Thursday, December 15, 2005



Dear Self,

Yes, a pharmaceutical concoction of OTC painkillers, several antihistamines, and prescriptions may get rid of your migraine. In fact, you may not be feeling any pain at all despite your coworkers' repeatedly whacking you on the head. But please bear in mind the rather strange state of mind it may put you into. For instance, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may come out instead as "If at first you don't fricasee, fry, fry a hen." While this probably won't bother the people used to you, this is not a place you want to be when the district manager decides that "I'll be visiting you guys tomorrow, but I thought I'd pop in tonight and see how things were going." Yipes.

Of course, you knew exactly who she was as soon as she walked into your back room, by the way she moved and carried herself. She was in charge. It wasn't the nicest thing to do to Leigh, but at least when you were hiding in the antibac, you weren't saying anything stupid. After all, it wasn't until after she left that the chaos really began. "She comes and makes us all paranoid."

It's a good thing you don't know who piled the bloody wallflowers all over the floor, so you can't carry out your death threats against them. Also a good thing you don't wear a watch anymore. You didn't want to know what time it was when you had to drag the cardboard out there again in the cold rain. But you stick with it, you laugh at the thought of "leaving at 11:30 like we were scheduled." No, you clean that place up, fix the wrath of coworkers and employees alike. Because as little as you all care about anything by the end of the night, and as much as you laugh at Jen when she says it- "It's more than a job, it's a way of life."

14 Comments:

At 12/15/2005 03:26:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

One reason I used to like working 2nd shift on inpatient at the hospital, is that all the administrators and bigwigs were gone by 4 or 5; much less immediate oversight took place.

 
At 12/15/2005 05:31:00 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Good call, Jeff. I've always been a creature of 2nd shift. No bosses. Few doctors. And the all-night short-order grill in the cafe.

 
At 12/15/2005 06:02:00 PM, Blogger Cori said...

Try meditating. It might do wonders!

 
At 12/15/2005 06:21:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

ONE INCH of SNOW? You've GOT to be kidding me. One measely inch will send your state into manic???? We have 8-12 right now... expecting another 6-8 more... it's been blizzarding for the past few days, and life goes on.

 
At 12/15/2005 09:48:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

awwwwwwww

 
At 12/16/2005 12:27:00 AM, Blogger Janette said...

Hey - snow is relative! Here in Central Florida we got waaaay below an inch in '76 or '77 and they closed the schools and everything! We kids were so excited! We even got to make snowballs! Er, they were probably more like mud pies but hey, it was a big deal to us!

 
At 12/16/2005 01:04:00 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

You carry your cardboard in the rain? That's just sad. Rainy days and cardboard always get me down.

 
At 12/16/2005 06:27:00 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

If you get really desperate, there's always the King Henry VIII migraine cure. And it works in seconds.

 
At 12/16/2005 07:06:00 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Big Wigs? Isn't a wig fake?

 
At 12/16/2005 10:55:00 AM, Blogger Shelley said...

LOL @ Kevin's comment!!

 
At 12/16/2005 01:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you may try yoga it lower stress . and give you better efficency to work .good luck

 
At 12/16/2005 01:16:00 PM, Blogger globalfriendshipnetwork said...

sorry last comment is mine forgot to write my username lol

 
At 12/16/2005 09:44:00 PM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Fricasee? Yum.

 
At 12/16/2005 11:20:00 PM, Blogger Gina said...

In through the nose, fill the chest cavity, count to 5, out through the mouth. Yoga baby.

 

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