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.


“Chimpanzee” In The Office

Ever had one of those moments when you’re sitting at the office and start to feel sleepy…to the extent that you’re seeing doubles? What do you do? Coffee doesn’t really help because it takes some time for the caffeine to kick in.

Sometimes, I read some of the latest news using Zite on my iPhone. Yesterday, I came across an interesting app where if you uploaded your picture, it would show you which celebrity you look like. No harm to it, I thought. So I uploaded one of my closeup photos. Guess what the result was! Paris Hilton. I couldn’t accept it. (Still can’t. Naturally I prefer to resemble one of my favourite actresses.) So, I tried it again. Hit the upload photo and not long after that – the face of a chimpanzee appeared and obviously, it came with sound effects. What else? My earpods weren’t plugged in. The “chimpanzee” was screaming. I quickly pushed the “mute” button but hello…Apple,..why doesn’t the Mute button do its mute magic.? Why? (I realize too, that Mute doesn’t work when you’re playing YouTube on the iPhone. But why?)

So…the sound attracted some attention. A few of the girls looked towards my direction but oh, I had to stay calm. Yes, put on the poker face. Everything’s under control… or at least it had to appear that way.

No more celebrity lookalike apps now… Beware the chimp! On the bright side – it really woke me up.


The One With The James Bond Theme Ringtone

Don’t get me wrong. I love the iPhone. In fact, I’m still using my iPhone 3gs. However, I do wish that the switch to turn the volume off really works.

In my effort to muffle someone’s voice, I wore my headset. However, I forgot that it’s plugged into my ipod nano. Just one mistake in clicking on the music in iTunes and I was fumbling away – trying to silence the phone. Yes, the silence switch doesn’t work in this case. I couldn’t even turn the volume down. I didn’t have the guts to look up as I was the only one using James Bond them as my ringtone.

What did I do after the music died? Pretended like nothing happened – while feeling all embarrassed!