Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sometimes I feel like Marlin Perkins.

I really like my job because we've all been together so long that we all understand each other perfectly. Communication here takes place on every conceivable level at every conceivable speed at all times. Sometimes that makes for a lot of confusion if you don't really know what's going on.

Take, for example, this conversation I heard last week between Rose and ChevyPickup:

CP: Are you bringing that snot-nosed kid in here again? Ever?

Translation: I haven't yet made the acquaintance of your granddaughter. Will I have an opportunity anytime in the near future?

Rose: Well hell, she's been up here TWICE already! Is it my fault you never come to work anymore?

Translation: I'm sorry you missed her on her previous visits. I know you had to be abscent from work quite a bit lately due to your on-going cancer treatment.

CP: Oh yeah? Well at least I have a good excuse! What's your problem?

Translation: Yes, the cancer treatment has been a long process. I'm certainly glad its completed.

Rose: Don't get smart with me, shorty! I can't help it that you don't have any hair!

Translation: I know you must be relieved to have that behind you. You seem to be recovering nicely, and you haven't had any untoward increases in your physical stature.

CP: Bite me!

Translation: Thank you!


ppolarbear said...

you so funny.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What is even funnier is that it is not made up at all.

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annie said...

Marlin Perkins....what was he on? And aren't you too young to remember him?

WV = wydedwapb...why indeed?)

Miss Kitty said...

LMAO! This is a conversation between my mom, my sister, and me! Perfect capture of the repartee that flies between coworkers who know each other very well.

SpookyRach said...

I'm not that young, annie! We watched Wild Kingdom every week when I was a kid.

You and your family sound like a lot of fun, Miss Kitty!

Bad Alice said...

What a hoot. I want to hear some funny conversations. We're all too pious where I work.

SpookyRach said...

Just for you, Alice:

Mindy and I are standing in the hallway outside our offices.

Me: That doesn't really look like a castle.
She: Yeah, I told it needs another level and the door o' Spam doesn't look like a door. Plus it needs windows.
Me: You're right. It looks like some sort of communist county factory or something. Power to the Party!
She: I told her we could add more cans of corn, but she's against it. What do I know? I'm a criminal justice major, not an architech.

SpookyRach said...

architect. That's what I meant!

Why is there no spell checker?!

cheesehead said...

I Heart Chevy Pickup!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You really would cheese.

And the *castle* still looks too industrial.

Bad Alice said...

A SPAM castle? In the can or out of it? Actually, I could see those cans as building blocks. Or maybe the SPAM was just the door. But it gives me ideas . . .

bebo_tech_unt said... funny

Cynthia said...

I absofrigginlutely love you.

I translate my mother for my husband and daughter. They scream with laughter. Hell, they didn't grow up with her.