Some secret place ramblings and the cranky pants22 May , 2012
The photos bear no relationship to the actual post as usual…but aren’t they just the cutest anyway? 😉
Yes, yes…I know. Look at that hair! 😉 I am one lucky mama, she’s as sweet as she is cute.
Anyhoo, secret place ramblings as promised. Yesterday the new very big cheese officially took over from the previous one. The previous one never got mentioned on here but if I had to give him a name retrospectively it would be TheMeerkat. The new one I think will have to go by AgentSmith, and that’s a pity cause I kind of had my heart set on calling him MrEd.
To give you an example of the differences between TheMeerkat and AgentSmith let me tell you about their first days. TheMeerkat rocked up, gathered everyone in the parking lot (dungeon-ish), told them in such an animated and endearing way that he had a strong military background and that he was planning on a traumatic restructure of the company that most people didn’t get it and cheered him at the end of his speech. AgentSmith recorded himself saying very nice things about how he cares about us perfect strangers, and first made everyone go and watch it in the auditorium before putting it on a repeating loop throughout the building on screens…while he was sitting in his office in the same building.
Also, he refers to us as “colleagues” in such a monotone voice that it reminded me of the way the movie Agent Smith says “Mr. Anderson” (hence the name), and his one eye looks like it’s about to wink at you throughout the entire recording (very prominent twitch!). So in one place on the clip where he says, “we’ll disagree with each other…respectfully” and it twitches RIGHT on the last word I had a really hard time keeping a straight face. 😆
He comes from a place where we’ve been picking up a lot of quality retrenched staff, so his message of I love the people! doesn’t sit quite right. Of those little souls the opinions are pretty much evenly split between he’s great and he’s really a MrEd (but more donkey like) ;-). I don’t know…I guess we’ll see what happens. Either way i don’t anticipate a lot of direct exposure to him, so it doesn’t really rock my apple cart.
I am much more interested to see who gets to play the new Box-Of-Frogs than TheMeerkat! 😆
Enough about that…on to the cranky pants.
I’m wearing them…and I NEED chocolate in large volumes! And hot water bottles, and no sudden movements from anyone around me. Grrr! I’m sure I’ll feel better tomorrow (but don’t stop sending the chocolates!).