Friday, April 21, 2006

12 Hr Day

I am going to miss my job. Not for the tedious tasks or the low pay but because I love the people I work with. Here's a glimpse:

  • Going into the ladies restroom and having my coworker start up a confessional type conversation with me while we are both in (separate) stalls. I joked that the bathroom could become my new priestly office. I could sit in one stall and coworkers could come in and confess away- in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (flush), go now and say 5 Hail Mary's and 2 Our Father's and sing This Little Light of Mine every day when you wake up for 7 days. Amen. Mid-way through a sentence she blurts out, "Oh man, I gotta go poo."
  • Talking to our HR consultant and having her tell me I should apply for the Executive Director (E.D.) position. This coming after a staff meeting on Wednesday where I was basically lauded as The Real E.D. It's flattering to hear but I in no way feel qualified to take that job on. And besides, I am moving remember? (I think they are hoping to change my mind with such flattery.)
  • Overhearing my coworkers losing their shit laughing over trying to re-record the general voicemail message.
  • Lunching with not one but three coworkers and one (favorite) former coworker. So what if that bleu cheese garlic burger put me into a food coma for the rest of the day. It was worth it for the company.
  • Talking American Idol trash to the point that I completely lose track of time.
  • Having an intern drop off two slices of hippy raw food vegan type pie for my birthday. Fuck if I am gonna eat them (they smell naaaasty) but I sure am going to thank her profusely for the thought (ok and yes, tell a little white lie about how much I liked them because I cannot stand hurting her feelings).
  • Receiving a huge bouquet of flowers from my coworkers along with the sweetest card. Plus hand made cards. Plus hugs. I am working in a secret garden at the moment. It's flower city!
With all that said, I worked 12 hours yesterday and I feel a bit brain dead. Luckily today is a short day and ends with margaritas. Yay for a weekend with absolutely no plans.

16 comments:

Mrs. Ca said...

Um, a short day that ends with margaritas? That sounds like the best kind of day possible. I can imagine being brain-dead after a 12-hour day, for sure. Have an incredible weekend!

kapgar said...

I think you forgot a little bit of it...

"...go now and say 5 Hail Mary's and 2 Our Father's and sing This Little Light of Mine every day when you wake up for 7 days. Amen. And don't forget to wash your hands. Cleanliness is next to Godliness."

Bre said...

Aren't 12 hour days the absolute worst?! It's good to hear you had a pleasant one though, you certainly deserve it! :)

Mikey said...

Drink one for me!!!

ocg said...

I'm sorry... did you say something after "bleu cheese garlic burger"... I got lost in a daydream there...


I am so glad that you have good people around you at work... I can't imagine what thats like...
;-)

Anthony S. said...

That blue cheese garlic burger got to me, too..damn, I can't wait for payday.

Amanda said...

Yay! The weekend!!

Bex said...

bleu cheese garlic burger AND margaritas? mama likey....

Nihilistic said...

YAY - I'm off Friday and Saturday with no plans too! Isn't it awesome?

JustRun said...

I, too, am ending the day with margs. I'll have one for ya! Or five.

Melissa said...

Well now I'm craving a big fat cheese burger and some hooch.

Buffy said...

Bleu cheese, garlic burger....Now I'm hungry.

Dinah said...

Trash talking American and Canadian Idols is my favourite part of my job.

BullysE said...

Heh! You really are brilliant,my girl. You have such a shiny personality, how can your co-worker friends bear to part with you?
*Hugs*
You make me laugh, you really do.

Kerry said...

Margaritas are a great way to start the weekend! I did Pina Colada's all this past weekend... havent had those in a long time. Add fresh pineapple and use Pineapple rum.... delicious!

sue said...

You are such a good person that the co-workers you have now will be missing you for years - and the new ones that you will have shortly will be counting their lucky stars!