January 12, 2006

Good Thursday Morning, Everyone!

It being THURSDAY, you’re probably all excited about participating in another exciting and edutaining round of the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three, right?

Well, it’s a good thing YOU’RE excited, because these questions have been designed to suck all the exhilaration right out of the entire Internets!

To get right to it, then: Think about where you work, whether it’s in an office or factory or your own home, and tell us--

1) What sorts of activities that you have to do in your normal everyday life that are so mind-numbingly boring that you could just scream, if you cared enough?

2) Although you might think YOUR boring thing is the most boringestest thing of all, what do you see OTHER people doing around your workplace that causes you to think maybe you don’t have it quite so bad after all?

3) Conversely, what sorts of things do you see other people getting to do in their daily tasks that you think would be SO COOL if you could do them?

Now then, either leave your answers below in the comments, OR answer them on your online personal journal, which some people call a “web log,” or “blog” for short.

That is, if you aren’t too bored by the whole exercise, that is.

Now then, since I have the urge, my answers:

1) We have a software system that tracks building permits, and for stuff in certain areas of town, it has a place for our little division to sign off. If it’s exterior work, we have to put a hold on the permit for further review; if it’s interior (gas lines, plumbing, carpentry, furnishings, etc.), we don’t. It would have been nice if the people who set the program up had made a tiny check box for the plans-intake person to click so that interior stuff wouldn’t automatically get routed to us, but they wouldn’t. So, a big chunk of my time is wasted on typing in meaningless APPV indicators in little boxes, and then a blurb that says it doesn’t need further review. It wouldn’t be so bad if everyone else would check the system and see when stuff pops up (since everyone in my little corner has the exact same program and ability to sign off on things) but I’m the only one who ever takes it upon him- or herself to keep it up to date.

2) Well, I sure wouldn’t want to have to be one of the car tag issuing persons over at the courthouse. I also wouldn’t want to be the security guard at the desk down in the basement in our building.

3) Unfortunately, there are no really cool jobs in this building that I would really like to do. On the outside, I’ve always thought it would be fun to have my own bookstore, or diner, or garage, or fine art gallery. Really. And you know, I just got to thinking about it--it would probably be fun to have all four of those all wrapped up into one. Of course, the Barber Motorsports Park is just about that, except on an exceptionally expensive scale.

So, there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 12, 2006 08:00 AM

First? Where is everybody?

I'm up.

Posted by: skinnydan at January 12, 2006 09:30 AM

Off being bored to tears, I believe.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 12, 2006 09:55 AM

I answered but mu.nu ate my comments.

My answers were:

1. My job!
2. My office manager's job. She gets to deal with all the local government agencies and insurance companies.
3. My music teacher's. I would love to be able to teach music. First I have to learn something.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at January 12, 2006 10:31 AM

I’m up..

Posted by: jim at January 12, 2006 10:33 AM

Larry, maybe you could be a music teaching consultant.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 12, 2006 10:44 AM

Me, too!

Posted by: Diane at January 12, 2006 10:54 AM

Hmm, what? *snort* I guess I'll get out of bed and answer this mess. Just ignore the tissues littered about my feet.

Posted by: Sarah G. at January 12, 2006 01:27 PM

Uh-ohhhh--someone's diseased!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 12, 2006 01:39 PM

The joys of parenting, all the drippy noses and hugs.

Posted by: Sarah G. at January 12, 2006 01:46 PM