Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ode to My Administrative Assistant

This week is Administrative Assistants' Week. I think there should be a proclamation that gives these people, or one particular person, who puts up with all of their boss' garbage, a month of presents.

This is what she does for me:
  • Gives me pens so I don't have to write in crayon
  • Sends my mail so I don't have to walk to the mailbox
  • Writes my letters so I don't sound stupid
  • Guards my calendar like a mama bear
  • Force feeds me chocolate first thing in the morning
  • Talks to my husband about what's for dinner
  • Puts up with my mood swings and violent outbursts (OK, no she is not abused, don't even go trying to steal her from me)
  • Makes me smile every day

Let's pretend money and time are no object. This is the day I would plan for her...

  • Donuts from Wixey's
  • Shopping at her favorite stores including the smelly soap place- can't remember what they call it
  • A spa visit of some sort. Someone has to massage the stress of working with me out of her poor neck.
  • Lunch at the Mexican place on the river because its her favorite even though it's not my favorite. That's OK. It's her day and I won't complain- not one bit.
  • Dessert. We will get 4 kinds of dessert and spread them out and eat them all afternoon while letting the phone ring off the hook.
  • We'll need a nap.
  • Then I'd give her the "I'm surrounded by idiots" button even though it's sold out and I'd have to pay $500 for it on EBay
  • We'll be hungry and thirsty by laughing at the button so it will be back out for margarita's and some dancing. Yes, I will dance too. It will be dark so don't worry, no one will see.
  • We'll stay out late even though we know it will be hard to get up in the morning. Once a year we're allowed.

Thank you for everything you do for me. I am the luckiest person and I don't think you know how much I value your thoughts, work and just being you. I am so proud of you and I hope that you know this every day and not just the once a year that we think about it.

So, can you pick up some donuts tomorrow?


Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

You're a sweet boss. :o) Just be nice all the time and I'm sure she'll appreciate you too.

By the way, Muse Swings (do you follow her yet?), is having a French Spa Blog Event thingy you might want to participate. Everyone is invited. You're so creative, this will be right up your alley. I can't come up with any ideas. [sigh] I'm not very good at being cultured (except in a petri dish ... ha ha).

Audrey said...

Hey! I want to be your Administrative Assistant! If I were your A.A., I would make it my mission to discover who Henry really was - I don't see your present A.A. doing that!

Ummm...does an A.A. have to know how to answer phones, type and all that? 'Cause I'm not very good at those kinds of things. But I am good at eating fattening food, drinking margaritas and napping!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to tell HER! She's lucky to have you too!

Love Your Mom

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Hey there...I have an award waiting for you on my Mewsings blog...and I so appreciate the thoughtful comments you leave when you visit me, too.