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Bad Mistake.

Friday, June 17, 2005

I think I just made the worst mistake any cubicle worker can make.

I sat outside for lunch.

When you come to work it's not that big of a temptation for some reason. Maybe it's because you're late, or worrying about traffic, or that you leave so early that the sun isn't even up yet or maybe it's just because you're simply not awake yet. Anyway, good weather on the way in to work just seems to go unnoticed.

On lunch however, it gets noticed. Grab your lunch, find a spot at one of the table on the patio under the nifty umbrella and dig in. Eat, chat with coworkers, eat... But once you're all done, and the half hour is up, somehow you still can't get up. Apparently, the nice weather has paralyzed you from the waist down. It's definitely an amazing phenomenon among cubicle dwellers.

You get the same conversation when one idiot just has to pipe up:

Idiot: "Well, it's 11:30, guess we should head in."

Me: "No it's not, it's 11:20"

Idiot: "Uhh, it says right here it's..."

Me: "11:20!!!"

When good weather is involved, time is irrelevant. Until, of course, you do actually go back inside. Now, my cubicle is fun and all, I have artwork I drew on the wall, an octopus made of Sobe caps, a lava lamp and a nifty one foot tall statue of Marvin the Martian. It's got nothing on a beautiful day though. Nothing.

And to make things worse, I am having a party type thing at my place tonight. Grilling outside will be involved. Outside. You can see the problem: four more hours of cubicle torture and I have the beautiful outside on the brain.

Luckily they positioned all of our computer corners facing away from the window or there's no chance of getting any work done. All the managers would hear is "I don't care how much money this new medical device is going to make, can you see how nice it is outside!" Either that, or it was to torture us by having the sun beat on our screens as it starts going down. The first one would be much worse.

Arg! Beautiful weather! Beer Brats! Whiskey!

Huh? What do you mean i still have to work for three and a half more ours?



posted by Chief Slacker @ 11:59 AM,


At Fri Jun 17, 01:20:00 PM, Blogger Marie said...

Yes, I know it's difficult to focus on work when it's a combination of good weather, the day being Friday, and having images of grilling outside. :-) How many more hours left now?? Happy Friday!

At Fri Jun 17, 01:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know just what you mean - outside my dungeon (which is like a cubicle, only there aren't any other people around anywhere) there are squirrel playing and birds singing and incoming freshmen and their parents getting lost as they try to go to freshmen orientation... There are people playing extreme frisbee. There are people napping at the ampitheatre. There are people walking their dogs... Oh yea - the good thing about working in a dungeon with no other peope is I could go take a walk if I wanted... think I'll do that. =O)

At Fri Jun 17, 01:57:00 PM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

Jade - EVIL!!!!! Stop putting more torturous images in my head!!!

Marie - Two hours left anf that because I'm leaving early to stop at the stores and clean my place.

At Fri Jun 17, 01:59:00 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

cough cough cough!!!

are you sure you're feeling well???

in fact... I think you're looking a bit feverish! perhaps you should go home now and take osme meds?? *cough**jack daniels* *cough*

but hey... since you think you'll be productive on a FRIDAY in the SUMMER.... you just go ahead and tough it out!

I say GO HOME!!!

At Fri Jun 17, 02:53:00 PM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

I've used up all the sick time I've earned so far this year. Damn hangovers.

At Fri Jun 17, 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta troop on through the hangovers. The mornings are rough but the afternoons are a lot better.

At Fri Jun 17, 07:43:00 PM, Blogger ThoughtsGalore said...

Earn a few more days and enjoy the outside!

Happy Friday and Enjoy the weekend!

At Mon Jun 20, 09:06:00 AM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

Cap B - No hangovers this weekend dispite A hell of a lto of drinking. I did good :O)

TG, yeah I think I'm going to use a vacation day one day this week that's supposed ot be a nice day. Get the garden out back ready to actually use.

At Thu Jun 23, 01:56:00 PM, Blogger Marissa said...

Yup! I hear you all too well! Thanks for sharing this post with me, it's good to know someone out there feels my pain! Right now I'm staring across the hall through my boss's window (because my 2x2 cube surprisingly doesn't have its own) and it's beautifully sunny. But here I sit, facing a computer screen. For some reason, it just doesn't give me the same joy as being outside!


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