Archive Results For : Melanie Pennington

I’ve been a bit of a grump lately. Little things that I don’t usually let bother me have been accumulating and an aura of grumpiness has been following me around. I’ve been rude, impatient, less helpful and awfully direct in my words. I had to go and pick my sister up from her boyfriend’s place on Sunday night. I didn’t check my phone to see the message and had returned from church without detouring to pick her up. It was all of 9pm and
I’m not offended easily but if there’s one sure way to offend me, it’s to call me busy. “Oh I’d love to catch up, but I know you’re busy” “Mel, you are so busy – you do too much.” And today’s “Hi Mel, I know you are busy, but I have another busy thing for you to
I spent at least $75 on eating out this week, including two days when I purchased breakfast, lunch AND dinner. It wasn’t my worst week, but it wasn’t my best week either. Working full time means having money, more money than I did for the five years I spent at university. Having money means I tap my grey and yellow debit card without a great deal of concern – I always know there’s money in there. But I’ve realised I’m becoming careless. Careless
…but i’m currently out of the office. I will respond to your email when I return. Out of office emails are poorly formatted , incredibly boring and, truly, a double edge sword. 1. Their immediacy is annoying. Annoying because you sent the email because you need something and now you find out you’re going to have to wait longer for the recipient to respond. 2. But, their receipt is genuinely helpful – well, when a timeframe is given. Recently Mashable posted ‘The 9 best out-of-office