Confession: I have this glassy-eyed look thing that I do.
I worked for a local city several years ago in the Procurement and Fleet Services department. I enjoyed the work, although I was probably just an “ok employee.” I had young kids at the time and I was really just trying to supplement our family’s income the best way I could. I wasn’t looking for a career, just a job. That time of employment served a purpose for both me and the city.
Our little department would have a staff meeting on Pay Day Fridays. I had not participated in many of these staff meetings until a friend of mine (who referred me to the position in the first place) noted to me that I get a glassy-eyed look when the subject either gets too boring or gets out of my field of expertise. She would try so hard to not bust into laughter when she would look at me and I was glazed over. After a while I would blink and we would make eye contact and laugh till we cried.
Over the years, that friend and I have kept in touch and we laugh about the glassy-eyed look often. Since [Read more…]