-Kelly Kapoor, The Office
Would you judge me if I told you a small piece of me wants to buy this shirt?
Why? Why do I have to be the one to try to be funny? Or say something to fill the silence? This s the story of my life.
It's back to school time (I work at a university), so we had an orientation (or as they say on The Office, more like booorientation) to go over all the normal stuff & meet the new faces in our college. Well, as an introductory activity, the dean had us go around and introduce ourselves, say what we do, and then answer the question: "Do you think you are paid what you're worth?" Wow. Really? That's awkward. When he said it, there was a bunch of nervous laughter. So it started around the room and most people gave the generic, "I love what I do so it doesn't matter blah blah blah." Well, you know me, I can't just say something normal. So next thing you know, I'm up to bat and say, "Well I'm just a little shocked to hear all of y'all are getting paid...I thought this was a volunteer position." As soon as I said it I thought, what have I done?! Fortunately they all laughed and appreciated my quick wit. But still. I should work on giving cookie-cutter answers and not trying to be the class clown.I will leave you with this little pearl of wisdom: think twice when naming your pets.
Happy weekend, friends! :)