Monday, August 23, 2010

Workplace Relationships

me: sorry I missed your birthday party.

co-worker: it's ok.

me: I got your invitation, and I wanted to be there. It just completely slipped my mind.

co-worker: when I said, "it's ok" I really meant, "I didn't actually want you to come." You would have spent the whole time making fun of me.

me: well that's ...fair.

customer (to co-worker): wow, you should play the piano, you have such long fingers!

me: that's nothing. You should see her toes.

co-worker: (glares)

Also, the following all-purpose response didn't fly the last time I screwed up at work. Maybe you could try it.

"this is at least fifty percent your fault for hiring me."

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

every now and then, I miss home just a little bit

things my mother has seen in her neighbourhood in the past week:

-a bear (in her driveway)
-an owl
-a mother deer with two babies

things I have seen in my neighbourhood in the past week:

-a homeless man holding a sign which read "Hungry Hungry Hobos"
-a dead rat