– I successfully knocked out four guys this weekend and tonight. They had it coming. Never mind that it was Wii Boxing. My arms hurt now, but that’s good. No pain, no gain as they say. I could feel the burn.
– Last Friday was my manager’s last day. I dreaded the thought that he might come in to hug me. I’ve avoided him hugging me for six years, after several moments of him putting his foot in his mouth, making him sound like the stereotypical character on the sexual harassment videos we were told to watch. He never seemed to watch them. But dang it he came in on his last day and just went for that hug, knowing full well I’m not comfortable with it. Then as if that wasn’t bad enough, he kissed my arm. Yeah. I still shiver at the thought. When my first manager quit, my soon-to-be manager…the one I’m talking about now, kissed her on her hand. She thought it was endearing. I think it’s stupid and awkward. Anyway, I wasn’t the only victim of his weird kissing fit. He also kissed someone else on the shoulder. Certainly a few WTF moments. I had to vent about it to our receptionist who shivered and got goosebumps because she was so freaked out. Luckily, he only shook her hand. He didn’t kiss it. Don’t get me wrong, I may seem uptight, but I do love a good hug from a friend. Just not from a guy who coined the phrase, “Hump the phones.”
– Today we all gathered in a room while the main boss told us that he was leaving as well. Found a better position. Best of luck to him as well. I’ll truly miss this one, though. He was a very cool director. Soft spoken, didn’t micro-manage, just pretty much stayed out of our zone and let us do our work. He was motivational, too. I loved going to his staff meetings. Anyway, after leaving the meeting where he announced his pending resignation, I left feeling all stressed and stuff, so I decided to go to lunch. I thought, “After I come home for the day I am totally going to exercise out my frustrations and play more Wii boxing”. But the closer I got to home for lunch, the more mellowed out I felt. I was actually slap-happy.
– When I got back to work, there was a message on my voice mail from the girl I was scheduled to meet with at 3pm. I wound up getting the giggles over the message. I know the girl, she’s really funny and nice. But she forgot her new phone number. There were a few long pauses on the message and some embarrassed apologies. Made me giddy with laughter. I had a hard time keeping it together when I called her back, too. Told her I have forgotten my actual address before, which was true. It’s usually when I’m under lots of stress, and occasionally I space out. I know where I live, I just can’t remember the order of the address number. So that confession made her feel better. Had to save that message for future giggles, but when I played it back again it wasn’t as funny. Silly, yes, but not giggle-inducing. Go figure. Must’ve been what I had needed at that particular time. :)