What’s new in the office or not????

Just the other day I was talking to a friend of mine who attended a seminar about organizing your priorities in the office better and managing yourself…… “WOW”… I thought and thought I probably had missed something really new and innovative, because that is the utmost importance to be innovative and full of new ideas and systems to create the modern working office… or so is said.

Well, as you can imagine, my friend started to tell me all about these exciting new ideas, and I was mesmerized by the ideas, especially the one on using those sticky bright reminder stickers.. you know those sticker things that come in various colors, sizes and shapes that you can stick just about everywhere….

Those sticky little things are supposed to be the newest craze for organizing my projects and other things in my day or week….. Just hearing that I almost fell off my chair, because I have been using those sticky things for years, but apparently this is new and I didn’t know it!!!

Though the conversation about those sticky little things did get me curious about how are they used nowadays…. Answer…. The same as years ago… I was somewhat disappointed to hear that. Though I asked my friend did they discuss and analyses what do you do when the sticky back bit isn’t sticky anymore…. As you can image they left that bit out and seems to me if I was there at the seminar; I would have been highly disappointed not to learn what to do if those things lose their stickiness.

Just image there you are in your office organizing the next few days on a project and want to move around those sticky things and then all of a sudden a couple of them have fallen on the floor because the adhesive on the back is worn-out… is my project ruined or can I take a few new one’s of those things??? I mean really there at my feet are the most import colors of my project and the only ones left sticking are the other ones that aren’t really significant…. OMG!!!

Plus, will anyone on my team notice that I replaced the old sticky ones with new one’s…. This could put the project on hold until we have a meeting to decide: what is the next step to take with those sticky things, and as you all know…Time is money at work!

And to be honest… I really need to look into this because I have a project on the go and there are those sticky things stuck on the paper so that you notice certain things… Firstly, tomorrow morning I will have a meeting and discuss this all important issue and maybe we will need a few more of those sticky things to point out the important fact that those sticky things are still important and still modern….

Enjoy your days at the office and remember those sticky little things are in again!

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Sorry No Selfie Today

It was brought to my attention the other day that young people take at least 30 “selfies” of themselves a day. Where do they find the time???

It got me thinking about selfies and if took 30 of myself in a day …. How would I manage?

So, I guess the first one would be when I get-up in the morning….. You probably would have a heart attack if you saw me, so I guess I won’t post one of me getting-up…. Thank goodness you say!!

Selfie number 2: Just showered, wet hair in my old bathrobe and drinking a cup of coffee… Now that is a picture to share with the world…Or???

Selfie number 3: Brushing my teeth and putting my make-up on all at the same time… Now you say: “that is a picture I want to see”!

Selfie number 4: Me doing the dishes before going to work. I bet you never saw anyone doing that before? Or is there someone at your house who does that too?

Selfie number 5: Standing at the bus stop…. Now that could be an action packed photo. I did a background check, my hair is perfect and I look good until the wind comes along right when the picture is being taken…. Who cares … post it anyway! I am at the bus stop

Selfie number 6: (To be honest I am getting tired of taking selfies and I am only at picture number 6) But the day is young and “Selfies” will make my day better…. Hopefully???

Selfie number 7: forgot to take number 6 … we’ll just skip one! Now here I am waiting for the commuter train on the platform with all the other happy commuters…. Don’t you feel that this is a must take picture to show everyone?? I do

Selfie number 8: at the office… in my office wow… This is a cool place a must picture!!! Of course with me in it…

Selfie number 9: Me by the coffee machine at work… Aren’t you impressed??

Selfie number 10: can’t take it, big boss says no!! Party pooper

Selfie number 11: no group picture either. Everyone in the office is too busy to stop for a group Selfie…. Where is the fun here?? This Selfie stuff is turning into a full time job and I am not sure if I have time to do my job now or should I be taking Selfies

Selfie number 12: Me eating my peanut butter and jelly sandwich at my desk…. Now that is something to write home about!

Selfie number 13: Leaving the office for the day… How do you like me waving at you?? Aren’t I just full of original ideas for my Selfies???

Selfie number 14: Me getting a shopping trolley at the grocery store… I bet you never thought that my life was so exciting? Did you????

Selfie number 15: A gallon of milk in my hand… you never knew that was what a gallon of milk looked like before??? Well, if you didn’t now you know.

Selfie number 16- 29: requires too much energy on my part and the battery is getting low on my Smartphone.

Selfie number 30: in the kitchen again… where I was this morning only now making dinner…. I hope everyone is hungry and likes what I am cooking?

Sorry no more selfies today!

Take a Walk

Today is national take a walk day where I live…. I guess that means that I should go for a walk today in the inclement weather that we are having… Why couldn’t this day have fallen on a day when the sun was shining? Then I would have been more than happy to go for a walk!! Simple as that…

But no… we are having rain and it is windy making it so that I want to stay inside. But what is “National go for a walk day” anyway? Is this the only day of the year to go for a walk or am I allowed to go for a walk on other days too??? I don’t really need a national day to make me go outside and go for a walk and anyway; Just one day a year…. Doesn’t seem like much to me!

