How many 2008 calendars does a girl need? I have four. It’s not as if I keep buying them and forgetting I already I have one (I’m not that absent minded) but at this time of the year, I am forever being sent/given calendars.
For all my sins, in the office, I am one of the contacts for our ‘preferred list of suppliers’, which basically means sales representatives from printing companies are often telephoning me, or dropping in the office, to see if they can generate new business.
After writing my blog yesterday, and feeling safe in the knowledge that half the working day was over, I received a
telephone call. My heart sank as I realised it was a sales representative on the prowl for new contracts. He'd popped in and wondered if he could take up five minutes of my time. Normally, I would happily walk downstairs to the meeting room and flick through brochures, appreciating paper finishes and colour reproduction. But yesterday was not a normal day. Yesterday I was wondering how I could possibly look and sound intelligent.
Maybe it wasn’t the most professional thing to say, but I felt it only fair to warn the sales rep.
“I’m not my usual sparkling self today. It was the office Christmas party yesterday.”
He gave me a sympathetic, knowing look, and shook his head, saying “Oh dear.”
After this comment, Mr sales rep said I was doing remarkably well under the circumstances. Hmm, I thought, surely he is being polite? Then again, he has never met me before so he probably thinks that I always look like this.
I must admit I was pretty impressed with the colour brochure he handed me. It had been personalised with my name! There were pictures of Father Christmases on one page, and on each Father Christmas there was a letter taken from my name, so the overall look was Father Christmas spelling my name out! The result? Personalisation with high visual impact!
I was then handed a 2008 calendar.
“Thank you,” I found myself saying. “I need a calendar.”
Today, I'm back to my old self, and feeling human again. I am ready to conquer the world, and the universe. (But no more calendars please!)
Or, rather than conquering the world and the universe, maybe I’ll just stick to my list of things to do, which includes a tag from my friend at:
This is how it works. Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Must be places, names…Nothing made up. Can’t use own name for boy/girl’s name question. If can’t answer, skip to next one.
As I began to attempt this, I realised most people in the bloggisphere know me as ‘The World According to Me’ or ‘Flying Pink Elephants’. So, I’ll give you a clue to my true identity – my name begins with N and rhymes with picky. Oh how mysterious I am!
1. Famous Singer: Neil Diamond.
2. Four Letter Word: Nest.
3. Street: No entry street!
4. Colour: Navy blue. (Interesting fact - the first recorded use of Navy
blue as a colour name in English was 1840.)
5. Gifts/Present: Nightdress.
6. Vehicle: Neon coloured car.
7. Things in Souvenir Shop: Notebook with the name of the place printed on
8. Boy Name: Noah.
9. Girl Name: Nora. (What old fashioned names I have chosen.)
10. Movie title: Nightmare on Elm Street. (1, 2, Freddies coming for you!)
11. Drink: Nettle tea.
12. Occupation: Nappy maker. (Hmm, that was the first thing that came into my
13. Celebrity: Natalie Portman.
14. Magazine: Now.
15. U.S. City/State: - New York.
16. Pro Sports: Netball.
17. Fruit: Nectarine.
18. Reason for Being Late to work: No alarm clock today!
19. Something you throw away: Newspaper, after you have read it of course.
20. Something you shout: No way!
Okay, I'm going to tag anyone who reads this, and knows their name. Especially:
Picture of the day:
13 days to go.