Wednesday, April 2, 2014
This one moment
Yesterday, another of the ladies had the whole building on high alert as she celebrated April Fools Day. I didn't take any pictures of that, but there were lots of fake mice, rats, spiders, snakes, a skunk, and even a fake man sitting in the women's restroom. Fortunately, some of the other ladies got together and bought an air horn to put on her chair. It was fun for all of us to play a joke on the jokester. Fortunately, she has gets as much enjoyment out of being fooled as fooling. (Or at least she tolerates it with grace.)
Halloween is always a big event there, with a majority of the people dressing in costume. (Don't tell anybody, but my suggestion for our office in 2014 is the Wicked Witch and six flying Sock Monkeys.)
Like most everybody, the people in my building all have lots of stress. There is work stress--unhappy customers, diminishing perks, and more and more difficulty making the take-home pay cover the expenses. Everyone has health issues in their family, or other family problems.
But what my co-workers have going for them (besides great skills at their jobs) is the camaraderie and willingness to enjoy the moment.
That's all any of us has for sure, anyway. This one moment. I'm fortunate to work among people who are able to make the most of it, no matter what.