Let me be the first to say that, while I enjoy my job, sometimes work sucks.
Double and triple booking yourself by mistake sucks.
Over-extending yourself sucks.
Realizing that those "weeks" ago you planned on asking this one woman out has become two monthsand that she has since rekindled her relationship with the ol' boyfriend....sucks.
Being single and a professional in this town...sucks.
Missing your chance, then realizing you have a professional function to attend after said shot-down-in-flames moment, one that requires a shower, sportscoat, and a quick shave....really sucks.
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A girl came up to me today at work. She just stared at me, squinting. I'm smoking a cigarette, trying to enjoy the brief foray into sunshine, patrons hurrying in and out of my library.
And she just stares at me.
For five minutes.
The girl looked really pissed. No clue who it is.
I finish, walk back into the building. She follows me into the elevator. I figure I'm either going to get beaten to death with Uggs or simply continue to be gassed by her excessive perfume.
Then she asks me, finally, why I quit calling her and if I'd gotten back with some sorority girl named Lisa. She tells me she's okay with that, she's moved on with her life, and she's been sleeping with my roommate to get back at me.
One, I don't have a roommate. Two, I was sure I'd never met this woman before in my life.
I got off the elevator on my floor and I could just feel eyes burning a hole through my skull.
When I got back to my office, I realized that I had indeed met her before. I had to go back into my November archives to match the face....
If I ever meet my doppelganger in this here tiny town, I'm kicking his ass.
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Three students have invited me to something called the Charter Ball.
What the hell is a charter ball?
And why have the last four e-mails I've received been from different girls whose first names all end in the letter i?
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Need to give a shout-out to Alice for the online chat the other night. It really cheered me up. That has actually been the highlight of my week.
See. There are folks who know how to play nice with Yahoo! IM. Even if they don't like it.
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