~Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"When you get a minute come see me."

My entire department is out of town this week, leaving only me. It's quiet. I'm a bit lonely. I've spent all my time on the internet (which explains my sudden increase in blog postings, I can just sit here and think things up).

Yesterday afternoon was spent digging around in other people's archives. It's interesting to see how people got to the points where they are today. An e-mail pops up on my screen from a higher up whom I assume is my boss for this week: "When you get a minute come see me."

Shit. Shit. Shit. She knows I've done NOTHING this week and now she's going to fire me. Or at least have a stern talk with me about internet privileges. A warning. I'm going to get written up.

I knock on her office door and she invites me to sit. She, however, does not ask me to close the door. I lighten up a bit-- when they fire you they ask you to close the door. Her head is bent scribbling something down and there is a pause before she speaks. I begin to panic again. She leans back in her chair and takes off her reading glasses, "So how are yours and E's dating lives?"

I breathed a sigh of relief. I'm so not getting fired. E and I are the only single people in the entire company which is why we've gravitated towards each other. This higher up is neither of our bosses and she likes to live through us and find out what we're up to. E and I always have some crazy plan.

I laughed, "Well we're on perfectmatch.com for this month. E is doing much better than me. She's e-mailing 3 complete hotties and I think she really likes a police officer."

"Have they met yet?"

"No, but they are talking about it. I think they are going to make plans when she gets back in town."

"Well what about you?"

"I haven't had such good luck. I went out with this lawyer who turned out to be a dud. I've had a few people take interest in me, but that seems to be dissipating. It's tough, you know?"

"Yeah. You really have to treat a relationship like you would a job hunt. You really have to put forth quite an effort." She proceeds to give me an activity list of single's events she used to partake in not too long ago.

"We have a goal you know."

"Oh yeah? What's that?"

"We're trying to get dates for the Christmas party. Screw the holidays, we just want an escort for the Christmas party."

She laughed so hard I thought she was going to pee in her pants. "I like that. You're keeping things light!"

Yeah, so not getting fired. I must call E though and let her know about the conversation, because I know this higher up will corner her one day, asking about her date with the police officer.


Jen said...

Ha! I have had those weeks were I spend more time surfing and posting than actually working. Thankfully, I am the Manager of my department and it is a little easier for me to get away with it. I know I am horrible. Although, in the long run I think it makes me more productive because once I do get down to business I work twice as hard to make up for my stint as a slacker. Speaking of slacking...;)

Anonymous said...

I can completely see why others live through your single life, it sounds from the outside very intriguing, fun, and spirited. But I also know that when we are in the middle of it, it's a boring and tedious curse to us. I can't wait to get back to the states so I can have an opportunity at dating again!

Sarah said...

By god, I think you nailed it! Especially this week, I've been feeling so "what am I doing with my life!?" while others are begging me to tell them more. It does. It feels boring and tedious.

Hmm, but so can kissing the same person every night ;)

your sin city friend said...

My heart would've caught in my throat and stayed there till the end of the day!

Anonymous said...

Or not kissing anyone at all.

Sarah said...

touche :)


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