I learned that lesson this week. I need my weekends away from work. I've discussed on here before that I have the "work" me and the "real" me. I really try to mute my real me for work. Cause the real me is a blunt, sarcastic, cussin', burpin' country girl and that doesn't fare very well in my professional job (what's up with that, huh!). Even my muted self is more uncensored than the majority of my co-workers. I usually get a few jaw dropped looks at some of my remarks.
So my weekends are important. It's a time for the true me to shine, uninhibited, streaking across the field, thus allowing the censored me to be more accessible during the work week. But this last weekend, the muted self had to work overtime. Overtime work self equals real self coming out prior to Friday evening! Yea, not good.
Take for example, this incident. Someone at work was really irritating me with his incoherent babbling. I finally had enough and told him if he didn't stop, I was going to shove something up his "you know what!" But, I didn't use the phrase "you know what."
Today I went to my satellite office and kept myself busy. It's best that way! But I thought it better to take a day off before I hurt someone or my mouth got me in real trouble. So I am off work until Tuesday! My mouth is free!!!! It feels so good to be true to myself.
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