Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

Coffee is of the good

I was completely uncaffinated today - normally my husband makes me coffee in the mornings, and I just didn't plan my time this morning to make my own.

This is because I am spoiled.

And then usually people will buy me coffee during the work day, so I can maintain, you know. Normal blood-caffeine levels.

This didn't happen today. Not out of cruelty or anythng. It just didn't happen and I do not expect such service and am grateful when it's offered. It just wasn't offered today.

There is the means of making coffee at the office, but it's a bother and I had an agent watching the phone while I was at lunch.

But the headache was coming. I could feel it. And I am completely and utterly caught up,with not even makework around. So, I asked the only agent in the office to mind the phone for two minutes and ran to a coffee place (this being Park Slope, there's at least one coffee place per block.) And right now, there's a large cup of coffee on my desk. And I forgot to ask for it black, so there's milk in it, and that's of the good, too, because it's exactly right to drink now. And the coffee guy was happy because I took it that way instead of making him pour it out, which I would have if it had had sugar, but milk is fine. He blessed me. :)

Otherwise - I figured out how to save a Publisher file in .tif format, which was extremely easy. And I sat at my desk and processed listings and answered the phone while a very uncomfortable agents' meeting was held around me. One of the agents was accused of behaving unprofessionally. And there were accusations and words back and forth and it was done quietly and without shouting, but I really wished they'd held this meeting in our conference room instead of the main office. I really try to stay out of office politics.

Fortunately it was resolved in an adult manner, full of buzz words and invocations of karma, and I did get all my work done.

And now I have coffee.
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