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Putting the ass in assistant

The potluck in my honor today, Secretary's Day, was both touching and awkward, because at least 50% of the office isn't all that fond of me. They were just following orders. So they twist around in their chairs and make uncomfy little frowny faces while the half of the office that can stand me makes off-color remarks with me. It's the prison guards that like me, and the bureaucrats that don't. I take this to mean that my calling in life was to have been prison guard, and I have missed it. According to all the "crazypants" metaphysical books I read all night, this is a sign that I need to align my annoying personality with my beautiful soul. Apparently it is my annoying personality that is hindering me from being what my beautiful soul intended me to be (lesbian prison guard). Actually, I was already well aware that my annoying personality was destroying my life. This was not something I needed to spend $7.99 on to find out ($19.99 if the paperback was unavailable).

Then I had to clean up after the potluck so they could interview me for the promotion. I expected it to be about what we do all day, which I am intimately familiar with. But no. It was a string of personal questions about how my life experience may have prepared me for the arduous task of analyzing. I struggled to draw meaningful content from my many nights of dicking around on the internet and staring enraptured at America's Next Top Model. I could not come up with much. But I think they were distracted anyway by my snazzy blazer and pointy heels, which I am counting on to win them over. They have never seen me in anything but wifebeaters and Old Navy flip-flops. At least not since my first interview.

All the nervous energy made me fidgety, so I walked up to the corner market to get an icee. On my way out, a guy told me I'd dropped something. I looked around for 10 or 20 minutes until he finally said, "It's your smile." My urge to kill him was eclipsed by the fact that I thought it was cute, so I ended up smiling. Shucks.

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jonn68
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, my co-workers gave me a really sweet card and mini-mates Batman and Clayface action figures. Not only do they understand what I like, they know I'm essentially a 12 year old child in a 39 year old man's body (Wait, I think most women know that about men). Of course this means I am actually a Secretary, but I am secure enough to relax and accept it.

Hopefully the promotion will allow you to make trillions of off-color remarks and dress up every day so you get lots of comments like that from random guys.

When I can harness my annoying personality to equal success, I'll know I've made it.
velouria
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
that was kind of them. i just got a targé gift card, but i suppose i could use it to purchase things that are important to me. like clayface action figures.
jonn68
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oh now you just mock me.

Wait, I'm used to that.

velouria
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
naw, i'm just jealous that they went to the trouble to get you something personal like that.
jonn68
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
One day your awesomeness will be appreciated fully.
velouria
Apr. 25th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
"In Heaven, everything is fine."
jonn68
Apr. 25th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm tellin' ya, you can't take the chance annoying people aren't in the afterlife.

I have a bad feeling they let in telemarketers.
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velouria
Apr. 25th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
stop it!!

"...You've got your good thing, and I've got mine."
jonn68
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Sorry. :(

stephanieseon
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
LOL. "It's your smile."
I could really creep people out with that line, I just might use it.


You're not annoying, they're just boring, lifeless and dull.
velouria
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
it's actually sylvia browne that thinks i'm annoying, although i'm sure my coworkers do too.
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velouria
Apr. 25th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
at least a month, there's some sort of hiring freeze all the sudden. don't you work for the government? you know how it is.
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velouria
Apr. 26th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
hey, i liked it. it works, people!
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velouria
Apr. 26th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
of course. we went back to my office and made sweet love on the copy machine.
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