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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mail Call - It's Exceedingly Good

I'm so glad I don't have to sort the incoming mail at work anymore. Ever since they assigned me 4 attorneys instead of 3, I've been generally busy enough at work that they don't ask me to do mind-numbingly boring tasks such as open the mail, seal and post the invoices, and sort the duplicate copies of docket sheets (the purpose of which I've not yet figured out). Of course, I'm not so generally busy that I can't manage to post or read a blog here and there. But that's because I'm just s'darned efficient.

Anyway, after you open and sort the mail, you have to deliver any junk mail or personal mail to the individual attorneys, and one particular attorney never fails to ask whether there's "anything good?" in his mail. That always used to bug me for a couple of reasons: (1) I don't want to make small talk about your junk mail, and (2) I don't actually examine your mail close enough to be able to tell you what it is, so I don't know if it's anything good, and (3) you can see whether it's anything good simply by looking at it yourself.

I may be an assistant, but there are still some things that are more efficient if you just do them yourself. (Like when you hand me something to put in my filing, and I later discover that the file it belongs in is in your office. How about you just file the damn thing yourself then, so I don't have to hunt for it? Or else bring me the file with the document and I'll take care of it. Of course the real reason is that you are sloppily disorganized and don't even know what files are in your office.)

So today, the other secy was doing her daily mail delivery, and when she got to Mr. Anything Good?'s office, he didn't miss a beat on posing his usual question, but this time, instead of trying to come up with some serious answer, the secy somewhat ironically said, "yes, it looks exceedingly good." And that forced a smile onto my otherwise bored expression today.

Maybe she's just as annoyed by these trite little pleasantries as I am.



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3 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

I don't mind pleasantries from time to time, but come on! The SAME tripe every single day? Dude. I'd stick a fork in my eye (Or his!)

The Over-Thinker said...

Oh isn't he pithy? Clever little jerk. Shoot him. (Is it Friday yet??)

P.S. How do you pronounce "Secy"...like Sessy or Secky? I've no idea.

Sra said...

Maybe that's what annoys me so much, it's the same thing over and over again.

Yeah, it's pronounced Secky, like short for secretary, so it uses the same "ck" sound for the c instead of a "ss" sound.

Thank god this is a long weekend. I love you, memorials!

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