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a day in the life of
children of dune - leto 1
There are few benefits to my job other than the satisfaction of a job well done, feeling superior when someone has to be told what an ombudsman is (I get to spell it out!), and occasionally, there is food in the office. With The Great Birthday Committee Derailing, in which all our projects were scrapped, we all took a passive-aggressive approach to birthdays that, I'm sure, are making them wonder at my effectiveness as a leader of partygoers.

I have to admit, I get a kind of sick and wrong satisfaction in this.

However, an event two days ago brightened my life a great deal--now I not only wield the non-existent authority of my job, but I can trick other people into believing I am All Powerful.

It started with a client, who needed assistance, since someone with far less brains than the average root vegetable told her that her Medicaid was canceled. Technically, it had been, so another form of Medicaid could take it's place. So she had medicaid for her disabled daughter who needed twenty-four hour care. Somehow--and I have no idea how--the vegetable person told her that a.) her medicaid no longer existed, b.) didn't tell her that the child had only been moved to another Medicaid case and c.) to please leave her alone.

Clt states, I will get you on three way to speak to this person. I leaned back in my chair, Sheppard-like, accessed my inner Rodney (you can tell tonight is OMG SGA OMG YAY! episode), and drawled--and yo, some of you have heard me drawling--"Sure thing."

First, the client unsuccessfully tried to navigate the rocky roads of regional office, with a lot of people with no clear idea why they exist. she asked and asked and people started being annoying, so, still slumping (and smirking, cause omg, so much fun) I broke in on the conversation.

"This is Jenn X of Agency, blah blah blah explanation, may I please speak to Vegetable Person?" It was *astonishing* how fast I got someone to help. Well, four someones, one after the other. Gah.

I feel very powerful and possibly entering the dark side. I really don't care.

In closing.

I'm bored. All the universe is annoying me, except for the people who bear chocolate, who make me happy. And OMG SGA ON TONIGHT MUST BRING PAPER BAG AND NOT HYPERVENTILATE.

I've decided embracing my inner fangirl nut is so much less exhausting than fighting it off any longer.

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*positively shivery*

(Over both your walk on the seductive, happymaking side of power, and also, SGA.)

I am understanding the seduction of great and dark powers, yes. Oh yes.


I find rewatching the preview for tonight and staring at pretty pictures helps.

...maybe I'll make brownies and think of you while I'm eating them?

p.s. You darkside powers make me weak in the knees.

I'll make my *own* brownies. *narrow eyes*

*trembles at your awesomeness*

Well there's only so much I can do from here.

The SGA tonight is what is getting me through this unbelievably dull day at work. John!!!!eleventy-one!
I have a new smirking!Sheppard picture on my journal for some fannish browsing if you wish.
And also, listening to tales of vegetable people getting their comeuppances always makes me feel good. And hey, if you want to feel a little more superior today, please feel free to explain what an ombudsman is since I have no idea what it is either even though it sounds ponderously impressive. :P

*g* Basically, it means advocate for the client. It's Swedish or something.

And ooh! Will check that out tonight! Smirking!Sheppard!

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I am too. The meetings were huge drama. God. Such a rush.

Veritably you are awesome - the whole world trembles at your awesomeness.

I am warmed like a kid with hot chocolate to know that you wield superpowers to blight the stupid and worthless! (Feel free to apply Rodney definition, ie, 99% of everyone.)

I feel very powerful and possibly entering the dark side. I really don't care.

*shivers *Oooooh...does this mean possibly more "Crimes Against Humanity"? *pokes you gently because she is afeared of your awesome dark sidedeness*

OMGYES!!! I keep looking at the time wishing I had temporal powers so I can see the episode nownownownow! OMG!NOW!!!! *insane fangirl squeeing and bouncing*


Especially where you cut into the conversation.

Embracing the inner fangirl nut is always easier.

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