Working Like A Dog

January 28th, 2005

Today is going to be - in the words of the illustrious Bill and Ted - most heinous dudes. I’ve been wrestling with this help file for 5 days and now the boss wants it signed, sealed and delivered today. To top it off, I’ll be converting what I have into a new program I’ve never used before. Yowza!

That being said, I’m currently sitting in my undies, wringing my hands, waiting for the office to open so I can get in early. What a nerd!

And to continue my discussion of wild and wacky coworkers, I would like to present: SpongeBob.

SpongeBob is a nice guy. He’s kind of got a squishy face, flyaway hair and small snaggly teeth. He’s a big man, a solid man. He just has this sort of pulpy nose and jowly smile. He is the PM for our next generation of the flagship product, and well, I think he might have a heart attack before everything’s said and done.

But there again, I might too…

Anywho, one day, confused by my edits, he started blathering incoherently. Out of nowhere he turned red like a tomato and started rubbing his hands over his eyes like he was gonna cry buckets, like he was gonna lose it.

I think he’s a little unstable right now. Just yesterday I walked into his office only to hear him exclaim “This town needs an enema!”

I’m not sure what that means. Maybe, like SpongeBob, I just have to get a little crazy, turn a little loco, become insane in the membrane. Maybe I just need to snap a little bit. Once I have achieved the zen brought forth by intolerable stress, perhaps then the mystery of geographic colon cleansing will become apparent.

I’ll tell you tomorrow if that’s true.

In the meantime, I think I’ll get ready for work. Before starting on help files from hell I must bite off all my fingernails and roll up into the fetal position while sobbing hysterically.

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  1. Unknown Says:

    It is peculiar how one aspect or capacity of one human being can develop to the extent that it is called genius by others. Almost always there are other aspects of the same person that are woefully underdeveloped, usually emotional maturity. But always beneath the surface of every human being there is perfection. Put yourself in the frame of mind of SpongeBob, be the Bob, and you’ll pull it off easily as you translate how to use the product from geekese to lazymon. You are, after all, a writer. That means you can put your mind where you want to and be who or what you want in order to understand the perspective of others. BE! BE THE BOB!

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