Monday, December 03, 2007

Lessons Learned - Day One

Bullet-style, because it's late, the Patriots are on, and I'm exhausted. And I get to do it all over again tomorrow!

  • That the smell of curry seeping from the puffy jacket of the woman who decides to squeeze next to lucky me on the morning train will certainly make me nauseous.
  • That I need to wear snow boots to work, no matter how much my fashion sense screams and rebels against this notion. Slush is yucky. (See? I told you I was tired. "Slush is yucky"--that's the best sentence I could come up with??? Uhhh, yep.) Slush on dress pants and dress shoes is downright disgusting.
  • That no matter how early I plan on getting to work, the MBTA and Mother Nature will conspire against me. I took a pre-7am train. I was supposed to be at my employee benefits meeting at 8:15. Yeah, I didn't trudge in there until 8:35. Dammit.
  • That I hate the cute black Banana Republic work bag I bought. It's too small and narrow. It's definitely getting returned.
  • That a person can get lost numerous times on the floor they are working on. Bathroom break? Got lost trying to find the ladies room. Lunchtime? Got lost trying to find the cafeteria--on my floor. Time to go home? Got lost trying to get to the elevator. I'm the epitome of someone whose sense of direction is nonexistent.
  • That I was overdressed for work today. Dress pants and a sweater will cut it. Thankfully I only bought that one brown suit.
  • That I apparently have a delayed colon. The pre-work jitters kicked in about oh.....3:15pm today at work. Thankfully by then I had memorized the route to the bathroom.
So that about wraps it up for ya. It was good. Everyone is nice, and once I figure out exactly what the hell it is I'm supposed to be doing, I'm pretty sure that it's going to be a nice fit for me. Whew.

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9 comments:

tulipmom said...

Was thinking about you today and wondering how your first day went. Great news that you don't have to wear a suit everyday.

I would LOVE (!!) to meet while I'm in Boston. Let me see if I can iron out the details with the relatives we HAVE to see during our brief 48 hour visit, and then I'll get back to you.

MadMad said...

Oh, yay! I'm glad it was OK! (I was reading this thinking it's exactly like those first days of school we make our kids endure. Oh well.) Thanks for letting me live vicariously. I guess when that someday comes that I grab my cojones and get a job, it'll be fine. And I will wear snowboots. Which is probably better for me anyway. Even in summer.

Mrs. Chicky said...

It doesn't sound perfect but I'm glad you're enjoying your new job. But I'll miss being able to meet you on a Friday for playground time.

Life As I Know It said...

Ugh, I hate first days of work. Congrats on the new job!
BTW, I tagged you for a 7 things meme...

Kate said...

Just being able to form the word "good" after your first day is an excellent sign. Congratulations!

And yeah, you totally need a laptop.

Amy said...

I'm glad it went OK! I was wondering...

Slush is yucky! I love that sentence.

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

Lurker, delurking. Glad things weren't too bad. I'm a legal secretary at our court and I get lost ALL THE TIME in the parking garage! There are so many elevators in and out of that thing that I can never remember where the heck I am!

Kerry said...

I am so glad your first day went well! Sorry to hear about your sick little guy though - not what he needs or you!

Lynn said...

Congrats on making it through your first day of work! First days are always so confusing! Hope you have an even better third day!

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