一个赛一个地会讲故事

Posted: February 18, 2009 by lefteyefocus in 摆龙门

偶像亲自来过问了,压力很大。赶紧把这几天的情况做个简短总结汇报:

新的组五人,三男俩女,基本属于男女搭配,干活不累的平衡状态。(我是多余的那个男的)老板的特长是弹钢琴,不是一般的爱好者,而是弹得粉棒的半专业,居然有stage name。另外两名男同事,一名是snow boarding的教练,另一名是Alpine Mountain Climbing教练。两位女同事有何惊人本事还没打探出来,但俗话说得好:物以类聚,人以群分;一丘之貉,臭味相投。。。所以估计也是玩主。

星期一组里给我搞了个迎新聚餐,聚餐会上老板提议每个人必须做一篇”我的情人节“的故事演讲(真怀疑老板的马甲是不是毛豆)。其中一位女同事从数年前和LD在伦敦的一家剧院偶遇八起,然后两个星期后LD的求婚,然后自己如何纠结,如何豁了出去,一直到前不久有了一男一女的twin babies。故事讲得是跌宕起伏,千回百转,让我听了是只有嗟叹的份。最后六个人把故事讲完,一顿饭花了2个小时。

昨天主要是和group里要打交道的人1:1,先混个脸熟,也把这个项目的情况摸一摸。snow boarding教练是我mentor,已给我布置了本周之内要完成的任务。有点想念满campus逛游试吃食堂的悠闲日子了。

小左眼运气不错,抽签抽中了传说中WA最好的public school,这个要庆祝一下。

小小左眼在顺利成长。。。

哇靠!!!正在写此篇时,老板发来一封email:

Short story:

I am working from home today.

Slightly longer story (for those who enjoy reading short stories about the plight of a person’s day):

I left at nearly 8am to either walk or take Metro bus #11 to City People’s Nursery to catch the Microsoft Connector.  I love the Connector!

After hearing nearly most of his life story and his several reasons for taking the bus this morning, I decide to leave the guy with slight mental problems at the bus stop after 5 minutes, and walk to the next bus stop…or maybe all the way to the Connector.  What the heck – it’s a brisk February morning and I love the fresh air!

A decision I will later regret.

As I walk up the steady incline on Madison from Madison Park, I search the Web on my iPhone for anything that would tell me exactly where a #11 bus is in real-time.  I love technology!

There are several options, but nothing is accurate or working properly.

As I make it to the crest of the deceivingly steep hill on Madison in front of Broadmoor, I see a #11 coming.  I run towards the next stop, but I am not able to make it in time to catch the determined bus.

I continue walking.

I’m not too worried.  I’m in decent shape.  I run.  And I have at least 73 seconds to traverse a few more large city blocks to get to the Connector.

As I descend down the hill from Broadmoor, I can see the 8:37am Connector stopped at the traffic light at the intersection just before the Arboretum.

I’m not sure at this point, but even though I cannot see the driver’s face or a discernable face on the inanimate van, I’m fairly certain the van is taunting me.

No problem.

I can miss this one (by just 1 minute – the minute I could have saved by taking the #11, had I listened to the crazy person for just a few more minutes).

No worries.

I’m smart.  I’m resourceful.

I have the technology to reserve the next spot on the next Connector.

I fire up the browser on my iPhone and go to the Connector site.

It works.  As expected.

I sign up for the next flight to work.  I love the luxury and comfort of the seats on the Connector

Well…I try for a couple more times.

I finally notice the error message at the top letting me know that no seats are available.

No problem.

No worries.

I stay positive.  I am smart.  I am resourceful.  I am determined.

I send out a couple of text messages looking for co-workers who would love my company and my story from this morning.  #1 is on the bridge already.  #2 doesn’t respond.

No problem.  No worries.  I’m freaking smart.  I am damned resourceful.  I am so $#$%$^#4 determined.

I can take the Metro bus.

