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A decidedly hostile work environment

One of the joys of the people I work with is our continuing struggle to make each other uncomfortable. The other morning, I managed to thoroughly creep out my boss.

"Hey, did you see the new message on the Hooters sign? It made me think of you immediately."

She was a bit disturbed. "I'm not sure I want to hear the rest of this..."

"It says, 'Red meat isn't bad for you -- green fuzzy meat is.'"

(Did I mention she's a vegetarian?)

But later that same day, another of my colleagues got me even worse. I was complaining about the muzak. I described it as "like a TV theme show -- but a bad 70's TV theme show."

He listened carefully. "Nah. That's Michael Jackson's 'Never Can Say Goodbye' in E-Minor."

The same guy later told me he had just bought the first season of "Diff'rent Strokes" on DVD.

I think I need to keep my distance from him...


Comments (6)

I'll never eat another unde... (Below threshold)

I'll never eat another underripe peach.

Wait a minute -- I've never eaten an underripe peach.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.<... (Below threshold)

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Maybe he justs likes the no... (Below threshold)

Maybe he justs likes the notion of young black men turning white?
That's slightly less creepy than being a pederast.
Ask him what his favorite episode is. If it's the one where the maytag man/Mr. Carlson/bike shop owner tries to get Arnold nekkid, then you'll have your answer.

Being misunderstood is awfu... (Below threshold)

Being misunderstood is awful, isn't it?

Yeah, well, just imagine ha... (Below threshold)

Yeah, well, just imagine having to work with Darth Vader! I swear, he d.i.d...n.o.t....h.a.v.e....a....s.e.n.s.e....o.f....h.u.m.o.r....all that heavy breathing and dark moody environment, I mean, just TRY working with THAT.


"Diff'rent Strokes"? This w... (Below threshold)

"Diff'rent Strokes"? This would have been a show for auto racing fans which dealt with crankshafts and displacement, right?






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