The monthly staff meeting was held this afternoon. A colleague had called earlier to make sure that I'd be attending. My response was, "I hope not." I'm just not a good sitter. But then I thought I should go because it is the last staff meeting of the year. And I figured out a way to stream some required trainings through my phone so I could at least be productive.
The first part of the meeting is always the passing of the monthly recognition award from last month's winner to this month's winner. There's usually some lame prepared speech that someone reads (blah, blah, blah), then the new honoree stands up and both of them cry (blah, blah, blah) and hug (blah, blah, blah). I was trying to read the small print on the slide show from my phone's screen when I heard last month's recipient say, "(blah, blah) sounding board . . . (blah, blah) always willing to help . . . (blah, blah) wealth of information . . . (blah, blah, blah, blah) - Mrs. Rellim."
I was so embarrassed. I so do not deserve an award with my current attitude. And that's what makes it all so funny. I blushed and smiled and offered a gracious thank you. But there were no tears or hugs. That's just lame.