Yes, of course they're female. Pretty, vanilla-smelling, white-teethed female interns. I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to tell you guys that being the only male at the office can get a little overwhelming, making me feel a little outnumbered.
Naah, who am I kidding? Being the only guy around 7+ females every day? How can you complain?
Good morning my delightful figs and what a week it has been. Work is getting finished faster than ever, Captain is eating during office hours and I don't only mean chewing gum, new interns are on the way as we speak, and I'm having a style session! Sunday at 4 to be exact. Expect me on the cover of the next issue. I think I need to practice a new signature for autographs.
Anyway, my sister came back from the States the other day so I decided to skip a day of work (booooo!) and have a splendid morning with my sibling. I'm sure the divas missed me as much as I'm missing that lovely Eggs Benedict I had. Yummy yummy in my tummy.
So new interns means more chairs, less space, more talk, less work? No, of course not. It means that I have to come up with nicknames for them because what better way to start their days at Khaleejesque than to be featured on the most exciting and fascinating column of all? Oh, and for the rest of you, I'm stilling waiting on people to apply for the internship spot I have made open so spread the message!
Another issue the divas and I should take into consideration is that we may need to change our coffee house. Forgetting orders, slow response, filling the cup with coffee with no space for milk are just some of the problems we tend to go through in the morning. The only downside is that this particular coffee house to us is like Central Perk to the F.R.I.E.N.D.S cast. We can't just leave and go to another one. This coffee house started my caffeine addiction and no other coffee tastes the same (maybe better, but not the same). I think the divas and I should sit down and have a deep, intellectual talk about this.
As I am writing this, I have a headache the size of Texas. My sleeping pattern is as wacky as Nicki Minaj's outfits, and getting good sleep is like finding a unicorn. Maybe I need to change more than the coffee, or maybe it's because of the weight I loss! Yes! It seems like the fat in my head used to cover up my headache. Ok, my headache is making me talk nuts. Let's talk about something else that has been kind of an issue this week.
Sophie, X-Grande Latte's cat. She just had surgery and we wish her a speedy recovery. X-Grande Latte has recently been 'crazy cat-lady' and I wouldn't be surprised if she adopts 47 cats and turns into one herself.
Turban made a lovely surprise return to the office so this line is for you, Turban!
So this was quite an exciting week filled with new people, surprise visits, work getting done quickly, and that practice alarm we all heard today. Perfect for my headache.
See you next week, my little cucumbers!
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.