Friday, February 15, 2008

You Know It’s A Slow Day At Work When…

Well, first of all, you come home from work and actually want to write something detailing how slow the day at work was. That’s a pretty good hint right there. It also may be a sign that I am way too into this blogging thing.

Your coworker takes the time to get up from his seat, round his cubicle wall and come tell you personally that he is working on the mother lode of all useless data reports. And you get slightly excited about it for a moment.

You actually volunteer to accompany Female Coworker to small claims court, just knowing that she will be found in contempt. Unless of course you are found in contempt for telling her repeatedly to shut up so that she is not found in contempt. It’s a pretty vicious cycle.

You find yourself daydreaming about two desert tortoises racing. And the daydream lasts long enough to see who the winner is.

You remove the Dwight Schrute head stress ball from the top of your monitor and wash it. You are also found talking soothingly to it while scrubbing his head.

No phone is heard ringing for over 36 minutes and 43 seconds. When it finally did ring, it was someone’s spouse with a grocery request. And I’m not even sure that counts as an office phone call.

You contemplate calling a coworker’s client to tell them that their contract has been terminated just to shake things up for a few hours.

Female Coworker asks us what type of juice is the best to clean a penny so she can help her daughter with a science project and we all spend the next 30 minutes arguing amongst ourselves about our answers. Final analysis: we were torn between lime and tomato, though I still assert that cola is the best.

You and your coworkers take the time to listen to the oft-annoying guy in the office try to record his outgoing voicemail message 6 times before he gets it right. Obviously his final success is applauded by everyone in the office.


*On a different and unrelated note altogether, I noticed something I wanted to share while browsing through Valentine’s Day cards. Hallmark has all these great sound cards now where you open the card up and it plays the original version of some song that barely relates to the theme of the card. They had a lot of classic TV themed ones and I looked at a card that had Radar from MASH on the front. When you opened it up, it plays the original instrumental theme from MASH (one of the greatest TV shows of all time, by the way). Does anyone remember the name of the theme song from MASH? It was ‘Suicide is Painless.’ Does that strike anyone else as just the teeniest bit odd for a Valentine’s Day card? Maybe it’s just me.

15 comments:

The Exception said...

Yes on the MASH thing as it is a fine song but it is not a "love" theme.

You know it is a slow day when you arrive home and find yourself creating an amazing comment for an Exceptional post! ;)

Sunshine said...

First, I miss The Office. Did I say that before? And, the MASH song is an odd selection for a Valentines card, unless it's in a twisted movie or something.

Michael C said...

The Exception: Well thank you and I am happy you chose to spend a small part of your slow day leaving me a nice comment!!

Sunshine: I may be mistaken, but I think you have said that before - even recently perhaps. But I don't mind because I miss it too!!!!

brandy said...

Ahh! Your picture reminded me how much I miss The Office. I stole a friends copy of Men's Health magazine a while ago just because Jim was on the cover looking fantastic. I mean, I took it for the interview. And you know, glanced at the photos.

I'm trying to incorporate The Office into the grade 2 class. I will let you know how it goes.

Michael C said...

Bran: Office missing has become a popular sentiment. I honestly never thought I would utter the phrase 'I miss the office,' but of course, it's a special Office I am missing, not mine. It's a sure bet you have read at least one more Men's Health than I have ;-)

Please let me know of grade 2 Office goes. Oh how much I want to be a student in your class now!!

Selma said...

Do you guys watch the British version of The Office too? I also want to know how the Grade 2 version goes. How cool!

Patti said...

I also think that "Suicide is Painless" is rather bizarre for a Valentine's Day sentiment. I guess you didn't purchase that card.

Happy Friday Michael!

chefmom said...

I'm with you ...cola cleans a penny. And what an ODD song for a Valentine's card! And I'd leave 6 messages on the guys voice mail, pretending I can't get it right each time, until the last one. Ha!

Carrie said...

Ah... no it's not just you. That's quite an odd theme for a day of love...

I think cola is the best too. it's so acidic and chemical - why wouldn't it clean a penny?

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Sizzle said...

those new music cards are cool but that song as a v day card? not so good!

that was a really, really slow day. you're not kidding. :)

Odat said...

LOL at you washing Dwight!!!!
Peace

citizen of the world said...

I love that song, but it is an odd choice. And a war theme is also an odd choice. Maybe they were htinkginf the other V.D.?

Lis said...

Whenever it's a slow day at the office, we usually end up at the coffee shop next to our office instead.

Happy belated V Day!

ashley said...

Wow. So I feel a tab bit sorry for you. Hope it picks up soon! Ha. :)

meleah rebeccah said...

it was someone’s spouse with a grocery request. And I’m not even sure that counts as an office phone call.


yep. I hear that sort of phone call is like really official business.