Donnerstag, 3. Mai 2012

You know you've worked too much when...

... your shoulders won't straighten anymore because you've been in a hunched-over position for so long
... your jaw starts hurting because you yawn so much
... your eyes start hurting because it's gotten dark and you haven't noticed, thus not turning on a light
... you turn on the coffeemaker without placing a cup underneath/filling it with coffee/filling it with water
... you start using the keyboard shortcuts of your translation program while writing an e-mail
... you can't feel your legs anymore
... you spend more time correcting your spelling mistakes than actually translating
... you keep rewording your sentences in normal conversation - without noticing it
... you (simultaneously) interpret the news or conversations going on around you in your head
... you forget to eat and wonder if that gnawing feeling in your midsection might be the onset of a flu
... you can't answer the phone without keeping tapping away at the keyboard
... your dog has to remind you to take a break (using more or less drastic measures)
... you're surprised that your significant other is "already" home, when he/she is actually an hour (or more) late
... your time-tracking software asks if you are still working on the project since there has been no keyboard activity in 15 minutes - while you've been lost in thought
... your coffee is cold and you don't even notice it
... there are no more clean dishes because you haven't taken the time to load the dishwasher even once in a week
... you keep staring at the same sentence/paragraph/page without having a clue how to start translating it
...

These are in no particular order, but sadly, I have experienced them all.
Feel free to add to the list!

Kommentare:

  1. Hi Anke, Thanks for this post. I admit some of those sound very familiar to me...
    Best wishes, Elisabeth

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  2. Good one! I have experienced most of them, hehe. Thanks, you made my day! :D

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