Ticks and nicks.
“Hi! I am down at the lobby. Could you come down and…”
“No, no. Come up!”
“Er, can I not do that? I think I need a paper bag to cover…”
And so it was, that I had to gather up my courage to head up and greet the faces of my former colleagues.
Oh, boy. The interiors of the previous workplace has changed so much since my departure three months ago. For a while, I thought I had even missed the main entrance. I stepped in cautiously, and all eyes were focused on me, looks of recognition registering on their faces.
It was really a daunting task, as someone put it, “having to be the centre of attention”. Wink.
“Ah, so you have to wear that now,” they pointed to the visitor tag I had pinned onto my shirt.
I made my rounds, saying hi to the kind people I have left behind. Naturally, questions regarding the new workplace rained down on me. Still, there was plenty of catching-up to do, and it turned out to be an afternoon well-spent.
Suddenly, the visit did not turn out to be as bad as I thought.
“Oh, and thanks for that little souvenir you gave us,” one staff member said.
“I hope it hasn’t found its way to the dustbin,” I teased.
“Hey, see – I stuck mine here,” Big Boss quipped from behind his desk. I wheeled around, and sure enough – the familiar, hand-made plasticky thing that I had made for him as a token of gratitude, was stuck on one corner of his monitor.
“Aieeeeee!” I squealed, not knowing what to say to that.
Sigh… I should not have waited to get the concert tickets. They went on sale two days ago, and now I believe I have got the worst seats on the planet – suffice to say, the Norwegian duo are going to appear like ants to me, what with the stage such a distance away – approximately 29 metres, in fact. I hope the concert hall has a decent sound system.
Plus, I have one extra ticket at the moment, because I do not yet have anyone to go with. Sniff.
This bloody spontaneity is going to cost me. Now, if they announce that they are going to come to Kuala Lumpur… (makes strangling sounds)