So there is the most amazing maple tree outside my office. Everyone kept walking past it today, commenting on it's gorgeous red colors and how pretty it was. Too bad I spend 90% of my day, facing my computer monitor, which puts my back to this spectacular deciduous phenomenon. (I have a wonderful vocabulary - jealous?).
The reception door locks at 6:00 each night, even though we are open until 7:30. This means if you leave to use the restroom you have to have your keycard with you to swipe back in. Most people don't realize this until they throw all their weight into the door, which is glass, and look shocked when it doesn't open. One of these days we're going to have a 'Hulk Smash" moment and that is going to be very hard to explain to the building management.
The most popular cubicle decoration right now are the gourds that look like mini pumpkins. I can assume they are so popular for two reasons (1) They cover multiple holidays and (2) they can become projectiles if a battle ever erupts between departments.
Yesterday I spent an hour reading comments on FML.com and came to realize that my job is glorious compared to many others. For example - I don't think I am hated by everyone I work with, nor do I think I would ever be fired by text message.
I didn't go on vacation anywhere this year, which means I didn't use quite a bit of my vacation. I could practically take every Friday off for the rest of the year, but I love Casual Friday's so much that I don't want to sacrifice the ability to wear jeans in the office. What am I to do?
If you follow me on Twitter (which you all should - @TheOfficeScribe) then you know yesterday I spent some time working on an itinerary for a couple of coworkers who were set to leave for Kenya today on a work trip. And not just a normal itinerary, but a humorous one filled with side stories and having very little to actually do with their trip. Sadly, today I found out that their trip was canceled at the last minute. But fear not, rumor has it someone is taking them to see "The Lion King 3-D" which is practically the same thing as going on safari, right?
~ The Office Scribe
On not being allowed to fail
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