Boss: I forgot to say thanks for doing a good job during our 1:1.
Me: You're welcome? I don't know what I did.
Boss: You are very intelligent, capable, and dependable. I am reminded of it at least daily. I thought I should say thanks for that.
Boss: If you want me to send this in an e-mail so you can archive it. I will.
Me: Oh! Thank you. I really appreciate it.
Me: Oh, please do. I will pull it out and hug it.
Boss: LOL. I assume you heard that.
(She actually thought I was being sarcastic until I told her before I left that I really would like an e-mail. This is what she sent:
Thank you for being so intelligent, capable, and reliable.*The smiley faces are because we were joking about emoticons afterward.)
*Replicated statement from an IM earlier today. I think I lost some of the details, but the intended message remains.
Now don’t get all arrogant and full of yourself.
Smiley face, ☺, :-}
I keep waiting for someone to figure out I spend half my time messing around online and I am secretly a fuck-up, but I appear to be really bad at being a fuck-up. I must be some kind of fuck-down.