Monday, March 26, 2007

Queen Bee

Having worked at our institution of higher learning for many years, I’ve seen coworkers come and go. This Friday sees the Most Exalted Poobah’s illustrious assistant retiring and it is with mixed feelings I will bid her adieu. S has been a steadfast fixture in Chaos College’s finely woven fabric since time immemorial and I will deeply miss her. It’s not easy being the sole beacon of class and deportment at that isolated end of the lonely hall. Though you reign supreme above all other assistants and your job duties are light in comparison, you represent the very epitome of regality and class and therefore your close associates are few and far between. Some may think your job is easy and you are nothing more than a glorified lackey, but I of all people know what it’s like to temporarily walk in your fashionable heels. Privy to many higher echelon secrets, your constant motto is 'discretion is the better part of valor' and I have never seen your crown of righteousness slip even once. Relatively few know the real activities that occur on a daily basis from your perspective but I do know and give credit where credit is due. Some may see the standoffish woman who knows her job inside and out but fail to see your occasional humorous inclinations. On the flip side, I’ve most definitely felt your displeasure when I failed in some way to meet your high expectations. Yet nothing is more enjoyable than watching the look of extreme disgust pass over your transparent face when I reveal something that I know will prompt the ‘oh brother’ look. While I feel certain you view me as a responsible backup I hope you also discern a fellow comrade-in-arms. Here is wishing all the best as we part work ways and hoping you look back fondly on your time spent with us. You will be sorely missed.

7 comments:

Kerry said...

Any idea who is taking S's place?!

Circe said...

Not a clue yet...I'm dying to know!

Traveling Chica said...

Miss Circe, this has nada to do with your post, but as I was driving in to work this morning, I followed a vehicle with a big OBX sticker in their back window and thought of you. :-)

Circe said...

Excellent TC!!!! I so seldom see anyone else with those stickers in these here parts. *sniff*

If I were you I would have followed them like a stalker and BSed about OBX for hours once they stopped. :)

Traveling Chica said...

I'm not so sure following people like a stalker would have been a good excuse for not making it to work...

But good in theory. :)

Bone said...

Would it be possible for you to write my farewell address when I decide to leave my post, Mz. Circe? Even though we've never worked together, I could provide you with any details you might need :)

Circe said...

Bone, I would be honored to put together a farewell speech regarding your many stellar attributes should the need arise. :)

(But you are hereby forbidden to leave Blogland... :P )