Wednesday, June 11, 2008

the fruit doesn't fall far...



My boss slid into the chair next to me today and said


"Your name came up in conversation yesterday..."






(I hear this a lot lately, and I'm not quite sure why. I don't get the feeling that it's in a bad way, I just think that for some reason I'm a topic du jour. And I'm not the thigh master voice, do you hear me? That WASN'T me. I know who it was, though, and if the persecution doesn't stop I may crack like an egg and spill the beans - to scramble the food metaphors).


So I said, warily


"Oh?"


(Before I go any further I have to say this: My boss is one of the funniest women I have ever met in my entire life. I mean, this woman is quick. And the whole irreverent tone of our department is set by her example. Just because you're a professional doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. And, no. She's not the thigh master either. But only because someone else beat her to it).


And she said


"Yeah. Word on the street is that the sweet, quiet person I thought I hired is gone, and in her place is a rowdy, "take no prisoners" woman with a big mouth."


I sat there - speechless - pondering my options. She stood up to walk away. And as she did, she called over her shoulder with a grin


"Jesus. Took you long enough".

15 comments:

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I like her!

Having a fun boss does make work that bit easier doesn't it!?

the planet of janet said...

ah. a boss with a sense of humor. how lovely that would be!

Maggie May said...

Yes...... a boss with a sense of humour......... I can but dream ......

Mya said...

She sounds cool. Funny bosses are rare - but I think in ER a sense of humour is an essential part of the survival kit.

Mya x

Marti said...

That is awesome, RC. I wish my boss would see humor more often. But since he has taken the bite of the corporate apple, humor has faded way to the back of the bus.

Glad to know she saw in your what I so admire!

Kaytabug said...

lol I'd like to work for her!! I bet she makes work an easier pill to swallow!

Happy in the Abyss said...

Well, DUH. You have rocked my world since that first day that I met you. Burgundy hair and mustard colored shoes...and the jacket!!! Sweet.

Glad to see you are finding your inner bitch!

Potty Mummy said...

Sounds like a compliment RC!

Kaycie said...

Good for you! Although, I have a hard time believing there was ever much of a shell around you . . .

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yep, she sounds like a cool boss. And I hope you do something for your birthday, even if it's late. x

Rudee said...

I'd work for her; it sounds like she makes it fun. Sounds like you've found your thunder. You go girl.

Eileen said...

Love your boss. She gets it, she really does. Makes going to work so much easier,sometimes...

Sandy said...

yay for her and yay for you!

Wisewebwoman said...

Nothing like an injection of humour in the workplace and when it's dictated by the boss even better.
Looks good on ya, RC
XO
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laurie said...

um.... you were quiet sweet exactly WHEN?