Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Multiple personalities

It's tough being a grad student and an employee at UA. It's even more complicated now because I can only park in one parking lot. So when I'm walking to school, I see a lot of people I work with.

That doesn't really sound like a big deal, but I look awful when I'm only going to class. I have usually showered, but I probably don't have too much makeup on and definitely casual clothes.

Today while I was walking to print stuff for class, I ran into my boss. For this story to really be understood, we need to talk about my boss first. I wouldn't be surprised if he never wore casual clothes (jeans, t-shirt, etc.). He is always dressed up. I have seen him outside of work, and he is dressed up. That's just how he rolls.

Today I was wearing workout clothes - t-shirt, tennis shoes, cropped athletic pants. My hair was a mess. I had no makeup on (and these days that is not a good idea).

So, I ran into him. I saw him before he saw me. I thought about keeping my head down and hoping that he wouldn't see me, but then I thought that might be a bad idea. I was mature, and I made eye contact and said hello.

He looked at me and said, "Well, hello Anna. You're looking..." He pauses, looks me up and down, and says, "...very much like a student today."

Hmmm...whatever could he have meant? I look awful? I probably shouldn't be seen in public like that?

I wanted to reply, "Yeah, I know I look hideous, but too bad."

Instead, I was nice and said, "Yes sir. I just wanted to blend in since I'm a student today." I laughed and kept walking. Quickly.

Ahh...awkward moments with the boss. So much fun.

1 comments:

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OH MY GOODNESS!! SERIOUSLY HE SAID THAT. I WOULD HAVE SAID..YOU LOOK LIKE A JERK OR MAYBE YOU ARE JUST ACTING LIKE ONE...okay i wouldn't have said that...