Thursday, December 27, 2007

Resolutions for 2008 – The Work List

Every year people ask me if I have made any New Year’s Resolutions. And every year my answer is always a resounding “No”. I don’t feel like just because it is a New Year I should be forced to change any of my bad habits. I will get around to that when I feel like it.

But since I only have two days of work this week and I bored to tears I thought I would think about things I want to change/improve when it comes to me and the office I work in. Now, of course, it would be nice to say things like “Earn more money” or “Not work so many hours” or “Find better coworkers” but those aren’t really things that I can control.

So without further ado, here is my list of New Years Resolutions for the year 2008 that I can have some control in the destiny of brining about to a reasonable conclusion:

Wash Coffee Cup
Every morning when I come into work I look at my desk and frown because of the half inch of cold dusty coffee that sits in my mug. I will try my hardest to clean the mug before I go home at night.

Water Bamboo Plant
Since moving the cool three stalk bamboo plant I bought in China town last year off my desk to a shelf above it, I sort of forget to water him. Will work on this.

Resist The Urge To Throw Things At Co-Workers
Sometimes I picture myself hurtling my blue stand-up Swingline stapler over the half wall of my cubicle and watch it connect with the head of numerous unnamed co-workers. This just harbors unfair feelings of angst towards my co-workers and my stapler.

Hunt Down The People Who Leave Dirty Dishes in the Sink
I don’t think any explanation is needed for this one.

Bring A Lunch
While the salads and sandwiches from the little café downstairs are tasty, their price tags tend to eat into my savings for other things, like gas or medical insurance.

Do My Hair
I am addicted to the fun clips that my mother says make my hair look like that of a homeless person. I figure why not start off the year by wowing my co-workers with some new looks. Anyone out there know how to braid like they do in the Caribbean?

Adopt a New Catchphrase
I am a big fan of “Rock On” and “That’s How I Roll”. This year I will change that and come up with something else that I can say when I need to fill the dead voids during a conversation.

Ease Up On The Lists
As anyone who reads this blog or knows me in person knows, I am a lover of lists. My organized mind likes when things are easily laid out before me. But I think I can get carried away with them sometimes.

Since I have tomorrow off and then it is the New Year, I doubt that I will come up with any gems to add to this site. But add onto the above list "Continue posting provocative and insightful stuff on blog" and I will see you in 2008!

Happy New Year!

The Office Scribe


Britt said...

I have a blue stand-up Swingline stapler too! I love your blog and can't wait to read more in 2008. Happy New Year!

Just Another Bad Hair Day said...

Great list! Makes me think I have to come up with one, too.

First item -- Stop saying "what do you want" when someone walks into my office. I definitely need to be nicer. :(