Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I have been told numerous times at my job that I am not nearly as affable as I should be given that I work in a team environment. As a result I often extend myself way out of my comfort zone to make folks feel comfortable...sometimes. One of my rituals when I initially arrive is to say good morning to all five of my co-workers before I sit down. I walk by every one's cubicle/desk and say good morning, I look them eye when I say it, and then I leave. Sometimes they'll ask me how I am, but I always make sure they are talking to my back when that happens. I'm not in the business of saying good morning for all out banter, I just want to be on record as speaking.

Now, the reason I am even mentioning this, is that there is ONE co-worker who refuses to look me in the eye when I speak. This dude's eyes remain fixated on the computer screen when he throws his good morning back to me, and this happens every effing morning. I don't even get a glance, a double take or anything. Some mornings I purposely ignore his ass, and he still says good morning without looking up at me, and I think this is just disrespectful. To make it worse, this dude is usually all in my face about 5-10 minutes after I sit down with some sort of work question or issue, and all I feel like saying is, where was this chatty business when I was trying to speak to you earlier brother? I would normally think that someone like this had one-upped me, but this same dude rocked a hooded sweatshirt with a V-neck sweater under it this past Friday, which was simply horrific. Words cannot even capture how hot, bulky and and uncomfortable this dude looked in the getup, yet he never broke a sweat. He also was never able to extend his hands beyond his waist.

My mother, who is a minister, basically told me last week that she would not stay with my lady and I during inauguration, because we weren't married, and we were living in sin. It didn't matter that my birthday is also on inauguration day, and it didn't matter that my brother, who is married, will have a house full of people and sleeping space will be elusive. She stood firm in her beliefs and dissed me, and I respect that...

Ok I'm lying it annoys me, especially since my lady's mom is coming to stay with us after inauguration. But I really can't do anything to change her mind, except get married, but that comes later this year/early next year, not in a week.

Slow Down - Bobby Valentino
They played this song at the Wizards game last night, and its been in my head ever since. The lyrics are juvenile, and the singing is average, but the beat knocks and the chorus is catchy. Welcome to most songs played on the radio since 2000....

2 comments:

sixfive said...

I used to hear that 'living in sin' line from my mother-in-law...now we've been married going on 8 years. To me, there is/was no difference before and after we got married.

Janelle said...

BLD, why do you even care about the no eyes dude??? Wait I think I just answered my own question. Because you are the Black Larry David that's why...hahahahhahaa

And I KNOW you aren't surprised that Minister Mom wouldn't want to stay with you while you are livin' in sin (I haven't heard that phrase in a minute...hahahaha). I would be more shocked if she actually agreed to stay with you guys.