They say that a person should take regular walks to stay healthy and to do that I think you have to walk more than one day a year?? Or am I wrong???? And how many people know that today is “National go for a walk day?” ….. I sure didn’t until someone told me. I have been wandering around all day not knowing this important tidbit of information! I feel somewhat left out of the information chain here and how should I deem the importance of such information too??

Okay, I have always heard people say that going for a walk is a good way to let off steam if you are upset, so does that mean I can only let off steam once a year… What do I do the other days then??

These sort of new days always make me wonder who thinks up such stuff and do they get paid for the idea??? If they do get paid; please tell me where the company is that makes-up this stuff, because if they pay well then I will apply for a job there. Don’t forget to send me the address please!

I can see it now.. Forget my boring 9 to 5 office job! No, I can have a 9 to 5 office job where I can think of special day that should be thought about that no one thinks about…. I feel success is just waiting for me around the corner! I think I will take tomorrow off to celebrate my “idea day” and so please do not try to contact me tomorrow at my office because I am not there but celebrating my new “idea day”…. Please don’t tell your friends about this or else they may want to join in on it too!!

Enjoy your walk or idea or both, because they both can be fun!

I Forgot My Phone

The worst thing has happened to me today that could make my life come to an end…. What you ask??? I forgot my cell phone at home and I was exposed to the world as it was years ago. A scary experience to say the least!

But thank goodness that my brain still works and I could remember all the important telephone numbers. Ok, I’ll admit I had a tad of a problem with some email addresses but then after about 20 minutes they finally dawned on me… What a relief!!!

And I must say “Thank you brain.” My faithful companion that has been with me for years!

Though most people I met throughout the day could not fathom how I managed to survive and acted as if that was the mortal end of life because I forgot my cell phone at home….. How could I do that???? To be honest I almost gave myself a heart attack when I noticed that my trusty cell phone wasn’t there in my handbag and I knew that I had forgotten my faithful companion at home on the counter….. There all by its self on the counter ringing away and no one was there to answer it… I was rather thoughtless forgetting my beloved cell phone! Wasn’t I?

But once I was able to pull myself together; I thought ok, if you want to speak to me you can call my office number – so use it!

Somehow my lunch was enjoyable without that menacing thing there hanging around my neck (literal sense). I was really free to eat and chat without having the feeling I need to look at the screen of my dumb phone. How wonderful life can be!!!

Later on at a meeting…. Note: I was on time!!! This happened without being reminded by my cell phone… The wonders of my brain!

Ok, like always there is someone there whose humor isn’t how I see things and said to me “How did you remember the meeting without being reminded by your cell phone?” At first I would have liked to punch the guy – but I thought the better of it. I thought to myself that was a sad and stupid question, because isn’t that why we have a brain to remember things with??? Or has it been replaced by the cell phone??

A very interesting question indeed……

But now my day has come to an end and now at home I see my faithful cell phone just blinking away waiting patiently for me to pick it up and see who called. So, If I missed your call today sorry!

Multi Tasking Catastrophe

My day is now ruined by the multi tasking news report that men are better at it than us gals….. I’m sunk!! Whoever would have dreamed that guys would overtake us gals at our favorite thing – multi tasking?

Well, I surely never dreamed that the day would come when it would be announced that guys are better than us gals at multitasking. I have been multitasking for years with the household and at work and wherever else I need too. Have guys been secretly taking notes so that they can copy the way we manage our time by doing a couple of things at once????

I bet I know how it started… at least in my house. My guy is hiding behind the newspaper pretending that he is reading it and saying to me when I ask him “can you help me?” , but what do/did I hear “sorry, honey I’m busy reading the newspaper.” Right, now I know he was there taking notes studying the way I multitasked around the house and now after a couple of years has collected enough information to be able to multitask better than me.

Ok, this does not hold true around our place and I would guess he will be multitasking out in the garage- fiddling around with the car drinking a beer and chatting with one of his buddies…. Multitasking at its finest – Right guys???? Whereas, I am cleaning the house loading the washing machine and then the dishwasher… as my guy would say you are better at multitasking in the house then I am!!!

Now the work issue of multitasking could be that my guy coworkers have been taking notes too to try to figure out just how do we gals multitask at work… though multitasking at work isn’t always a good idea, if you ask me because you may not always accomplish what you want to and it may be be counterproductive too. Then again what is multitasking at work?? Talking on the phone and drinking a coffee or is it being in a boring meeting and listening to the chair speaking and you are playing with your cell phone??? Multitasking at work takes on many forms when I look around my office and so I think I better keep on my toes so that you guys don’t win the multitasking award of 2012 at our office.

I think I will look into this guy thing that guys can multitask better than us gals this weekend because I as a gal do not want to lose the reputation of not being able to multitask …. I could cry at the thought… though my guy could take over my multitasking at home and I could then spend some more time multitasking with my friends over a coffee and a good chat.

Enjoy your multitasking !!!

