Shh. Don’t tell anyone why I was late for work this morning. It was only a mere six minutes after all, and I will make the time up, you can be sure of that.
After snoozing, and then realising there was no snoozing left, I reluctantly got out of bed, and pulled back the curtains. My, look at the outside world, I thought. It’s covered in a blanket of frost. How pretty everything looked. Although I made a mental note to walk to the station wearing a hat, gloves and scarf. Not just a hat, gloves and scarf, that would be plain silly. A girl needs other items of clothing.
After hurriedly washing, dressing, and eating, I opened my front door, knowing I would have to walk as fast as my little legs would carry me, so I could catch my designated train.
But I got distracted. My camera came out, and I started snapping away at the snow flakes which were sprinkled on the streets and in the gardens. Even a spiders web looked pretty!
So that you don’t feel left out, and feel part of my journey to the station, I have attached the photographs below. (See how thoughtful I am!)
When I arrived at the office, I realised today was not a good day to be six minutes late. My yearly review was sprung on me by my not-so-new manager, who is off to Australia tomorrow.
Forms were filled in, objectives were set, and forms were photocopied.
Has anybody else out there got photo copying phobia? The photocopier in the office could be mistaken for a small air craft. It copies, it faxes, it prints, it scans, it lights up, and everyone has their own personal code to use it. And I’m sure one day it will start churning out cups of coffees, making cheese rolls, and then take off into space.
But whenever I go near it, it jams. The paper gets stuck, the warning sign comes on, and I waste far too much time trying to figure out where the jam is, and wondering why this is happening to me. Today was no exception. The air was blue, my foot was itching to kick it, and everyone in the office was giving me a wide berth.
I finally photocopied my forms and had my yearly review. I’d say it went reasonably well, and next year I will be able to take a more active part with the design side of production, because my Apple Mac will be upgraded (again) and I shall be attending as many training courses as physically possible. Let’s hope I can receive a pay rise too!
I have to go now, as I have a meeting with my not-so-new manager before she jets off to Australia for a month. Me, jealous? Of course I’m not. I’m also a big, fat liar. Of course I’m jealous!
Oh well. I hope you are all having a productive and enjoyable day. And remember, if faced with a photocopier, do not, under any circumstances, let it get the better of you! It's only a machine, after all.
Pictures of the day:
One frosty morning.