My boss took me out to lunch today and gave me a nifty Kenneth Cole watch as a bonus for the last 6 months of taking over project management. If I forgot to mention it, I also got a raise a month or so ago. Apparently I rock. Nevertheless, upon receiving this lovely gift, the retarded gnome inside me blurted out “I haven’t worn a watch in I don’t know how long.”
Way to go, ass.
Despite what you may have been taught in kindergarten, sometimes honesty is NOT the best policy. Luckily before I made my faux pas, they mentioned that the receipt is in the box in case I want to exchange it. They also asked if there was anything else I needed from them (aside from more money, which they’re working on for everybody) to ensure a longer-term commitment to the company and all I could think to say was more vacation days. It’s true. I think I’d actually value that more than money at this point in my life.
In other news, tomorrow I’m going on a blind date set up by someone I actually haven’t met, but who is someone I’ve had many brief and clever exchanges, and who is a friend of several unconnected friends, so I’m assuming I’ll be relatively safe. We’ll see what happens.