4.11.2006

Why you should never drink after The Big Meeting with your boss and coworkers when your laptop is accessible

1. Because you will show your boss your blog, and his first question will be, "when do you find the time to do this?"


26 Comments:

Blogger Catherine said...

OOOH, you poor thing. Here's hoping he was drinking, too, and will only vaguely remember the entire conversation tomorrow.

4/11/06, 10:28 PM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

Crap. I was looking forward to hearing all of the rest of the dirt on him.

Sir, if you are reading, you probably shouldn't check out the March 7th post.

Oops.

I don't have to say just kidding do I? Is he from NY or LA?

4/11/06, 10:37 PM  
Blogger Refinnej said...

Oops. That alcohol, it makes one do strange things!

4/11/06, 10:40 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

You actually got a gut-laugh out of me! Fear-based response or not, an actual belly-laugh!
You just outlined my secret horror... that muhboss may one day find my blog and ask me that question. Or worse, check post and comment times to see when I -gulp- was online.
Not that I blog from work at all...
*whistles airily*

4/11/06, 10:53 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

No! YOU DIDN'T!

That'll teach you. blogging and drinking don't mix....

4/11/06, 11:07 PM  
Anonymous kvetch blogger said...

Mom-101 I can always count on you for a laugh - and a lesson!

4/11/06, 11:16 PM  
Blogger kfk said...

Oh.......shit....

4/11/06, 11:55 PM  
Blogger Bridgermama said...

ooops...

4/12/06, 12:25 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yikes! Uh, yeah. That's pretty much the only thing I can think to say. heehee.

4/12/06, 12:40 AM  
Blogger something blue said...

I hear you! The correct answer is "I never sleep. Seriously."

I finally got a night out with the hot bitches and all I can talk about is all the funny things I've read on blogs. Ugh. Can I buy a life?

4/12/06, 1:21 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

SHIT?!!? Are you kidding? That is like my worst nightmare come true. I don't know what is worse...that he thinks you now have the time to do MORE work or if he will now become a regular reader. I laugh but inside I am crying for ya :)

4/12/06, 1:58 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

GASP.

4/12/06, 9:04 AM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

Oh my. Hopefully he was drinking too and won't remember...

4/12/06, 9:20 AM  
Blogger landismom said...

Waah. Well, you can always take this site down, email all your commenters, and start anew somewhere else that he doesn't know about. Not that I've given it any thought, personally.

4/12/06, 9:37 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

eep! Although he might find it inspiring!

4/12/06, 9:52 AM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

i get that all the time, although my boss has yet to see my blog thing. i know he would say something along the same lines "so now I know what you do all day..."

my hubs says the same thing all the time. and it inspires both guilt and righteous indignation.

p.s. about the mom101 name (i've been over at sunshine's place). it is pure unadulterated genius (especially the tagline).

4/12/06, 10:46 AM  
Blogger Marriage-101 said...

I'm in PR and we were discussing blogs at work. To show my blog-smarts, I mentioned I had a blog. BIG mistake. My boss asked to see it! I don't think she checks it regularly, but the fact that she did once scared the bejeezus out of me. I scoured my blog making sure I didn't have too many incriminating things on there.

4/12/06, 11:04 AM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

Oh Noes!

This is why I love not having a boss. Tee hee.

Of course, as a freelancer, I have had clients who have somehow or another discovered that I have a blog ask me to see it. To which I generally respond, "Why, certainly! Here is the URL. If really do think you can possibly find them interesting, please enjoy my utterly harmless tidbits of wit and wisdom about life as a SAH/part-time WAHM."

When I am actually thinking, "Crap! Did I complain at all recently about clients waiting until the last humanly possible moment to send me the full set of info I need to finish a project, then changing the entire objective mid-stream, then adding on half again to twice as much as much work as they had originally proposed, yet still expecting me to work for the original negotiated rate AND meet their original deadline?!?"

Because you see, though I rarely mention my work on my blog and I never mention any clients by name, nearly ALL of my have clients thus far have followed the abovementioned procedure-for-really-annoying-your-copywriter at least once. So I am always afraid any one might assume I am whining specifically about them.

Which I guess I sort of am, since they all do it. Heh.

I think you should just try to be as boring as possible for the next week, and maybe your boss will conclude you've spent all your creativity on his projects and your blog is nothing but the meaningless dregs of intellect you have left when you get home ;)

4/12/06, 1:18 PM  
Anonymous neva said...

and then you quickly reverted to one of your "brought that crummy rain with you?" responses... specifically:

no hablo ingles.

spilled your drink in his lap and raced out of the bar, pulling your laptop behind you by the cord, like a tiny wagon without wheels...all the while screaming at the top of your lungs... aieeeeeee!

or not. : )

4/12/06, 1:34 PM  
Blogger J's Mommy said...

Uh oh!!

4/12/06, 1:35 PM  
Blogger jennster said...

LMFAO- tell him from HOME, dur!

4/12/06, 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

That's a little scary for me. Hopefully he won't remember.

4/12/06, 2:32 PM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

Um. well, my husband asks me the same thing. Argh.

4/12/06, 6:01 PM  
Anonymous standing still for once said...

Careful. Can you say "Dooce?"

4/12/06, 10:43 PM  
Blogger Shalee said...

LOL! Thanks for the tip...

4/13/06, 12:03 PM  
Blogger IzzyMom said...

Can you say Dooce AND Sarcastic Journalist? Be careful!

4/13/06, 3:11 PM  

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