Looking back it is easy to see when things went bad. It was the darkest day in company history, it was a day that is never discussed, in the company meetings, never whispered about around the water cooler, never mentioned emails, text messages, or faxes. Occasionally some joker will scrawl something on the bathroom wall.
Which was the driving force behind installing security cameras in all the bathrooms. Which turned out to be a big mistake. Man, was the legal department mad. When they got out of jail. If they were a decent legal department they would have told us that was illegal. Not to mention distasteful, disgusting and kind of stupid.
But, we decided nothing is so antiseptic as daylight. Nothing so remedial as illumination. It was time the company had was shriven, and found it in ourselves to forgive each other, even if we would never forget.
We met in the largest meeting room, which is also the lunch room, which also happens to be where we store the wine, and the bourbon, and the beer, salami, cheddar, and wafers, crackers, and popcorn.
“Everybody knows what we are here to discuss.” Dr. Dawg said, at the table by the window, the light streaming in had the effect of a halo surrounding him. “We are here to discuss the awful circumstances of December 14th, 2011. The day we…”
He was interrupted by Bob asking if anybody wanted any cheese, crackers and salami.
“No thanks. But pass those salt and vinegar chips if you would.” Naomi, from Logistics said.
“Is there any of that anchovy pizza left?” William from Architecture and Design asked.
“No, but I have some extras french fries.”
“Anybody want some nachos?”
Soon everybody was snacking on salty, crunchy food. And the thirst was overwhelming. Wine, beer, liquor was flowing. Things were going well. People were laughing, joking, the room was electric with happiness. Until Phil from the infirmary asked “what did you mean by that?"
After the question comes the deluge, and the custodians were furious.
"Oh, for pities sake." Dr, Dawg said, shaking his head sadly as he left the room.
Nobody feels so bad about December 14th, 2011 anymore. Now we have a new source of shame. Mission accomplished. Maybe we will tackle this one in a couple of years.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
It was a day better forgotten.
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.