Tuesday, June 27, 2006

When Bugs Attack

I hate when I get e-mails that instruct me to do actual work when I first get into the office in the morning. It's like a slap in the face of my budding creativity. I'm just waking up - please do not expect any actual work from me for at LEAST another two hours. E-mail me with instructions at 10 AM. I'll get back to you around 2 PM. Thanks!

Anyway, so I get to work, all clad in my mourning frock (my will to succeed has died, shriveled and crumpled like, um, something shrively and crumply...) when my e-mail beeps.

I have mail.

It's from the managing partner. "Please buzz me about this," it says in bold Times New Roman.

I sigh and take a bite of my breakfast pb-and-no-j sandwich.

I pick up the shiny black receiver and ring his office.

"You wanted me to buzz you?" I ask in a timid please-don't-yell-at-me-voice.

And then it happens.

From out of nowhere - a spider attacks.

It runs and scurries towards my exposed forearms.

"AAAAAAAAAGH! SPIIIIIIIIDER! AAAAAAAAAAGH! SPIDER ATTACKING!"

"Uh-" I hear from the other end of the line as my boss contemplates my sanity or lack of.

"AAAAAAAAAAAGH! SPIIIIIIIDER! WAIT! WAIT!" I pick up my phone message pad and smack it down on top of the attacking foe berserker. SMACK! SMACK!

"AAAAAAAAAGH! WHY DO THEY ALWAYS GO FOR MEEEEEEE?!  WHYYYY?!" I wail and smack the desk again, checking for spider goo on my pad. "EWWWW!"

"Uh-" I hear him try to remain boss-like and not burst into lawyerman giggles over my dilemma.

"Okay - What did you need?" I am calm now as I tear the paper from the back of the message log and throw the bug gut goo into my black trashcan circa 1970.

"Uh-" I think I scared him. "Uh-"

"The e-mail?" I prompt.

"Oh - it didn't work." And I'm off to save the day! I'm like Mighty Mouse  with smaller ears and bigger boobs. Fixing e-mails and killing crazy HUGE attackingspiders in one fail swoop!

"Heeeere I come to save the daaaaaaaaaay!"

                                    SUPER RECEPTIONIST LADY!

                                                             

 

 

1 comment:

mawmellow said...

Wow....you didn't do the spider dance?  I ALWAYS do.....who cares where I am !!!