Sunday, January 29, 2006

074: MISTER RESPONSIBILITY


I have a mate at work called Mister Fun. He's called Mister Fun because he's constantly wreaking havoc in our office. He has a Nerf ball and a water pistol and this other pistol which shoots flying discs at Lollie (much to her displeasure).
I'd be Mister Responsibility. At least I have been for the last couple of months. The change has come as a result of a secondment at work. Being a Team manager and looking after the troops.
My hat goes off to all my managers at work who seem to make this job look so stress free and effortless. It's like having 46 tiny little jobs, instead of just one. It's my job to stare thoughtfully at pie graphs (huh?), conduct training and counsel staff when they have their mental meltdowns (which seem to occur with alarming regularity).
One day I counted 19 seconds from the time the elevator doors opened to the time in which people were calling my name, asking for assistance or wanting me to wipe their noses.
Dont get me wrong, the job has it's fun parts. And it's great to be given the responsibility, but I'm looking forward to wrapping up. I mean when did I of all people become 'Mister Responsibility'? Somedays I can barely tie my own shoes!
My best mate Lincoln, constantly riling against authority, gave me the following instructions:
"Grab a pen, and a piece of paper and write Dear Satan - I want my soul back"
Today is the beginning of my last week as team leader and I'll be stoked to sit at my poster laden, Angel encrusted old desk where I can tune out and do my job with a minimum of independent thought.
So here's to a stress free, uneventful week filled with unchallenging circumstances and great hair days. Cheers.
the end

2 Comments:

Blogger Denny said...

Slim, do you really think just because you move back to your old desk they'll forget you've been wiping their noses for the last couple of months ?

4:27 PM  
Blogger Denny said...

Slim, do you really think just because you move back to your old desk they'll forget you've been wiping their noses for the last couple of months ?

4:28 PM  

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