Saturday, May 26, 2007

Things I Learned This Week: 5/26/07

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 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 5/20/07-5/26/07.

First of all, thanks to everyone who joined the carnival yesterday. It was a lot of fun. Now, onto the stuff that makes me question my intelligence…

! I learned that listening to Margaritaville while offroading isn’t really the image I should be going for. This was made plainly evident by the heavy rock music offroaders that were laughing at us as we drove by. Looking back now, maybe we shouldn’t have been singing along, either.

! I learned that under no circumstance should I make a joke about my boss’ new haircut. Seriously, I mean never.

! I learned that if Lucy or Ethel cough in my face for three straight days that I will in fact get their cold.

! I learned that it doesn’t help my career any when I get into the office an hour late and then take a two-hour lunch with my coworkers who were there on time. This is especially true when you forget to invite your boss.

! I learned that telling a female coworker that while I did notice her new hairdo, in my personal opinion, it looked better the old way probably isn’t the best thing to do. That reminds me, does anyone know of a good gift idea for a male employee to give a female employee.

! I learned that twin four year olds are not too young to repeat things they have overheard their father saying to the individuals that he was saying them about, like ‘I really wish the twins grandma would stop hassling me about not seeing the girls very often.’ That also reminds me, does anyone know of a good gift idea that a son can get his mother.

And lastly,

! I learned that I need to be a little surer of what internal office extension I am dialing when making prank phone calls to the people that work in my building.


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

first michael i am so sorry to have missed the carnival, we were traveling and i wasn't reading much.

and as to the bosses haircut, i once told mine that he looked like seinfeld in the scissorhands episode. i should not have done that. sorry i did not warn you about that one!

smiles, bee

Michael C said...

Bee: It's the thought of telling me about the haircut issue that matters, and I appreciate the thought ;-)

Odat said...

Michael, There really are not any gifts you can buy to make up for that
Thanks again for hosting the carnival!

Patti said...

Michael, do you really make prank phone calls? You must be fun to work with.
Women like flowers and jewelry for gifts.
Chocolate is also a safe bet.

Lizza said...

Ohhh, you went through the haircut compliment trauma. Now you know better. :-D

Is female co-worker also a friend? Chocolate is good. Or if she's the practical type you can get her something like a monogrammed stapler. :-D

Michael C said...

Odat: No, thank you. And I was afraid the gift thing might be a problem ;-)

Patti: I think I'm fun to work with, but unfortunately the feeling hasn't spread.

Lizza: Oooh, I liked the monogrammed stapler idea!

Ralph said...

Hey Mr. Buffet, maybe you shouldn't be blasting through the Baja mixing that poison made from the blue aguave plant...did you find the shaker?

You do think much about co-worker's hair, did your boss have a combover or wear a pompadour meant for someone 20 lbs. lighter...

Michael C said...

Ralph: No, my boss had to leave early the day before to get his haircut so of course I had to make fun of it the following day...what was I thinking!!

mist1 said...

It's safest to keep all hair opinions to yourself. Unless you are a hairdresser.

Michael C said...

Mist1: I am very quickly learning that most opinions should be kept to myself.

CS said...

I'd go with chocolate. And a vow never to cooment on anyone's hair except to say, "You lok great!"

kat said...

The best gift for Female Coworker is a vacuum cleaner or some Nair.

Women love practical gifts.

Or you could just buy her some sexy underwear!