Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Super Mario Wallpaper
on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
See that up there? That's my desktop wallpaper at work. Cool right? The one I have at work is quite a bit larger and higher resolution. I like it, because it's mostly blue and the color blue is an apatite suppressor, so staring at that all day makes me not hungry.
I also like it because it Mario. It speaks to my inner gamer and let's people in the office know "hey...this guy...this guy over here likes video games."
I've had this wallpaper up for the past five months with no issues. Well this morning...it got me in trouble.
My boss came in to tell me about a task for me. I was at the moment, minimizing and maximizing apps such that the screen was pretty clear of all open applications. Sure I had my company chat app open, and there were icons all over the place, but no actual apps on screen.
My boss looked at my desktop, and then looked at me. I'm an idiot and I figured he liked my wallpaper.
"Super Mario" I said, smiling.
"You probably don't want to be doing that" he said with a stern look on his face.
It took me a full 15 seconds to realize what he meant. In the meantime I just stared blankly at him. That must have been the longest 15 seconds of my life. Finally when my brain caught up to what was actually going on I managed to sputter out:
"Oh...that's a wallpaper. I'm not playing a game at work."
This seemed to be ok and he proceeded to tell me about the task he had for me. I'm still not sure he believed me. It may have something to do with the fact that yesterday I put in my two weeks notice, and he expects me to goof off for the next two weeks, but that's not how us Gorski's do things.
For the record, this is what he saw when he walked in. I would think the Excel icons littering the desktop would be a big giveaway that this was not a game, but hey...maybe in Mario Teaches Typing there were Excel icons. I'm not sure, I never played that game.