Erika Sanely (erika_sanely) wrote,
Erika Sanely

Okay. Now, I know I’ve said in the past that I’ve had good days at work….(Eg, the sitting on a swivel chair in a dark office and turning around to say "I’ve been expecting you..."), but today may be the Greatest. Day. Ever. Exclamation mark. I was doing the receipting for my department, and theres a cery small group of us (well, there’s four. And even then, two of them are in there because it makes them laugh) that get very excited when certain types of number sequences come up in the recipt. For example, I once got Receipt number #54321. AW got 70000 and 50000. TP for 77777. MiT has had 82228. Today, oh today my friends I got the mother load.

I started to get excited when I receipted #83234, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up in case it all went horribly wrong for me. But then, oh then….. I got it. I got 83238. If there is anything I love, it is a palindrome. I find them extremely elegant, and I was happy. So happy, I did Paul Gross victory arms in my cubicle, which was seen by a few people, who inquired, nodded and said “you got a palindrome.” BUT THEN….! I was emailing the other three whom love a good receipting number story and I noticed something. The invoice number for the item with the receipt number #83238 was #262. ANOTHER PALINDROME!!!! My excitement could not, and cannot be textually rendered. And just when I noticed this, the manager of HR walked past and noticed that I was pretty much making a noise that only dogs and radar could detect. I told her (and showed her the piece of paper.) People must be used to me, as she also laughed and nodded and told me I should change my name to Hannah. I told her she was now being silly.

But yes, I am very easily amused and entertained.

But look!!! I give you the proof. If only my order number had been a palindrome….I would have had to take the rest of the day off.

Tags: palindrome, work

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