I woke up last Monday around 11am to find that I had several missed calls and 2 voicemails. I ignored them, got out of bed, and turned on the TV. Thirty minutes into the Price is Right, my phone rang again. This time I decided to answer it.
"Where are you! Chuck has been looking for you all morning," the voice on the phone shouted. "You are in big trouble!"
It was Sue from work, and she told me how she had been calling me all morning. She was worried that I was dead or deathly ill. She wondered why I didn't bother to call in sick or let anyone know I wouldn't be coming in to work.
"But Sue, it's Caron Butler Day. I thought we had off," I explained.
"CARON BUTLER DAY! What the heck is that? We don't even get Columbus Day off, why would we get Carrie Bunker or whoever day off?" she replied perplexed.
I responded, "Um what did Columbus ever do? This is Caron Butler we are talking about here. Jeez. Fine I'm on my way."
I drove to work and when I got there Chuck was waiting for me. "Step into my office," he said.
Basically what happened in Chuck's office was a lot of arguing and explaining. Blah Blah Blah "tough juice" Blah Blah Blah "straws" Blah Blah Blah "buzzer beater" Blah Blah Blah "Raptors". But in the end Chuck just didn't understand. He wrote me a performance write up and told me not to let it happen again.
I was angry and confused, but I didn't want to lose my job. I decided to start my inter-office campaign to get CB Day 2010 off next year. Then I filled out my vacation requests so I could take off for Gilbert Arenas Day and Oleksiy Pecherov day without penalty...
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