The activity level had risen to a frenzy, and it had been hours since I'd actually seen my desk, buried as it was under papers, all of which were urgently seeking my attention.
The phone was ringing off the hook and in all honesty, I wondered about unplugging it.
"Onyx Shutters, this is Merrie..."
"Merrie, did you get that order I faxed in? I need it to be emailed to me right away, so I can confirm it."
"Okay, let me see..." I shuffled through the stack of orders off the fax machine, "Yep, it's here! I haven't gotten a chance to input it, but will get it done as soon as I can."
I promise you it wasn't two minutes later that they called back.
"Merrie, have you sent the email yet?"
At this point, I started mentally composing a Facebook status. It read something like this: Dear sir. You are a pain in the neck. And calling me every two minutes does not allow me to work any faster, neither does it inspire me to give you better service than the 5 other customers who want my immediate attention. Sincerely, 'not your slave'.
"I'll have it done in just a couple minutes!" I replied sweetly instead, and hung up the phone. (After saying the proper goodbyes of course.)
Being a representative of somebody else's company, my actions and attitudes are always on the alert, knowing that it's not my name on the line, but the name of my employer. It just struck me though - why only at work? Why not all the time, seeing as I'm a representative of Jesus Christ?