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 it never makes me look good. I hope that knowing about 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 4/1/07-4/7/07.
! I learned that when we are going to be staying in a nice hotel for a few nights I should not allow Lucy and Ethel to bring their musical instrument toys with them.
! I learned that when I notice that the new guy at work is shorter than I am (and believe me, that’s not saying much), I shouldn’t point it out to everyone.
! I learned that while calling all the females in the office by their last names may have seemed funny at first, I should have stopped doing it about a month ago.
! I learned that when I arrive late to work I should take the long way around the building to get to the coffee pot. Apparently, arriving late and then heading straight for the coffee before doing anything else doesn’t help my cause any.
! I learned that when my boss is trying to make a joke and he can’t remember the name of a certain medication, I shouldn’t be the first one to shout out “You mean Prozac?” Boy did I get some suspicious looks.
! I learned that when I get home from work and my wife says how tired she is because she’s been working around the house all day, I should not respond by saying, “Um, what did you do? Everything looks the same as it did this morning.”