Tuesday, February 28, 2006

In Laurie's Brain - Top Ten Reasons I Go To Work Every Damn Day

10. I fear karmic retribution if I use a sick day when I'm not really sick.
9. Free sodas
8. There are no cute men to look at from inside my house.
7. People to talk to, even if they aren't listening to me.
6. Every couple of weeks, they give me money.
5. I enjoy pilfering the supply closet.
4. Nothing better to do
3. People tell me I smell good or they like my hair or they like my new shirt. It's just not the same when I say it to myself while looking in the mirror.
2. On a good day, it makes me feel smart.
1. On a bad day, it's still better than being stuck at home with a bad case of karmic retribution.

By Laurie Ransonette Anderson (www.missneworleans.blogspot.com)


OldHorsetailSnake said...

I wonder if what you do is worthwhile? Like, feeding illegal immigrants. Or not worthwhile? Like foreclosing on cattle ranchers.

Lorna said...

This is brilliant!

Laurie said...

Old Horsetail - It depends on your definition of worthwhile.

Lorna - Thank you, ma'am.

Sophmom said...

You get free sodas?? Well, day-um!

Laurie said...

Sophmom - Ain't that nice?

Carmen said...

Can I add another reason for you? Daytime TV sucks. :) If you stayed at home and watched that drivel, you'd shoot yourself. I was laid off for a few months last year, believe me, I barely escaped.

PS: New Orleans rocked when I was there last year. Hope things get better there.

Neal said...

My top ten list would look something like:
10) I live where I work.
Copy and paste that 9 more times.
I bet if you took away #6 from your list, then the rest wouldn't matter as much.

Laurie said...

Carmen - I actually thought about that after I did the post but decided not to go back and change anything. It is definitely a worthy candidate.

Neal - If it wasn't for number 6, you are absolutely correct, there would be no other numbers.

Deek Deekster said...

nice loop :P

Laurie said...

Deek - Thanks!