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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Just gave myself a promotion to Middle Management

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I totally did.

Our 15th Wedding anniversary is just a couple of weeks away, but #1Hubby and I have reached a far more significant milestone.  One neither of us thought we'd survive - 

THREE WHOLE MONTHS of #1Hubby working from home.

I haven't muttered nearly as many shed words under my breath whilst wishing him sharp pointy objects in various parts of his person as I'd anticipated.

He has shhhed me or mistaken me for his Tea Lady slash IT guru slash Receptionist only a few times.

Of course, this surprisingly harmonious co-existence 24/7 has been aided by the fact that I am now working part time outside of the home.

Meaning that, most days, we see each other about as much as we used to when he worked from an office.

Hence, it's worked a treat.

Apart from losing the ability to do bugger all on my days at home, and then madly scramble to strategically place the mop near the door so he thinks I've done housework.  That is null and void now that he's home to witness my reality TV addiction.

And also my shopping addiction, be it via frequent courier deliveries or my many failed attempts to stealthily pass by him toting multiple non-grocery bags.

Monday was the first day I've spent at home since he's taken up home-office residence in a long time.

And while I did not once chastise or attempt to irritate him, I did take great delight in advising him that I would henceforth like him to address me in the tone with which he spoke to that last caller; the patience and understanding from the one before that; and the good humour of the three before those.

In short, I spent the day congratulating him on his supreme phone manner, and pointing out how he would do well to use the same skillz with me.

And then, as a show of good will, I made him a coffee.

This counts as a verbal contract, right?

And between us, I'm also pretty sure I'm like his Line Manager or something, on account of my awesome supervising and positive reinforcement.  Middle Management, baby!

Now to source this item for a little home office visual comedy.  Since I am the gift buyer in the house, I will get it for him to give me in our 2 man home office Secret Santa.

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  1. I love that mug! I wonder if they give discounts on bulk orders cause I'd really like to spread the love.

  2. congratulations, you are now promoted indeed!


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