As I walk to the next bus stop for #11, I remember the route.  Metro #11 can take me up to 23rd, I transfer to another bus down to 520, transfer to another bus on 520 around the Montlake Bridge, and I’ll be in the comfort of my office within the hour.

Halfway in between bus stops, a #11 bus passes me.

I see no taunting face on the bus as it passes by and blows dust in my face, but I can hear it snicker.

The universe has spoken loudly and clearly.

I’m working from home today.

现在,我要怀疑我老板Hire我的唯一理由是,我自称自己也是个good story teller。我预感将来的team email thread要像BBS上的坑一样,洪水滔天了。。。

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Comments
  1. Panda says:

    啧啧,赞小小左眼。

  2. Panda says:

    btw,tell your boss to use this website http://onebusaway.org/ for real time bus status. I bet he will really appreciate it.

  3. Panda says:

    btw, which story did you tell?

  4. lefteyefocus says:

    2楼,这个website不错。但是不知道他是不是挖坑,如果是的话,我把这个send给他他岂不是很扫兴。这不,email thread已经讨论到要拍个电影了,电影名字暂定为Run ****(my manager’s name) Run! 数人报名演那个有点mental problem的人。。。

    3楼,我说的故事是。。。反正不是I had a date in the spring。差不多是把戏班上的征文故事给糅合糅合白豁一个,嘿嘿。。。

  5. Panda says:

    哦,我还以为是那个谁谁谁的故事。

  6. RightEyE says:

    恩,左眼就是厉害~~~
    恭喜小左眼~~~~~~~~~
    祝小小左眼健健康康快快长~~~~~~~~~

  7. bcloud7 says:

    好羡慕啊~~

  8. babycandy says:

    小小左的照片?

  9. buka says:

    赞呀, 这么好! 我的同事怎么没有那么有才德,哎。。。看来,还是我自身的问题呀。

    恭喜小左,贺喜小小左

  10. lefteyefocus says:

    8楼,B超的照片也要看啊?

    9楼,谢谢谢谢。我的同事们有才基本可以肯定了,又没有德还有待观察。如果年终能给我升级,就算他们有德。这次本来马上要胡牌了,突然换听(Team),胡牌的希望渺茫了。。。

  11. lefteyefocus says:

    好像偶遇7楼的space了,7楼,你是否单名一个“昀”字?

  12. bcloud7 says:

    11楼,暴露了,这也能偶遇啊。。。是的。。。

  13. lefteyefocus says:

    12楼,厚厚,人生何处不相逢嘛!

    那个兔子MM就是历史系女生?赞啊!

  14. skywalker says:

    头一次认真的读完这么长的英文帖!你老板真是人才啊,至少是对生活很有激情的人,不知长的如何?下次去tk一下。。。

  15. lefteyefocus says:

    14楼,他绝对是老帅哥一枚!弹钢琴,打网球,静如处子,动如脱兔。

    现在还没婚,因为那天讲故事时他是说“My girl friend …”。

    说话轻声细语,娓娓道来,面试我的时候,边说边微笑,语气柔和得像谈恋爱,不像面试。

  16. buka says:

    just come by to say hi! came back from Chicago!

  17. skywalker says:

    看来真是美国男人越老越gentleman,中国男人越老越ws了。。。

  18. lefteyefocus says:

    16楼,作为钦差去全国巡查了?

    Sigh~~,我正不可阻挡地向月来月WS的道路上月滑月远,哭啊!!!

  19. buka says:

    to 17th floor… hard to say.. it is always very dangerous to steotype. I am sure quite of some Chinese men we know is out of this scope. for example, Lefteye, Panda, Y country, 😉

  20. Panda says:

    啧啧,被偶像拍马屁了,好舒服啊。

  21. bcloud7 says:

    13楼,是的。
    15楼,以前有一次在火车站,一个美国老太,非常幸福的炫耀Boy Friend的照片。真是活到老,爱到老啊。。。
    你老板肯定是钻石王老五,估计挑花眼了。。。

  22. babycandy says:

    哦,一直以为小小左已经出来了呢,关于老左的各种传言谣言,真太多了

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