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10 Yay! Things During Work

Along the lines of this cheerily optimistic blog.

10. Reaching work 10 minutes early with a sweet parking spot. Enough time to pick up my laundry if I need to do that… Yay!

9. Boss has not arrived at work because he’s meeting a client and is only due back at the office after lunch… Yay!

8. Surly colleague who sits next to me is on leave and I get the whole cubicle to myself… Yay!

7. Reading all the sections of the newspaper in a leisurely manner because boss is not in… Yay!

6. Going on Facebook the whole morning without feeling guilty… Yay!

5. Have a small task to do and have completed it before boss returns so I get to pretend I actually worked while he was away… Yay!

4. Lunchtime comes early because other colleagues left for lunch early so I get the whole office to myself while I eat my lunch packed from home… Yay!

3. Taking a power nap after lunch because it’s very nice to rest a bit in a dark, quiet office… Yay!

2. Boss hasn’t reached office yet after lunch and power nap gets extended… Yay!

1. I wake up and realise it’s a dream… it’s Saturday morning and I don’t have to work for the rest of the afternoon of that dream. YAY! πŸ˜€

ps. I’m going to Thailand! Take part in my blogging project!

Comments on: "10 Yay! Things During Work" (16)

  1. Yay! I like the cheery Sulz here!! I love the dream part the best!! πŸ˜€ Good one Sulz!!! Just hoping you did not stop napping Friday afternoon and woke up Sat morning at work!! πŸ˜‰ Just kidding πŸ˜€

    sulz: hahaha… as long as it’s just a dream, then i could. πŸ˜›

  2. its always good to feed your temptations …ah dreams …..whatever πŸ˜›
    optimistic ( look somebody is listening to us πŸ˜† ) keep up the high spirits πŸ˜›

    sulz: oh i have some pessimism in me still… they’re all languishing in drafts at the moment. πŸ˜†

  3. sorry, was it for somebody else blog …………but i said it for yours πŸ˜›

    sulz: i have been quite negative lately though, i don’t deny!

  4. hahaha…. now THAT made me smile.

    sulz: yay yay!

  5. Haha! That sounds like the perfect day of (not) work! πŸ™‚

    “Oh, I’ve had such a curious dream!” said sulz. So she got up and blogged, thinking while she wrote, as well she might, what a wonderful dream it had been.

    sulz: haha… a day dream, really. πŸ™‚ but nos. 10 to 2 did happen once! a week ago, i think. that was a lovely work day indeed.

  6. haha… i can only imagine every other day being nightmarish… real life.

    so, congrats on your dream. πŸ˜€

    sulz: now you understand why i moan so much about it? πŸ˜†

  7. Great to see you cheerful after some sedate posts Enjoy Thailand. πŸ™‚

    sulz: oh, i have mood swings like a yo-yo. i won’t be surprised if i rant maniacally in the next post. some people think it’s negative, but i’m just being myself. *shrugs*

  8. Now this is what needs to be called as a perfect day at the office. (if there exists something like that) πŸ˜‰
    I pray I have one of my days at office like your dream…
    Keep dreamin’

    sulz: oh it nearly did, everything except no. 1 actually happened to me, all in one day too. πŸ˜€ but now it’s just a dream. sob!

  9. I so would have wished this was a true story for me everyday!

    PS: My boss is on vacation till Monday πŸ™‚ Yay!

    sulz: turn the wish into a daydream, maybe then it can. πŸ˜› wow, how nice! enjoy feeling free until then.

  10. Oh, I think I should do something like 10 Yay! things during college too! It’d be a nice change to sound happy and cheerful about that place for once, no?

    Btw, you take a nap while sitting on a chair? That’d be uncomfortable. Don’t they monitor your computers at work? They monitor every website we open in college. Can’t even watch porn. What’s the use of free internet, then? πŸ˜›

    I wish I could get a piece of Thailand too but the folks would become suspicious. I miss out on so many things because I can’t afford to reveal my online identity at home. It’s such a mess.

    sulz: you don’t like college? i thought you’re busy enjoying it which was the reason for your absence in the blogosphere!

    it is, a little, but i have a cushion. πŸ™‚ i’m not sure if the boss knows what sites i visit, but he knows i use msn and had mentioned in our monthly company meeting that it’s not allowed. didn’t mentioned names, so i’m just pretending i don’t know what he’s talking about, haha.

    well, if you have a friend you can trust a piece of thailand with i could send it over there. πŸ™‚ you don’t necessarily reveal your online persona to the family just because i send you something, do you? i mean, we could be, i don’t know, old-fashioned pen pals or something. rotfl.

  11. Oh, this was fun to read! I think you should read it every day, too, because the more fun you imagine it to be, the more fun it really will be in life. It starts to happen, honestly! πŸ˜€

    sulz: the boss not coming in until lunch frequently? haha, i’m really not holding my breath on that! i’d be glad enough just to survive work without any major mistakes. though no. 8 is due to happen and you know why. πŸ˜‰

  12. Nope, I don’t like the college. It absolutely isn’t the reason for my absence from blogosphere. Laziness and lack of inspiration is what has caused the absence. Otherwise I’m around on Gmail all the time. And you should totally start using Twitter, it’s fun.

