The art of mansplaining microwave popcorn

“Here, let me show you how to make popcorn!” And without further ado, Ricardo forcefully grabbed my packet of microwave popcorn out of my hands. Ricardo is one of my colleagues. He’s 28, makes a decent salary as a university educated young professional and has always lived at home with his parents. Every day he…

Deadlines are optional

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.  I believe that was written by Douglas Adams but frankly, it could have been written by my assistant. My assistant is great. He’s a kid fresh out of college with lots of ideas and creativity. Sadly he can’t use punctuation nor…

Friday (not) funday

This was my day yesterday. I wish I was kidding. 8 am: Meeting with my assistants, daily tasks are allocated. “Let’s get shit done today! Come on guys, it’s Friday! If we plan our day and finish this project we can all leave by 3pm.” 8:30 am: My assistants disappear to make themselves some breakfast….

Today I decided to get myself headhunted

This blog started with an email. The kind of email correspondence that your boss has with someone pretty high up in head office back in an English speaking country and then he copies you in because he’s ready to delegate a project that he’ll take credit for. We’ve all been there. I scrolled down and…