Saturday, February 5, 2005

You Can Run....But You Can't Hide!

Fearful......Shameful.......untruthful........embarrassed...........Those are just a few things that most of us try to avoid becoming. Its just an awful state to fall into......life gives us all a pure dose of those elements...and as much as we try to run from them...we can't hide from them!.........So "play the reel on my morning of yesterday"

    It is my custom each morning to get all the workers set up....get the gears in motion and then retreat into my office for the plan of attack on the day.

    Behind my desk is a long work table. It holds my computer, hard drive, work bins, part boxes, trays of customer orders, bills, catalogues....etc....yes, I confess...a lot of clutter...not even  room for my coffee cup!   So, beneath that long desk sits a small fan and a blender. Each morning when I make that retreat, I quickly toss in a container of yogurt, milk, a scoop of protein powder and some fruit which I have stored in the freezer. Yesterday morning the blender had just been loaded when one of the owners walked in with a client. "Marc....how about showing our new customer some of your designs?" he asked. "Sure" I  responded with enthusiasm. "Here have a seat, while I clear some of theis mess away..and have a look at these". The new client sat down at the table and leaned over to get a close up view ...."oh this is very"....BBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZ

Apparently..his foot hit the POWER button.....the blender went whirring away at 90 miles an hour spewing my breakfeast drink everywhere beneath the table!!!

I almost blurted out "how did that get there?"....but realized that I had to take the hit for this act of poor timing.

Yes, it was easy enough to wipe up the mess...off his slacks and shoes...off the carpet and wall.......but somehow, the impact of yesterdays great blunder will leave a stain greater than that dot of strawberry I could not get off the wall!

 

 

7 comments:

pixiedustnme said...

Oh My!!!  So brave of you to share this story with us.....pardon me while i go giggle quietly in the corner.  At least you know Monday will probably be a better day?!!......

grofsand said...

well Miss Pixie....it just could not get any worse...could it?

astaryth said...

I'm so glad I found your Journal... Someone who can have a day like mine so often turn out to be <LOL> Excuse me while I go to my corner to giggle!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

idagemgirl said...

At any time did you feel like you wanted to just duck under that table and hide in shameful embarrassment?  Hey, look at the bright side.  It is highly possible that client will never forget you.

babyshark28 said...

LOL...oh no!

Well, I am sure you made it a memorable visit. :p

tschamberland said...

No doubt that had to have been a less than shining moment in your career!  It happens, though I don't think anyone ever becomes comfortable with it.  Lesson learned, no blender under the desk.
Tammy

gdireneoe said...

The gym?  Healthy protein packed smoothies?  This is goood. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies