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 1/21/07-1/27/07.
! I learned that the minute I say how quiet it is at work, that every phone line will begin ringing, especially when I’m the only person in the office.
! I learned that I have 20 online courses to take within the next week to be eligible for my bonus at work. I then learned that I could just take the test and after enough attempts, I would pass. After that, I learned not to brag about my ingenious plan to others when they tell me how long the courses take.
! I learned that my new wireless BBQ thermometer is accurate after all and alerts you for a reason when your meat has reached its desired temperature.
! I learned to stop just agreeing with everything Lucy and Ethel say when I’m trying to watch TV after I apparently gave them approval to go bake cookies in the kitchen. The phrase ‘well Daddy told us we could,’ never, ever ends well.
! I learned that when my female coworker is giving me intimate details of her life that telling her how nice her hair looks usually distracts her enough to change the topic.
! I learned that when in a job interview and I’m asked if I write, answering with ‘yeah, I have a blog’ is not the best answer.