Reese. One of us would have been happy to go to FedEx for you.” Scott started off laughing, but got more serious as he finished his statement.
I was really surprised that it was such a big deal. I guess I didn’t realize that we have to worship Kelsey too, even though she is just an assistant. This company is weird.
I ended up staying at work really late because every time I tried to leave, Scott would pile more work on my desk. And the most annoying thing is that the work was really petty stuff like data entry and putting post it notes on things. Really just things that an assistant should be doing. Which is why I need one.
By the time I got home, I didn’t want to see anything work related ever again. Brady was sitting on the couch doing work and I sat down next to him.
“I’m so annoyed,” I said.
“Really?” Brady replied, not even looking at me.
“Yes! I’m exhausted. I hate having to be super fake for my superiors. We were all on pins and needles all day,” I went on.
Brady didn’t say anything so I added, “Don’t you hate that?”
“Mmhm,” he said and I could tell that he wasn’t even listening.
It kind of hurt my feelings so I left to take a shower. Then I made some tea and got in bed. Even though Brady and I are doing good, I’ve been looking at apartments. You have to keep your options open! Plus I’ve been seeing a ton of really cute and girly apartments on Instagram and I miss having my own space to decorate however I please.
Anyway, I’m dying to tell y’all this. Yesterday Carly randomly sent me a picture of guy with really nicely styled brown hair, a beard, and greenish eyes. He kind of looked like Chris, but smaller and more put together. Chris would never style his hair that nicely.
I texted her back saying, “Cute. Who’s he?”
And she said, “:-). Isn’t he? He’s a guy I’ve been talking to.”
I obviously wasn’t thinking she meant “talking to” like romantically because she’s engaged so I’m like, “What do you mean talking to?”
“Reese, don’t judge me. I met him on Tinder.”
“Carly, wtf. Why do you have Tinder? You’re about to get married,” I said.
“Omg, I know!! Stop judging me. I want to have fun before I’m an old married woman.”
As you can imagine I was sitting there, trying to understand what I was reading.
“So have you hung out with this guy?” I asked.
“We met on our lunch breaks and got drinks lol. But I might see him on over the weekend because Chris is going out of town.”
I didn’t respond for a little while because I honestly couldn’t think of anything to say and Carly went on, “Don’t say anything!”
I finally said back, “Carly, don’t. That isn’t right. Chris doesn’t deserve that.”
“Brady doesn’t deserve a lot of things you do to him. Hello, Devin??? Chris is going to be okay. It’s not like I’m going to have sex with the guy.”
I’m not sure what point she was trying to make by bringing up Devin because I definitely didn’t do anything wrong by talking to him.
And so now I’m sitting on this news. I don’t know what to do. Should I talk to Kendra about it? I don’t know if y’all know this, but I have a huge mouth and I’m dying to tell someone. Especially Brady. Not because I want Carly and Chris to fight or break up or anything, but I really want to know his thoughts. And if Chris suspects anything. And if Chris is doing anything sketchy himself. (Ballerina girl?) What if they’re both using Tinder?
Luckily Brady has been working late the past two nights so I haven’t had the opportunity to tell him, but I can’t guarantee that I can keep this in. I know I shouldn’t interfere with their relationship and should let them deal with it on their own and etc, but I’m dying right now. And Carly texted me today about rehearsal dinner details like nothing was wrong. What the fuck is wrong with my friend? I need to knock some sense into her.