Nevertheless, I managed to haul my ass out of bed this morning (after pressing snooze a mere 5 times!) and I walked through the freezing cold to face reality unless I want to sell my body on the streets, I need to work. Sigh.
But (surprise) it wasn't that bad! I got to chat with people I haven't seen in a while and hear about their family drama and falling-down Christmas trees. And what made it all worth while is that I got to have the following two conversations.
The scene: Nat and her friend Brett are discussing what they did on their
Brett: I saw Doubt during the holidays. It's a pretty good film. You can tell it's been adapted from a play because it's very dialogue-oriented, but the pacing was good.
Nat: I saw Marley and Me. It was light but it sure made me cry. A lot. Not that that's tough to do.
Brett: But you're a cat person!
Nat: That's why I was crying. When Owen gave Jen a puppy I was thinking, "A dog? Noooooo! Think of the cats! Think! Of! The! Cats!
Brett: Sounds terrifying.
Nat: It was.
And then there was this double-entendre-laden conversation about our upcoming bonuses, which brings us full circle back to the title of today's post. Some days I think I'm pretty clever.
Nat: "Pay For Performance"? Sounds...interesting.
Steve: I don't think it means what you're thinking.
Nat: Too bad. Betchya I'd make around...$1.50!
Steve: Oh, at least. I'd probably owe someone some change.
Nat: Don't sell yourself short. I imagine you'd get at least 98¢.
Steve: Hey now quit exaggerating.
Nat: Okay, then. 93¢.
(What makes these conversations even better is that they both happened over our internal online, for-work-only chat program. This means that they are recorded and stored FOREVER! Or however long companies store techie stuff.)