Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Silly things

From time to time, a guy does things that he knows he shouldn't. Much more frequently than he would like actually. I think this one is down to the human condition [rather than old age].

So I'm talking to the receptionist, to get permission to see the boss and whatnot. I offer my commiserations for the fact that she's still working while apparently [some] other people have closed shop. Talked to another guy who's already started the holiday and where the office won't be open again until the 10th. I thought such things only happen when you have blizzards, floods, earthquakes and the like. Anyway. She asks me whether we [my workplace] have closed already. This puts me on the spot somewhat. I'm still not sure whether I'm unemployed, a consultant, or an umeployed consultant. Things should be clearer once I get the epiphany I've been waiting for and get a company name. On this particular occasion, I'm working for myself and I don't close shop.

Enough with the chit chat. I get ushered in to see the guy I came to see and soon enough I'm done. A bit more small talk. It must have been a really slow day cause there was no one else around. As it is the boss comes into the room and all of a sudden the situation feels a bit inappropriate. The boss gives some instructions and heads back to his compartment. By this time I'm halfway to the door. One hand on the door actually.

It's at this point that my mind takes leave and I turn back. Walk to the desk and apparently ask if I can get a card or other form of contact information. Ostensibly so that I can call the place at some point in the future. It goes without saying that I had no such intention. But I wasn't bold enough to say "can I have your number". Not right away anyway. As it is, you can only dither for so long. So I go ahead and ask for her number. I get a look that says "seriously?". It also says "what for?", "can I say no?" and a bunch of other things. As it is, it was too late. The words were out the mouth. My senses returned and immediately reminded me why I shouldn't be typing in a brand new name into my phonebook as I happened to be doing. A couple of smss, if she actually replies. A couple of calls maybe. All in all, a week or two at best and that will be that. Oh well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an attitude u have there sweet<3
Its like u give up before u even start.
"lurker chic"

Sunday, January 02, 2011 12:24:00 PM  

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