Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Virtue 2 - Day 1

"Order:  Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time."

Okay, so in my personal life, I can't say that this is a challenge.  I do, after all, live in a basement.  99% of my personal effects are boxed up in my Grandma's garage.  If ANYTHING is out of place, I immediately put it away, because if I don't, I will most certainly trip over it and break a hip.

That being said, my goal is to put away the laundry.  Everything else is where it belongs.

As far as each part of my business having its own time - you are really going to dig this.  Today I wrote all my tasks down on 3x5 cards and lined them up on my desk, with every intention of making time for each facet of my job.

Every intention.

This is when it all sort of unravelled.  Remember yesterday, when I suggested that perhaps B. Frank was a little pudgy?  Well, I think his poltergeist decided to haunt me today, because I had THE DAY FROM HADES.  You know what I'm talking about.  The day where absolutely, positively NOTHING gets done?  The day where you are faced with one interruption after another?  The day where you put finish one phone call, only to have it ring again the second you put the receiver down?  That day?  Well, yes, that was today.  So guess what I have on my desk to greet me in the morning?

A stack of 3x5 cards.

Tomorrow is day 2.  I will not be conquered.  I will prevail.

On a side note (which is almost related to topic) - I hate to talk on the phone.  I mean, really hate it.  I will go out of my way to avoid calling someone.  I e-mail.  I text.  But I really dislike talking on the phone.  I guess it's because I imagine that, while I'm pouring out my heart, the person on the other end is wishing the ceiling would fall in on their head so that they would have an excuse to hang up.  Go figure.


  1. I also hate talking on the phone. My boss just informed me that I will need to do more of it in the coming year.
    I just got my eval: While I EXCEL at my duties and I am dependable, knowledgeable, etc... My interpersonal communication skills are lacking. EXTREMELY.
    My Boss said I was rude, short, and stand-offish with everybody.
    My response was- I come here to work, not socialize. WRONG!! I should hang out more with my co-workers. WTF????

  2. You make me laugh! God, I LOVE YOU!!!!


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