Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lights Out

The other day at work the power went out. I guess some Transformer* blew up so for almost four hours we were without power. I was offered the option of going home, but this girl needs all the money she can make! I also figured we would get to slack for those four hours and do nothing. Silly me! The same thing happened a couple of years ago and we all just sat near the windows and read or did whatever we wanted so I just assumed we would get to do that this time. After gathering near the windows, I got my group together and said to sit on the floor in a circle for games. Then I went to grab paper and a pen so we could play a good ol' game of MASH. Nevermind that I acted like a 12 year old-I was definitely the most fun one there:)

Anyway, the fun didn't last for long, because those in charge had the audacity to tell us to get back to work. I gave my appropriate amount of attitude and then set off to get some stuff done. First, though, I headed to the breakroom with one of my favorite coworkers, NotRad, to grab our cell phones. Well, it was pitch black dark and kind of scary, but before I could even think about the zombies that could be hiding back there, I had another thought:

"Hey, NotRad, it's too bad we're completely platonic because this would be a lot of fun."

So a semi-wasted opportunity as no one was working with whom I would take advantage of a dark and deserted room...maybe next time. *sigh*

*Please tell me you got the song in your head!


CarmenSinCity said...

I can't believe they made you work - that's so rude. I wouldn't stand for that!!

I would have stayed too because I'm hourly and I need the money. I try to slack off as much as humanly possible though - makes me feel good :)

jo said...

dang that was a wasted opportunity. a dark and deserted room and no one to make out with. great once again you got me thinking of making out... sigh... i'm turning into one of those who always wants to make out...

* i got the song in my after you mentioned it haha!

Senor Beavis said...

No, I got the Arcade Fire stuck in my head when reading that. I win.

Am I the only one who doesn't make out with his co-workers? Seriously.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

oh man I would've wanted to take advantage of the lights out too!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

oh man I would've wanted to take advantage of the lights out too!