Friday, July 14, 2006

Now I post more than Tim...

I can use his real name since I won't tell you his blog name. Or Live Journal name. I think that's OK to do, and if it isn't I guess he and I will have to fight it out with daggers on the brink of a Lucas-pit.

The other day I was thinking about this whole flag-burning hoo-ha...I always know spring has arrived when Congress wheels out the flag-burning amendment for another run. Man, but that thing has seen more traffic than I-95! I could burn the U.S. Constitution on any corner in this country and most Americans wouldn't bat an eye, but let me take a Bic to a colored piece of cloth and about two-thirds of 'em go ballistic. That's a pretty sad statement about the quality of most American's love of country.

I recently changed cubicles in my office, and was therefore the recipient of many inquiries that went, "So how do you like your new cube?" How am I supposed to answer that? The damned thing is square and beige, much like the last, and when I am there I have to do things I don't like. At first I tried witty responses like, "I tan way better over here" or "You can't beat the property values on this side of the office." Neither of those went over very well, so now I just say, "Fine." That's probably all they wanted to hear anyway.

2 Comments:

Blogger Daniel J. Linehan said...

I have a theory--based on very little actual experience, admittedly--that a lot of the time one is theoretically 'working' in an office, one is actually trying to come up with little pieces of small-talk to fill the conversational void with people that you really have no desire to spend time with. This post just confirms my hypothesis.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Zoe said...

If the people I work with came up with witty responses like that one I would probably enjoy talking to them more.

11:01 AM  

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