January 22, 2004

In My Shoes

What would you be doing today if you were in my shoes?

1. Finish oatmeal and begin drinking vast amounts of coffee.
2. Begin reviewing the 1,000 pages of documentation you received yesterday afternoon in preparation for a meeting at 12:30.
3. Catch a ride to DC for said meeting.
4. Interview clients about afformentioned documentation with full knowledge they do not know the answers to any possible questions I may have.
5. Catch ride back to the office.
6. Beat head against wall.
7. Go home.

Needless to say, if you don't hear from me much today, that's why.

Posted by Chris at January 22, 2004 07:21 AM
Comments

I'm with you on the oatmeal and banging my head on the wall...have a great day

Posted by: Dana at January 22, 2004 07:24 AM

1, 6 and 7 in that order.
Make out you contracted a freak strain of sars or something ;)

Posted by: Fluffy at January 22, 2004 07:32 AM

Can you bring a piece of the wall with you? Having it in just 6 doesn't seem sufficient.

Posted by: Mindy at January 22, 2004 08:04 AM

Sounds like a blast! (Try not to hurt your head on the wall...)

Posted by: Empress at January 22, 2004 08:24 AM

I'm glad i'm not in your shoes today, I don't fancy having a bad head! ;^)

Posted by: Cheeky Girl at January 22, 2004 08:34 AM

Put the oatmeal on the wall and hit bang your head against it.

Art at its finest!

Posted by: whistler at January 22, 2004 09:26 AM

Doesn't sound like a happy day to me.. I've already had my oatmeal & coffee & coffee & more coffee :) In fact, my job day is over (it's 5 o'clock here :))

Posted by: Sweety at January 22, 2004 11:04 AM

I'd add a couple vodka-in-a-flask-related steps in there if I were you...

Posted by: amalah at January 22, 2004 11:31 AM

I would be packing and jumping on a plane to London...

hey wait...that IS what I'm doing..... ;)

Posted by: Irma at January 22, 2004 12:11 PM

6. Beat head against wall.
Or better yet, bang someone else's head against the wall. : )

Posted by: Theresa at January 22, 2004 02:04 PM

I'd forego the oatmeal completely and just inject caffeine directly into your veins rather than bother with the niceties of drinking coffee.

I also suggest bringing some sort of taser - I find it works wonders in encouraging people you're meeting with to find the answers you need ;) Plus, it's just fun.

Posted by: pie at January 22, 2004 02:17 PM

Dude! I love WDC, such a great city!

Dew

Posted by: dewnut at January 22, 2004 05:09 PM

How about a fine glass of wine? Or maybe something stronger, but just as fine.

Cas

Posted by: cassie-b at January 22, 2004 05:11 PM

Sounds like my day except for one more step where you read copious amounts of email. I get between 40 and 60 a day at work - ALL work related. YUCK.

Posted by: BillH at January 22, 2004 11:41 PM

1000 pages? Are they insane? Sounds incredibly tough. Sheesh. Hope you didn't hurt your head while you beat it on the wall. lol...Really though, I hope the next work day is better :o)

Posted by: seger at January 23, 2004 07:11 AM

You know, it's lucky you live in Virginia. If you were in West Virginia you couldn't even ask that question :)

Posted by: Rob at January 23, 2004 08:36 AM