Thursday, 29 April 2010

Of COURSE That Would Happen to Me

Thursday, 29 April 2010
On Tuesday at work I started writing that day’s blog post. You know, the one with all the kissing and licquorice and OMGOMGOMG’s? Yeah. That one.

Half way through writing an early draft of it, I wasn’t happy with the way it was flowing, so I printed it out and used my pencil to make a few amendments here and there, ready to copy in when I got home that night. I never thought anything of it.

Then, yesterday when my boss was reading something that I’d given him to approve, he handed a single piece of paper to me and said, “Er, that was in with your document from before…”

No prizes for guessing what it was. The first 5 paragraphs of “My Fickle Lips” blog entry. And now I feel slightly nauseated.

(I’ll wait here while you go and check where the 5 paragraphs end – look for the “hands in my hair OMG,OMG,OMG”, etc. etc..)

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See what I mean?


Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of what I wrote and AS A COMPLETED PIECE OF PROSE it rounds itself off nicely (though I say so myself) and contextualises all the bits that make me sound like a total nut job. A slutty, trampy nut job who is obviously writing an erotic autobiography.

On work time.


5 people had something to say about this...:

msa said...

Let's think of some good ways to deal with this situation:

1. Maybe he thought you had printed off a friend's piece of work and was editing it for her.

2. Maybe he only read the first few words and realized it was a personal artifact.

3. Maybe this will be good fodder for when they're deciding who gets laid off.

If it's any consolation, it was a damn fine post.

Anonymous said...

.....or maybe you're lucky you have a nice boss who will think little of it. Stop worrying.


Mammy P said...

I think it's funny more than anything... but BLOODY HELL why couldn't I have written something cute about my kids that day? Sheesh! :-)

Lis said...

You are right, those things do always happen to you. They happen to me too... we are just stuck with Karma with a sense of humour. It was a fantastic post and even if you are writing an erotic autobiography, at least you are doing it well!

Tanya @ Life in 3D said...

Stick...I don't know what to say...ummm...i luv u xo