August 2, 2012

Cold Medicine.

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So when I arrived at work this morning I immediately started sneezing. I wasn’t completely surprised by this because the building I work at a few days a week always makes me sneeze; it has that “70’s Sealed In Charm” that is so prevalent in office buildings these days. The problem is, the sneezing wasn’t the only event, my nose started running and I became rather sweaty.

I tried really hard to tough it out through the day, but shortly after 3:00 p.m. I asked my boss if I could leave at 4:00 p.m. so I could go home and try to sleep it through so I’d be ready for a fresh start on Friday. He approved my departure and I headed home.

When I got home I downed two cold medicine tablets. I hate taking medicine and I don’t really believe in it, but since my symptoms had gotten to the point where they were making me beyond miserable, I decided I had had enough and that I would just sleep through the weird side effects that these types of pills give me.

I get really weird on these things. Sometimes I get mean, sometimes I get loopy and at other times I just hallucinate my way through a drug-induced haze and then in 24 hours all is well and I am back on track. When I got home I immediately crashed and slept a few hours before Earl woke me up to let me know that supper was ready. Just after his waking me up, I started thinking about work as I got my wits together. This is where the loopy comes in.

I decided that it would be perfectly acceptable if the software I’m writing used graphics to denote approved or rejected requests that it processes. In my head I figured out what I would need to do to implement this:

1. To approve the request, drag the row to the image of Glinda the Good Witch.
2. To deny the request, drag it to the Wicked Witch.
3. To edit the request, drag it to Toto, who will then open up a paper icon with his paws.

Yep, these are the thoughts that were going through my head upon waking and a problem that I was trying to solve logistically.

Can you imagine the looks on the users’ face if I had gone through with it? Maybe it would have spiced up their day with a little bit of an over the rainbow experience. Perhaps everyone needs that sort of inspiration.