Write On Wednesdays Exercise 6 - Status Anxiety: Log onto your Facebook/Twitter page and write down the first status update you see. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after your prompt. Stop when the buzzer rings. Do this exercise over and over if you wish. If you don't do the social media thing (there's bound to be some who haven't succumbed!) email me and I'll send you a status update from one of my social media accounts. If you feel uncomfortable about using one of your friend's status updates, consider using the most recent update on Lamebook, the home of the funniest and lamest Facebook status updates.
"I really want to hide under a big rock right now and not come out... can this day not have happened"
She couldn't believe that she had actually said the things she had. To her boss nonetheless. Her boss! The words had slipped from her lips before she even registered her company. She was like that. Her Mum had always said 'it is not what you say, but how you say it that counts'. In the case of calling your boss "a bumbling old fool", maybe the content is just as powerful as the tone.
She wishes she could just hide under a big rock right now instead of having the face the music with Mr Smith from HR. She dreaded it. If only today had never happened and that bloody Rupert from the cubicle next to hers hadn't riled her so much with his loud telephone voice and booming music through his headphones. She didn't cope well with noise and it seems that today was no exception.
A genuine case of foot in mouth. No excuses...
What rhymed with bumbling old fool? What could she possibly have meant to say? It wasn't looking good for her. "Renee?" Damn. It was Mr Smith. Wherefore art thou big rock?
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