Tuesday, April 18

April Skies

I love lunch. Its free license in the grown up world to have recess. I’ve been dicking around on the computer looking for interesting blogs to read so its not like I really need one but I always get done what they ask me to do here way before any expects so…I tend to pretend to work while looking at the vast array of time wasters that exist in the great digital vacuum. Some of my recent favorites are thanks to Matt; hopefully I figure out how to do the link thing on this one of these days. Until then find you own!

I was contemplating the amazing absurdity of the modern work place earlier while eavesdropping on a conversation between two of my co-workers. Basically it as about copier ink. One of them was I think having a legitimate stroke. Red face, staggering around a lot. If I had asked I’m sure he would have said that he smelled burnt toast. The other was going through the steps to order new ink. She was working at a speed that would more glaciers sit up and say “wow that is pretty slow,” if glaciers could sit up to I guess. Sorry, I could sit here and come up with a better line than that but I am in need of a cigarette soon and want to wrap this thing up eventually. Though me typing all of this out would have given me ample time to come up with one. Funny how things work out like that…Anyway. So she was really slow. The contrast of the two got to me. The first one was your typical “go-getter” with upper management written all over him. Seriously he got drunk at a bar one time and someone wrote upper management on his forehead, I wish I had thought that one up. The second was your typical “incompetent-but-has-no-idea” person. Each a perfect caricature of themselves. To my chagrin they both saw me kind of smiling and trying not to pay attention to them while still hearing the exchange. They started berating me so I had to leave the area. I think I’m the odd man out in this whole equation, to mix metaphors deliciously. I don’t have near the drive and determination to be the go-getter but I’m not (at least I don’t think) a complete dolt. Which tends to leave everyone with a bad taste in their mouths when I’m around (that and I have a special power were I leave bad tastes in peoples mouths). That was yet another case of me being too lazy to fix what stumbled out of my brain onto the page, but what ever…I think I covered well. Though “stumble out of my brain” is a rather bad construction. Basically this is all to say that I like lunch and don’t expect to have many friends when I enter the professional world for real. And as an aside my version of Word does not recognize the word “blog.” Microsoft is either trying to stifle expression or this is an older computer than I thought. I think it’s the Microsoft think. You will note that the word Microsoft is recognized even though it too is a made up word. Alright this post has gone on way to long for a Monday. Get back to your real lives and stop living vicariously though mine, its not that exciting, trust me…Okay it total is, but still…

4 comments:

DJ AF said...

Carey says that the next time he sees you that he will slit your throat or milk your boat. I wasn't really listening. So it seems that you should really avoid Carey(or see him as soon as possible depending on what you are into).

Greg said...

Soon either way

ThisDoesNotMeanAnythingAnyway said...

thought i should let you know...
i bought bush's golden state cd. (8 bucks... so why not)
its alright. okay. its good. its pretty fucking good.
but i still stand my ground that its not their best and that i would have to say, Sixteen Stone is...

Shah said...

umm is that a cliff hanger? You will do fine in the corporate world, Greg, just remember every one eles is dumber than you. It's what I do and look where I am now!?