Today, Trollface truly saved the day for me. It was yet another dreadful day at work, and there I was, seated at my computer with headset on and taking tech support calls. The calls had been coming in fast and furious all week and they were really wearing me down. I found it hard to sound cheerful over the phone while already being crushed with the heavier than usual workload I’ve had to face lately.
With each call I got I pasted the notes into Notepad for future reference. With the calls coming in so fast, Notepad was soon overflowing with notes, just like any other day I’ve gone through on the job. The monotony and repetition became unbearable and I felt severely downbeat. I had to do something to break this vicious cycle and boost my spirits at the same time.
It was at that time I began wondering about an ASCII version of the famous Trollface. I did a quick search and less than a minute later I found this page that had what I was looking for. I highlighted the text and pasted the Trollface text into my call notes.
Instantly the biggest smile shot across my face. My stress melted away instantly and my spirits got the tremendous boost they needed for me to work the rest of my shift with a much better frame of mind. It’s almost like Trollface has magic powers. The transformation I felt during that instant was amazing. Just minutes before I was feeling stressed out and overwhelmed but after pasting Trollface into my call notes, my stress melted away at the amusing sight from Notepad. Maybe Trollface does have magic powers.
Later on that day my shift got even better. The pace of the calls slowed down to a much more relaxing pace and I was able to have an actual good day for once. I think Trollface had something to do with that too.
I have a newfound respect for Trollface now. While he may be able to manipulate the laws of physics to impossible levels, I will always remember the time he crossed over into the real world and singlehandedly turned my bad day around.
Problem? There is none.