Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Mayan Destiny

It's pretty much a fantastic all-around day.  I woke up with 100% energy; the weather is perfect; and everything at work is copacetic.  There's nothing quite like the feeling of being totally healthy after weeks of dragging my butt.  It's like I was walking around with lead shoes on for a month and I finally managed to kick them off.  Hallelujah! I'm FREE!

Last week half my staff were at each others' throats and generally driving me crazy. I held some meetings in which I pointed my finger in peoples' faces and said things very firmly, and everyone appears to be getting along now.  I walked into the main work area late yesterday afternoon and a couple of them were singing together, then grabbing each others' shoulders and almost falling over with laughter.  The others were enjoying the show.  I like to see that type of thing on a regular basis.  It's good for team spirit.

One of my co-workers recently received a gift from a client who had travelled to South America.  She brought it to my office to show me.  It was an unglazed clay sculpture around 6" high of a dude who looked like an ancient Mayan or something.  He was sitting cross-legged and had a big vase or pot in his lap, round at the bottom, with a narrow neck.  My co-worker explained to me that the Mayan had a gift for me hidden inside the pot, and indicated that I should lift it up.  I don't know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't a giant dong.  Yup, that Mayan guy was really happy to see us.  I was in a very serious work mood, until I saw that big dong staring up at me.  I stared back at it for a beat, and then burst out laughing.  The Mayan (modestly covered by the pot) is now sitting on her desk.


Jameil said...


Lynn said...

Wow - what a gift! I'm glad you are feeling better. :)

Granny Annie said...

Yikes! One of my bosses shook his finger at me in the workplace and I quit my job on the spot.

Love the Mayan adventure. It's good to have laughter in the workplace. Hope your health improves rapidly.

DarcKnyt said...

I'd love to have our team laughing and singing and having a good time like that. It's nice when that happens.

GREAT gag gift, too! Nice that you're a boss who can take a joke, and not freak out about it. :)

Sparkling Red said...

Jameil: :-)

Lynn: Thanks!

Granny Annie: I guess it depends on the boss. Anyway, it was more like I pointed at one person from across a boardroom table. Sometimes I indulge in a little exaggeration for the sake of a good story.

DarcKnyt: Yeah, I'm a pretty easy-going boss most of the time. I'd rather enjoy my workdays than spend them yelling at people.

Dianne said...

that is a wonderful Mayan adventure :)

I've been thinking of you
I have been so up and down lately that roller coasters take their lead from me

but it is nice to catch up on you

DarcsFalcon said...

Hahahahahaha! Too funny, Spark! :D