Friday, September 11, 2009

Integrity vs. Perks of the Job

Many of you know that I work in BYU's Geography Department every afternoon. I answer phones, make copies, and bring treats in for the professors so they like me. (Dad taught me how to win people over)

What many of you might not know is this: Clark Monson aka SON OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET Thomas S. Monson works in our Department and spends much of each and every day three doors down from me - a simple and humble student.

I often dream about the Prophet coming to the 6th floor of the SKWT to wish me a nice day and shake my hand.

Today my dreams were slightly answered. Dr. Monson comes to me and asks me to send a fax for him. I agree and he fills out a cover sheet. I look down to send the fax and read: TO TOM MONSON.

Not only am I sending a fax to the Prophet of the only true church on the Earth...but I now have his PHONE NUMBER. (This is were you all get jealous and want to be my friend)

I will not tell you how BADLY I wanted to lift up the cover sheet and read what Dr. Monson had written to his dad, the Prophet.

Nevermind, I will tell you how badly I wanted to lift up the cover sheet and read what Dr. Monson had written to his dad, the Prophet.

SO BAD. SO DARN BAD. SO DARN FREAKIN BAD did I want to read the intimate converstations between the Prophet and his son.

I hate being human. I hate being weak. I hate being nosy. I just want to know! It's driving me crazy.

I took a step back and began a series of yoga breaths to hopefully calm my troubled soul. This is a major life decision. My personal integrity or capitalizing on the wonderful perks of my insider job. I knew I couldn't go back from the decision I was about to make.

Calling Darrell and Sheila...

You raised one honest girl. Heck yes I didn't read it! And I hope everyone applaudes my efforts because I'm not sure I could do it again. I won't lie, I have been basking in my extreme awesomeness and honesty all day today.

Life lesson learned today - check.

Testimony of the Prophet increased today - check.

Realization that I have the best parents ever - check.

I am awesome - check.

Integrity 1. Perks of the Job 0.

Life is Good.


Tiffany said...

Love it! I'm totally proud of you! I don't know if I would have been able to do that either! That takes some serious integrity! I mean not even a glance. You are awesome, and Brooklyn is saying to me, "Yeah, duh mom Syd's awesome!" Love you!

sheila said...

I am so proud of you and your proven integrity. Those young woman values really meant something did't they? There is no charge for awesomeness and attractiveness and you are numero uno!

Darrell said...

I wouldn't have given a bit of the credit to your dad because he would have sneaked a peek in a most imaginative way to justify looking...very funny post. i totally agree with your assessment that you are awesome!!!

chelsea said...

Maybe President Monson will be inspired by your integrity and pay you a visit. You totally deserve it!