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?
* Reference, anyone?