The Throwing Shoe Monday

Ephesians 4:26 Good News Translation (GNT)

26 If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.

Yes, I am human. I do get angry. I’m human enough to imagine myself throwing a shoe at someone who got me mad this morning. It’s frustrating when you try your best to be at peace with everyone but somehow, there’s that person that always gets in the way.

Here’s a word of advice: If you need something (at the workplace), don’t send out the email after 5pm on a Friday and say that you want to get the answers by Monday. Perhaps you find it a thrill to connect to the network and check your office emails on the weekends, not everyone does that,… so don’t expect everyone to spend their weekends working (when not required to do so)…just because it’s your hobby.

One more thing – if you need clarification on a report which you received, send your question immediately. The next day is ok, or even the following week. Don’t question the person two months later because not everyone has the time to extract all the old information again and re-analyse just to answer you. Plus, it’s not lean.

There…. I’ve done my shoe-throwing.


Back in Battle Day 1

It had been an incredibly easy day, and difficult day at work. It started out with having to attend a sharing session that was conducted online. The audio was so bad that most of us didn’t really know what the speaker was saying. As if things couldn’t get much worse, we lost the connection so we couldn’t see the slides in the last 30 minutes. The audio improved towards the end, where we only caught the word “goodbye”. (So much for sharing..and learning.)

We couldn’t do anything most of the day because the entire network was down (even the phone was down). A colleague ended up wiping her desk after the long break. After all, we couldn’t do anything else and had to wait for the technical issues to be resolved.

When the system issues were fixed, all the reports came in but sadly the due date didn’t change.

But of course, something good happened. Someone who drives me up the wall is no longer handling a certain portfolio. What a relief! I don’t have to deal with her anymore. (Yes, I did remember praying this morning. I did ask God to remove those in my path, that cause me a lot of misery at work.) It’s good to be honest to God. I’m relieved He doesn’t zap me with lightning when I complain.