Well is isn't as festive as it sounds but it kinda is.
First of all, remember the situation from last week with the bug---about her telling people that scholarships had been given out before the deadline? Well she got "talked to" about that. Apparently she only told one person, and when in a meeting with him (not Mr.3 by-the-way) she in no uncertain terms let it be known that she had control over his file and could really screw him over. The student in question was just going to let it pass and try to ignore her...but that won't happen. So we managed to convince him to email "I" to address the issue. Her being/saying something routinuely stupid that damages herself is no reason for her to blackmail others. Everytime something like this happens--all to often--Mr.3 and I start looking at other school options. The other student was considering doing his PhD at Utah, but now he won't consider it because of the bug. He, like many others, just want to finish and get out of there as fast as possible before she really messes things up.
Second item, some students have had some issues with one of our Persian instructors. About a month ago they left an unsigned letter on my desk for our director. At the time the letter threatened to go over "I"'s head if he didn't get rid of her. But since there is no name, no one he can talk to about their complaint he can't do anything about it. That apparently has not stopped this person/persons, as they made up 2 different signs, specifically calling upon the Director to can this particular professor. They put these signs up all over OSH and LNCO (I know because we wandered the halls trying to find them all) and stuffed them under other department professors' doors. Obviously this is escalating, but how can this subject be addressed? Good question, and I don't get paid the big bucks to find the answer to it. As to suspects, besides some random disgruntled student...is another professor in the office that likes to stir up trouble or...the bug (yes, I know that the comment is slanderous, but I base this on her reactions to the signs themselves---she might not be the one doing it, but I think she has a good idea of who it is). Either way, all options are certifiable creepy and underhanded.
And on the subject of creepy, the bug after lunch today....absolutely reeking of peppermint scope...asked about libations for our wedding reception. I told her that there will probably be something, but I wasn't sure what yet. Anyway she offered (as her gift) to buy all of the alcohol for the reception. I told her thanks but no thanks...it was a really nice offer, but I prefer to have absolute control on what is served at my reception. If you bring your own stuff, great...but there are certain things that I need to make sure are there.