Friday, January 05, 2007

Community Supervision and Corrections Department

Diesel asked where I work that I was able to get a day off for Ford's dignified demise. I work for Fake Cow County Adult Probation. Except that Adult Probation is entirely too self explanatory, so they changed our name to something long and convoluted and completely affected.

Generally I love my job, but not all the time. Right now it is being a teensy bit stressful. Stressful like oral surgery stressful.

The upside is that when the going gets tough, the weirdos get busy.

Mindy: "I think we should play with Nunzilla. Do you think she could spark a fire?"
Rach: "Nah, I've tried it before."
Mindy: "Maybe we need some sort of fuel. Like hairspray or something?"
Rach: "Oh, good idea!"

I sent an instant message to ChevyPickup: "Do you have any hairspray? Preferably aerosol?"

CP: "Yes. Why?"

Rach: "Just bring it down to my office."

She did.

I wound up the nun and was about to set it loose on my desk, when the Boss stopped in my doorway.

Boss: "What are y'all doing?"
Mindy: "We're going to spray the nun with hair spray to see if we can get it to flame up when the she sparks."
Boss doesn't say anything for a moment. Then: "I think I'm going to leave now. And not come back."
Mindy: "Bye."

So, I sat the nun down and she did her spark-ly best while CP sprayed her in the face with flammable styling product.

Absolutely nothing happened. And now my desk is sticky.
But I feel better.


Anita said...

Nunzilla! Any idea where you can buy one of those?

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

When it is stressful it is really stressful. When it is is REALLY fun!

She really should have flamed. I think we need cheaper hairspray with more alcohol....or lighter fluid.

SpookyRach said...

Oh, lighter fluid is a GOOD idea!

Anita - try Archie McFee - on of my favorite online stores.

Patti said...

This reminds me of when I caught my son and his friends trying to light their farts. It's easier with a lighter than with matches, by the way.

zorra said...

I feel better too! Thank you.

loyal lurker said...

Me thinks its a toss up as to who needs supervision and correction. You are a unique group of people to say the least but you sure can handle stress.

Quotidian Grace said...

Yes, do tell where you got nunzilla. I'd love to have one and wind her up when the presbytery committee meetings get too tiresome.

ppb said...

clearly this boss has gone down this road with you before.

cheesehead said...

I found it!

Diesel said...

It's the not knowing that really gets you, isn't it?

BTW, I just clicked on your profile image for the first time after seeing it like a hundred times, to confirm that it really was a Tusken Raider from Star Wars. And do you know what? It's not. At all.

SpookyRach said...

Diesel - No freakin' way!? Ha ha!

Miss Kitty said...

I could a Nunzilla in the office, too. Will Rave Mega Hold 4X hairpsray work?

Miss Kitty said...

"I could USE," that is. Damn, it's too early.

Janie said...

Fake Cow County. That is too funny!! You go, Spooky!

annie said...

I'm just wondering, have you gotten the sticky cleaned off your desk yet?

SpookyRach said...

ha ha! Yes, for the most part, annie.