Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Wasting Precious Time
What a day. This morning, from 9-12, I had to attend a workshop on "Violence in the Workplace". It isn't that I don't see the value of these workshops, because I really do. We need to be reminded of the most effective methods for defusing angry taxpayers and that it is okay to walk away from a situation that feels bad to you. I was also reminded of the Secret Service hand position. Do you know this? It looks like this ↓ and is supposed to indicate relaxed readiness. This year, there was a brand new little film included which was all about how to best survive if an active shooter enters the building. Seriously. It was supposed to be empowering and help to educate us on a real life skill. Mostly, it was just kind of scary. Who wants to envision that scenario? Again, useful stuff, yet there is never a good time for these things. So I have to grumble a bit each time one of these workshops comes up, and.......done!
Anyway, I am sort of calling this day a loss :-) Because I am a slacker like that. I mean, I do still have a couple hours of public desk time to contend with, but aside from that I have devoted my time to making up a little flyer for Handsome Lad's upcoming birthday party. And that, friends, is my Tuesday!