Thursday, May 25, 2006

Just Twiddling My Thumbs

... and waiting for the other shoe to drop.

I mean, not literally. Who twiddles their thumbs? I have tried it before, when waiting anxiously for news, but it did nothing to relieve the tension. It just made my thumbs tense, too.

And I don't actually expect my boss to come in front of me and drop a shoe, but I can picture it. That's it. That's all that happens: she walks up to the desk, holding a red, stilletto-heeled shoe between thumb and forefinger. She looks at me, looks at the shoe. She looks back at me, releases her grip, and the shoe falls with a soft thump on the carpet. She turns on her heel and walks away. Nothing more needs to be said.

(Except I would be sitting there thinking, "So, does that mean I'm dismissed as of right now? Can I count the time cleaning my desk out as being on the clock? Should I say good-bye to people or just leave? I need to delete my web history!")

So yeah, I didn't post yesterday because I didn't have anything to say. I waited all day to hear something, and then around 4 my boss left and said "See you tomorrow!" So I assumed that meant I was employed for another day.

Here it is, another day, and I'm just twiddling my thumbs again, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

2 comments:

cat said...

As long as you get both shoes, you're in good shape.

Amy said...

I was just going to e-mail you and ask what the scoop was.

About your word verification question -- I guess that's faster than having all the comments e-mailed for approval. I run the blog for my alumni group, and I have everything sent to me because most "comments" are blog-spam. I'm not sure anybody reads that thing anyhow.