(those of you new to the fray may not know that I have been with my current employer since mid-September after spending two+ years with a previous employer.)
My boss comes up to me, causally puts his elbows on my perch* and says, “So, are you joining us for lunch today?”
“We have an extra ticket [for the Mayor’s State of the City Address]. Would you like to come?”
I look to the left, to the right, you know, in case there’s someone behind me that he’s talking to. “Me?”
“Uh, yeah…” he says, smiling, sensing my confusion.
“Yeah, um, okay, I mean Yes! Thank you!”
Holy crap, I mean, gosh, I’m sure it’s “nothing exciting” but someday I will find the words to express how much it means to be included.
*the top area of my desk where people leave coffee, pens, junk faxes, etc.