The housewife dilemma

Many women out there may understand this situation each week the same old thing; work, cleaning and shopping. Why haven’t they invented some way to simplify these things?
I know there are appliances that help me but I still have to invest some time to use these things and how much time do I really save that is a matter of how you view things.

Sometimes my husband comes home and asks me:” What’s for dinner this evening?” and I have only been home maybe 10 minutes. I had a long stressful day at work then I had to rush to the grocery store to buy something for dinner and fight the traffic to get back home and then I should have dinner ready and waiting on the table as if I had nothing better to do with my time. You gals know exactly what I mean here.

My husband asked me the other evening while I was preparing dinner: “What do you do with yourself all day?” I could have wacked him with the frying pan that I was holding in my hand, but I thought the better of it and gave him a smug answer. “All I do is sit at my desk all day and gossip with my colleagues and we drink coffee all day.” He said: No kidding, I wish I could do that and starts to tell me how his day was. I thought to myself were you even listening to what I just said? Sometimes I think we live in two different worlds.

Also, recently my husband was with some of his male friends in the living room exchanging intellectual information as he puts it. I call it gossiping, but I bet you didn’t know that men don’t gossip only women do. This is an unbelievable fact which should be studied by some university.
Why don’t men admit that they gossip about things instead of trying to hide it with some other formulation that makes it sound more intellectual? A question beyond answering and not worth having an argument about with him.

Women also have intellectual conversation about things. I always talk(not really) to all my girl friends about how I changed the spark plugs on my car or that I just re-tiled the bathroom because so and so wasn’t able to manage the job, and they say that they too have just recently overhauled the engine on their lawnmower or repaired the washing machine without the help of …… All the while mentioning names of other people. So who is gossiping here? Not me

That’s beside the point and either way at the end of the day it’s all the same we are having an intellectual conversation and you are too.

But onto the cleaning and this is a job which is so moving that I just don’t know how to describe it. I am sure you all know what I mean???
My managing of the operational tasks and task force which are assigned various household duties around the house and with a bit of luck they may get it done without my interference. Please, keep your finger crossed!!!
I have spent many an hour trying to encourage my co inhabitants to do something and at the end of the day I seem to be the one who does everything around the house as if I have nothing better to do with my time.

I have employed a cleaning lady only to be disappointed with the results and to find out when I wasn’t there that she was enjoying herself by making herself comfortable in front of the television set, so I was forced to release her of her duties. Though I might add she was a bit upset about this because she thought that I was over doing it a bit and she didn’t want to miss her afternoon soap that was on. Poor thing and I was in the office with my feet up on my desk dreaming of a warm summer day (BS I say)

Though if I am lucky normally once a year comes the day where you are supposed to be appreciated by someone and they may make me breakfast and then after that I can load up the dishwasher because the others worked sooooo hard preparing breakfast. But I’m never tired! You know the feeling?

Then there’s the grocery shopping oh how I love to do that. Just to roam the aisle alone and ponder about life and take peek at what’s in the other shopping trolleys. But have you ever thought about how much time you invest in grocery shopping? Well I have.

Saving money when shopping is a major task that takes up a lot of time because, if you collect coupons and cut them out & sort them out and so forth.
If I was only paid for clipping out the coupons for grocery shopping I probably would have saved a couple of thousand by now through the years, but unfortunately that’s not the case at our house.

Just image you collect all the flyers with coupons then go through all the flyers say at $5.00 /€5,00 an hour plus the clipping out the coupon time then going to the grocery store and trying to find all the items that you have a coupon for; my guess is my pay would be somewhere around $75.00 /€75.00 a week- not bad and I do this only once at week. But that’s $/€ 300.00 a month or 3600.00 a year; not bad I say; though gratuities would be nice and greatly accepted.(Hopeful wishing on my part)

I know there are people out there that invest more time then I do, so naturally you would earn more.

But shopping in the grocery store itself is somewhat of a demanding process which requires focused thinking and not getting sidetracked by the Specials or other things that you don’t need.

There seems to be something on almost every other shelf; something that we don’t need but it somehow seems to attract our attention and land in my shopping cart. These items seem to have legs and they can jump into the cart when you aren’t looking. You know what I mean. I really dislike these items because most of them are items that are calorie related and as the old saying goes: “over the lips and on the hips” and there goes my weight ….Help me!!!!!

These calorie items are strategically located on the shelves and have arms on them grabbing at you or your shopping cart and sticking to it like it was glued onto it. I find myself having to fight my way past these items and this I do by going down these aisles as fast as I can and protecting my shopping cart from the items jumping into it by sticking exactly to my list. Though it is a tough battle.

Though grocery shopping can be an experience in itself. When you look around at the other shoppers. Some just wander the aisles others run from aisle to aisle as if in a race and then there’s the person who reads every label to see what’s in the product and where it was produced. Plus the fashion show that you get too while shopping can be great because in the grocery store no one really cares about how they look and believe me you can see some eye opening fashions!

Need a good break from household chores then go grocery shopping and when you get back home you are ready for the next adventure that is awaiting you.