Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Getting Pens, Pt. 2

Nothing beats a work crush*. To be stuck somewhere 40 hours a week with noone to flirt with is beyond cruel, so when I find myself planning my breaks to match someone else's I tend to get a little excited. You know, the awesome kind of excited that is accompanied by manic butterflies in your stomach and the constant need for minty gum. I love those damn butterflies!

In addition to hoping for crossed-paths, I also am finding myself checking out various locations where a mid-day makeout could occur. If you will remember, at my previous job I called this "getting pens" as I often found myself wishing for a certain ex-work crush to meet me in the supply closet for an office tryst. Well, at this job, we don't exactly have a supply closet, but there are definitely some areas that would offer the amount of privacy needed. Today, I made a head nod for someone to come over and, had I been more forward, would have gone for it had I been sure I would be met with success. Instead of making my move, though, I made sure to work it and reverse it with some major flirting and eye-fucking**.

So nothing has happened...yet, but if I "get pens" with anyone, you will be the first to know!





*Well, a work boo would probably beat that.
**As always, TM Barmaid.

16 comments:

JOSHUA S BLACK said...

Might want to check this out before you make your next move.

NotCarrie said...

Thanks, JOSHUA. I did check it out. I'll probably still go for it, though:)

Pele said...

I believe the axiom, "Don't shit where you eat," comes into play here.

If things get awkward you'd have to face that person every day until you find another job...



Still, I'd consider it. Unfortunately for me, female mechanics don't exist. :p

Px said...

the other axiom is "don't dip your nib in the company ink"
there's loads of reason not to
and there are loads of reasons to
but personally i don't get a chance to flirt with anyone as i'm on my own in the office most of the time...

NotCarrie said...

Well, it's the type of job where this kind of behavior wouldn't be so bad. Just trust me on that one;) Plus, it's just an interim job for me anyway.

Harleyblue said...

I met my ex at work. I didn't smoke, he did. I would always be outside in the smoking area "taking a break" when he was out there. I would look for him to walk outside and then walk out and act surprised that he was there.

DCchick said...

I don't know why it didn't sink in that you guys are in my area!

The Notgirls.

Honestly, I think I spaced out.

NotMiranda said...

Ah, NotCarrie, I've had plans for the receiving area for quite a while. Too bad, NotAvailable was the only one ready to help me make use of it. As for the whole pen-ink-well thing, part-time equals nonessential equals ok ; )

The Senior Senior said...

Ah, memories. Back when I was a young, impressionable part-time waitress, we referred to it as "getting something from the walk-in cooler." Good times, good times.

CarmenSinCity said...

I love love love work crushes! They make the day so much more enjoyable. I used to work in Fort Meade, MD on a big army base and there were SO many guys to choose from. I had it good and I miss those days.

jo said...

oh i love work crushes. but i haven't quite had any since this year... but if you can't have a work crush, a work friend (especially a guy) is a lot of fun too :P

Pele said...

And another thing...

Why do girls have to be all covert about it? Seeing what time the guy takes breaks, working your break schedule to be around theirs, seeing where they go, going where they go.

Seems slightly stalkerish to me.

If I did that, I'd get put in jail again. Yet if a girl does that to me, it's a bit flattering. Damn double standards.




Let's call this object of your admiration, "Ben" for the time being.

"Yo Ben. You, Me, and a stick of butter in the supply closet. No pants allowed. Capisce?" *perhaps throw a condom on his desk to drive the point home*

It's not so hard. (Pardon the pun.) Concise and impossible to misinterpret. Even I couldn't get it wrong. Too bad it wouldn't work if I did it. But it'd go over with most men if a girl did that. Damn double standards... Again.

Roxy said...

I always need to have eye candy at work/school. It's fun, but I've never acted on anything. Office gossip is a bitch.

Starboard Tack said...

Work crushes are great. 8 hours a day (or more) of being able to fantasize about someone cute...

NotCarrie said...

It definitely makes work betteR:)

Px said...

can't you just get the stationary company to send you some over? special delivery?