For those of you who are seeing this post, and posts like this, for the first time, I need to explain…
In a prior work environment, and I have worked in a few places over my life, I encountered a couple men who began their work day at the exact same time as me – 7:30am. So while I was gearing up for a busy week, they would chat about their weekends, and some current events.
It wasn’t until about a year into this work assignment when I actually decided to listen to their conversations and found that by only listening to bits and pieces, you only get part of what they are actually talking about.
One morning I copied down their conversations and looked at it later that week. What I saw made me laugh and I posted it… Instant hit.
So without these two gents, these posts would never have happened.
So please read on to what they talked about this Monday (my comments are in brackets)…
“I bought bran flakes. They good? Lost 5 pounds this week”.
“I went through the pantry and threw out 6 items this weekend. Not healthy. Wife bought ‘em and tucked ‘em away nicely, but I found ‘em and threw them away.”
(Wont she be thrilled, eh?)
“We are way behind on the nutrition list…”
(… and maybe on the evolutionary chain too)
“I’m starting to make meals that are interesting…”
(Because before today, everything he was was boring?!?)
“They are claiming that leeches are safe to swim… in Lake Ontario…”
(Safe for the leeches, or safe for us?)
“They don’t want them to appear a toxic dump.”
(I just write then, I don’t say them. Who are “they”? What do they not want to appear as a toxic dump? I suspect they were referring to Lake Ontario)
“I’m thinking of making vegetarian spaghetti.”
(Maybe that is what he is calling more interesting?!? Veggie spaghetti… WOW. What a novel concept.)
“It gets harder as you get older- nutrition – yeah, the brain gets slower…”
(Uh huh. Nuff said)
“I need to get me some of that stuff… The stuff that makes you healthy… You can never get enough of it. Do you know where I can buy me some?”
(Oh yeah… That stuff…)
“I’m thinking I need to cycle into work more often. Gives me lots of exercise and I need exercise… Do I smell? Can you smell me from there? Maybe so I don’t smell, I’ll just cycle in the winter”.
(Try a sleigh)
“So the boss man wants me to clean off my desk… Say’s it’s a fire hazard… I told him to get me more filing space… If he don’t I’m gonna teach him a lesson and file a grievance against him. These kids need to be educated every now and then.
So that was this Monday’s conversation. Please feel free to perform a search for others.