Thursday, April 22, 2010


Yeah, whatever ... all I've got for today.

It was Secretary's (or as some have chosen to say, "Administrative Professional's") Day yesterday.

Beau took me to our annual spot - Shinto ... amazing Japanese food.

We shared the delightful day with other "administrative professionals."

Just a question: Who came up with "administrative professional"? And, why? I was a teacher, not a "education professional." Beau is a media director, not a "media professional." My mom is a nurse, not a "nursing professional." Does putting the word "professional" behind a title make it sound better? Sorry, just not getting the politically correct name change. Just say "secretary." Is the title "secretary" demeaning or something? Don't get it.

On days like this, it's hard for Beau to give me a little bonus from his wallet, seeing as his bank account is my bank account.

So, what does he get me?

You must know that I am not a flower-type of girl. They're pretty and all, but for how long? If you're going to spend a chunk of money, don't spend it on something that's going to be dead in a few days. I'd rather just have the money.

So what does he get me?

His love and appreciation?

His respect and admiration?

Eh ...

I'll settle for a gift card.

(Remember my depressing parenting post from yesterday? I portrayed awesome parenting skills yesterday when I sent my youngest child outside with a pair of scissors to cut the grass. You should be proud. She lasted only about 10 minutes by the way, but my point was made.)


Liz said...

I don't know why they changed to administrative professionals. I am a church secretary, and I don't feel offended. If anything, I don't feel right in wearing the tag "professional" because I so am not.

Soliloquy said...

I'm with you on the flower thing.

I think they're beautiful, but they are so temporary. I'd rather have something that will last me a while and be a nice reminder of the love and appreciation that was meant to be shown.

We are one.

thedomesticfringe said...

Cutting the grass with scissors? I guess I missed something yesterday. Sounds like a good punishment though. ;-)

At least you got lunch matter the reason for the occasion.


Colored With Memories said...

happy secretary's day!!!

the politically correct names for everything drive me nuts!

The Hat Chick said...

I like administrative assistant....meaning, no, I'm not bringing you no stinkin' coffee. At one time I was an "admin"...the most powerful job on the planet!

(And yeah, no flowers. Just let me go home after lunch.)

Michelle said...

I love being an assistant! Just say it loud and proud :) But I do have to say - I love fresh flowers. But, I'm a freak girly girl - I'm sure you didn't pick up on that at all :)