Unintentional voyuerism....its the best

While I was off work for our Europe holiday, some of my work was sent to our other office in another city. Unfortunately even in this day and age, some work must still be done on paper, and cannot all be done electronically.
Personally I think the solution is a touch screen, a stylus, and being able to scribble your notes directly onto the screen.
Oh and a system that is 100% failsafe so you never have to worry about backing up on paper.
But I digress.
So when I got back from holiday the girl that had been doing some of this work, shipped all the paperwork back to me again, the day before she left to go and get married.
I was sorting through it all, as you do, really just getting ready to file it since there was nothing I needed to DO with it. I'm not sure how I came to notice it, but one of the documents was particularly thick, whereas they're normally only 4 sheets of paper, this would have been a stack about 5mm. Noticeably different.
Obviously she has the same environmental guilt as I do in an office environment (pun?) and she'd recycled some paper to print this document.
Normally if I'm printing out personal shit though, I either keep it for the reason I printed it, or I shred it, so no one else can see the silly stuff I print.
Not so in this case. This particular document was ALL her personal stuff, all 5mm of it. Some, was a business that her and her husband must be starting/running, as it was business cards in her new married name, with DIRECTOR on them. (Either that or she's secretly running a multi-national company on the side)
Aside from the fact I think its a bit wanky to list your title as "Director" when potentially the company only "employs" two people, she'd demoted her new husband to Assistant! HAhahaha

There was also a resignation letter for a second job she's had as a Vet Nurse (which begs the question if she's qualified to do that she must be on bloody good money with my company because this job is no peach)

The really strange thing however, was she'd printed out the run sheet for her upcoming wedding, and their vows and poems and what to say when they exchanged rings!
It was fascinating reading, and I couldn't help but devour it all whilst I sat! It was bizarre!

I do feel a bit bad, I mean essentially thats a pretty personal thing for someone like me to be reading, someone who doesn't really know her at all. But HELLO! How could you then recycle that paper into WORK stuff!!!!! The whole point of printing these work docs out is to archive them for the requisite 7 years!

In other work news, we're being sued by another girl, with another bogus claim, and the timing is ridiculous. Clearly she was waiting for the first girls case to settle to see how much she could go for before bringing her suit, the whole thing just stinks.

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K said...
November 20, 2008 10:42 AM

Don't feel bad - I'd have read it too. But I'm nosey that way.

Re her business, he and hubby can both be directors. Its common to have more than one. Silly to be doing that stuff at work though... and siller to lose track of your printing. Are you going to throw it or post it back to her?

sharkcrow said...
November 21, 2008 8:30 AM

Oh, there is absolutely NO shame at all in reading stuff like that... the way I look at it, anything that's made public (and by printing and putting in a file and giving it to you... it is public) is open for reading, no matter how personal.

You didn't share the best part.... were they standard vows or weird, over the top, crazy vows? :)

Dataceptionist said...
November 21, 2008 8:59 AM

K I can't throw it, or send it back, I just have to file it now because its a work document.

Hahahaha no they weren't particularly weird sharkcrow just normal soppy ones. Its funny how a friends wedding vows (and my own) seem heartfelt and beautiful and hers seem just OTT soppy. I'm sure its just because I don't know her.
What WAS weird though was the little "how #### & XXXX met" story she was getting the celebrant to tell.
M and I met at a wedding, for a friend of mine, he was actually the date of a different friend of mine and I effectively "stole" him from my friend, not knowing she wasn't interested anyway. We actually slept NEXT TO each other the same day we met, and I think its a pretty good story as far as "how did you guys meet" goes.
HER story is that they met on an internet chat room, and five months after they met they were engaged. Hmmm, not exactly the "fairytale" that she labelled it?

sharkcrow said...
November 21, 2008 4:19 PM

HAHHAA love it! The 'romantic tale' of meeting over the internet? The internet could be a great place to meet, but I'm not sure I'd want it to be played up to be a fairytale meeting... especially if the internet chatroom was something either particularly hideous or particularly dorky.... mwahahaha

Anonymous said...
November 22, 2008 1:26 AM

Hahahhahhahaaaaaaa.... That is so hilarious! LOL... Director and demoted him to Assistant.. ha! Has this completely slipped her mind? How embarassing for her!

Agent Y said...
November 25, 2008 9:00 PM
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Reanan said...
November 25, 2008 9:02 PM

I can picture her now... assuming that she had all her vital papers together.
Come wedding morning, looking for the document to give the celebrant only to find nothing!

You remember what you were like before your wedding? I'm sure probably just forgot.

Very strange howsome ever..

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