It was a really quiet and calm week at the office. People on the road were driving sensibly, there was no yelling over parking outside, and work was getting done rather quickly. Something was not right. To make things even more strange, Critic was making frequent visits to the office and there were no ships sailing outside. This could be the weirdest week at the office but to make things slightly better, two faces are back: Captain and Braces.
Greetings, my gummy bears! To cover up the fact that this week as a very slow one, Captain and Braces have returned from their respective 'vacations'. Both were travelling overseas to promote the magazine, sell the latest copies, and do whatever it takes to make the magazine as big as it can be. Yeah right.
Speaking of work, we are receiving applications, emails and CVs from potential interns. So right now, I want to announce that there is an opening for a position at Khaleejesque and I'll be mentioning it at the end so keep reading and don't just scroll down.
So the other good thing is the work is getting done, people are replying faster than ever and no harassing clients, interviewees and anything of the sort. Those who reply will eventually become famous and those who don't will, well, not become famous.
I want to congratulate a good friend of mine on finally getting employed after being unemployed for 381 years. Congratulations Frozen Falafel! Good thing you kept going and never gave up!
Other than Captain coming back (which by the way, is such delightful news), she also brought me chocolate! Well it was from Light, but Captain was the messenger and so I thank you both – despite the fact that the chocolates in the box had melted by the time it got to me. Well, it's the thought that counts. Captain also brought some "award winning chocolate wafers" from London which taste absolutely heavenly! Since when do wafers get awards? Why can't I be awarded for losing so many kilos? F2 should be awarded as well for being my Jillian Michaels.
I'm going to use an entire paragraph to declare that Captain ate more chocolate than anybody else. Yes, CAPTAIN! She who never eats. بالعافية
Other news that improved the week was the fact that we received countless invitations to events, openings, etc., and what was so special? The effort put into making the invitations! They were so creative and attractive. Thank you to those who sent them.
As I mentioned above, we are looking for interns so if you're dead serious then email email@example.com. Her name is Alya but that's kind of obvious. But I'm also looking to hire someone. Here's a description of the position below:
• Male or Female
• Age: 18-25
• Good Eye Vision
• Binoculars Would Help
• Working Hours: 9AM-2:30PM
• Salary: Food
Job description: A dedicated employee to stare outside the office windows and report on what's going on and if there is anything interesting for the divas and I to look at. This is a critical part of our job so please do not take this lightly. Email me your CV and I myself will be in direct contact with you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care, my pinecones!
– 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.