Friday, 18 September 2009

Little Things Around My Office

I'm not famous for noticing little details ... especially in familiar surroundings like my office. I work there five or six days a week. I don't pay attention to IT. I pay attention to my work. I think the last time I paid attention to IT was last January when we had new carpet installed.


My receptionist leaves at noon on Fridays, and for the rest of this afternoon, I was alone with one volunteer busy making phone calls in the office across the hall from me. It was so quiet, I took the time to look around my own office.


Maybe I shouldn't have done that. I noticed these nail holes ...
... in the wall by my clock. I should have filled them when I painted my walls last January. Maybe I should cover them up with ...
... this mirror that has been living on my office floor for the past several months. It used to hang in our front office, but my receptionist rearranged it out of there ... and onto the floor in my office. (Pardon the bare feet ... the shoes just won't stay on Friday afternoon!) Or maybe I should cover up ...
... these scratches on the wall beside my filing cabinet. Of course, I could always move my filing cabinet away from the wall so I don't scratch it when I unlock it! It doesn't NEED to be right against the wall. Speaking of need, why do I need this ...
... goat hand puppet in my bookcase? It's SO annoying! Whenever you touch it, it sings "The Lonely Goat Herd" (yodel-lady-yodel-lady-yodel-lady-who!) and then that damned song is stuck in my head for the next week! What I DO need is more lovely bright (silent) things like this ...
... hand-painted wood tray. It was an Easter gift from Little Madam C. ...
... who painted (even in the four corners) and decorated it with her baby brother (whom she ALLOWED to include his smaller initial in a corner) just for me. I love it. And would love more pretty bright things like this around. However, NOT bright shiny things like ...
... this ginormous diamond ring brooch that lives on top of my computer tower. It was a gag gift. I didn't get it. Still don't. It's just ... tacky. Back in January, I did NOT think this ...
... nice cushion for my easy chair was tacky. I thought it was a tasteful and useful addition to my upgraded office decor. Perhaps I'm the only one who thinks so, as every single person that sits in that chair throws the cushion on the floor before they sit down! I don't understand! Nor do I understand ...
... why my framed certificates are all hanging crooked. I actually used a level to make sure they were nice and even back last January. And what the heck is with the UNFRAMED certificate stuck to the wall with a push pin??? It's not like the local Dollar Store is inaccessible and a single frame costs a fortune! This display is just ... tacky. It goes perfectly with ...
... the plant that insists on growing only to the left and AWAY FROM the light. Perhaps I shouldn't complain about the plant. It's alive ...
... unlike all three of these staplers currently residing on the shelf above my computer! And look at that dust! You would never believe our janitor gets paid about $37 an hour, would you? These three dead staplers go really well with ...
... this two-thirds dead printer-copier-scanner (the scanner part still works) that's been reclining on my desk since May. And speaking of May, I bought sushi for lunch one day last May, and these ...
... chopsticks fell under my desk and have resided there ever since. (See above comment about our janitor.) Never mind ... they're still in a sealed package, so if I have a mad urge for sushi for lunch I'll be able to use them! Of course, winter is fast approaching, and sushi for lunch is more of a summer thing. And that's okay too ... I looked behind my office door this afternoon and noticed ...
... my winter boots still abandoned there from last spring. I suspect I'll be needing them before I get the urge to eat sushi again! One last mystery ... where is my tasteful wicker wastepaper basket? And why are there two ...
... unfamiliar plastic garbage cans under my desk? I REALLY need to have a wee chat with our janitor!



Right after I spend a couple of hours paying attention to my own office clutter ...

2 comments:

sheri said...

Good morning,
funny post. Although I do have a bone to pick..lol..We aren't janitors anymore..We are cleaning techs..
Yes, your cleaner should have picked up the chopsticks..lol. But I do have to say, there are many cleaners that will think,"they must have known that they dropped it, why couldn't they pick it up".
Also, I think I'm the only person that I know of that will clean the stapler if I see dust..lol..that is not usually part of the cleaners job description...
No, this is not a bitch post..just had to reply..
It was a great post.
Have a great week-end,
Sheri

Anonymous said...

Why do your anlkes look funny in the mirror? Do you still have your tiegr in your office? {o]