I've never been a huge goal setter. Maybe that is a problem. Maybe it's not. I have no concept of time and maybe that's the real problem. However, approximately one year ago I set a simple goal. So far it has worked. And, not always intentionally. Everyday I strive to learn something new. It may not be mind blowing or life changing, but it keeps things interesting for me. What I have found is this, my mind is open for differences, my opinions are not quite as judgemental and I kinda think I'm happier. Not sure if this makes sense. But it's interesting. I deplore boredom. Give me something to think about and even act upon. It keeps me going.
So, what have you learned today?
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Since my promotion last summer, I have been settling in a little more and getting used to my new job. Along with that comes new people to work with, even though I have known them for several years, I've gotten to know them better. Their senses of humor is probably the most important characteristic. So, that leads me to what happened this morning.
Routinely I attend morning meetings at 8am. They can last anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour. So this morning once we were cleared to leave, I hit the door and headed to my office. My secretary Susie, was headed out the door just as I was going in. I do not find this unusual as we do a lot of running to and fro at times. The Fire and Safety Office was in the office and said a quick hello and then he was gone.
Then I walked into my office which is through another door in front of Susie's desk. And I saw it. Immediately confused because I am not a coffee drinker and could not recall anyone drinking any coffee in my office before I went to my meeting. I looked at this in amazement. A grotesque kind of amazement because I don't do coffee...this looked more like a caramel, hazelnut lighter concoction of something I did not really care to see. I approached my desk and I believe I even said, "OH NO" thinking this coffee had ruined my desk calendar. Immediately but yet in slow motion, I began to think frantically how I need to clean this. I could hear voices in the background, but couldn't honestly tell you who...
Then I wanted to yell, "David spilled his coffee all over my desk!!!!!!!!!!!" But I didn't. I had the weirdest feeling about this strange looking coffee on my desk. It was almost like being sucked into a coffee vacuum in space. I couldn't figure it out. It was just weird. Then I touched it. It was totally fake. This is the man I wanted to blame:
Posted by Lisa Pogue at Thursday, February 09, 2012