News reports today say a longtime “The View” producer was fired after getting in shouting matches with one of the stars of the show, Rosie O’Donnell, before Ms. O’Donnell left the show earlier this year to be with her family.
Apparently, there was ongoing tension between the two that finally bubbled into a shouting match, and the producer was suspended and ultimately let go. However, it also happened at about the time that Rosie O’Donnell was leaving the show anyway to spend more time with her family and focus on her kids.
At the same time, a unrelated freelance web developer in Colorado also got into a shouting match with a coworker. The web developer, who works alone out of the loft of her cabin in the mountains near the town of Frisco, got into a spat with her cat calypso.
Calypso had been acting up for several weeks and the tension had been building. It came to a head when the cat decided to jump on the web developer’s head as she entered the kitchen. The cat had to leap 6 to 7 feet from the top of the fridge to the top of her head.
In the ensuing shock and surprise, the web developer shrieked and spun around several times sending the cat into the brand-new flatscreen TV. The impact knocked the TV into a brand-new $2000 painting she bought on a ski trip to Breckenridge earlier this year.
The web developer scolded the act with angry words. Calypso acted as if it was all in good fun, and the web developer owner was taking it much too seriously.
“I am sorry that the TV smashed the painting,” said Calypso. “But here’s the thing. We are all in this cabin all alone all the time and we never go outside. Even in the summer. I did the refrigerator jumping stunt as a way to liven things up around here. Life is short. In other words, it’s not my fault.”
The web developer countered that Calypso never takes the blame for anything. In fact, she said the cat is an expert at pretending that nothing actually happened at all.
The owner said that she was thinking about firing Calypso and bringing in some new talent. However, at press time Calypso was seen laughing at this, as she knows the owner will always keep her around despite her shenanigans.