I am pissed off because I have to do excruciatingly boring expense reports. Ugh. I have started answering the phone with this aggressively friendly *kill me before I kill you* tone.
The amazing thing? People have responded really well to the fake voice.
You know what? I acted all fakey chipper and with the worst, most transparent acting imaginable, but then I found my anger at being underutilized, understimulated, and trapped in a dead-end job whose only function is to payoff a student loan acquired while attaining a useless arts degree....well that frustration had everything to do with me and nothing to do with this job. And then, magically, the anger dissipated. And I started to feel a fraction of the fake chipper person I was pretending to be.