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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Morning in Papago

In Gomez-speak "Tony, would you please wash the car for me?" also loosely translates into "Sommer, put on your bathing suit and play in the mud."

So my husband says to me, "My dad really enjoys reading your blog" and immediately I'm making a mental list of all the slightly embarrassing posts I've written. Really dad, I've never encouraged Sommer to eat her boogers, it was clearly a one time thing. And that time Tony got hit at the Paintball tournament? The doctor assured us that he'll eventually lose that third nipple. In all truthfulness, my father in law is an awesome man with a great sense of humor, so I'm glad he gets a chance to see what's happening on our side of the equator. Welcome to the blog dad! You can visit Tony, Hope's and the family blogs too. Just click on their names or any of the words in bold and it will take you straight to other stories and blogs.

Bree wrote about the scandalous Education Day pay last Wednesday and instead of commenting, I thought I'd put my two cents in. Several staff, including myself received less than we were expecting. The underpayment ranged from $20 to $240. I checked with payroll on Friday and found out that the Chapter 7 deductions came from the local government (Finance Dept). Usually PSS will get a notice that explains any discrepancy on pay, but they didn't see this one coming. Since it was Thanksgiving on the mainland, they didn't want to call the Finance Officer, but said that on Monday I'd get some news to share with my staff. My opinion? It wasn't a mistake, but rather a sneaky way for the government to find an extra funding cushion. Tell everyone there was a computer error, and that they'll get their Chapter 7 overpayment back, but in the meantime their using that money to pay for something else. It's just a theory based on my mistrust of government practices, especially with our hard earned taxpayer dollars. Hopefully I'm wrong and there really is no mismanagement.

9 comments:

bigsoxfan said...

Geez Boni, if I could put a picture next to definition of "woebegone", that would be your look.

Writing "boogers" where your dad could see them isn't that bad. Look at what I said about my mom. She's going to feel quilty about her slow mules for quite some time. Have a great week and thanks for the help with the pmpkn. from both of us.

Tamara said...

too funny..I clicked on your page this morning and had to do a double take, I thought something was wrong becuase I posted yesterday with the exact same headline "Sunday Morning in Papago"..Guess we both witnessed a beautiful sunday morning in the same village...he he

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

HAHAHA....There is a reason why I don't advertise my blog to any member of my family.....it's easier to talk about them that way.....

Boni said...

Saying boogers is one thing, letting your daughter eat hers so that you can save on cheese is another. (JOKING!) Tami- don't you just love Papago?

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Papago is fantastic. Olive and I nearly moved there a while back. May still do so some day. But I love living in Tanapag and would want to keep this place too.

Talk about embarassing posts, I posted a doosie a while back in response to those wing nut stalkers that go around the blogs spreading lies and stirring up trouble. I should have let well enough alone but I stooped to their childish level and posted a nasty retort. Lucky my folks don't have my blog address. HAHAH

So did the entire PSS staff get shorted, Boni? Or just selected employees? Government bugets like household ones sometimes have to rob Peter to pay Paul. Lets hope they come up with the dough before Christmas!!

saipanboonieman said...

boni, i think you give the wonderful "uncle ben" way too much intellectual credit! there's no way his administration would be smart enough to figure out how to cheat you guys of your pay in that manner!

Boni said...

OMG, they're out to get me, they know where I live, they know where YOU live! Did you hear that? OMG!! WHAT? You don't believe my conspiracy theory?

the un cheesy Bree said...

can i get 3 tx from u for nightmare?

Boni said...

Sure Bree, where can I get them to you? Will you be at the meet up?