Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Do you need to pray at work?

People say the damndest things.

Take for example, my appearance. At least 2 or 3 times a day, someone from my office comments on how tired I look. "Gosh, you sure look tired... are you getting enough sleep?" Well, no, but even when I do get enough sleep, I still look like this, so I guess I just look awful. But I'm fighting back. This morning I slapped some black eyeliner under my eyes so it will look like I stayed out partying all night by choice, not that I'm just poor tired pregnant lady.

And then at the ASU Football game on Saturday, a friends husband came by to say hello to us in the stands. It had been a few months since he had seen me, so I expected a comment on the size of my stomach. I did not, however, expect to hear "Oh my god, you've got gigantic cans!!" Ummm.../floored. I tried my best to be offended, but I just couldn't be. At least he didn't say "God, you sure do look tired."

My immune system is not holding up very well at the moment, and I've felt the crud creeping on for about 24 hours now. I'm tired, achey, congested and tired. Did I mention that I am tired? I wonder if I look tired? All of these things make this whole "working" thing really hard to suffer through. But I continue suffering like a trooper. According to an email I received from my friend Valerie, I need to pray at work. Do you need to pray at work? Here are some possible signs:

*If you have ever though about poisoning, choking, punching, or slapping someone that you work with
... you need to pray at work

*When you hear a co-worker call your name and the first thing that crosses your mind is, "What the h*&^ does she want now?" and you try to hide underneath your desk
... you need to pray at work

*When someone comes in an announces, "Office meeting in 5 minutes," and you think, "what the f*&% do they want now?"
... you need to pray at work

*When you take some vacation time and come back to find a mountain of paperwork sittong on your desk because no one else would do it and you think "Sorry A## M#$%^& F%&#S"
... you need to pray at work

*If you avoid saying more than hello or how are you doing to someone because you know it's going to lead to their whole f*&^$# life story
... you need to pray at work

*When your computer is mysteriously turned off and you want to say, "which on of you sons of b*&^%$# turned off my computer?"
... you need to pray at work

And since I am not a particularly religious person, I just keep counting the days until maternity leave starts and I can forget about this work place for a few months.

Happy Tuesday everyone!