Friday, May 12, 2006

Getting a Big Head

By Darvell Hunt

It’s a generally accepted fact that those who succeed in the entertainment industry often also succeed in getting a big head. Many people find it hard to remain humble when so many people tell them that they are absolutely amazing.

Fortunately, the members of our little blogging group don’t have that problem. (I mean the part about having a big head—we’re all absolutely amazing and we know it!)

I hope I never get to the point of getting a big head, even though the size of my gut is now disproportional to the size of my head and a bigger head might actually help. But that’s another topic for another day.

In order to promote a feeling of equalness (is that a word or did I just make it up?), my boss’s boss’s boss says that nobody in his organization is allowed to have a door on his or her office. What that means is that we all get cubicle offices—a trend that has been running rampant across this nation for decades like small pox did across the Native American population in some areas of the New World. (With the same results, too, I might add, but alas, that’s even yet another topic!)

My problem is that I work at a research facility off-site from the main part of the rest of the company. We have a small building with offices that have doors. After we recently hired a new employee, I found myself moving out of a room that I shared with one other employee into a room by myself. Curiously, there’s something that looks suspiciously like a door in one wall.

But it’s not a door. I have a hole in the wall with a swinging board in it, that’s all. I say that to keep my boss’s boss’s boss happy. I hope it works. (Crossing fingers.)

I plan to maintain such creative humility when my LDS book becomes a best seller. Then I can quit my job where I work with the swinging board in the wall and get a real writing office with a real door.

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