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The ramblings of an under-appreciated scientist!
I start my new job today at a place called XXXXX XXXX (Removed for security). Boy! the job description sounded great. By the sounds of things I’m really gonna be in the thick of it. They say that I’m going to be responsible for many things. I’m so glad I found a job where I can settle down and get into a routine..
Well, it’s been over a week now and things haven’t worked out as I expected. Everybody is bossing my around. Telling me to do this and do that. Sure, they are friendly enough “Arh, Morning Freeman” they say but I can sense the undertones.
I Met a really hot chick in the canteen today. She came over and sat opposite me. She started talking to me but I got so nervous (I’m shy around women) that I couldn’t say anything. In the end she just got up and sat somewhere else. I’ve got to get over being shy and nervous around women!
Seems my nickname is Gordon Muteman! Bastards. If only they knew what it was like. One day they’ll need me, then we’ll see what my nickname is. I’ll show them.
Sorry I haven’t written for a while I’ve been really busy at work. Got some big project coming up. Obviously I can’t tell you anything about it but it’s a big one. They’ve had me pushing carts all around the base all week. I’m not too bothered because I feel really fit and strong. Hopefully I’ll get a real workout soon. Maybe go to the shooting range and brush-up on my skills, never know when you are gonna need them, right?
Well, it’s finally arrived. Today’s the day. All that cart pushing practice is going to be put to the test. Probably be one big anti-climax. Push the material into the field and watch as these “top scientists” fail again. No doubt nothing will happen and they’ll blame me for not pushing it at the right angle or speed.
Anyway, I’ve decided I’m going to walk right up to that chick and ask her out at lunch today, right in front of everybody. They won’t call me muteman any more! I’ll write more when I get home this evening. I may even tell you about my hot date! Damn, look at the time! I’m going to be late. Shit!