[Conversations] Did I see who?

Jun. 13th, 2017 05:28 pm
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I'm at my desk where I hate to be (I'd rather be in the lab), writing up a report on a Thing I Did that needs to be officially documented with all sort of statistical bells and whistles before I can write the paper for publication submission in September.  In other words, my brain is simultaneously in Just push through it, you'll finish it and Fuck this shit set it on fire mindsets.

My colleague comes to my office cautiously, not wanting to bother me, but when I see her out of the corner of my eye, the seesaw swerves in the direction of Fuck this shit and I stop what I'm doing.

Colleague: Have you seen (other colleague)?

Me (enthusiastically): Oh, yeah, absolutely, I've seen her.  She's about this tall (I hold up my hand in the air), with really dark brown curly hair tied back in a ponytail, and she's wearing pineapple socks.  She's the one with the big laugh.  It's a little bit braying, but it's very endearing.  You can't miss her.

My colleague blinks at me a few times.

Me (completely innocent): Did you forget what she looked like?

Finally snapping out of it, my colleague says: I refuse to be used as a procrastination tool.  If you don't know where she is, just say so, goddamn it.  Finish your report!

As she walked away, I most definitely did not stomp my feet a few times and whine, "Nooooo, don't leave me!"  I did not imply that I might die without mental stimulation, even though it's been known to happen.  It's a medical condition, okay?  But, no, I wouldn't do that.

Nope.  Not me.  I'm the pinnacle of professionalism.  Yup.


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