(we were in this nablowotsit thing together.)
so i added up my posts and found out that she was right.
and i was wrong.
so that's me.
i'm not the full shilling.
i'm a brick short of a full load.
i miscalculated somehow.
the thing is that on one day i posted twice (technically) and that sort of threw off my mental scheduling.
so i counted them all up and i had in fact only posted 29.
and the task was 30 posts in 30 days.
if i get THIS post in today then,
i made it.
i will tell you a little tale.
seeing as i dragged you all the way back here
and i'd previously had you here under false pretences.
as it were.
at work we got two new office chairs.
one for me and one for 'er.
that's my coworker who shall remain nameless.
they rotate and go up and down.
roll back and forwards.
comfy, smart, black leather.
they're pretty fancy.
mine has a life of its own.
when i sit down it takes me flying across the tiled floor, which has no traction to stop the chair's momentum.
so i have learned to sit down carefully, bracing both feet on the floor and holding the arm rests before i sit back.
this works so much better than just plonking myself down willy nilly.
when we first got the chairs i sat down and then leaned forward to take off my shoes.
(cos i always change into my flat shoes at work if you want to know)
so when i leaned forward, the chair sort of tipped up catapulting me onto my bum and then shot out from underneath me.
i landed in a very ungainly and unladylike heap on the floor.
the chair continued to fly backwards across the room at high speed and then landed upside down.
as we had a visitor in the office that morning i was somewhat embarrassed.
i had to be helped up.
because i was in a state of disbelief and bloody irate at the same time.
and tried to laugh it off.
as you do.
ha ha ha look at me.
what a silly bugger.
but my role in our workplace seems to be that i am the klutz.
i'm the one who spills, drops, bumps into or knocks up against anything that isn't nailed down.
so i made as light of the situation as possible under the circumstances.
pretended to laugh it off.
because i knew it wasn't actually my fault.
that chair is possessed by an evil spirit.
but i suspected that someone who shall remain nameless (i.e. my coworker) thought that it WAS my fault.
and that it was just ME being ME.
well imagine my
much to the great amusement of the other party on the skype line.
of course i commiserated and said 'how awful'.
how these chairs are absolutely dangerous.
but inside i was smirking.
and felt really smug.
so i walked away so she wouldn't see me trying to disguise my smirk.
thinking, so now you know it's not just ME!
then i walked into the filing cabinet drawer which i'd previously left open.
which resulted in me spilling my coffee all down the front of me and onto several important files.
it was well worth it tho'.