(My mom works at a rehab hospital in Wheaton, and does long hours and rarely takes a lunch break to support our family. I also have a cousin who wishes to be a physical therapist. This occurs about a week ago. Note, I am twelve)
Mom: (to my cousin) This is where I do my part. (nods towards coworker and says in a hushed tone) That lady there is my coworker, [name]. she got our last boss fired, because she found out about how she takes an hour morning break, and hour lunch break, and works only the bare minimum. Not to mention she also pays her bills and does Facebook and such while she IS here.
Cousin: (in same hushed manner) why hasn’t she been fired yet?
Mom: Because there isn’t any proof.
Cousin: d***. I wish there was something I could do to help…
(I take the opportunity to look to see that she is playing a game on Facebook that my best friend plays.)
Me: (Pulls out phone, selecting the Video Recording Master app)
Mom: [my name} where are you-
Me: (makes the shh signal)
Cousin: (figures out what I’m about to do, and leads my mom behind a bookshelf to watch)
Me: (Quietly walks behind [names] chair)
Me: (loudly) WOW, MRS. [name] I HAD NO IDEA YOU PLAY THAT GAME! MY BEST FRIEND PLAYS IT!!!
Mom’s Coworker: Shut the h*** up you little b****! I’m concentrating on my c***** job and don’t want a d*** little f** spreading f******* lies about me!
Me: Well, I think your foul mouth and not working just got you fired!
Mom’s Coworker: (not looking away from the screen) *snorts* and what proof do you haaaaaaa (notices the phone in my hand)
Mom’s Coworker: GIVE ME THE D*** PHONE!!!
(She said this just as the higher up, Dr. Creager walked in. I promptly walk over to him, and play the video for him, while [name] is sitting there stuttering that my mom “blackmailed her into doing this”) Dr. Creager: So, she “blackmailed” you into doing this?
Mom’s coworker: *smirking at my mom like he believes her* that’s right! I asked her daughter to record this so I could show you!
Me: wait, what-
Dr. Creager: well, you should be happy to know that someone will be getting fired, Lori.
(my heart fell, thinking he believed her crazed story about me and my mom. That’s when Dr. Creager did the unexpected) Dr.
Creager: Lori, after ten years of pretending to do your jb here at Maryanjoy, I now pronounce you-
Lori: thank you so much for the promotion! I knew I deserved it!
Dr. Creager: what I was going to say is that you are now fired, goodbye Lori. I expect your things out of here by noon.
(I look at the clock and start laughing. It was currently 11:45, meaning she had about 15 minutes to get up and get out. Thank you, Dr. Creager, if you are reading this, for getting rid of what I considered the downfall of the hospital!)