9/11/2007

A Sticky Situation

A lot of heartache and misery in this world might be avoided if people would simply make an effort to listen when someone needs it. Whether it’s something that’s important to you or not, there isn’t much effort required to actively listen for a moment and give someone the validation that what they think matters.

Today, a co-worker had mentioned she had lunch plans for 12:00 noon. This sounded nice and I said so. Her desk is very near mine and so at 11:55 I called out “Shouldn’t you be gone by now?” “What?” “I SAID shouldn’t you be gone by now?”

She walked over and dropped a pack of gum on my desk with a “There you go” and went on her way.

Now how's that supposed to make me feel?

34 comments:

Beth said...

How should it make you feel? Like it's time to kick her a**.

Beth said...

Wait: Was it Juicy Fruit or Big Red? There could be a message in the stick.

Bluez said...

Did you do a breath check?

pistols at dawn said...

That your breath was a public nuisance, stinkmouth.

anandamide said...

Bitter? Misunderstood? Homicidal?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Obviously she is not a fan of your breath, fool that she is. I have heard rumours that you have baby kitten breath.

I wonder how she would feel to find a nicely chewed up wad of gum on her chair?

Tanya Espanya said...

Is it anyone I know?

Sounds like a jacka$$.

Tanya Espanya said...

Beth, I forgot to add, Dale ain't never got no stink on him.

Grant Miller said...

What?

X. Dell said...

Would you have preferred a lump of sugar?

Distributorcap said...

i hope it wasnt ABC gum -- already been chewed

Reese said...

You should have punched her right in the tits. ha ha ha

Flannery Alden said...

Maybe she thought you were asking her for gum? Or she was saying, "Chew on this, jerk." But I'm betting on the former.

jewgirl said...

What a wretched, vile whore. Your breath is fabulous. We hate her. Sitting Shiva now.

BeckEye said...

Yeah, she must've thought you asked "Couldn't you feed me gum right now?" She must have gum i her ears.

Coaster Punchman said...

Being mildly retarded, I'm slightly confused. So the point is that either she misheard "gone" for "gum," or she was telling you to brush your teeth. Or maybe both!

Coaster Punchman said...

And when did Reese Witherspoon start reading your blog? She must not be aware of the terrible things you said about her.

gifted typist said...

If you were Jason Bourne or 007, you should not touch that gum... but being Dale, it's probably OK, if misguided.

Echo said...

Just be thankful she didn't whip out a Glock...

Bubs said...

What you should do is tape her phone receiver down with clear tape while she's gone. That'll keep her going for a while.

Dale said...

Beth, I laughed all day at your second comment. It was 'Extra' gum you funny lady. And I kick her ass all the time.

The breath was fine but I offered her a Q-Tip Bluez.

You're very sweet when you're telling it like it is Pistols.

Those are my normal feelings Anandamide, I need special ones.

I wonder if my breath smells like baby kitten ass Barbara? I think she'd feel better if she found gum in her hair.

You don't know anybody, how could it be her Tanya? Oh yes, you do know me and as you say 'ain't no stink on me'.

Nothing Grant, nothing.

Yes actually X. Dell, sugar makes me happier than the chemically sweetened gum.

Did we go to school together Distributorcap?

I did Reese and I screamed your name as I did it.

You are correct sir, I mean Flannery!

She's more of a junkie whore Katie but thank you for your support. Happy New Year!

The gum was sort of yellow Beckeye, should I not have chewed it?

She was a mishearing retard CP. And never fear, Reese Witherfork is here diligently commenting every now and then. The Witherspoon is too busy pretending she's sweet.

I threw it at her in my best Bourne stance Gifted Typist. I try to be all things to all people and look foolish at the same time. How'm I doing?

She left her glockenspiel at home that day Echo, I felt safe.

She'd see right through that Bubs!

Writeprocrastinator said...

Is this some obscure north of the border-ritual where you mention something and get entirely something else? Because next time, you should say "snow lob" and hopefully, you'll be surprised by the results.

katrocket said...

I would expect you should feel all fresh and minty.

T said...

-Her way of saying "bite me"...

Zed said...

Oh the cynics! Maybe she actually appreciated your reminding her that she had lunch plans and that she was so moved by your gesture she ever so gently and sweetly dropped off the gum to thank you for nudging her a bit about her lunch plan.

Or, maybe she hates your guts.

I say it could be either one.

Bella Rossa said...

Whoa.

Mob said...

I think she was going for a little positive reinforcement and giving you a reward for playing her 'Gal Thursday' and looking after her appointment...

Dale said...

Great idea WP until I walked around all day saying it and eventually drew a crow mob.

Sometimes I don't feel fresh Kat, what's up with that?

Maybe I'll bite her and see what happens T. I've got my shots, she should be safe.

I'm going to put out a tip jar then Zed to test your theory. Gum is nice but cash would be better.

What Bella? :-)

Who you calling a Gal Thursday Mob? What?

Zed said...

Do I get the proceeds from the tip jar or you? Okay, I guess it would be you. Drat.

Allison said...

Being the slightly deaf person that I am, I have done this to someone before...I wonder what their blog comments say about me now. It was neither Juciy Fruit, Big Red or Extra...it was Trident.

Chancelucky said...

I assume this was unchewed gum?

julia said...

LOL!! Especially at Writeprocrastinator's comment! I'll have to chime in on assuming she misheard you and thought you were being a bit demanding for gum, already.

Johnny Yen said...

For some reason, this old joke comes to mind:

Q: "How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?"
A: The fish.

Dale said...

I might split it with you Zed but only if you're a good Zed.

Trident is my favourite gum name Allison. Nothing says chew me like a gum named Three Teeth.

Brand spanking new and in the wrapper Chancelucky.

I laughed pretty hard at Write P's comment as well Julia. And yes, she misheard. I'm trying out various things to call out for next week.

A perfect spot for a good joke Johnny. Thanks and get some rest, you're too damned busy lately!