Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Metal shard in knuckle

Today, when I was opening up my third Diet Pepsi for the day, I received an unpleasant surprise in the form of a metal shard in my left index knuckle. It really hurt but I couldn't get it out by normal methods (sucking, squeezing, cursing). I then remembered something someone told me about getting splinters out: cover the area in glue, wait for it to dry, then peel it off and the splinter should come right out.
So there I am at my desk applying glue to my finger and blowing on it to dry it when my boss walks in asking about a fax and some paperwork and whatnot and of course I don't want her to see me with glue all over my hand and think that I'm deranged or really bad at gluing stuff or whatever so I'm trying to hide my hand from view while she's talking to me.
First instinct was to put glue-hand in my lap until I realized that I'm wearing a dry-clean-only skirt, so that idea's out. So I just try to ignore glue-hand and hope Boss walks away before noticing it.
Boss turns to leave my office and I smile, thinking that I'm pretty sneaky, when she looks back and asks slightly alarmed "What's all over your hand?"

I shrug. "I don't know. Like, maybe glue or something . . ."

What was she doing in my office, anyway?


stevedad said...

this happens to me all the time. I mean the glue on my fingle when the boss comes in, not the thing about the knuckle

Ashley said...

Kim you are so funny!