Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Silva Wrapped!

Photosource: Sunshine


What you see above took ninety minutes and 48metres of aluminium foil.
I call it a welcome-back, missed-you-like-crazy, damn-what-took-you-so-long way of telling a colleague her absence was felt!
When you live a life where you're stuck eight hours a day with the same people, they tend to grow on you. So much so that when they're on vacation, you feel like something really important is missing.
Working the nightshift implies that after 19pm, I have only one person to keep my company through the night. Having that person gone for a month has proved to be tedious as well as lonesome, I can't wait to see her back!
Usually she's the one with all the brilliant ideas and tricks to welcome back those who went on holiday… I reckon she deserved nothing less than a big welcome herself!

It didn't take me long to think up what to do, although this punishment itself was meant for pink-silicon-polka-dot-fingers (LONG story… whole different post!)
And don't think that's the only idea I came up with… I had a couple more that involved post-its, graffiti, confetti, streamers and toilet paper: that's not even starting on themes!
Before falling asleep, I thought of a thousand different ways I could've done her desk and I couldn't help laughing at my fertile imagination.
I recently read a blog about the brain, its capacity to invent, solve and memorize… Often I surprise myself with my own thoughts and imagination…
I'll tell you one thing though! The proof of God's wisdom is the fact that he made our thoughts to be silent! I reckon that if people knew what I'm really thinking of half the time, I'd be in for A LOT of trouble, hehehe.
To this date, there's only been one person to contradict me. I recall distinctly my shock as he looked at me straight in the eyes and said “if some people knew what was going on in the other person's mind, they'd probably fall in love”
At first I thought he was kidding… then I thought he was nuts… now I realize he was absolutely right, although the opposite could also be true.
I prefer his more positive perspective.
Have you ever had a first impression of someone alter dramatically once you've figured out what goes on in their minds?
There's only one way to know though… people need to communicate.

Having completely gone off topic, I return to the Silva-Wrap revenge to conclude but one thing:
The time, effort and attention you invest in someone is directly proportional to how much you care. I know I'm probably going to regret this when I get back from Christmas vacation but one thing is for certain, getting in a little earlier today will be worth the look on her face!!!

10 comments:

fieryfairy said...

What a nice idea!
I too find that the more you care for someone the more time you spend on, say, buying a present.

As for the thoughts, I am really happy noone can hear them. i don´t think people would fall in love (im not that optimistic)but then again, if everyone´s thoughts were loud, we would have found a way around it, so it wouldn´t bother us much. Maybe we´d be more thick skinned.

Anonymous said...

And it was a nice Wrap!..
I couldn't have done better myself..
Nice job, Sunshine! I hope you don't like that much...
:)

Storm said...

Do you remember the hosepipes?
I´ll never forget that naughty look on your eye when I suggested we wet everyone. You gave me that "why not" look and grabbed straight for the hosepipe!

I miss your spirit, your a naughty shit with an angel face!
PS. Next time round, wrap with glad wrap

dreams said...

uau :)

an excelent work ;)

she'll be glad ;)

i believe that if i can read others minds i'll fall for them...

a sweet kiss *
“·.¸Dreams¸.·”

Anonymous said...

Hahaha Carla! Only you... it´s true that yoe have a very creative mind! Your colegue is going to faint when she sees that. Looool, I just wish I was a little fly so I could witness the look in her face when she finds her desk like that. Have a nice week Carla Joaquina

** sean paul** said...

Papel de prata???????????? ** LOL **

Bjx

PAULO SANTOS said...

Custa-me ser o unico que te comenta em portugues....
One of these days i must do something about it....
Whatever....
If I can write in English...I would say...
Uau...What a nice piece of art!
But i can,t...write in English....
So... How can I say that i love this post?
I feel some parts of you in there...
well...
I think is better stop....
I can,t....
Anyway...What a fabulous ideia, a fabulous joke...
lots of kisses for you sweet Sunshine...
Your Friend
Paulo

( miss you....)

Anonymous said...

Paulo Santos, eu também comento em português :)

Eu já sabia desta partida, mas ao vê-la materializada adorei!

Fica, certamente, para a história do departamento!

Shannah said...

WOW... Then they say I'm crazy back at work, what if they had to haddle around with this girl... LOOOOL... Very good job!!!

Keep up the good work, lol

Lot's of luv

Quicha said...

Excellant!! I wouldnt mind someone doing that to my desk!!! Hahaha!!! What was her reaction? I wish I was there to see!!