–Tumbleweeds. No one is here today. The early bird gets the worm, and those who were smart requested the days bridging Christmas and New Year’s early in the year. (Put in your request for ’07 now!) People are either using their remaining vacation days, milking their sick time or are still sitting on the porcelain throne from all the crap they’ve eaten. This means no meetings, no one blocking your way to the coffee pot and not needing to fake washing your hands in the rest room.
–Faking it. Nothing gets done this week. Nothing. Unless you’re a doctor saving a life or a party planner putting together some New Year’s eve bash – you’ve got nothing to do. This is the kind of week that you realize that surfing the Web full time could actually get kind of boring.
–Cleaning Up. I don’t know about you, but I clean my desk at the end of the year like I’m never coming back. Besides, there’s nothing else to do. It’s amazing how an empty desk and the smell of Windex get them whispering about your grand exit. I think I have my period today too cause I’m throwing out files, deleting e-mails and putting random photos into folders.
–Empty Roads. I actually got to work so fast today that I had an extra 15 minutes to sit in my car and zone out. I read the paper, ate a poppy bagel and sorted the change sitting in my cup holder. It was nice not rushing to beat the clock for a change.
– Looking ahead. The new year offers hope. At the very least, you know you’re gonna get tanked on Sunday night and recover all day Monday. The real depression hits on Monday, January 8 – knowing that the holidays are far behind, summer’s nowhere in sight and you’ve got a full work week ahead. But for now, work is golden – enjoy it!
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