Friday, January 8, 2010

Too Organized (Except When You Need Something from Me)

My Campus Office

People often make fun of me for being organized.  I'm not obsessive-compulsive, at least not unusually so.  But I do have a place for everything and everything in its place, and when things get out of whack, I feel it and show it.  I get flustered very easily.  I know most jokes are in good fun.  Today, though, someone needed a particular piece of paper from me.  We went to my office, and I got it for hir, at which point, zie got a little wide-eyed and said, "Your office is freaking me out.  It's too organized."  At which point I said, "Good thing, too, or I might not have been able to find what you needed."

Zie changed the subject at that point.

1 comment:

  1. I get this a lot, too. I've been used by other faculty members to make a point of comparison when discussing different work habits. Love the rounded inside of the desk.