In my list on Monday, I actually forgot that I have been saving up some Other Kate material. I almost feel bad because at this point AUKate is like a friend.
(check the “Other Kate” tag for more on the story but basically I have a common email address so I get other peoples mail accidentally but way more frequently then you think)
In this episode of Other Kate, she gets a new boss. The Australian heroine we already know is a fancy doctor, my reader who loves this storyline best should know that ironically, AUKate could work at her hospital as that is her practice area. Anyway, in a very mass email, the new “acting” CEO of the hospital introduces himself. I feel that is a nice way to reach out to everyone, good move hospital administrator. Good luck though because your name was not followed by an ‘MD’ or a ‘PhD’ and the adjective ‘acting’ isn’t really a recipe for respect.
I forward it to the right address with no comment, AUKate, she can decide if she wants to ignore him or send him cookies. I don’t know what doctors or Australians do.
A few weeks later, Mr. NewGuy, writes to inform that someone has resigned after years in the position. Intrigue? Did this person leave in a huff because she was passed over? Was she fired for some soap opera reason? Is Mr. NewGuy a really bad boss because you know, you don’t quit a job, you quit a boss…. The person who left was named Fiona and of course, that struck a note with me. I sent along the email and this time added a note about my Fiona, because AUKate is my friend now, and also let her know that maybe she can tell Mr. NewGuy her real address. She is super nice and replied saying she didn’t know this Fiona, likes mine, and wonder why people still get these things wrong!
As an aside – AUKate also gets stalked by drug reps and people wanting her to participate in studies. They get one forward each and then they are direct to the trash. We, Kates, stick together to avoid spam.