Monday, May 22, 2006

Hey! You! Get offa my cloud!

When I'm at work, I have to be ON. No choice. Only it's not always my nature. I'm a Gemini. Things can turn on a dime. For years now, too many to count, I've been able to passably fake it. More than passably, actually. You'd marvel at my skillz. Lately though, when I have a break for a few minutes, I don't want anyone all up in my grille. I want to be able to walk into my space, announce "I can see you!" or "I'm entering!" Karen Walker-stizz, and have the help scatter. Is that terrible? I'm getting old and I need some DOWN time, guys.

Thanks for listening.

14 comments:

Michael Guy said...

I know. I understand.

Jen said...

I have just about perfected the hermit routine. Even the people I know offline, we communicate mostly online. I'm starting to think offline is only really good for sex, so I've probably crossed some line you could find in the DSM -- but on the upside, I'll always respect your space. :)

freakgirl said...

Do what Paris Hilton does...when you want people to leave you along, just jam that cellphone to your ear.

I used to know someone who did that a lot, and it worked.

Michael said...

Do what Paris Hilton does.

God help me if there is a bracelet.

Thanks for the suggestion. Might be less rude than physically cringing when approached which is what I've taken to recently.

freakgirl said...

Heh. WWPD?

When the geekboy hurt his shoulder, he got a new chair for his cube at work. It's got a high back for optimum support and it ended up having an unexpected benefit - people seem to be less apt to pop into his cube and interrupt him if they can't see his head over the top of the chair.

Charlie said...

The down time is absolutely essential. In my job and when I'm in public I actually feel as if I'm giving a performance. It's Charlie! Then I come home exhausted and crash.

Thankfully, the new beau works harder than I do and embraces my declaration of nap-time! with enthusiasm. :)

freakgirl said...

New beau? Dish!

Michael said...

Exactly! You beat me to it, freakgirl. I was just swallowing my banana so that I could type.

Spill, Charlie!

Michael said...

He said he "needed a break" from blogging when actually he just can't sit to type, right?

freakgirl said...

"swallowing my banana"

Nice.

Michael said...

Would it do any good to swear that it's not even on purpose half the time?

Michael said...

PS If "new beau" is the guy from his Flickr stream? Oucha magoucha! Would it be rude if I say he's a foooine piece?

Charlie said...

Lots to dish, y'all. Yes, I've got a beau, yes it's the Mike in the flickr photos and yes he is LOVELY and I can sit fine, Mr. Assumptions! ;)I'll make a post or something.

Michael said...

Mr. Assumptions. I like it. Mazel tov, Charlie, he's FOO-INE.