Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Offer to help... Smile. Giggle. Have fun.

Our office is moving in a couple of weeks. (Well, the office is staying put. WE'RE moving, but whatever.)

Just after 5 p.m., we received a six-page memo and two attachments containing packing instructions.

I dutifully read every word. When I was done, I read every word again, this time using a highlighter. (When a document is eight pages long, you've got to focus on the important-to-you stuff.)

The last item under the "Task Summary" heading is "Offer to help another staffer. Smile. Giggle. Have fun."

This made me smile. Moving is the pits, but taking this advice to heart will make things so much better.

Come to think of it, taking this advice would make almost everything in life so much better.