Friday, November 9, 2007

Semantics Matter!

Say you’re a boss and your brand-new employee plans and executes a kick-ass event. Despite the fact that she went straight home to puke in some bushes and eat ice cream, you feel the need to celebrate her excellence by going to several bars. When you’re leaving at 2 pm the next day because you’re sooooo tired (hungover), if you want to reward your outstanding new employee don’t say, “Don’t stay too late.” What you need to say is, “Feel free to leave early if you want.”

Because I wasn’t planning on staying late at all. Now, I’m sure this is all semantics, but for god’s sake you need to be straight with people.

I think it doesn’t help that I am crazy tired today. Walking coma-tired. And I really did puke in a bush last night. The second half of the meeting went a little too long and I was STARVING. As soon as it was over I hit the buffet and gorged myself on egg rolls and mozzarella sticks and chips and guac and who knows what else, and it was NOT a good idea. Nor was playing DDR after eating all that. Dumbass. It was a full sized machine, though – so hard to resist. And I won!

But yeah, somewhere between where I parked the car and my apartment, it came back to haunt me. Luckily I didn’t have any sympathy pukers around, just an unlucky bush.

6 comments:

Watson said...

Congrats on the kick ass event -- I hope you get to have a nice, relaxing weekend and the nearby bushes get a break!

And I feel you on the non-stop crying, oy. All the TLC programs, especially this week's episodes on twins, make me a sobbing mess. Actually, just about anything these days makes me bawl...I won't even tell you what happened last week when I happened upon Bambi at the exact moment he's running from the hunter and stops to look back and call for his Mom.

Okay, I'm tearing up now just thinking about that.

So pathetic.

Fertilize Me said...

Hahah I am glad hte event went well. I am sorry that the bushes got a lil extra fertilizer.

Leah said...

Ack on the puking. Goodness knows it ain't fun. How nice that my airport misery can live in infamy through references from your posts. :-)

Of course, I think I'm finally pulling out of the nausea nosedive, and now I have that horrible head cold that plagued my house last week. Only I get the pleasure of enjoying it sans the good drugs. Fan-freakin-tastic.

Sorry you horked into the bushes, that definitely sucks. But I'm glad the event went well -- you rock!

Nearlydawn said...

So great that your event went well! So sad that you got sick! So with you on the semantics. :P

I hope all is going well for you! Try to lay off the DDR - it might reduce the puking. :)

Geohde said...

Sorry about the bush-puke.

I had a friend who did that (often) when pregnant.

Even when she was clearly showing, she'd get catcalls about laying off the booze. honestly!

J

Courtney said...

Goodness! I hope that the puking goes away and that you are able to get some good rest for yourself and those two little wonder twins.