1. Laurie is the secretary of our department taking care of the salary. Because of some mistakes made by the university, I didn’t get paid for 6 weeks since the middle of May which was why I got into her office once or twice a week for almost 6 weeks trying to get everything straight.
Every time I entered her office, she would ask “What is going on, honey?” and I would say “Oh, I didn’t get paid..” or “I didn’t get paid for the right amount.” after which she would always apologize and try to fix that. Finally she got everything straight and I got paid around 4 weeks ago.
Last Wednesday, I entered her office for a totally different issue when she asked “How may I help you, honey?” “I didn’t get paid…” I told her smilelessly. She became extremely shocked and stared at me with her eyes wild open having no idea what is going on.
Just before things stopped being funny, I smiled at her, “Oh, I was joking~~”
2. I’ve got a cool T-shirt with “This is what awesome looks like” printed on. The other day I wore that T-shirt and discussed about the research with my professor, who couldn’t help moving his eyes from my face down to the T-shirt.
After serious scrutinization, he looked at me and asked suspiciously “Is this what awesome looks like?…”
3. The internet of our house was down the other day. I fixed it and changed the password of the router to “LoveBarton” meaning my roomies have to love me restlessly to get on the internet which is really cool.
But it was down again soon after that. So I fixed it one more time after which I told roomies on our house facebook group, “I guess you guys have to love me twice to get on internet…”
4. Normally I walked to the office and enjoyed the fresh air, lovely trees as well as ducks in the river every day, while last Tuesday, I drove to work for a change in the morning and totally forgot about it.
Consequently I walked back home directly after work… I think it is really worthwhile for me to have a car.