So this, apparently, is happening today. Tomorrow is my last day. There is a glorious amount of cupcakes in the kitchen, and they are resting in a cupcake-shaped cupcake holder. I’m tired, hopefully in a level that will be mirrored, not exceeded, by tomorrow’s tiredness.
I would like to share that this is something of a milestone for our office. Not the fact that I’m leaving, but that they got together and shared a piece of pertinent news with each other and put that news in a place where everyone else in the office could see that news. In the past, people have given their notice and no one has talked about it until the person who is leaving is giving their final instructions to those who are staying, and the person who is staying is like “Okay, why are you telling me all this? This is YOUR job.” And the person who is leaving is like, “Um…”
A year ago, one of our lawyers fired her assistant and I walked right in on it and didn’t even realize what was happening, and then several minutes later the assistant left in a hurry and I was like “Oh, man, something must really be wrong.” And then over lunch this set of keys just appeared on the reception ledge and I was like “Does anyone know whose keys these are? They look like keys to the office.” And everyone was like, “I don’t know, ask around.” And then somehow it came out that the assistant had been fired, and even then it was like putting puzzle pieces together and a handful of us going, “I…think she got fired…” but still not knowing and then me going, “HOLY SHIT, THAT’S WHY SHE WAS CRYING!” Anyway. Love to my ships-in-the-night workplace. I’m looking forward to the cupcakes, and genuinely enjoying that they have walnuts on top and seem to not have icing, which I loved when I was a kid but has turned into something that I definitely don’t want to taste anymore.