Monday, March 12, 2007

Reactions at the Office

My first day back to work was last Wednesday. Most of my colleagues were just happy that I was back and could start pulling my weight again.

I went to the coffee shop downstairs to get some milk. On the way back, one of our engineers was running towards the elevator, so I held it open for him. Rushing in, he muttered, "thank you", glanced at me, then did a double take. "It's YOU! I didn't even recognize you! What happened? You look completely different! Nice!". Hahaha!

My old boss (new boss is in a different city) exclaimed, "it looks so much nicer now!" when he saw me. A few other folks noticed the remaining swelling. Everyone asked me about the hospital/surgery experience. I kept it short and sweet, sparing them the details. :)

Even though it is exhausting, it IS good to be back in the swing of things.


chinderella said...

'It' looks so different? Strange way of putting it! But I suppose he meant well..

Kristen said...

It turns out that he didn't know I had surgery. He thought I went on an extended business trip to the company headquarters and came back looking refreshed. LOL.

Bill said...

Hey there Kristen.

You know I had my lower jaw and genioplasty this past Tuesday. Well, I made it a point to stop by the office yesterday (Friday) to show off my swelling and bruising. I'm a Marine and we enjoy looking at this kind of stuff :)

Needless to say, it wore me out! I got home and didn't leave the recliner the rest of the day :)