Monday, June 18, 2007

I Came Very Close, Then I Changed My Mind

If there was any question that this is the Monday of a week where I feel stressed by the need to have things in order to be away from work for seven days, any doubt was eased by 8:02 a.m. Why is it that the most ridiculously inappropriate job applicants always come in before you've started the second cup of coffee.

"The best part of my last job? The people. I just love people. I'm a people person." (I didn't invent that. She actually said it.)

Add on to that the fact that our server crashing five times during a very contentious 90 minute Skype conference call with people in three countries and four time zones, and I was fried well before 1 p.m. (And at 7:05 p.m. PST as I am writing this some fool is calling me on my home office phone.) I was trapped on the phone for 4.75 hours! Anyone who knows and loves me can confirm that any phone call that lasts more than 90 seconds is torture to me. I spit on the grave of Alexander Graham Bell! Did I mention that my external hard drive crashed last week, and I had to stand in line for 45 minutes to take that in for repairs.

And the proposal mentioned last week keeps getting more complex as the deadline keeps getting pushed back. Don't give me more time, I just want the damned thing out the door.

Yes, I wielded that thing seen in the picture for a few minutes as ideas filled my tiny little brain, and not to shave off the facial hair. For those who said my scowling pictures made them shudder to think what I looked like when I was not happy, well here you go! And then I took a deep breath and focused my thoughts on fawns grazing in an April meadow. Positive thoughts, positive thoughts...

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8 Comments:

At 9:25 AM, Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

Ohhh, I really like the facial hair!

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Robert said...

What is that? A pocket knife? A large switch blade? You need a bigger cleaver Mr. Thief! d'oh!

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

Actually it is a meat cleaver, but my big meat head dwarfs it.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

4.75 ? That is disgusting. Well you have construction outside to sooth you.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Just think...in a few short months, you'll be basking in the glory that is Barcelona. This will all be over soon...

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

Gavin - Soothing on the eyes but not the ears. All that banging is making me, well...

Jill - I will be leaving the knives at home. I will take other tools for my adventure in Catalonia.

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger WAT said...

Please put my neck on a tree stump and do your thing.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

WAT - I'd gladly whack you with something on a tree stump, but it does not involve a blade.

 

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