Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Next she'll be ordering curtains

So what is considered an appropriate office decoration? The ugly picture that didn’t make the cut for your living room wall or even your guest room so you figure that staring at it ALL DAY at work is a better place for it? How about a globe on the corner of a desk? Dreaming of places you’d rather be than stuck behind that slab of laminated particle board? Or my personal favorite, the wall of diplomas. What are you trying to prove if you have your Bachelors in HISTORY? I understand a Doctor’s office. You better as hell believe I want to know what Ivy League school you graduated from that gives you the authority to tell me that I definitely need Claritin or possibly a Tylenol.

However I ask because the woman down the hall from me has a Firefighters of New York calendar on her wall. It wasn’t there yesterday but when I walked by to the bathroom a minute ago there it was for all to see. Now, don’t get me wrong, seeing Mr. July scantily clad is definitely appealing to me, but for the office? It reminds me of a fourth grade teacher of mine, Miss Harold, who had a poster of Tom Selleck during the Magnum PI days on the wall of her classroom. A parent complained (he was FULLY clothed and leaning on his Ferrari) so she took it down. Actually, she put it up behind a map. Very funny. But I digress, and back to 2006; what do you all think? A bit much? Inappropriate? I find it distracting. I mean this is my fifth trip to the bathroom this hour…


Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA, I loved this, I agree quite distracting, but I'd be going potty more too, gives you some incentive to drink your 6-8 glasses of water a day!

On the diplomas, too funny, I know folks like this too. I have a picture of my kids, that's it really.

Enjoy your potty breaks while you can, some not attractive man will complain and have it taken down soon enough.

lots of love,

July 12, 2006 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. someone will always complain or be offended in some way or another. So enjoy Mr. July while you can.

I work for an international freight forwarding company and one of our London airlines, which also is the name of a record label or a girl/woman who has not had sexual intercourse....oh hell, VIRGIN Atlantic ok? sent the Airfreight Manager a box of chocolates and the box was designed to look like a pack of condoms. We thought it was hysterical! Especially since the chocolates were choco-covered CHERRIES. My prudish manager was so offended and felt it was in such bad taste for a company of their magnitude that she actually called V.A. and told them what she thought of their attempt at humor. We haven't been sent any candy since..sniff::

July 12, 2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger georgiabelle said...

too funny! I wanna walk down your hallway! :)

Like they said, someone will complain and it'll be down soon.

I guess it's better than her having the hot firefighter right there in the office during her lunch break or something! Then you'd REALLY be distracted!

July 12, 2006 1:06 PM  
Anonymous melissa b. said...

I'd call in inappropriate but then I'd still walk to the bathroom eight times a day.

I think the diplomas are far more offensive. Because, really? Who cares until yes, you are MY doctor. Then I care.

But who wants to see my ART HISTORY degress? No one. They aren't even on the wall at my house.

July 13, 2006 3:03 PM  

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