Bees knees10:00 PM
bobbi - ban.do, dress - UO (old), socks - UO, shoes - Hasbeens, glasses - Warby Parker
Full disclosure - we took these at an office park. Chic, no? When we pulled in we looked at each other and instantly said: "Initech?" It's funny because I watched "Office Space" for the first time in high school, long before I ever had a job that resembled those at Initech, and yet I still found the movie hilarious. It's just so, smart and perfect. I thought of this quote the other day that is both funny and sad:
Peter Gibbons: So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Dr. Swanson: What about today? Is today the worst day of your life?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Dr. Swanson: Wow, that's messed up.
I had a job like that right out of college. I remember walking to my cubicle in the morning and knowing that by the time I stepped into the hallway I would know whether I was going to have a good day or a bad day based on whether or not my boss's light was on. I stayed there for two years. Definitely two of the worst years of my life. I became a different person - a horrible, nasty person that no one would want to be around. Every day I would sit at my desk and just waste away for eight hours or more. I'm embarrassed of the person I was back then.
And all that brings me back to another thought I've had all week. I've been thinking about how relaxed I've been lately. Few things really ruffle my feathers and I'm pretty forgiving and understanding. Though let me tell you I was not always that way. I held on to grudges, I judged people harshly and I thought that my opinion was always the right one.
Then some time went by, I went through some "life lessons" and got a little wiser. I realized that when we are unforgiving and judgmental we are essentially saying that everyone falls short of our glory and thus is not worth our understanding, forgiveness or acceptance. Which of course is utterly ridiculous.
Lord knows I've made mistakes. I've done things I'm not proud of. In some instances I've had a chance to make amends, to apologize, but it doesn't always happen. And so I've learned that just because someone wronged me once - offended me, hurt me or was just plain mean doesn't mean they don't regret it in time. How many people do you know really well? Probably only a handful and even then do we really truly know anyone? Apologizing is extremely difficult for some people. Occasionally some individuals are better at showing you they're sorry than they are saying it. And so I've learned to live and let live. I truly believe that everyone is trying their darndest in this life so why not give them the benefit of the doubt, some forgiveness and, above all, love?