Saturday, January 20, 2007

Things I Learned This Week: 1/20/07

Because I want to spare you from experiencing some of the things I endured over the last few days, I post “Things I Learned This Week” each Saturday. It’s educational, sometimes insightful and for some reason, always makes me look pathetic. I hope that at least one item on this list will make your upcoming week much easier. So here are the “Things I Learned This Week” for the week of 1/14/07-1/20/07.

! I learned that I should never load up on bottled water and coffee before attending a three-hour staff meeting.

! I learned that they recently made a single turn lane at an intersection I use frequently into a double turn lane. Aren’t they supposed to warn you about that? I wasn’t even using my cell phone or satellite navigation system!

! I learned that I need to be a little more careful when I send out email to everyone in my office. This allows me to avoid accidentally sending it to my best friend as well.

! I learned that my anonymous male co-worker, with whom I share a cubicle wall, doesn’t quite appreciate my double disc collection of Louis Prima in the same way that I do.

! I learned that when Lucy and Ethel see my barbequing and say they want steak, they apparently only mean one little piece and not an entire rib eye.

! I learned that my life might not be as exciting as it used to be when I went to bed at 9:30 on a night when Lucy and Ethel were with their grandparents.

And lastly,

! I learned that I need to be more precise when I speak with coworkers. When a coworker asked the other day if anyone had any alcohol as a joke, my answer was that I recently found some soft drink I had forgotten about that fermented in my drawers. When she and several other people who heard me looked at me oddly, I realized I should have specified it had fermented in my OFFICE drawers.

12 comments:

Dr. Blogstein said...

hahahaha!!! I have something baking in my drawers.

abbagirl74 said...

You are too funny. I know that I can always come to you for a good laugh. Please note that although I don't always comment, I read everything. Funny, funny man!

Violet said...

Of course you don't load up with the drinks before a three-hour meeting. You're supposed to take it with you into the meeting room so you have something to play with during the meeting.

mist1 said...

I had something ferment in my drawers once. Something to do with yeast.

I'm sorry. That was gross. What do you expect from me?

Le Nightowl said...

Your life in a cubicle sounds like a lot of fun :)

Shionge said...

I totally agreed with you about sending email thingy...so dangerous to click on the wrong buttons :(

Odat said...

You must be a riot in the office....you and your music! lol.
Buy bite size rib eyes for Lucy and Ethel! And be careful what you put in your drawers!!!!
Peace

Lizza said...

Another week and more life lessons that you impart to us. Loading up on coffee and water before a three-hour meeting sure could do SOMETHING to your drawers! ;-)

JR's Thumbprints said...

You certainly learned much more than most of my students would learn in a life time.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

one could get SUCH an education here. this should be a PSA michael....bee

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

It's too funny. i don't know what to say except with all these life lessons you learn, you must be the wisest man I know.

Michael C said...

Dr.: I guess baking is better than fermenting!

Abbagirl74: Thanks, that's very nice of you to say!!

Violet: I'm such a fool, I never thought about the toy factor during the meeting.

Mist1: The only yeast I'm familiar with goes in my breadmaker ;-)

Le Nightowl: My cubicle is about as fun as a million paper cuts in a sand storm!!

Shionge: Especially when you don't yet know who actually caught the error ;-)

Odat: My office isn't as much fun as you'd think ;-) If only they made bite size morsels of steak. I'd eat 'em like chocolate!!

Lizza: You made a great connection there!!!!! ;-)

Jr's Thumbprints: If only I applied what I learn...
;-)

Empress Bee: Yeah, maybe one of those NBC 'The More You Know' things.

Lone Grey Squirrel: I'm not wise enough to change a lightbulb!