June 30, 2005


I've been feeling like a herd of elephants lately: clumsy and not very good at office work. I don't know where anything is anymore, I've screwed up three successive supplies orders, and I still can't quite figure out how to work the phones. I could swear I've spent as much time fixing my own mistakes lately as I have actually doing the things I'm supposed to. On top of that, I'm pretty sure that I've been surly and rude for the last six weeks continuously.

This morning, after some stammering and general idiocy, I had a sudden flash of inspiration which enabled me to find the particular thing that my boss was looking for. "Thanks, Dianna," he said, "that was really good. Oh, and speaking of good...

"You got a raise."

So saying, he handed me my paycheck. It came along with a short letter thanking me for my good work and remarkable organization, and informing me of my approximately 6% raise effective two weeks ago.

I don't feel quite so bumbling and irritable anymore. And I do know where the surge protectors are, thank you very much.

Posted by dianna at June 30, 2005 03:53 PM

What does it feel like being a herd of elephants?

Posted by: kati at June 30, 2005 04:36 PM

Big. Kind of noisy. Embarrassed about the 50-foot-square patch of jungle you seem to have just trampled somehow.

Posted by: Dianna at June 30, 2005 06:13 PM


About the raise, I mean. And a thousand elephants.

Posted by: katie at July 3, 2005 06:25 PM