I work in a large building in the downtown area of my city.
I work on the fourth floor.
Every morning, I do the same thing: I park my car in my reserved space, grab my briefcase and join the throngs of people going inside the building. We all have to go through a metal detector and then show our building badges to a police officer. If you forget to wear your badge (and I have done this only twice in over a year), there is this long process where you have to have the designated person in your office called and they come down and identify you and then you get your picture taken (and you usually look horrid because they don't warn you when they are going to snap it, so you look surprised and/or hostile)and have to wear a big yellow badge with said photo on it..(unless you are like me and tear that sucker off once you get to your office!)
We all wait for the elevators and ride up in groups.
I was one of the last ones on the elevator yesterday.
Instead of turning to face the elevator doors, I turned to face the group and said:
"I suppose you're all wondering why I've gathered you all here...."
I KNOW it is silly. But, I've always wanted to do this, so I just took a leap and did it.
Which is why everyone burst out laughing and everyone checked out my badge. Several of them sent me inter-building office e-mails to tell me that I made their day. So now I know that the woman who always wears the grooviest earrings is actually a secretary for that dentist with the strange name (Fangman...for a dentist!) and that the sad looking man who always wears a blue tie is Dr. Fangman. I know that the older woman who wears her gray hair up in a severe bun is one of the cooks in the cafeteria and the overly perfumed young woman with the beautiful red hair is an audiologist.
Humor helps the day pass. And now, we were able to start the day smiling.
At least I was...
Sure beats the usual fare:
It sure is hot out there this morning!
Lovely morning. Too bad it's a weekday.
Have a good day, everyone.
Or in my case:
Stay completely silent because you are kind of crabby until you get your coffee.
I dare you to try this the next time you are in an elevator.