Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Could Be Professionally Upbeat
Okay, y'all. I have a question for you - Do you see me as perky? Ever? Because I know that I'm not always perky, but do you see me as incapable of doing perky?
I ask because my boss J told me this morning that he doesn't think I can do perky. What!?!? After I helped him up from the floor and wiped his blood off my desk, I asked him if he'd never heard me on the phone with our members? Wasn't I perky then?
"Not perky, exactly," he said, edging away from me, keeping a close eye on the sharp letter opener in my right hand. I didn't realize that I was squeezing it as tightly as I was. My hand had gone nearly white with a lack of circulation.
"Well then, what would you call that?" I tried to keep my tone non-murderous. It was taking a lot of effort to keep the fury from playing across my face.
Taking his eyes off me for just a second to make sure his path to the door was clear, he smiled slowly, nervously. "Well, not annoying perky. Professional and upbeat would be the best way to describe it," his eyes flicked furtively to the letter opener.
I considered this for a moment. Okay. I guess upbeat is good. But still - never perky? Never? I looked again at my hand gripping the letter opener and sighed. "Okay. Hmmm. Maybe I don't do perky. But do I seem like a bitch?" I could hear the tinny sound of resignation in my own voice.
J saw his chance. "No, not a bitch!" he blurted out and raced to the door.
So I ask you? Really? Me? Never perky? Incapable of perky? Because if that's true, perhaps I will forgo the venting of my spleen that I feel coming on. I will hold in all the nasty thoughts I'd like to blurt out right here because I don't want anyone to think I'm a bitch or anything.....