… are incredibly boring. I don’t know about other careers and their work ethic, but I can safely say that most magazine offices are pretty empty after 2pm on a Friday, 3pm if something important is happening.
I, however, seem to be incapable of leaving work early. I don’t know why, but it’s probably for the same reason I couldn’t bunk classes in school (I only ever bunked one class – Biology – and felt guilty and anxious the entire time). So I sit here, alone, in my office, squandering time.
I mean, I should actually be working, but my guilt meter – though sensitive – isn’t quite that sensitive.
It is at this time that Helen Hatery McHatingstein comes out to play. Jody Nel, one of my journalist compadres and my greatest digital friend, is clearly stuck in what must be a very similar situation. Fridays after lunch, we are both mind-numbingly bored. That is when he revives Hatery, teasing and insulting people across all social networking platforms. (Read her unofficial biography on http://unfitmind.wordpress.com)
To remind you – Jody invented Hatery to win a rather convoluted argument between us on Facebook. He said to me, “Stop being a hater like Helen Hatery McHatingstein” – or something like that. Then I replied, rather tongue-in-cheek, “I don’t think she even exists!” Twenty minutes later, Hatery appeared – with my profile pic. This thoroughly confused a lot of my friends.
She also leaves cockle-of-the-heart warming wall posts like this one:
Helen has also, as of this Friday, a Twitter account. This indicates a dire level of boredom on Jody’s part. She tweets things like this:
Follow Hatery on Twitter (@HeyHeyHatery), or friend her on Facebook if you’re up for lots of offensive comedy/commentary.
I must confess that this blog entry was the result of lots of spare time and a rather fancy new tool I downloaded that lets me photograph and edit web pages.
Enjoy the weekend!