Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 

I set to angsting over how Tabs was feeling about the whole stupid email debacle.
This afternoon I met her outside the photocopier room. She was just coming out, but she followed me back in as I went to fiddle some expense claims and closed the door behind her.

She stood uncomfortably close and said that some people think I’m a freak but she thinks I’m, you know - and for a moment I thought she was either going to bludgeon me to death with a rolled up copy of this quarter’s sales figures for the East Midlands region, spiral bound with plastic front and back covers, a good quarter by all accounts thanks largely to a big effort in the pharmaceuticals sector or kiss me - and she said she thought I was a bit odd, but not in a really bad way.
She went to leave, but as she reached for the door handle she turned around and said “Just one more thing,” like Columbo might have.
“I don’t care how you and your girlfriend Diana get your kicks, but you don’t want to fuck with me, is that understood? Terry is a nice guy and God knows I’ve waited long enough for something like this, and after everything Stella has said you might not want to believe it, but I think I deserve this. I need this. For once in my life…”
Her voice tailed off and she picked at her nail varnish.
“Please please please let me get… oh, you know the rest.”

I just stood there not knowing what to say, as per usual. Eventually I said the only thing I could think of.
“How cool is that? You just quoted The Smiths at me.”

Then she left the room and I photocopied my receipts and I could still smell her perfume out in the corridor after I’d thought it over for a while and left the room twenty five minutes later.

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