Thursday, July 9, 2009

Things I Learned Thursday

According to the CEO of the company that I work for the big "Reduction in Force" day is scheduled for Tuesday. So as a result of that I've learned:

1) That being at work is like being on the reality show, Survivor. Everyone is pointing fingers at who will be voted off the "island". Folks are throwing up and can't eat or think straight while those that have immunity are laughing their fool heads off.

2) It takes less time to take something apart than it does to put it back together again. Note to self, "Remember which key goes where when you take the keys of your keyboard off."

3) I could sure use a Wonka Bar and a golden ticket right about now!

4) Some friendships are better left in the past.

5) Writing and playing the piano and drawing is like food for my soul.

6) If a puppy has to choose between chewing on his toy or the baseboards in the house, guess which one he chooses?

7) I only switch to using slang (words like ain't, cuz and gonna) when I'm either angry or feeling very much at ease with the person I'm talking to.

8) Some parents just aren't teaching their kids manners now days. If I have one more kid run right in front of me or almost almost run me down with a shopping cart, or play in the clothing racks, I'm gonna stick my foot out.

9) When somoene passes away, it can often bring out the worst in the family members that are left.

10) Being a tree hugger isn't all that bad but I draw the line at not killing flies, spiders and cockroaches.

So, what have you learned?


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a great list. My fav is #6. Why is that?!

Let's see... what have I learned lately? Hubby doesn't like me talking about him on my blog. Not going to stop me though.

Stopping by from SITS to say hello. Love the blog. I think I'm going to stay.

Lin said...

You know, sometimes there's a big swicheroo and those who though they were immune end up getting it in the end. I've learned that you shouldn't laugh too hard or be too confident in Survivor--you never know. Oftentimes it's the little guy who succeeds.

I'm with you on the bad kids thing--I watched two little boys (old enough to know better) climb the stacks of books by the cashier at Borders. Then they proceeded to run on top of all the books and jump off and then do it all again. Mom was in a coma. Finally, after I said a few things LOUDLY, an employee stopped the boys. Mom? Still in a coma.

My kids die because I tell those naughty kids to go find their mothers. Or to "stop it". Their parents don't care--they aren't even around most times.

I wish you luck on Tuesday. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I'll be thinking of you and saying a prayer the cocky guys gets it.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

AMEN on the spiders!! The only good spider is a dead spider.

Hallie :)

Megryansmom said...

I also have no tolerance for stupid parents. Good luck on Tuesday. It's not the worst thing that could happen, think positive thoughts.

Deidra said...

I hope it all goes well for you on Tuesday.

This week I learned the value of listening instead of talking. Not easy, but still valuable.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Yes, dead spiders are the only way..

Justine said...

I just squished a fly as I was reading this. Weird, eh?

Geez woman, I hope you keep your job... I'll say a prayer for you. In the meantime, vote off the mean girl!

Justine :o )

Veronica Lee said...

I totally agree with #4.

Good Luck on Tuesday.

kimert said...

I learned today that I should not listen to the radio in my car so loudly!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)

Buckeroomama said...

Great list! :)

I've learned that apart from loving your kids, you can be 'in love' with them, too. You just can't get enough of them sometimes, but other times, well, I'd love me some peace and quiet.

Praying that everything goes well for you on Tue.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've learned the management at your company needs to cut to the chase and deliver the bad news so people can get on with the lives. I feel so bad for you and your co-workers. This is torture. I am so sorry you have to wait until Tuesday.

If I find the golden ticket in a Wonka Bar, I'l share it with you :-)

Hang in there. xo

lagirl said...

Oh dear.
Nothing funny about having your job in limbo.

Somedays I'm sure I haven't learned a thing in all my 39 (*snicker) years.

Keep us posted on the job situation, in the meantime I'll be talking with God about you.

Jeanette said...

I'm from SITS! I agree...death to all spiders!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

pretty funny but true!
I had a problem with my keyboard once and needless to say..

BTW - go for your dreams!

Tami said...

Simone, you always have the best lists!

I have to say my fav it #6 only because I've been there and know just what your feeling!

We both could go for a #3 too LOL. Play the lotto girlie! I do weekly it's always good to have that ticket it just might be your golden ticket!

and we'll talk this weekend!

Mandy said...

Love that list. I am the queen of lists too and often think of random, silly ones that refuse to leave my brain until I write them down. What have I learned today? I have learned that sometimes when you do some serious blog hopping (and stalking) and you branch out to begin clicking on followers and links from sites you've been visiting, you might just stumble upon one that you like - yours! I really like your profile description. Consider me your newest follower.


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