Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Cubicle Laments And Window Woes



Ok. I have just come from my son's blog Lemming Fodder. His current post involves complaints against his cubicle at work. He has been having a crummy time of late, so before I continue with my post, I want to give him an award for the great person that he is. So "JPR"... Congratulations! I hereby give you the following award for the month:


Cheer up JPR. Things could be worse. Your car could break down.




To continue... "JPR" was complaining about his cubicle. It was actually a clever post. He is such a clever young man. My question to him was this: "But do you have a window?" If you have a window, it's not that bad. I do NOT have a window. I am the only one at work who does not have a window. Even the maintenance office has a window. The storage building has several windows. The front desk receptionist has several windows. The youth minister who is never in his office has a window. What do I have you ask? I have a set of black and dark brown mismatched file cabinets and a rusty old green safe. I put a red bow on the handle of the safe. Yes. That helps a lot.

"JPR" does not always spend all day in his cubicle. Sometimes he get to out to the testing pad and watch very expensive jet engines blow up. It's not his fault they blow up. It is usually because someone has assembled somethingy incorrectly or put a screw in the wrong place or something. But at least he gets out of his cubicle. And you have to admit that blowing up a jet engine can get a little exciting. I wouldn't mind blowing something up... except for the noise. I don't think my nerves could handle the noise.

So "JPR"... think of you dear old mom and her red bow the next time you get down in the dumps. Things could be worse... they could send you to the desert in Arizona to blow up your engines! I'll bet they even have beige cubicles in the desert in Arizona.

7 comments:

jpr said...

Things aren't really all that bad. Its just fun to complain about the cube. The other stuff wasn't pleasant but, al in all, things have been pretty good following Tuesday night. It helps to have plenty of delinquent friends around.

Cliff Morrow said...

Sounds like the early stages of a rant or possibly a melt down. Maybe another cruise would get the head screwed back on straight.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Ah yes, cubicles. I just moved into one a couple weeks ago. Yesterday we had a three hour training on respect in the cubicle. All the do's and mostly don'ts. It mainly a matter of adjusting to it. But then, I have a window.
Ralph

PBS said...

You need a good, large photo of some nice outdoorsy spot hung on your wall! Or hung wherever else you could see it and pretend that you have a window!

Cliff Morrow said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, I know, I know,,, see if you can find a picture of oh say,,, a MOUSE, and hang it in the cubicle.

Rainypete said...

I'm grumpy enough when i get stuck in the office, never mind a cube!

frustratedwriter said...

A window in your office is such a novel idea. Wonder what that feels like...