So yesterday I may have seemed a little, what's the word, angsty, in my post yesterday. See, that's what happens when someone has a rough day at the office and access to the internet. You get posts about how horrible life is.
I'd like to thank those of you who sent me cheery messages in the comment section and on Twitter about how you hoped today would be better. It made me smile.
Of course, I wonder what will be said when I describe the events of today...
7:30 AM - Wake up a la a Disney Princess with a positive outlook on the day
8:00 AM - Decide that in order to show everyone I am in a better mood, I take the time to put on a cute outfit and curl my hair. Hell, I even threw on a little make up!
8:30 PM - Saunter out into the day, noticing the squirrels bouncing around and the sun shining in the sky, although there seem to be a few clouds.
9:00 AM - Arrive at the office. Take one step out of my car and a gale force wind smacks into me. Luckily, I know how to get to the front door of the office since I couldn't see because my neatly done hair was blowing around like crazy.
9:05 AM - Get to my desk and see a bunch of papers and a note from a co-worker. Never a good sign.
9:05 AM - 6:05 PM - Spend these hours running around the office, answering e-mails, attempting to an ever growing to do list, and generally having a miserable day.
- Trying to figure out how a shipment ended up 7 states away from its destination
- Me staring at a bottle of wine a coworker gave me for Christmas (but haven't take home) trying to not think about how many days until Easter arrived.
- Smelling scented hotel soaps with a coworker in an effort to use aromatherapy as a stress reducer
- Abusing my beet-shaped stress ball to no avail
- Printing the same e-mail on 3 separate printers because I couldn't remember what I was doing
- And don't think I didn't notice people generally avoiding me in the halls.
Luckily, I have some cool co-workers. One person gave me a donut. Another a brownie bite. Someone told me to give up my sobriety (Lent induced) and drink the pain away.
But I'm convinced it is a curse I picked up on Saturday night when I watched "New Moon" with my friends. It wasn't the act of watching such a film that cursed me, but that I promised my friends to not make snarky comments during the viewing. All the pent up sarcasm is never good. It blocks the chi flow and makes a persons karma go all wonky.
So, I might have to pull a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and unleash the smartass in order to cleanse myself. It's either that or drinking correction fluid and ending it all.
~ The Office Scribe
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