Monday, March 06, 2006

Feeling Frustrated

Bad day in Dry Gulch

What a depressing few days this has been. I finally left my own office and went to sit at the desk of another staff member. Why? My office is a tomb. It has no window. It has ugly black filing cabinets and an old brown filing cabinet. It also has an ancient rusty safe... still really in good shape, but not pretty to look at. It is right opposite of my desk about 3 feet in front of me. I have way too much paper sitting around to deal with and am lacking the will to tackle it effectively. I don't know if it is raining, sunny, night or day when I am in my office. At lunch we sit in a lunchroom with no windows. I was going to eat outside but the lawn service was there mowing grass and blowing leaves around. The oak trees are also in heavy bloom right now. Sigh. I miss the sunshine, especially at this time of year when it is so beautiful outside. So I ventured into another office that has a wonderful window with a great view of the garden. It helped somewhat. It was dark when I left to come home.

Tomorrow is another day. I think I will eat my lunch outside. No lawn service tomorrow!


Rachel said...

I hope tomorrow is a brighter day for you, both physically and mentally!

Cliff Morrow said...

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.
Did that help Rhodent?
Oh, Oh, here's another one.
My wife left me... I don't understand.

After the last child was born, she told me we had to cut back on expenses, so I had to give up drinking beer. I was not a big drinker, maybe a 12 pack on weekends. Anyway, I gave it up. But I noticed the other day she went grocery shopping, and when I looked at the receipt and saw $45 in makeup, I said, "Wait a minute! I've given up beer and you haven't given up anything!"

She said, "I buy that makeup for you, so I can look pretty for you."

I told her, "Hell, that's what the beer was for!"

I don't think she'll be back.

How about now Rhodent, feel better. On your office; one word,,,chainsaw!

Jim said...
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frustratedwriter said...

I find hiring a band of break dancing gypsies to come and dance in the office of the person with the windows brightens my day considerably. I also work in a dungeon, a large dungeon, but a dungeon nonetheless.

Here is hoping your day gets brighter!

Cliff Morrow said...

Hey Rhodent, I just noticed in your profile that you like 'Bare Naked Ladies'. I was thinking, "what a coincidence".

Cliff Morrow said...

Man...YOU, are a tough crowd. Cheer up girl.

Jim said...

I have a church friend, John, who occasionally tells jokes like Cliff did.
He e-mailed the one I left in the comment, but I can't tell it. So I pulled my earlier comment. Sorry, but it was funny but not what I wanted to portray. Maybe you can laugh at the punch line.
The lady muggers picked up this guy Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. When he went back again on Friday, they weren't there.
I think they took all the money he had so they just left for better pickings.
I hope tomorrow is brighter for you.

Rhodent said...

Thanks for the cheer-up comments!

Cliff, if you ever saw the BAre Naked Ladies in person you might change your mind... they are all geeky looking guys... but their music is funny.

Frustrated, I have worked in a windowless environment that was a large area before. It is easier to handle that lack of a view in a larger area. However, I feel like I am in a dark closet... especially when the electrcity goes off. I have to keep one of those lights that come on when the electricity goes off plugged into a viewable outlet. That way I can get out of my office without killing myself!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Sounds like you need some sunshine, Rhodent dear.
To give your life a little cheer.
To enhance your mood
when your away.
So when your at work
you'll catch up right away.
Can you hang a pretty picture up to look at in your work space?

Rhodent said...

Abandoned- I have some pictures that are currently propped ip waiting to be hung. I have a co-worker who feels dorry for me being stuck in my closet... she says she could not handle it! So as soon as I get caught up on my work, we will hang some of the pictures on the wall above the filing cabinet. Maybe I will take some before and after pictures to post.

Ron Southern said...

Decades ago I had a job running an arts and craft store in the middle of a large campus building. In order to ever see the sun during the day, I had to walk out to the central hallway, then halfway toward either end before I could see if it was sunny or rainy outside. I have to admit I hated that! My sympathies to you.

Beverly said...

They have some really cool posters you could get and make a pretend window...
How did you come up with Rhodent?

Tropical Screamer said...

Sunshine coming your way, Dear Rhodent.

Thinking of you.


Rhodent said...

Beverly, to make a long story short, I have always been an animal lover and have particularly been fond of mice due to some nicknames my father used to call me. REcently I have become intrigued with fancy rats as well... I just love rodents in general, I guess. If you combine the rodent loving with my last name you get rhodent. That's it.
(you might want to read a few of my earlier posts in the drop down menu under "Favorite Rhodent Posts" for more details)

Beverly said...

Oh...okay..makes sense...I guess somebody's got to love them. eww...

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

I am with you. Today, all day a room with no windows. By the time we left it was dark. I thought I lived in a cave.
One thing I have learned is at lunch take something you can eat while walking and if possible walk through a park. Touch a tree or two - that is what foresters do. I am certain that is the only thing that helped at times.

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Yuck, I'd hate that type of environment. I'm glad you were able to visit an office with a view and get outside.

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