Thursday, March 24, 2011

One of THOSE Days!

It was one of THOSE days at work today. To start out the work day, I filled up my 32 ounces cup of water. Soon after returning to my desk and after a few swigs, I managed to spill the whole thing on my desk. I thank the heavens above that the water managed to miss my iPhone, MacBook, and anything else electronic of any value that was inches away from the tidal wave zone. When the water spilled on the floor, it managed to miss the surge protector under my desk. Phew! About 25 paper towels later and another trip to the filtered water machine, I was back to business.

About an hour later, I received a phone call from an irate person who yelled at me because she did not get back to me when she said she would so I gave away what she wanted to someone else (which is what I told her I would do). As she started her sentences with, “I fully accept responsibility for what happened, but….” I wanted to tell her, “No, you cannot accept full responsibility with a BUT in the same sentence!” It’s one or the other lady! You can't have it both ways. I was so glad I wasn’t married to that mess!

Later in the day, I was taking a little breather at my desk. I was the only one in the office at the time so I decided to check out my arm muscles. I know, vain. (Like you've never done it??) My boss decided to walk past the window to our office and look in at that precise moment. Of course he couldn’t let the moment pass without making a comment. He opened the door to our office, poked his head in, and asked, “Were you just checking out your muscles?” Why fight it?! I said, “Sure! You’re welcome for the free ticket to the gun show!” He just laughed and went back to his meeting. Never a dull moment around the office today.