I think of all my Crazy C stories, this one is possibly my favorite.
Here’s some background information.:
Crazy had major trust issues. It could have stemmed from the fact that her son decided to live with her ex-husband. It could be that she had a daughter that no one knew about and who never spoke to Crazy. It could have been because of the men that I’m pretty sure lived in her head and told her to do odd things for their own amusement. I really can’t be 100% sure.
So, one of my co-workers was unfortunate enough to work in the same office as Crazy while I lucked out and got to work in a cubicle on the other side of the office. As I was leaving one day, Crazy handed us our paychecks which were more than likely a week overdue. I wanted to take a copy of the check because we never got any pay stubs with our checks – but the checks are a story for another time. So Crazy was leaving to go run an errand as I was getting ready to leave. So she handed me my paycheck and went to walk out the door.
Crazy- “Hey! Are you coming?” she demanded.
Nicole- “Yes, I was just going to copy my paycheck then go.”
C- “No, you need to leave with me.”
N- “I was just going to copy my check.”
C- “No. You need to leave now. [Co-worker] is using the copier”
Co-worker- “No, I’m not.”
C- **growls/groans and then stomps out of the door.**
See, Crazy thought we were planning to overthrow her or create an uprising together. She did not trust my co-worker and I to be together without supervision because we were likely to cause mutiny. So when we moved to a new office and all of the low people on the totem pole were put up front together, she just about peed her pants.
And I don’t mean figuratively.
Co-worker was sitting at the front desk and Crazy was doing one of her hundred checks on us that day. She was going over some notes Co-worker had made in a patient’s chart. I had my back turned to them but I could hear the shuffling feet her pee-pee dance.
Then Crazy said “Woo! There it is!” And then she sprinted to the bathroom.