Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life, Back to Normal?

I'm a bit nervous going to work today, a little afraid of how many people might drop by to say something.  I've decided to keep a running account throughout the day.  As there is currently no internet at work, I'll post them all together at the end of the day.

8:15am - I arrived at work and was greeted, as usual, by the guards at the parking lot gate.

Guard: My sister, good morning!

Me: Good morning.

Guard: Your brother, he is President of America.  He go do and watch for us?

I just smiled and went to work; I have no idea what that means, but the guard was obviously happy.

9:31am - My supervisor called to see if the office clerk was around to help her carry something.

Me: Nope, I'm the only one here.  Would you like me to come help you carry it?

Dr. Y: You're the only one there?!

Me: Yes.

Dr. Y: They must be out celebrating Obama.  I'll carry it myself.

12:21pm - The office secretary finally arrived at work and was asking me where I was yesterday; he wanted to celebrate.

Secretary: I was even wanting to celebrate with you but you were not here.

Me: I was sleeping.

Secretary (turning to another person in our office):  My brother has won!

At about 2pm, I went to a meeting at the National Assembly.  During the next several hours Obama came up many times.  But that's pretty much been the norm anyway.   So maybe things are back to normal, just a bit ;)


MaryRuth said...

"I was even wanting to celebrate with you...."
WTV?!?! Are you chopped liver?
Yeah, everyone's pretty much on cloud 9.
We're just all bummed out on the passage of "Prop. HATE". That sucks big time.

goldenrail said...

I'm confused. Why am I chopped liver?
As to Prop. 8 - check out Lessig's blog, there's some good encouraging stuff on there in regards to that.
And no offense, but if I had to choose one or the other, I'd rather have Obama. The battle over prop. 8's stuff will continue. The president's term is 4 years, and we can't change that.

MaryRuth said...

GR--no you're not chopped liver! It was in response to what the guy said. he "was wanting to celebrate with you". implying he was wanting to celebrate, but possibly not any longer. hence the comeback.."well, what am I, chopped liver?" LOL my poor attempt at a joke.
You're right about the prop 8 stuff.

goldenrail said...

MR - ah, that wasn't your poor attempt at a joke; that was my poor attempt at understanding English in an American way. In Nigeria, past tense doesn't mean you don't want something anymore, in fact it may not even mean in the past tense. So when he said he was wanting to celebrate, it meant he wanted to yesterday, but not necessarily that he doesn't want to today.

Jeannie said...

mr - that's so cute that you used 'wtv'. I had to check with gr to make sure you were using it as our family (at least us females) use it!