I’m an Idea (Wo)Man!
Oh yes, I am the rainmaker of ideas here in my place of employ.
The next big thing is what comes tripping off the end of my tongue.
I’m on the cutting edge.
Watch me work:
Yesterday my Boss Lady (who is the Department Big Boss) was in my office. She stopped by to say hi and happy New Year. She was also lying low for a bit as she can barely walk the halls of this place without being pounced on from all directions.
So as we sat and kibitzed, I dropped my next big idea on her.
Me: “So, I saw this info graphic yesterday. It showed that, like, the majority of the country has a ninety percent chance of freezing temperatures.”
Boss Lady (BL): “Yeah, I know, isn’t that crazy?”
Me: “It is…it is…really crazy. I mean…schools and businesses are closed down because of this crazy weather.”
BL: “Really? Wow, I hadn’t heard that.”
Me: “Yeah, yeah…so don’t you think that we should stand in solidarity with the rest of the country and stay home today?”
Me: “I mean…doing our part as good Americans and all of that.”
BL: “You sit near a window.”
BL: “Look out your window.”
BL: “It’s 65 degrees out there.”
BL: “I can’t really sell a snow day when it’s 65 degrees.”
Me: “I see what the problem is here.”
BL: “What’s that?”
Me: “I need to do a better job of managing my manager.”
The best big ideas are the ones that seem weird at the start. The ideas that are easily pooh-poohed.
The crazy ones.
Sometimes the difference is not in the idea, but how you sell it.
Genius comes in many forms.
I shall continue to make my pitch on this topic as I continue to stand in solidarity with all the poor souls who don’t have to go to work today.
I should be with you. I really should. Here’s hoping my employer can make this right.
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