And it is finally Friday!! There is no greater celebration on the calendar than the Saint Friday Eve to all the faithful workers around the globe, or Europe at least, from what I know, as I have never left the European island in the past 25 years.
‘Happy Friday!’ seems to be just the perfect way to start the day and your corporate e-mails, for that matter. With the risk of sounding a bit cheesy, I simply loooved the Friday morning e-mail greetings, all in the same pattern, perhaps with a funny happy dance video or jpeg attached, all of them simply spreading the joy of leaving the office for two days straight, or more, thanks to bank holidays and those times, it felt like Christmas… Nonetheless, community management days are now long time gone for me, and to be completely honest, I do not really miss that; I definitely do not miss the eight hours/day work that added up to the one hour lunch break, it got you nine hours of perfect office job: back pains and eye strains from that flat monitor I had to stare into. But I do miss my work colleagues, they were simply amazing peeps! And oh, my, the conversations we had on Skype – if one was to carefully examine the conversation history, all he could conclude was that these people must be working in a circus or something. Now, now, we did have the capacity to brainstorm and figure out pro-active work-arounds for whatever the issue might have been, but we sure loved to ramble and we were pretty good at it!
As a matter of fact, we were the fun team of of the company, our 3rd floor in the cutting-edge, glass business center was known as the craziest in the whole building and we lived up to that reputation! And I am more than positive those sweet people still do! Looking back, I reckon just how amazing my last day at the job was…it had also coincided with the Halloween day, so the level of creativity and low interest for the job never peaked that high. That morning, I arrived at work ‘bearing gifts’: little, sad goodbye chocolate boxes and the special equipment for the PUMPKIN CONTEST!!! Yes, the whole company was into this pumpkin carving contest and of course, costumes! Now, who could possibly still do the responsible job when the fun one needed all of our attention?! Sadly, our team did not win, I got the sad news a few days after leaving the job, but I know for a fact that our pumpkin set was the best in the whole company, you know why? Because it was edible! Muhahahaa
Huuuh…telling this story makes me feel quite home sick right now and I wish I could once more, just hang out there at a karaoke show, tossing up beers with those cool mates! Hopefully, soon enough, I will be able to meet up with them again and do lots of catching up over a drink. Alright, none of my intentions to turn a happy blog post into a retrospective, melancholic one, but what may I say? Grab your good friends and make sure you start celebrating the weekend starting from tonight, because remember that ‘time’s a wasting’!
Cheers, mates and Happy Friday to you all!