Monday, 14 July 2008

Something I Found on the Net

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So, the husband left Minneapolis and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My loving wife
Subject: I've arrived Date: April 6, 2006
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!!!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Weekend Wrap

Hmm...to sum it all up, this weekend has been ordinary. Bog-standard.

My getting a sore shoulder and a stiff leg isn't typical, though. I got the pain after using the gym machines and I wasn't taking it easy during my workout (sakit woo...). Well, it's been a fortnight since my last visit to the gym, so I thought that I needed to compensate or something, for the two weeks of being in an inactive mode. Tapi walaupun sakit-sakit badan, I still hit the gym this a.m. (and tomorrow I will too). People call it stubbornness and foolishness, I call it determination and discipline. Haha.

Because of the injury, I spent most of my time watching TV especially rerun shows and over-repeated films (to whom it may concern: bring in new shows, please...!). Gikpun, lamak dah sik nangga tibi...apa tek tengah exam ria. To add some variety to the ever-constant TV programmes, I managed to pile up some dinero to purchase a couple of DVDs. I never liked watching DVDs before but now I have converted :P. Though...I still do prefer to catch a show at a cinema and see it with a bunch of moviegoers--mainly 'cause it's more fun than being a solo viewer.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Top 10 Excuses: If You Get Caught Sleeping at Work

Penah rasa mengantuk yang paling teramat terlampau masa keja kat ofis? Me..? Well, been there done that. Back then when I was in the industry la.

Selalunya when I was working in the office, I'd feel so unbearably sleepy that I'd really wanted to zonk out at my desk then and there...especially after lunchtime bila rasa macam mata digam dengan super glue. Maybe I didn't get enough sleep (tapi salunya terlebih tido adalah), or perhaps the job I had was the perfect embodiment of ennui (ok ok, it was not that boring). Or, maybe I was feeling extremely drained out (tapi slalunya mula rasa ngantok bila baru lepas makan lunch masa ya...). Hmm...kali kepak gilak ginyak nasik kali. Haha.

Anyways folks, I've found some "useful" excuses from some websites...something you could use as an excuse when you get caught sleeping at your desk at work.

1. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen."
2. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to."
3. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the white-out (liquid paper). You probably got here just in time!"
4. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm." (this really cracks me up...bijak betol)
5. "I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."
6. "I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who practice Yoga?" (haha)
7. "Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem." (I like this one...turning the tables on your boss. Heheh)
8. "The coffee machine is broken..."
9. "Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot..."
10. " ...... AAMIIN!" (kononnya baru abis berdoa lah tek :P)

I love these excuses..they're ultra-funny :D. If your boss has a sense of humour...who knows...maybe he/she will let you off the hook after you get caught sleeping at work. Good luck ;)