“I have high hopes for later this week.”
That’s what a co-worker stated in an email two weeks ago, believing that she would wrap up all of her loose ends by that Friday. It would be her last day before moving on to a new job.
Just what makes that little old ant
Think she’ll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant
But she’s got high hopes, she’s got high hopes
She’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
I’ve learned my lesson about high hopes and believing that I will get caught up at work. As soon as I begin to think positively that the end of a project will bring calm and peace, WHAM…
A new deadline, duty or bean-counting project shows up.
It’s been the way of the world lately. I can never say that I’m bored, nor do I want to be bored. However, a week of breathing freely might be nice.
So any time you’re gettin’ low
‘stead of lettin’ go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant
When troubles call, and your back’s to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall
Yeah, the wall of paper…
I do have hopes, but never high ones. That’s asking for trouble. High hopes only lead to disappointment and frustration. Regular, normal hope is utilized for, “I hope I get out of here on time to make yoga class,” or “I hope I have dark chocolate in my desk drawer,” or “I hope my boss gets off the phone so I can confer with him on the next new thing that happened.”
These are practical hopes that don’t elicit negativity if they’re not met.
Except for the dark chocolate thing.
Maybe I’ll change that to, “I hope the two extra bars of dark chocolate that I’ve stashed in the file drawer are okay.”
I should probably check…
Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he’d punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin’ that dam
‘Cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes
I know of this butting the dam. I did it all last week. Never came close to making a hole.
There has been more damn butting this week. My co-worker decided to take a vacation to sunny Florida to visit family for ten days.
The nerve of her.
So any time you’re feelin’ bad
‘stead of feelin’ sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam
There is regret that I didn’t stow away on the plane with her. Sand, sunshine, blue skies, temperatures far above 40 degrees…
I rather doubt I will be punching holes in a dam this week. Why would I? Instead, an effort is underway to plug them lest the dam breaks and floods my office with more paper and stuff to accomplish.
‘Cause she had high hopes, she had high hopes
She had high apple pie, in the sky hopes
No, not today. No high hopes for this girl. I know what will happen if I give in to its allure.
If you don’t mind, I prefer to keep low expectations.
‘Cause she had low expecations, she had low expectations
She had low as you can go, in the dirt expectations
Doesn’t make for a great song, but it’s less stressful that way.
Right, Mr. Ram?
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