…so, as you know, I’ve started a new job. I’m still getting used to the lay of the land and my responsibilities. I love the overall impact and opportunity for future impact through this organization. However, the current office dynamics are quite unusual to me.
See, there’s an office dog – named Macy. Macy’s owner works with the middle school and high school students in our After School Program – Stepping Up, among a number of other duties. Macy is quite adorable…or should I say, was quite adorable until yesterday.
Macy’s owner had training offsite all day so my office (for some reason) became the designated site for Macy to spend her day. A childgate prevents Macy from running around the rest of the office. I went about my business for the day and apparantly so did Macy. I returned from a meeting to 2 piles of poop in my office. Hmmm….yeah, I can honestly say I have never had that experience in the work place before. I loudly proclaimed, “Ummmm, yeah, well, Macy just pooped in my office!” Thinking if I exclaimed loudly and a bit astonished that someone might come to my rescue. “Yeah, that happens sometimes!” was the reply as everyone went about their work. So, I found myself cleaning up the poop and later walking the dog to make sure it didn’t happen again.
When I got home Rob asked me how my day went. Well…it was unique, the office dog pooped twice in my office, I told him. After he picked himself up off the floor from laughter he tried to be sympathetic.
Well – I was looking for a new adventure….
(Note: This morning Macy ate caramels and so there was a big episode of trying to remove the caramel from her face with peanut butter. She bit one employee and then just ran around with smeared peanut butter on her face until they decided to cut off the piece of stuck caramel. Who needs reality TV?)