Saturday, April 23, 2011

Plinky Question of the Day


The Plinky Question of the Day is a weekly feature I added to the blog to get to know you guys better and vice versa.  Sometimes the questions will deal with books or reading but, most of the time they won’t.  Because, let’s face it, there’s more to us than what we read.


If you had your own television show, what would it be about?


Okay so I know my answer to this week’s question is going to sound crazy to you guys but, I’ll take my chances that you’ll still want to be bloggy friends.  Winking smile  Here goes.  I would create a reality show about administrative assistants.  *blank stares…cricket, cricket*  Okay, hear me out.  I know that being an administrative assistant may seem like a mundane job but, most days it is sooo not.  Hell most days I want to run out of there screaming.  Okay, perhaps I’m exaggerating a bit.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love my supervisors and my respective teams but, I think that they think assistants are magicians or something.  I actually got the idea for this during a lunch meeting I was having with the other assistants.  All kinds of crazy war stories were shared.  Like the one about getting a supervisor stranded in Brazil with an expired visa (I hear the room the size of a broom closet they make you sit in is not so pleasant)…


Or the time someone’s supervisor wanted to rent a 747 for a meeting (who the hell comes up with some crazy shit like that)…


Or the one where the assistant had to re-enact a scene from Plains, Trains & Automobiles and literally had to get her boss back from overseas on a series of planes, trains and car rides.

planes trains and automobiles

And then of course there’s that one time I royally fucked up and sent half of the senior management team (including their bosses who were in town) to the wrong restaurant.  Did I mention the place I sent them to was conveniently located in front of an adult superstore?  Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out how the hell I didn’t get fired for that one.


As you can see, it’s not always as simple as answering a phone or filing paperwork.  Sometimes we have to jump through hoops (which may or may not be on fire) and handle crazy requests and/or emergencies without looking like this…

freaking out

It’s a tough job but, someone’s gotta do it.  Might as well do it while getting paid crazy Jersey Shore money, no?


How about you guys?  What would your TV shows be about?


  1. *high five* I've been an Adim Asst so I totally feel ya gf!

  2. LOL! The high five is much appreciated. It's definitely way harder than people think it is.

  3. Girrrl. I did that job for 8 years. I'm totally feeling this. It could be a reality show. Such a great idea. :D :D :D

  4. @Ash - Oh Ash you're so full of surprises sometimes. I think I'm totally going to pitch it. I have no idea who to pitch it to but, damn it the world needs to see this...

  5. Love the administrative assistant idea. I would agree and I completely understand what you are saying on that. They don't just answer phones and file papers they take care of the rest of the office especially with the travel and such...that's funny about sending them to the wrong place to eat...were they really mad about that?

    Anyway, if I were to make a reality TV show I would do it on Ag colleges and the crazy shit we have to do! From breeding horses to giving meds to scraping poop...I think a lot of people would be amazed at what we go through for education and they would get a lot of good laughs over it too!