Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Friday Eve Eve Eve Eve.

I'm still learning my way around the office and figuring out how everything works, but there's one thing I've managed to gather so far; These people are absolutely miserable.

I don't know if I can properly convey to you exactly how miserable they are without showing you some video surveillance of an average workday, but allow me to give you the best, singular example that I can.

Today, at approximately 4:30 in the afternoon, people started wishing each other, "Happy Friday Eve!"

It's Wednesday afternoon.

If the fact that everyone refers to Thursday as Friday Eve isn't bad enough, they begin celebrating "Friday Eve" on Wednesday. I feel it necessary to point out to everyone that there is nothing particularly special about this coming Friday. It is not the beginning of a week-long, overtime pay vacation for everyone. It is not the day we all receive million dollar bonuses for being snappy dressers. It is simply another work Friday in a seemingly endless line of work Fridays.

And this happens every week.

On my first day, several people that I was introduced to said, "Welcome to Hell." In my infinite ignorance, I thought they were joking.


Anonymous said...

I wonder what they call Sunday nite?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how inadequate resources, small work spaces, lack of technology, having more bosses than employees, half hour lunches, and filling out endless forms that don't get filed in any system you know of can make life seem hellish. I know because I work at a college.

Lia said...

I think everyone talks that way. Every time I meet someone I don't know in the elevator at quitting time, they say things like "Best time of day" or "Only two more days till the weekend". I say them too. It's almost like a ritual, like discussing the weather: acceptable small talk even with people you don't know.

Or maybe we're just all miserable here, too.

cadiz12 said...

is this the smalltalk replacement for talking about the weather?