Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Jun 19 2001

I still don’t feel well, but I came to work today….

I still don’t feel well, but I came to work today. Of course, all of yesterday’s work was here, waiting for me, along with today’s work.Now it is raining and I have to leave my bike here at the office, walk over to the MRT station, take the crowded MRT to the Technology Building stop, and then walk a few city blocks home. Just the thing for a lingering cold.

I was trying to rip off a sheet of paper from a notepad with one hand earlier today, and, of course, I ended up spraying loose sheets of paper in the air around my cubicle. To my surprise, one of the guys in the office next to me came out and yelled at me. “You think you’re the only one in the office to loose their temper? We all have tempers, you know!”

I just stared and said “Huh?”

“Look, it’s ok if you don’t like me playing music in my office, but you could tell me. You didn’t have do that!” Only then did I notice that he had the stereo in his office on.

“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I said. “I was listening to my walkman, I couldn’t hear your music. I just tried to rip a sheet of paper off the pad with one hand is all.”

A look of understanding some over this features. “Oh. Sorry,” he said as went back into his office. People have the hardest time telling when I am pissed off and when I’m not.

As I was walking down an alley at lunch, I noticed a woman on a scooter driving towards me, talking loudly and gesturing with both hands while she somehow managed to steer. It turns out that she had one of those helmet microphones for her cell phone. I think she is taking the term ‘hands-free’ a little too seriously.

I could be wrong, though. She could just be deranged and schizophrenic. That’s the thing about handless mobile phones these days; I can’t tell who’s crazy any more.

posted by Poagao at 10:03 am  

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