Step aside Big Bird....
My boss has decided to take some leave starting two days ago. This is a very rare occasion for him, but unsurprisingly, I have already had a phone call from him.
Firstly, he wanted to tell me to "take on" a student. Dutifully, I met with the student today to see where their project is headed, and how we can work together. When he arrived, he presented himself to the Reception desk and asked for "Cassowary" - or at least that is his interpretation of "Cathy".
Secondly, my boss wanted to say he has been speaking to my colleagues, and is proud to say that they consider me "an asset to the company".
So, I am a big-arse shit-kicking bird, but a beneficial one at that!