Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Does this blog make me look fat?

My new favorite comment (from my boss), "You look especially narrow today."

My reply, "If you'd stop squinting I'll go back to normal."  OK, that reply was only in my head.  What I actually said was, "Huh.  Thanks!" Because I was taught that sarcasm doesn't belong in the workplace.  Especially when you're in HR.  For example, don't tell people, "You're fired," even if you're kidding and doing your best Donald Trump impression--which is easier now after losing half my hair.

In honor of my new favorite comment, I've decided I needed to change the look of SITM (Scribbling in the Margin, of course!).  I may even get crazy and try for a look that isn't canned from Blogger.  Someday.  In theory.

And you'll be glad to hear that I found a friend with opposable thumbs, and we are getting together Friday, so I hope to figure out how the hell to post those pictures by sometime Saturday.  You can hardly wait, right?

Sheesh.  The things I do for you people.  It's almost like I appreciate and like you, isn't it (I DO!)


  1. You're so funny. I for one can't wait for the pics!

    Love the new look of the blog :)

  2. The sarcasm in the work place is a total Michael from Dunder Mifflin. He's always saying stuff like you're fired (oops!).
    I guess being in HR you'd def have to be extra careful.

    Like the boss's "narrow" comment though. I'm all for narrower.

  3. Tina: Thanks, glad you like it!

    POD: Michael is completely cringe-worthy, isn't he? The ultimate Michael moment for me is still the episode from the first season where he is training the office on diversity, and everything out of his mouth is an offensive and awful comment. He is my nightmare manager, and I pray I never get someone like that at my company! :-)