Stories around the watercooler

Several months back this lady calls me about a marketing opportunity.  I wasn’t crazy about the idea, so I said thanks, but no thanks.  I haven’t heard from her since.  Today I get this email from her.  The subject is “offers.”  I’m thinking, “Eh, you’re not helping your odds here, but I’m still listening.”  I open the email and begin to read, “Hi Steve,”  Oh goodness…  That was it.  “You lost me.” I said while laughing.  It doesn’t actually bother me when people call me Steve; it’s just that I have no respect for their sense of observation.

Moments ago as I was wrapping up another email I said to myself, “Man, I’ve gotten nothing done today!  …well, I guess that’s not really true.  I mean, I scheduled a couple meetings, filed some paperwork, researched some stuff, ran some errands, and posted some things on my blog.”  Then I paused and thought, “Oh, so this is what normal work feels like.  …It feels like you’re getting nothing done!”  =)  Ahh, I’m quite entertained by my jaded view of corporate America.

Let’s raise another plastic cup and drink to good times!  Cheers!

5 thoughts on “Stories around the watercooler

  1. Well, I think that what you get done during a given day in “normal work” really depends on the person… and not on the position or the field. There are no “regular jobs”, but rather just regular people. And if regular people make their jobs boring and etc., then it will be.

    Otherwise, it’s perfectly possible to be filing paperwork, researching some stuff, and getting pulled into meetings… all the while changing the world and enjoying every second of it.

  2. I am in a constant…” i am not even doing anything” mood… although its just because i am so busy doing things…. make sense… Steve?

  3. Hey, at least she did not call you Sleeve. Or Peeved. Or…roohuja or hyena. Geesh. Thank the Lord that you are doing what you love! Corporate America is not all it is cracked up to be..but it is still important, I guess. :)

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