Last week was very busy. I had barely survived my encounter with a vacation on the Atlantic Ocean, and I came back to work hoping to recover. Put my feet up, enjoy a pleasant cup of coffee and a few glasses of iced water. Maybe starting planning my escape from next years "vacation." Ah, to be home again.
But, some fool went and put one of our products on the magic box. And all hell broke loose. Here I was hobbled from my vacation, and work blows up, right in my face. Here I am, still recovering from my harrowing escape, and buried under a mountain of commercial success so terrible it almost makes me hope for the Christmas rush. Somehow, we survive, must have been my superior people skills.
Saturday comes, and goes, the weekend fades into a happy memory, and a Monday commute filled with the promise of an easy week. A chance to recover from vacation, and the post vacation madness. Coffee, feet up, and time to catch up on all the things missing from my life.
But, a phone call snaps me from my pleasant stupor.
"Hello Tim, this is (insert employee name here). I fell walking out of the bank on Saturday, I missed the curb and fell to the ground. I broke my arm."
"What? What! You did what!?!?! Don't you people ever think of me?"
So, this week is going to be marginally better, maybe. I am once again off to feed the machine. Fuel the economy, and toil tirelessly to keep people stocked with delightful, thoughtful decorative yet useful household designer items.
Keep me in your thoughts, and hope for the best. If I am not back in three days send out a search party, with bourbon. And, remember, always think of your coworkers and superiors before scheduling bone fractures. We are all in this together. Though you couldn't tell it by my life.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Life Explained Explains Management for Dummies, and Idiots.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.