I think, had there been an actual contest, I may have won the ribbon for Ugliest Office Ever. Y’see, my predecessor had some sort of attack one weekend and painted the whole thing an incredibly ugly faux finished yellow and green mess. Words just don’t describe its loveliness.
Why, oh why, would anybody DO that? Plus, she was sloppy. She got it all over the window frame and the little metal grid thingies that hold the ceiling tiles in place.
And, of course, there has been no money for redecorating.
So, while I was gone on vacation recently, one of my staffers, Patti, took pity on me and took matters into her own hands. She shares this ugly space one day a week, and she had just HAD it!
In case you didn’t get the full impact of the uglies, here is another shot of the “before.”
And here’s Miss Patti, just workin’ away. I love that girl!
She even corrected the messes where Predecessor had slopped the green/yellow goo! When I came back from vacation, this is what greeted me:
A breath of fresh air!
Patti also reupholstered the side chair next to my desk. AND…she found a stash of posters from previous acts we’ve presented, and had three of them professionally framed to bring a touch of class to my wall. They were delivered yesterday. Doesn’t it look 100% better?
We got shot down on the new blinds, but I’ll take what I can get. I gave her a nice piece of my jewelry in appreciation, but really…there’s no way I can thank her enough. I’m so lucky to work with such great people, don’t you think?