Friday, January 11, 2008

Shut up, please. I am very busy and important.*

I'm feeling a bit mad with power at the moment. I have been called "Boss" by my coworkers no fewer than five times this week, and I have to say, I'm really not used to that sort of thing. Generally speaking, I have very little authority over anything or anyone. Our real boss is on vacation, however, and before she left, she pointed at me and told my four coworkers, "She's in charge!" So whoo--I am in charge. I'd say it's going reasonably well so far. Frankly, I have been delegating and authoritating like I've had minions for years. Yes, I know "authoritating" is not a word. That's how much power I have; I'm wantonly adding words to the lexicon. Go me.

I actually considered testing the limits of my authority and in-chargeness this morning by giving us all the day (or at least the morning) off, but I decided that is probably not the best way to prove I am a trustworthy and business-minded fort holder-downer. Know what is also not the best way to prove myself a reliable fort holder-downer, though? Saying "Sure; thanks!" to that fourth drink when I am already out far past my bedtime on a Thursday night. Not a smart move, Stef. I think the Bad Idea Bears played a part in that one.

If anyone's looking for me, I'll be taking a nap in my car, OK?


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* Reference, anyone?
Anyone?? Bueller?
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10 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

Well, you could always break your New Year's resolution and take a nap on a park bench somewhere. I mean, you ARE the Boss Lady. You can sleep wherever you like!

Jess said...

I saw this title and thought, "Yay! Bridget Jones!" Except that clearly, you are even more busy and important than she is.

nro said...

Heehee... the bad news bears... are you singing "It sucks to be me" in your throbbing head? Just make sure your 4 lackeys don't start singing "Schadenfreude" at your window while you are napping in the parking lot.

3carnations said...

I thought it was from The Office...Does anyone remember that show anymore? It was a victim of the writer's strike about 2 months ago... :(

Metalia said...

While Bridget Jones is awesome, I love love LOVE that you made a reference to Avenue Q; one of the funniest things I've ever seen, bar none.

Lara said...

Bridget, of course! But then, I am not the first to guess that, so for all you know, I stole that answer. Yay for excessive drinking!

-R- said...

I totally have plans to get drunk tonight. By myself. This takes only two glasses of wine. Am awesome.

Whiskeymarie said...

I will have a glass of wine in your honor tonight, boss lady.

Poppy Cede said...

The name of this post made me flip out laughing. Seriously. And then the words in it made me fall off my chair. Ok, not seriously, but I considered it.

Aaron said...

You just keep right on wantonly adding words to the lexicon, Miss fort holder-downer.