December 2, 2013
I really didn’t want to go to work today. And I really didn’t want to be at work once I got there. It was one of those days that I felt more like I was paying lip-service to my job than actually working at it. I did a little. I didn’t do nothing. But I can’t say that I accomplished much.
And I know why. It’s the first day back after a holiday weekend. And I really didn’t want to talk about it. At all. I wanted to be invisible so that people couldn’t see me to ask how my Thanksgiving was. ‘Cause you know how it was. It sucked. It really sucked. And I love Thanksgiving. And I didn’t want to talk about how much it sucked.
So I closed my door and stared at my computer. I sorted through the emails that arrived since Tuesday. I responded to one. I checked my voice mail. And that’s pretty much it.
The bathroom is still too far away. And my office would be greatly improved if I had a Keurig or other single-serve coffee/tea/hot beverage maker (one of the ones with a large water reservoir). Then I wouldn’t have to walk down to the kitchen each time my mug ran dry. The kitchen isn’t as far away as the bathroom, but it still increases the risk that I will see people when I’m trying to be invisible.
So to the person who asked how I am today, the one to whom I didn’t respond: I’m sad today. I feel crummy. Please just pretend that I’m not here. Can’t you see that I’m trying to be invisible?