I did my usual 30 minutes on the treadmill.
Whew! Definitely needed a drink after that!
And then busted a sweat on the weight machine.
Then I headed upstairs. I checked my email, and attended a few meetings.
Stew wanted to discuss some numbers.
I talked to Christina about some new ideas I had. She didn’t seem very receptive.
Margaret wanted to discuss corporate IT strategy. I wish she would just help me figure out how to add an app to my Blackberry.
I showed off my new iPhone to the ICG guys. They thought it was cool. Because it is. Oh yeah.
Then I headed off to HR to meet with Trish. She and I discussed some totally confidential stuff. Can’t get into it now, cuz it’s confidential. Seriously.
After that I met with Donna. I guess it went well. Well, except for all the yelling and pointing.
That was a pretty busy morning – I needed a break! Time for some lunch…
Back to work. I took a call from a reporter who wanted to interview me. Important people have to do that kind of stuff.
After the interview, I went to the team meeting. I was pretty excited – because even though I didn’t make a big deal about it – today was my birthday! I couldn’t wait to see what the team had in store for me.
I walked into the room...and nothing. Just a regular old meeting.
No cake. No streamers. No presents. Not a single flake of confetti. I tried not to show my disappointment. But I think a few of them might have seen a little resin tear slide down my molded cheek.
I can’t remember what happened after that – I was too shocked. I know I talked for awhile. I think I lost their attention at one point.
I decided that I really needed to address their lack of enthusiasm for my birthday – but I didn’t know how to bring it up with them. A little research was in order.
All that reading tired me out, so I decided to grab a quick snack.
As I was eating my tasty banana, I noticed that all of my employees were heading - nay, SNEAKING, into the boardroom. Were they plotting against me? Why was I not invited to this secret meeting? I stormed into the boardroom – ready to read them the riot act.
Oh me. Oh my. They didn’t forget! It was all a ruse! I should have known they wouldn’t forget. After all, I was the boss! How could they forget my birthday!?!? I mean, who is more important in their lives than me? No one, that’s who!
I’m so glad they remembered. I would have hated to have to fire them all....(sort of)