Ibrahim did not like my whiteboard note. Of course he did not. It’s too spot on. And could cause a world of trouble for ATP if I keep it up. Here’s what he said.
Here’s my response;
Of course, I’m bullshitting. I know fine well that Ibrahim is blaming us and that he is utterly two-faced and thinks we are all idiots. I know he has convinced Ahmed that everything is all our fault – which is not so difficult because Ahmed wants someone to blame and it is easier to blame us than ATG (Ahmed never shows any loyalty, no doubt because he has none). According to ATP, we cause problems by not following ATP’s procedure (not true), but they’re the ones that keep taking quotes and contractors away from us. Like the scaffolding: Seven and a half weeks we have been waiting for this to turn up while ATP refuses to tell us what is going on. Meantime, every time we ask where it is, we get the same vague answer, “It’s being dealt with.” Right, like that takes seven and a half weeks. Meantime we can do nothing to get the sets built.
I asked about the buses today, Ibrahim told me, “The contract is being processed.”
I asked about the Patrols. “They are being bought tomorrow.”
Oasis? “We’ll sort it out now.”
Scaffolding? “I promise that will arrive today or tomorrow.” Oh wait, that was his promise yesterday, the day before, the day before, and last week.
And it still has not arrived.