Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Feelin' Snarky

I have three days until the fourth quarter... and six days worth of work to do. This morning I stood in front of the copy machine, a cup of coffee in each hand. One of our warehouse employees strolled up, noticed I was double-fisting, and asked what was wrong. "There are never enough hours in the day," I mumbled sleepily. To which he replied, "Not enough hours? Why, there's 24 just in one day! That's 1440 minutes. Or 86400 seconds-"

At which point I tossed one of the cups, grabbed the back of his head, and proceeded to slam it into the filing cabinet.

A girl can dream can't she?

I'm a fairly optimistic and cheerful person... usually. But on my occasional bad day, I feel like happy attitudes are akin to wild animals. They're fine at a distance. But up close? You run the risk of being mauled by them. And once one comes up, the rest of the pack has to follow. Then you're standing there shooting daggers (out of your eyes) and wishing you'd never enticed them in the first place. Thankfully, this morning my assailant was a rouge.

As I downed one of my coffees and grabbed the stack of papers the copy machine had just spit out, I heard "You'll see the light. It's going to end up a beauuuuutiful day!" I hadn't intended on answering. But then a sick thought creeped into my mind. What if he didn't stop? What if he came by repeatedly during the day to check up on me? I had to nip this one real quick. So I turned to face him, licking the coffee from my teeth. "Listen Buddy... I don't mind if you're happy. Just don't rub it all over me like it's contagious, OK?"

I turned back toward the door, satisfied with my quick response. Until...

"You know it takes more muscles to frown than smile!"

*Sigh* Only 57 hours, 42 minutes, and 18 seconds until Saturday.

Emma Update:
Emma's new family went to the humane society yesterday morning to pick her up. She was fine, despite the questionable people taking care of her. They let the family go ahead and sign the paperwork for her, but she won't be released until Friday. The pound is going to have her fixed and checked for diseases. You're probably wondering why they didn't take care of all that during the five days they had her... Evidently she's important enough NOW, since she's bought and paid for. I'm just glad it all worked out. I'll feel even better when she goes home on Friday. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers!

Quick "Chick" Joke:
A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his wife, "Mother of Six" in spite of her objections. One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well. He shouts at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home 'Mother of Six?' His wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion, shouts right back...

"Anytime you're ready, Father of Four."

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16 Comments:

At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Jay said...

*sings*

"Grey skies are gonna clear up,
Put on a happy face;

Brush off the clouds and cheer up,
Put on a happy face;

Take off the gloomy mask of ...

"BANG"

"OW!"

"SMACK"

"STOP!"

"CRACK"

"HELP ME!"

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Newt said...

I had a response till I read Jay's. If that doesn't cheer you up I don't know what will.
***Smiles and hugs******

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Chris said...

I can relate to that work attitude! Just leave me alone and let me work and take yer happy, annoying chatter elsewhere, thanks.

 
At 27 September, 2006, Anonymous OddMix said...

How is that facial workout going?

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger sassybead said...

AGH! I can so relate to your day! I always tell people, "I don't do mronings, and I don't do perky!" I thought about suggesting that you ask that guy what kind of Happy Pill he's on, but knowing his kind, you'd just get some other totally obnoxious reply.

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Mignon said...

I'm still trying to figure out the logistics of two cups of coffee while trying to make copies...

(And btw, I hate your Humane Society.)

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger graymama said...

"Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?"

Okay, it's not Monday, but I thought it would make you think of Office Space and laugh.

Great mother/father joke, BTW!

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Katherine said...

I would have decked him but good.

 
At 27 September, 2006, Anonymous wordgirl said...

That's a great joke. And...yes...cheery people bug the living hell out of me. I am not a morning person and it takes a while for me to "warm up". I guess if the guy you're writing about had started singing...well...that would be grounds for death. Right?

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Jay, now I have that stupid song stuck in my head! Thanks alot! :)

Tink: My day was like that today. It was a really sucky one, but there is always tomorrow!

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger Peevish said...

People who are perky at you at work DESERVE EVERYTHING THEY GET!

 
At 27 September, 2006, Blogger eric said...

i picked the third one.

the top two remind me too much of dookie logs, and the last one looks like tinkerbell is about to pornographic.

are you serious that you told him that? wow. you must have been feeling pretty shitty.

when i read this i kept hearing a voice ...

"corporate accounts payable nina speaking, just a moment. corporate accounts payable nina speaking ..."

e+

 
At 28 September, 2006, Blogger Tink said...

Mignon: Here's the break-down... I walked in with my paperwork, set it in the copier, and then I went to get some java. But all we have are those tiny little Styrofoam cups. So I got 2 so I wouldn't have to go back 5 minutes later for another. By the time my copies were done I'd finished off one cup already.

I should probably just invest in a mug.

Eric: LMAO. Porno-Tink. Niiiice.

 
At 28 September, 2006, Blogger Freakazojd said...

Haha..."father of four"...snort...

I think you should have given Mr. Perky a couple of roundhouses to the neck. ;)

 
At 29 September, 2006, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Love the Father of Four joke!!

Stay cranky! Don't let the goodie-goodies invade your crankiness!

 
At 05 October, 2006, Blogger FA said...

All I can think of is David Spade uttering the words...

Yeah, we don't do "super pumped".

in Just Shoot Me.

 

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