Friday, August 15, 2008

Welcome To My Office...

That's right...I spent the good portion of my work day stuck in our satellite office I fondly refer to as "The Kiln". It is roughly an eight by ten foot room/closet that has no air conditioning (save opening the main door and trying to suck what tiny bits of cooled air that exist from the hallway into the closet!) and is WEST FACING with a west wall of windows...aka, "THE KILN". After only a few short HOURS in THE KILN, my vision failed/blurred, my leg became somewhat numb, and my temper flared to match the near 95 degree air that I was inhaling into my lungs! Talk about working in a sweat shop...LOL.

The best part of my work hours occurred when I was paused at the Mountlake Bridge waiting for it to be lowered (it's one of a couple of opening bridges here in Seattle). It was dusk outside and I was just leaving my second stressful encounter with an angry ER physician for the day (maybe it was the heat here today, or perhaps it was ME that caused other "tempers" to flare in my presence!), when I glanced over at the car beside me in traffic. I did a double, then a triple take. I swear on all that is holy I *thought* the car next to me was being driven by one of those crash test dummies...you know the ones...without hair, flesh toned, and with somewhat of a flat face??? Turns out, on my THIRD look at the "dummy" in the driver's seat, it was just a very sad, ugly bald man!

Time to go cool down in an icy shower and wait for our NW heatwave to pass...before I start seeing "other" things that aren't really there...like humor in this post, for example...

3 comments:

Shauna said...

I saw the humour, too...lol. what does that say about me?

S.

Denver Refashionista said...

Well if the pissiness and halucinations don't clear up there are always steroids to crank up that fire...
I hope you cool off and feel better soon. Discomfort makes me bitchy too.

LISA EMRICH said...

Definite humor. I probably wouldn't have too many problems in the kiln. With heat like that, I'd be incomprehensible and likely passed out. it'd be like I wasn't even there. LOL