It is said that there is a sisterhood among women. This I know for sure. There are many types of sisterhoods, but the one, the most important, is the Sisterhood of Clerical Workers aka Secretarial Drones. Those of us who serve others in the clerical arts and sciences.
It came upon me in a flash, as most realizations do, that I had not done something correctly. A momentary lapse in concentration, a slip, an error and then REALIZATION! A panic descended. Then fear. What to do?! What to do?!
The deed was done. Now I was left to ponder how I would undo it. At that moment, a lifeline descended from Heaven and into my mind came the words … “Call Elaina” my sister in the clerical arts. I emailed her, explained the situation and she, without hesitation, appeared at my desk at the ready with empathy, no judgment and understanding.
How does one trace the workings of an error? We think back, consider, remember. We jump into action, searching the computer for telltale giveaways and clues to undo.
Elaina, Master of the Computer, begins her work. She clicks and searches, probes and types, VOILA! A clue! We are taken into another direction, guided we are certain, by the gods that serve menial servants such as ourselves. With open hearted trust we follow them, with faith we plod ahead.
In the hours that transpired, sweat poured from Elaina's brow and anxiety took hold of my heart. While she diligently worked, I stood behind her, frantically praying that we would not be discovered trying to undo what had already been done. Elaina, calm in the midst of a clerical hell, continued on. She traversed the computer as though it were a mansion with hidden rooms and locked doors. Hoping against hope that she would find the door and key, the answer that would end my misery and right what had been wronged.
THEN, MIRACULOUSLY she found it! The illusive and dastardly dog was discovered! Elaina, steady of hand and mind, CORRECTED the wrong, SAVED the day, and proved, once again, that the Sisterhood is alive and well … ready, willing, and able to serve another day.