Spring is here! And since there has been a ton of stuff taking up way too much space in my brain a little spring cleaning is in order.
Consider this post that-bunch-of-random-junk-that-defies-categorization-and-ends-up-getting-shuffled-from-room-to-room-around-the-house-as-if-it-is-on-tour…
“Hello,Guest Room! I am ceramic baby panda planter..I’m way too cute to get rid of!”
Can you relate?
Usually I am pro-purge, but this thing is my kryptonite.
I was recently a passenger in a car that had a pineapple scented air freshener.
It was very strong and kind of annoying to me but, since I was bumming a ride I had to put up with it.
Worse than the odor was the saying written on it: “Live each day as if it were your last.”
While that is a lovely sentiment, worthy of being embroidered on a pillow and propped on a sofa; dangling from a rearview mirror it’s not a very comforting thing to read. I don’t recall any airline or mode of mass transportation adopting that as their slogan.
And, truthfully I would prefer my last day to not be so overwhelmingly pineapple scented.
Sitting in the cafe at a large national bookstore, I couldn’t help but overhear what seemed to be a performance review in progress. It wasn’t a good one either. I don’t know why anyone would agree to be given their review in such a public place but it didn’t seem to bother either party. It got heated at times and there were tears. I was a little uncomfortable sitting about 10 feet away…but if I got up I would lose the coveted cozy leather chair.
So I pretended to read as I listened and cringed at a bit of oversharing:
“I really see myself working for this company for a long time. I hope I do. Every morning, in the shower, I tell myself I’m going to rock sales…by the time I get to work I just want to get home to my cats.”
Dude? Wh-uck? Are you five?
I was praying for a fire alarm or some distraction to redirect this poor guy.
I was half tempted to spill my coffee over their table.
Then I came to the realization that maybe this wasn’t a good fit for either party and that things should just unfold and fan out naturally.
Like one of those slow, multi-vehicle, spectacular crash and burns involving Crown Victorias on CHiPS.
Unfortunately I had to leave early and you just can’t TiVo real life.
Not yet anyway.
See you next week~
Miss you all
Peace ~ Rene