Today like most Saturday’s started in a fog. I awoke to a phone call from my friend Susan. As I sat up in bed the room felt as if it was spinning and my head was pounding like a drum, needless to say last night was a lot of fun. As I dragged myself to the bathroom and prepared for the day that laid ahead of me I began to think about what I would do to occupy myself during down time. You see the first half of my Saturday involves me being energetic, talking alot and walking around. Having downtime really didn’t apply to this situation but the second half of my day is where things change.
You see I come from military parents who believed that if you weren’t doing anything, then you were up to no good. Growing up with this mentality I always attempt to keep myself busy and when I absolutely have nothing to do, I drink. No, I’m not an alcoholic I just enjoy getting to my “happy place” and calling it a day but we’re not here to talk about that right now (That’s for a later post). At this job, one is charged with the task of finding ways to keep busy and be proactive. Whenever I walk in and see that there is mail to be sorted, packages to log, etc. my heart flutters with so much joy. Today when I entered I saw everything I previously mentioned to mentioned I had the glorious task of designing a poster. It was like heaven to me, sadly it was short lived.
This job is what I would call idiot proof just smile alot, be really nice to everyone and know how to read and you can do all the task. Being the natural overachiever I am as soon as I get these tasks I fly right through with such ease. The Problem? I don’t realize how fast I complete tasks. Which wouldn’t be a problem if the tasks would keep coming but everyone is super busy focusing on other things that little ol’ me is left to sit here and find something to do. So I sorted mail, distributed mail, made a poster, organized the packages, fixed the carts, and audited all the keys. Pretty impressive right? Even better I did it all in 2 hours. Now with 2 hours left till my shifts done I have nothing to do.
Which brings up back to my original statement of “Why I Hate Being Bored @ Work” as stated earlier my default it to go to the liquor store and have fun Captain Morgan but you can’t do this at the office. So what can I do instead? I know play Tetris Friends on Facebook! Oh wait I suck a tetris…. How about text your friends to come visit you! Oh they’re all at home/moving in/not in this country…. I got it! Go on tumblr! I’ve already been through my dash…..5 times. I have nothing to do and it’s miserable. All I can do is sit here, stare at the clock and watch it go backwards.
If you’re reading this and you love me…. or say you do. Please come see me. I’m so bored… so so bored.