Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sorry To Dissapoint

A coworker whom I work closely with is currently out of the office.  And since I am his back up, quite a few people have inquired as to his whereabouts.  When I tell them "on vacation in Europe" their reply has a note of disappointment in it. (Though I am not sure why - I'd be pretty happy to be in Europe instead of my cubicle.)

But it got me thinking that perhaps I should start to get more creative when answering questions about people's whereabouts.

At first I thought I would go the dramatic route - mention something about a loss in the family.  But after trying to think how to explain random sympathy cards and flowers I scrapped that.

Then I thought I'd go wacky - like parachuting over Everest with a monkey.  But in today's age of social media, people would know it was all a lie when it didn't end up on Facebook.

Hoarding was my next thought - Okay, mainly because I was reading an article about it on lunch today.  But come on - being buried alive under a stack of old Reader's Digest was a bit to "CSI".

So I am turning to you.  What should I start telling people?  The more creative, the better.

~ The Office Scribe

7 comments:

Lis said...

He decided to stay home and play the new Call of Duty for a week, oh perhaps he is living out his dream at spy camp and I cannot disclose his location.

The Office Scribe said...

Spy Camp - my god that is an amazing idea.

(And I saw a sign for the new COD that said "Ladies - Your boyfriends are ours" and I thought of you!)

Holly said...

"He said he couldn't tell us; something about black sedans and lots of immunizations before he left".

The Office Scribe said...

Actually, in my field, that wouldn't be a weird comment...

HAROLD said...

He had a meeting with his probation officer. You know, that whole thing with the Northwestern Cheerleaders and the inflatable kiddie pool filled with Cherry Jello?

Trust me, he will thank you for this later...

Tingaki said...

The whole thing at Northwestern Cheerleaders and inflatable paddling pool full of cherry Jello

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Ya its very good to say that Actually, in my field, that wouldn't be a weird comment...