Oh, You Work Here?

Posted on Tuesday 7 February 2006

Worlds often collide, and it’s usually okay when it happens.

“Oh, you work here?” Pause, smile. “That’s great. What happened with the magazine?”

“Oh, you work here?” Pause, kind-of smile. “But you’re still writing, right?”

“Oh, you work here?” Pause, another pause. “Oh.”

“Oh, you work here?” No pause. “You just left the magazine and took this? Are you kidding? Oh, my God, it must be so fun!”

Most of the time, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had at work.

2 Comments for 'Oh, You Work Here?'

    April 16, 2006 | 11:10 pm

    Please don’t ever let these people or these kinds of comments get you down. Most of them that are condesending to you for what you do are just wishing that they had an opportunity to do something, anything, that had some meaning or made them happy in any way. Instead of taking that chance or making any changes to their life it is easier to mock you.

    Restaurant Gal
    April 17, 2006 | 4:00 pm

    Denise–It’s funny, because I continue to run into folks who know me from my previous work. I can tell most of them are just too confused/embrassed to even ask what the heck I am doing greeting them from behind the podium! Makes it easier for me to just smile and say,”Hey, how’s it going?” And mean it, no explanations necessary.

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