....at work, I actually retained some of what I was being shown on Friday! You know, the computer stuff...Imagine that...thanks brain, you 'ol gray matter!
So yesterday when I was (still in learning mode of course) entering the input, I sorta knew where to go, what buttons to push and stuff like that. I came home in a WAY better mood, much to Mr. B's delight......
And they loved my decorations. People kept stopping by to see what I had done. When I looked overhead, I noticed some dirt and moths (ick!!) had gone to that "big light box in the sky" to die...when I asked about it, one person said it had been like that for the 2 years she'd been there.....
I also noticed my cubicle had once had one of those mat-thingies under the chair on top of the carpet so you could roll around a lot - and I roll around a LOT - but it was missing - gone - kaput.
I asked the IT guy who was working on my computer settings if I could get another...(like he would know ....duh..) Told him there obviously had been one there prior to me -you know.. the tell-tale worn area on the carpet??... which he studied with fake-interest.
He suggested I talk to someone about ordering me one - (not ME , he was probably thinking..)
...now remember, I am an "instant gratification" kind of gal - so I said "Hmmm, I wonder, since I can see the markings, if someone saw an empty cubicle and just "acquired" it for theirs...so can I find another empty cubicle and requisition one from that cubicle...?"
Although I didn't wait for a response, I do believe I heard him mumble an "OK, well, I guess..." as I darted off to find an empty cubicle.
Now because my Mother raised us with some manners, while looking for that ever elusive empty cubicle, I did introduce myself...told various people my name and briefly what team I was on, all the while scoping out their neighboring cubicle for signs of life - or actually no life.....when I spotted one!
"Is that an empty cubicle?" I asked demurly....
"uh...yeah...I think so"
"well, would you mind if I borrowed the mat-thingy?"
"Because I want two, I was thinking,......here's your sign.." but refrained from saying that.
"Oh, and is that cute little trash can being used....??"
I then found the facilities manager who was coincidently speaking to the IT guy and asked about the "sacred"moth-burial ground. The IT guy said, "Yeah, it is disgusting, I saw it.." and within mere minutes, a worker was there with a vacuum and a ladder to clean it out.
My across-the-way-neighbor was amazed.. I was pleased...and a little smug...
...and so it went until I felt I had all I needed to make my little home complete. At one point my new boss saw me dragging the big 'ol mat thingy and just smiled and said "Well, I won't have to worry about you, huh??!?"
Have a fine day and remember....... if you don't ask for what you want, you might not get it and then you'll have something to be grumpy about...