Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ingratitude Rest

On Tuesday last I bustled from the elevator to my desk, wearing the frustration only an effective mother trapped in the body of an ineffective bureaucrat can wear so well.

I saw the delivery guy running around and around and around our offices looking for someone to give flowers to. I thought, wow, isn't that nice, someone is getting flowers. Twenty minutes later a finger pointed at me and my co-worker ushered him and the flowers to the 'door' of my cubicle.
Are you...?
Yes!
OK, have a nice day.
I WILL!

No card. Umm. But he was gone.

Now I like getting flowers, don't get me wrong. But sometimes I get a bit shy about it. You know how it is. for-me?for-me?for-me? REALLY? I sort of ferretted them away. Really, for me?

I just let the mystery of their sender lie. I mean I had been pretty nice that week, despite broadcasting my feelings that Monday. Putting up actors and sharing my quality lox supplies with hungry children from Oregon. I had busted ass, kissed ass and hauled ass for school after school for two solid weeks. These were my flowers. I deserved them. I got them because I'm nice. I sat back to admire them and to read a Cathy cartoon.

Today I could let my ingratitude rest no longer. I had to know to whom I owed thanks.

Well, it's you. My most darling friend. And not because I'm nice at all, but because you are. I love you J. Thank-you. You picked me up.

Ok, now I'll go call.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Subspace Beacon said...

Oooh. Flowers. I'm jealous.

And I'm SHOCKED that Cathy cartoons are still being made. Are they funny yet?

11:03 PM  
Blogger mo-wo said...

not funny at all.
were they ever?

11:21 PM  
Blogger Mad said...

He's a good man and you were most deserving.

11:47 AM  
Blogger p-man said...

Lest there be any confusion, and against my own interest, I must make clear that I did not purchase these flowers.

12:05 PM  
Blogger mo-wo said...

My husband ???? ha not this time.

Just a special mother-friend who doesn't comment. So in response to this, mes fleurs.

Having lots of commenters is really over-rated. Our formula is best. Have 6 or 7 people who send flowers, buy you things, coach you through research programs and get you into free entertainments!! It's the best.

6:36 PM  

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