Captain has abandoned the ship! Of course I'm not serious. She's on a well deserved break and we can't wait till she's back! But Captain not being in the office is like having a triple-chocolate mousse cake in front of you and not having a fork to enjoy it. Captain, you are our fork.
Good afternoon, my caramelized onions! This week had it all: looking for interns, experiencing odd weather, naming my notebook (yes it has a name), dealing with X-Grande Latte and her seminar. We even had a short debate on why women in horror/thriller movies always end up dead and the man is the hero who saves the world. Is this finally the week in which I should be proud to be a "Man Outnumbered"? Is my team winning? Well, not really.
Before all that tornado of debating, along with the country's strange weather issues and X-Grande Latte's speech, it was a pretty quiet start to the week – mainly because of Captain's absence. Without her, it's like a car with tires, a milkshake with no straw, a burger with no cheese, a pan with no cake. You get where I'm going?
I want to take this fourth paragraph to mention how X-Grande Latte's speech yesterday at "The Story" Youth Seminar in GUST University was wonderful! After seeing her so nervous and anxious practicing her speech at the office, it was great watching her be all calm (except the hassle of putting on the microphone, switching from slide to slide, and asking the seminar organizers to NOT have the spotlight on her). So hip, hip, hurray!
Another diva who was also on the verge of having a mental breakdown was Sticker. Sticker has turned Japanese, ladies and gents. Not only has she learned the language of the Samurai, but has created more than 100 pieces of origami stars. I mean really, there's no point in creating 100+ stars made out of magazine pages, it was a complete waste of time and created a total mess in the office. I'm joking. It was all for the Pretty Little Things event at Bayt Lothan. She was designing our booth to make it more attractive for people to see and come visit – and sell magazines. It's all about the Benjamin's baby!
Man Outnumbered started 17 weeks ago because it was the place where I could vent about my frustrations as a man facing seven women. Critic, who has made many appearances at the office this week, started a debate that did not last for long but did leave all of us thinking. The issue was: Why do the women in horror/thriller movies always end up either attacked, harassed or dead while the man ends up the hero by either saving the harmed female or seeking vengeance for her death hence killing all the bad guys? Good question, really. I didn't say much. In my head, I imagined all the films in which that storyline has happened, all while hiding an evil smile inside and feeling so proud of my men, Bruce Willis, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Statham, Vin Diesel, the list goes on and on.
To end this week's post, here's a quote by me for all of you to follow for the rest of your lives:
"When the place is crap, look for food." – Man Outnumbered
Take care, my caterpillars, and enjoy the weekend!
– Adnan Al Timimi
Adnan Al-Timimi is the only male editor in the female dominated Khaleejesque workspace. Follow Adnan’s column to know more about his unique experience in this unusual territory.