Wonder Twin Powerless
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Mar. 17th, 2011 | 05:52 pm
Bear with me for the set-up here. Note: I'm not promising there's any pay-off if you bear with me. I'm just asking you to bear.
So I work as an executive assistant for a leader at a large university and part of my daily job is managing his calendar. My boss and one of the vice presidents cooperate on a bunch of major university projects and initiatives so they have a weekly meeting, but when conflicts come up his admin assistant and I will reschedule that meeting. Lately, because things are kind of crazy for both of them, we’ve rescheduled about six weeks in a row. And today it was my turn to ask for a change.
The very end of our conversation went something like this…
Me: Thanks so much!
Her: Thank you for accepting all of my change requests. It seems like we always manage to make it work somehow!
Me: Fist bump! “Wonder Admin powers, ACTIVATE!”
Me: You’re not old enough to remember the Wonder Twins, are you?
Her: Yeah, I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Me: *awkward cough*
Her: But... I’m sure it’s amazing!
Basically I haven’t felt this old and out of touch since... well, that would be a couple weeks ago when I was trying to explain my McArthur Park joke to Rae.
Yeah, that one was amazing too. And have I ever told you about how awesome vaudeville was?! ZOMG!!
Now get off my lawn.