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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pleasant surprises

CanadaI had two of those "Well, isn't that just great" moments since yesterday afternoon.
 
The first one happened yesterday at around 2PM, as I was going out in a hurry for a very late lunch break. As I'm about to exit the building, I found a few of those special tables and chairs that are used by massage therapists, and two guys standing by them:
  • "Hello", they said, "are you here for the complimentary 10-minute massage?".
  • "Uh, I don't know... Was this something we were supposed to sign in for?"
  • "Oh, yes, but the two people we had scheduled for right now cancel, so we have a 10 minute window. Do you want to get some massage?"
I said yes, of course. And only went out for lunch 10 minutes later, feeling way more relaxed.
 
The other moment was this very morning. I got up at 6:30 AM because both Juan and Carolina had some left over homework to go through. We were so busy, that only after we left at around 8:15 AM I realized that I hadn't had any breakfast! Gaby dropped me off at work and I thought "I'm putting my laptop back on its docking station and then I'm going to Tims for a coffee and a bagel".
 
No. The moment I went in, I found all of my former colleagues from Testing Services having breakfast. Anne waved at me and asked me to join them, and I just couldn't say no... There were bagels, French toasts, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, baked potatoes, yogurt... and fruit and other stuff. Just perfect.
 
I feel I'm on a roll right now. I guess I should start thinking "Wouldn't it be great if I were given a raise?" and wait for signs that my manager is approaching (he normally whistles John Denver's "Leaving on a jet plane" on his way here, meaning one of us is going places)... I will start right away.
 
Oh, by the way: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANTI!!! Please go over his blog and wish him a very happy 13th birthday.
 
 
Argentina
Tuve dos de esos momentos en los que uno dice "Bueno, eso estuvo muy bien!" entre ayer y hoy.
 
El primero fue ayer a eso de las 2PM, cuando me iba apurado a comprarme algo para un almuerzo tardío. Justo cuando voy a salir del edificio, me encuentro algunas de esas mesas y sillas que usan los masajistas, y dos tipos parados al lado:
 
  • "Hola", me dicen, "estás aquí para los masajes gratis de 10 minutos?"
  • "Uh, no sé... no era que teníamos que anotarnos para esto?"
  • "Oh, sí, pero justo los dos que teníamos ahora cancelaron, así que tenemos un hueco de 10 minutos. Querés usarlos y tener masajes?" 
Dije que sí, por supuesto. Y terminé saliendo a comer 10 minutos más tarde, bastante más relajado.
 
El otro momento fue esta mañana. Me levanté a las 6:30 AM porque tanto Juan como Carolina tenían tareas que terminar para la escuela. Estuvimos tan ocupados que no me dí cuenta hasta después de haberme ido de casa a las 8:15 AM de que no había tenido nada para desayunar! Gaby me dejó en el trabajo y yo pensé "Dejo la laptop en su docking station y me rajo para Tims a buscar un café y un bagel".
 
No. En cuanto entré, me encontré a mis ex-colegas de Testing Services desayunando. Anne me hizo señas para que me quedara y yo no le pude decir que no... Había bagels, tostadas francesas, tocino (panceta), huevos revueltos, salchichas, papas al horno, yogurt... y frutas y esas otras cosas. Perfecto.
 
Siento que estoy de racha. Me parece que voy a empezar a pensar "No sería bueno que me dieran un aumento?" y esperar por señales de que se acerca mi jefe (por lo general viene silbando la canción de John Denver "Leaving on a jet plane" camino hacia aquí, lo que significa que uno de nosotros sale de viaje)...
I feel I'm on a roll right now. I guess I should start thinking "Wouldn't it be great if I were given a raise?" and wait for signs that my manager is approaching (he normally whistles John Denver's "Leaving in a jet plane" on his way here, meaning one of us is going places)... Ya mismo empiezo a pensar.
 
Oh, a propósito: FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS, SANTI!!! Por favor pasen por su blog a dejarle saludos por sus 13 años.
 
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2 comments:

  1. Nice to read things like this in times I'm feeling the opposite! ;)

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  2. Después nos cuentas si tu buena ventura te alcanza para un aumento de sueldo. Por mi lado, hace cuatro meses que lo intento... pero nada!
    Ya saludé a Santi. Justo hoy ingresé a su blog y me encontré con que era su cumpleaños.
    Saludos.

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