This week, I wanted to write something light yet still thoughtful, so I took inspiration from my recent trip to Seattle to reinvent the poem Kat recites in her English class during the cult classic 90s movie, 10 Things I Hate About You.

This photo was taken at Gasworks Park, where Kat Stratford and Pat Verona engage in a paintball fight and ride a paddleboat on the lake. (If you haven’t visited the Seattle area, you should!)

This is for that colleague that challenges you in ways that baffle you but you still appreciate them anyway. So I challenge you, figure out who is this person, and how do they make you better?

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I hate the way you talk to me,

And the way you swivel your chair.

I hate the way you type and click,

I hate it when you stare.

 

I hate your big dumb standing desk

And the way you take your calls.

I hate the way you make me think,

It drives me up a wall.

 

I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right,

I hate it when you lie.

I hate it when you make me laugh,

Even worse when you make me cry.

 

I hate it when you make a point,

And the fact that you speak in drawl.

But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,

Not even a little bit,

Not even at all.

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