OK, so now begin the blogs about some of the people that I work with. Lemme tellya, they are a bunch of smart alecs. By alec, I mean donkey, and by donkey, I mean the other word. Take this morning for instance:
My office mate, more on that later, asks me if I want to go to Starbucks (SB) and get some coffee. I tell her that I don’t have any money, but I am feeling like taking a walk so I’ll walk with her to the store. The contractor/ consultant that works with us decides he wants to get a breakfast taco, so off we go. On the way to SB, we leave the contractor at the breakfast taco place and continue to SB. On our way back, about 10 minutes after we separated, we meet up with the contractor again and he’s already done with his breakfast taco. The office mate looks at him and says, in her very thick accent:
“Did you swallow your taco?”
“Um, yes I did” says the contractor.
“You swallowed your whole taco already?”
“Yes, but… are you trying to ask if I ‘inhaled’ my taco since I ate it so quickly?”
“No!” she says in her thick accent. “I said swallow because I mean swallow.”
“Well, then yes. I did swallow my taco. First, I did this procedure called “take a bite” so that I could have a small part of the taco in my mouth. I then chewed this morsel in order to make it smaller, then I swallowed. I repeated this procedure until I had eaten the entire taco.”
Then I said:
“You know, that sounds a lot like the procedure that you’re following now, except that you are not chewing your coffee, you’re just swallowing it in small quantities.”
The contractor and I had a good laugh and then promptly forgot the whole thing for the rest of the day. My office mate, gave us both looks that implied something about taking a long walk off a short pier, but we forgot about that too.