The Underdog Triumphs

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

G-d's little Wink

It didn't start out like any other morning. I woke at 7, skipped the gym, got seats on both "L's" I take to get to work. Usual hustle around my desk covered with papers perched in the hallway. It went downhill before lunch when I remembered I forgot to move my car to the other side of the street due to weekly street cleaning. Then I went out for lunch and ingested some bad thai food, and made my stomach worse by breaking my own cardinal rule--don't drink the office coffee. (By the way, where does that cardinal rule expression come from anyway?) Then I had a marketing meeting and a goodbye party with kosher chocolate cake for a girl who's leaving the museum to go to grad school. Then the message on the cell phone that my dad wants me to go condo shopping with him on Saturday which prompted a discussion with my boss about responsibility and how I was stressed out enough trying to decide whether or not I am going to do the Masters in Nonprofit Management program at the cultural institution where I work. Basically everyone says "It's a free master's degree, you're an idiot not to do it." But it was a helpful discussion and I was feeling a bit better until the crisis in the Design department, preceded by the crisis in the Development Department which makes me just want to yell at everyone and ask JUST BECAUSE I SIT IN THE HALLWAY DOESN'T MEAN I'M LITERALLY YOUR FUCKING HALLMONITOR, DO YOUR OWN DAMN WORK, I'M BUSY ENOUGH IN MY DEPARTMENT AND I'M NOT DOING IT FOR YOU, AGAIN YOU FUCKING, SPOILED, LITTLE JAP. By the way, that has to do with Development Department girls, not my vegan guys in the design department--I like them--it's all our fault that an ad due in 15 minutes slipped through the cracks--only after my boss and the head of design sparred at each other for 10 minutes did I realize I had fibed about the actual due date, which is Friday--good thing I do that, right?

So it was a rough one, but both "L" trains came in decent time, and I checked the car to retrieve an impending ticket but didn't find one. And a UPS delivery notice was surprisingly stuck to mailbox, delivery attempt from Story People--someone--and I think I know who--because it has to be one of 2 people who I recently discussed these with--must have bought me one. And I smiled, because even though I yet to see it, it's nice to be thought of.

So I took a long evening walk and thanked G-d for sending me a little wink...even bad beginnings turn into happy endings.


Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow, that "JAP rant" was a little scary. But glad your day improved.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Thanks Sue.

12:22 AM  

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