    Tell your boss to put in a nice couch or something in your cubicle. Tell him it’s difficult to sleep without one and that they should care for their employees. The employees make or mar the company dammit! And lol, pretending is always a nice strategy. Carry on till it works. πŸ˜›

    Now that’s an idea. I do have some friends but I’ll need to ask them if they’d be willing to receive and hold the package for me. I’ll tell ya soon. And lol, there could be a lot of options. Least of all I could tell them you’re a guy. πŸ˜› But still, I don’t like situations arising. They already suspect me of suspicious activity on the internet lol, last thing I want is them finding the blog. I’m happy to let them think that all their kid does on the internet is watch porn, which is what most kids my age do anyway. πŸ˜›

    And for some strange reason, your blog theme doesn’t let me post comments from Firefox. 😦

    sulz: that’s a long time to feel uninspired! i really don’t get twitter i’m afraid. and i am on twitter.

    hah, my bosses are kinda um, frugal. they won’t even cover our parking fees. πŸ˜•

    my real name would sound very effeminate for a guy, wouldn’t it? πŸ˜† and i won’t give you anything expensive lest they decide to take it for themselves. maybe i should give you something effeminate!

    i don’t think it’s the theme. the blog’s probably pouting ‘cos you haven’t been here for a while. :mrgreen:

  13. Oh, you are on Twitter? What are you called in there?

    Oh well, I know what you mean about bosses. Actually I don’t cause I haven’t had any but I get the idea.

    Lol, I know it would but I can convince them. Once this girl called and my grandfather picked up but I managed to convince him it was a guy. So convincing about names should be a piece of cake. πŸ˜› And whatever you do, don’t send me one of those red hearts or valentines day things. That would make explaining difficult. πŸ˜›

    Lol no, it is the theme. I’ve been having this problem from the very day you started using this theme. And that was before I vanished..well..entirely.

    sulz: i have a link to my twitter in my sidebar, dear. πŸ™‚ haha, okay, there goes the idea of sending you a red thong. :mrgreen: are you still having problems commenting? how did you manage to comment then?? so far i haven’t heard problems about this theme…

  14. My own list based on years of random office absurdity:

    1.) While riding in elevators with work colleagues that you don’t know – turn to them, but do not look directly into their eyes/faces (in fact, purposely look a few feet away from them) and begin talking. “Hi, how are you, fine weather, eh?” They’ll think you’re crosseyed or slightly crazy….either way benefits you as you’ll either have a surefire excuse for doing less work or folks will stay away from you.

    2.) Work in as many quotes from the film “Zulu” as humanly possible. If someone asks for an “update” or “status report” – look extremely exasperated and say “I told you…I came up here to build a bridge!!!” Or, look at them with extreme concern when they raise a valid concern or counterpoint to one of your suggestions and say “I don’t give a damn…I want this 9 foot high with firing steps inside….Form meters to clear away the Zulu bodies….rebuild the south ramparts.”

    3.) Several times a day, begin to shake uncontrollably and let out several weird animal noises. Much like garlic is rumored to keep vampires away, displays of insanity will keep would be “work dumpers” away from your desk.

    4.) Just for fun, show up to work one day with your lunch in a Thundercats lunch box.

    5.) When someone calls your extension at work, immediately pick up the phone and begin ordering a lengthy lunch request. “I’ll take a cheeseburger with raw onions, lettuce, tomato, and extra mayo, and, ooooohh, do you have waffle fries or are your fries regular? You know, I probably shouldn’t have all that salt, my doctor says it’s not good for me….”

    6.) Call out

    7.) Attempt to use the “Jedi Mind Trick” whenever a presentation or report of yours is met with particular criticism. Wave your hand in front of the dissenters face saying “Those aren’t the problems you’re looking for.”

    8.) Suggest that meetings should be held over the smallest items. Someone asks for a new tape dispenser? Suggest the entire department needs to have a meeting to discuss. Someoene questions when their lunch break is? Meeting. Someone else schedules a meeting, have a meeting to discuss that meeting, and a post-meeting meeting to debrief over the meeting you just had.

    9.) Develop a reputation for yelling out ‘Earthquake!!!!” and then passing gas or having otherwise uncontrollable flatulence.

    10.) (I’ve actually done this) – leave halloween decorations on your desk year round. Especially spiders, skeletons, etc. It’ll go along nicely with our plot to suggest general infanity.


    sulz: infanity and insanity all right – how do you stay employed doing all that is beyond me! πŸ˜† which one trick is your wife more partial too? πŸ˜›

  15. eh – insanity was supposed to be that last word. πŸ™‚

  16. πŸ™‚ Sounds like you have found some silver linings in your life!

    sulz: yeah, i guess my life is not as bad as i sometimes make it out to be! but i’m hoping for better things to come. πŸ™‚

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