I have to confess. The ensuing start of the school year is getting to me. I am more scatter brained than ever! As some of you know and many do not, I am adding one more to my list of job titles. Teacher. After almost 10 years at home, I am returning to work. Today was my first indication that I- might- not –be –ready. I got a call from the “GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK” in central office asking if I had turned in some forms.
Me: “Yes, of course I did. I dropped them off almost two weeks ago to the office.”
GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK: “Are you sure? You filled out all the tax forms?”
Me: “Oh, No. There are tax forms?”
GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK: ”Do you think you could come in and take care of that today?”
Me: “Sure, no problem.”
So off I go to take care of the gaggle of papers I thought I already filled out……but didn’t. Nice move. I’m lookin’ real smart right about now. When I got to the office I asked for the GOD OF ALL PAPER WORK and they told me to have a seat and she would be right with me. I waited patiently. She came out and sat down right next to me and spoke to me veeeerrrry sloooowly using piercing eye contact. I didn’t take this as a good sign. She then explained what had to be filled out and then asked if she could take a copy of my license.
Ok, I can handle this. Just fill out the forms and give her my license to copy. As I glanced at the pages before me, I have to say, they may as well have been written in Latin. I had not a clue what to do. Now don’t judge! Some of you are thinking that there must be something wrong with me, but the truth is I haven’t filled out forms like these in over 15 years! So what did I do?
I called my husband.
After I got over the fact that I had to call the hubby, and he proceeded to tell me he was in a meeting and couldn’t help me right now, but would call me back, I gathered my things and politely told the woman at the desk with all the dignity I had left that I needed time to look over the paper work and would return them tomorrow. She told me that they would also need a copy of my SS card. I have been home now for 5 hours and I can’t find that damn card. I am in trouble people!
I am in dire need of some organization! I need to start making lists and keep a calendar of sorts or maybe I need an assistant! Yes, that’s it! I need an assistant. Any takers out there?
I was really looking forward to my new job. I just need to make sure I don’t mess it up before I begin. I read a quote that said simply, “If you don’t start then you can’t finish. So get started!” I am off to a rocky start, but at least it is a start. Right?