Mrs. C and I spend a lot of time emailing each other during the day, while we’re at our respective jobs. Usually, it’s because we’re bored or sleepy (or both) and need a little distraction. Sometimes, if we’re bored enough, the conversations can get really… interesting. Like this one we had this morning.
Mrs. C: Hey, how are things going?
Me: Quiet, cold & my hands are dry and peeling from all the laundry & dish washing yesterday.
Mrs. C: Is there anybody you can get hand cream from? The A/C will only make it worst.
Me: Yup. Took care of it.
Mrs. C: OK, so are things still quiet?
Me: Yup. Just to be sure, I've been evaluating the current situation & unless I actually give myself something to occupy my time, they're basically just going to have me sit around until things pick up next month.
This makes me feel uncomfortable... Paranoid, even.
Mrs. C: OK... Let's just try to keep d paranoia at bay, shall we?
Me: But what if this a test? What if this all about that "showing initiative" crap? What if they want to see what I'll do if they give me nothing to do? What if they're watching me... right. now? *looks over shoulder* *eyes nearby HR girls suspiciously*
Mrs. C: Did you take your valium* this morning?
Me: We have valium?!
Mrs. C: Oh my lawd, so you haven't been taking your meds?! I think I have to call the guys in white for u. Remember I'm on this because I love you.
This is for your own good.
Me: Good luck! The regular elevators here are down & the only other ones have to be unlocked by security.
They'll never get me!!!
Mrs. C: Relax, relax! They just wanna talk to you. Don't you trust me? I love you, remember?
Me: Uh-huh... Nice try. I've known you for too long to fall for that.
Amazingly, neither of us have been called into any disciplinary meetings for our conversations... At least, not yet.
(*For the record, I'm not on valium and never have been. Whether or not I should be is a topic for another time.)