Are you sick and tired of hearing your Mother, Partner, Girlfriend or Wife telling you you are useless cause you couldn’t find something that she asked you to get for her? Are you tired of her walking to the spot you were supposed to be looking in and reaching in and finding the offending item at first glance and then turning to you and telling you you only had a “boy’s look”?
Well… I think I just set our cause back about 50 years today at work.
It all started at about lunchtime when I was fanging into my BLT sanger and I was pleasantly interrupted by a call on my mobile from my good friend Tomica.
Because we don’t get very good mobile reception IN our office, I chose to take the call out onto the concourse at the front of the building so we could chat. After about 20 minutes, I headed back into the office and sat back at my PC. I noticed that there was only the wrapping paper left from my sandwich lieing on the desk to my left. Having not taken too much notice as to how much I had eaten or had left prior to taking the call, I just assumed I had finished it off before I took off outside.
It was while I was on a visit to the loo that I started to wonder if indeed I had finished the sanger or not??? When I walked back into the office again, Jody called me over to her desk and asked me if I still had the headache balm that we had picked up from an exhibition last week. Knowing exactly where I had put the balm, I went straight back over to my desk, opened the top drawer, took out the small tub of balm and closed the drawer again.
I went back over to Jody and handed the balm to her only to be met with raptuous laughter from all of the girls on my team. I figured I had just been set up on some “candid camera” prank or something, but failed to see what the “punchline” was.
That was, until I was told to go back and look in my top drawer again where I found a half eaten sandwich sitting right beside the spot where I had grabbed the balm from.
I can honestly say that I NEVER saw it the first time I went in there which even disappoints me now that I think about it!
Maybe there’s something to the whole “Boy’s Look” thing…?
In my defence, I’d just like to point out that I was 100% focused on Jody’s needs and was not “looking” for my sandwich at that point… which is the sole reason why I didn’t see it!