Thursday, September 28, 2006
They Surprised ME!
As tradition has it, if you have a birthday here at the station, it is celebrated at the end-of-the-month Staff Meeting. I am in charge of all meetings and/or celebrations, and I dutifully passed around a card for another employee's birthday which fell a day before mine, and we celebrated at the end of August appropriately. He remembered that it was my birthday also...and of course I was chastised for not letting everyone know...um, yeah.
September had no birthdays, good thing - the meeting had to be cancelled because of other goings-on.
Yesterday we were to have a pre-election coverage meeting and for whatever reason, it was scheduled to be held in the Green Room. Weird, but we aren't locked into the conference room, I'll go along with it, and I had no pre-prep to do. We all shuffle into the meeting...and SURPRISE! OMG, they surprised ME...the general busy-body, think-she-knows-it all, chief, cook and bottle-washer. The one who holds down the fort and front lobby. They even snuck my hubby in, and since we commute he had to walk the mile to my office as I had the car!
They served my favorite boston creme cake with the addition of fresh raspberries, and one of the gals made origami bowls for pretzel treats. The table is covered with an impromptu wrap of aluminum foil. Without me to buy/arrange/schedule...they're on their own...and did a terrificly, wonderful, surprise birthday party.
I've never been truely surprised before, and I only shed a few tears! I absolutely had NO idea. Didn't notice added hub-bub, and didn't see my husband walk right past me! Geez Louise I need to be paying better attention!!!!
I love my job and my co-workers, and my hubby for "going the extra mile".