Thursday, March 12, 2009

Expendable


I am officially replacing Blathering Boob Day with Blithering Idiot Day, here's why:
It is not wise to go into work expecting great things when you have been ill for a week. Oh, foolish me, prancing in 15 minutes early, displaying my eager to please smile after letting co-workers pick-up my slack while I've been home blowing my raw, red nose. The half-hearty smiles received as I sailed past on my way to the time clock. And then, BUMP, right into my old manager who recommended me for this job, whom I haven't seen in 2 1/2 years, and here we are face to pale, peeling, pasty face. Ah, the joy of it. How lovely I must have looked, with the added scratch just over my lip that my grand daughter gave me while playing. With hair hanging like oily, day old....hair. Yes, indeed, what a vision. Not even clocked in yet, and off to a slam bang start. Oh, the night just kept getting better. An impromptu briefing of employee "stage two" expectations with a manager could be considered the highlight of the evening. Nodding my head up and down like one of those little toy dogs in the back of a car, while my manager, smiling ever so sweetly, explained to me the expectations of the company. And the wonderful re-assurance from one and all that I really didn't look "that bad" after being so sick; now there's something happy to hear over and over. After a long night, and being thanked repeatedly for "coming in", I was beyond relieved to come home and see my grand daughter who looked up and said "Nee!" (that's my name to her). She looks great by the way, after having the same cold and rubella just before that. Little sweetie.

8 comments:

Choo said...

That is so cuuute!
xoxo dear!

Dominica said...

Did she have Rubella ??? Poor little girl !!
We don't know this as we have to vaccinate our babies and 12 year old girls...
If we don't - we are persecuted by law...
I've known it's dangerous to have it when you're pregnant...(at least, for the unborn child)

Dominica said...

BTW, what I ment to say ....
great post....you put a smile on my face Diane ...
(and I needed that very bad !!)

XAVS said...

oh, Rubella??? how terrible...!! Nice post, diane, really funny!
Kiss,
X

diane said...

Choo: Thanks.

Dominica: Rubella is a mandatory vaccine here as well, but my grand daughter had so many complications and surgeries, we decided to postpone them for a while. So, that is why we were all quarantined. I'm glad I made you smile :).

XAVS: Thank you, I take that as a true compliment, because I love your writing.

Cait said...

What a day back. Dang. Yeah, I have a day off and a beautiful day to look forward to be in..and my boyfriend decides to quit smoking. All of 4 hours. & he's been a pain in those 4 hours. Now I have a headace and in dire need of nap. He went to get cigarettes.

Have a beautiful weekend. & thanks much for the note.

diane said...

Cait: I've cut way back on cigarettes, maybe that would work for your boyfriend. Since Thanksgiving, I've been down to 1 or 2 a day, before that I was up to 1/2 a pack. I feel much better, and I don't have any guilt about such a small amount. Have a nice week-end. xo

Ann said...

Happy to hear your granddaughter is ok. Eh, don't sweat the other stuff. No what I mean? :)