The Wicked Witch of the West

A close friend recently started a new job in West Pretoria at an institution that shall for the purposes of this post remain nameless. The lady in charge of running said institution, let’s refer to her Professor X comes across in conversation as a bit of a witch, with a military-style grasp on the day-to-day operations.

The first encounter with Prof X was relayed to me when after my friend’s second day at work, and bearing in mind that the lady is a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to her age and way of thinking, the stuff she comes out with is a little strange.

For instance, Prof X felt sorry for my friend as she was married, but made it clear that she herself wasn’t a lesbian…just a ‘man hater’ (her words, not mine). So now she has established herself as a bit of an opinionated feminist witch and someone who was obviously hurt by a previous run-in with a man (either this, or she has daddy issues).

Hand in hand with the comment about hating men, Prof X also believes that all males are liars and cheaters and for this reason, any woman in a monogamous relationship should wear protection when engaging in a bit of bedroom tomfoolery (I did warn that she was a bit strange!)

It turns out that she is also a bit of a hypocrite and whilst she expects her minions to operate in a ‘monkey see, monkey do’ fashion; she does not take kindly to anyone challenging her authority by pointing out the fact that a current statement/action/word (delete as appropriate) was a direct contradiction to something which was said/done earlier.

And finally, to round off this slight rant about ‘horrible bosses’ (good movie by the way) – she disappears and reappears again at strange times during the day. No one knows where she goes, or what she gets up to, but you had better be around when she returns or else!

Fly my pretties!

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