Thursday, May 6, 2010

"You know that Halloween...."

is over right?" Says (my favorite Halloween hating) co-worker.

Now, to be honest, when ever she stops by I get defensive, because she usually makes a point about saying something negative about my love of Halloween. I need to work on being more open to her comments, like a normal rational adult. :D

Man, I crack myself up sometimes. Anyway.....

Unfortunately, my mouth cop died a long time ago...and since I work in a very conservative place, I had to bring in hired security, the last one quit without notice, so I have this new guy, this was his chance to show me what he could do.....he rose the the challenge, he was on the spot and stepped up in time to help me politely say, without any sarcasm.

"Oh, really?"

Instead of "Are you just trying to annoy me today? Do I have to explain again that for me it is always Halloween and if you are going to comment on my Halloween frog theme....well, just......." which was what was going through my head

"Yeah, all your frogs on this shelf are Halloween related. I thought you changed them out for the season?"

She proceeds to open up my cabinet and point to all the cute frogs with Santa hats, holding hearts and bunny ears.

(I keep them safe in the dark where they will not harm have to be careful of the cute ones!)

My mouth cop slacked a bit and I was able to say with a great amount of sarcasm "Oh, no, it looks like I missed those holidays....poor frogs, they did not get out of the cabinet all year!"

Instead of "Would you quit going through my stuff? And, it was not an accident. I tend to like Halloween and I leave those up all year....and if I remember, I will get out the other ones, but I tend to be very forgetful when it comes to that stuff.....I am too busy know what you should be doing right now." :D

She chuckles, I can see she is not sure if I am kidding or not. She makes a cute pouty face and says "Well, can just stop by and remind you if that would help!"

In my head I start to hear the screaming. Hired mouth cop gets scared and starts to run, he heard the story of what happened to his predecessor. But I grab him by the neck and put him back in place - you are not going anywhere buddy, you got work to do! He stops shaking for a moment and we manage to say

"That would be great! Thanks so much!"

Instead of "Please take your Halloween hating self and go would be safer for both of us."

At this point I think my hired mouth cop is crying, mumbling something about no one warned him....

I have to admit I feel a bit sorry for him. Maybe I should buy him a beer :)

BTW - Not in the best mood (can you tell :D) very busy at work these days and do not need this stuff!!!


  1. Heh, the day that anyone dares criticize my desk-decor will be their last day. ;)

  2. Don'tcha just LOVE those people! My mouth cop died long ago from sheer exhaustion. I have not looked for a replacement.
    Let 'em have it with both barrels next time!

  3. Sigh, sigh, sigh...this makes me very sad :(

    If they don't like it, they shouldn't look at it.

  4. They're just jealous!

  5. mouth cop, huh? gee, I don't think I've ever had one of those...hehe

  6. "Over? Did you say 'over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is!" :0)

    Love the frogs - my wife has the little guy in the middle too. We love him.

  7. This just reminds me why working from home is a necessity or I'd kill people. Hope the video tapes made it in one piece!

  8. OFH - they did, I have been meaning to email you and say "thanks" for the goodies!! You are too kind!


  9. A rude coworker can make life, in general, difficult to handle....
    I used to have an all-out HOSTILE coworker. He'd get in my face about stuff, and I darn near attacked him one time.

    Don't worry, though -- your frog collection and Halloween obsession is cool.

  10. First...hook a battery up to your cabinet...

    This woman has no sense of personal space. No one EVER goes into my cabinet at the office without asking. Even though it contains communal office supplies. They always ask. It's just polite, dammit!

  11. Thats when you are supposed to hit the trap door buttom concealed just beneath the desk >=D

  12. SO would have loved to been there for this conversation...

    I could try to convert her for you...I have managed to convert several of my very conservative co-workers!

  13. Oh, such cute frogs! And "mouth cop"...classic! Heard of "no filter" but the mouth cop one is new. Love it!

  14. I never got a mouth cop. When they were handing them out, I thought they said, "mouth off," so I have been. Ever since. Might have had something to do with my last job loss...

    JT- "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"

  15. Your restraint is admirable :D

  16. Pop her right in the jaw!

    And here my co-workers buy me light-up skeletons... you should come work with me. :)

  17. When someone says that to me I just reply with...bopmmmmbopbop...

    which, oddly enough is the same look you all have on your face right now. !! (heh)

    It's a song from um, a few years ago, if I say 26 years it hurts me) some might know it...

    This should work for listening to the song...if not, the lyrics are below...

    Everyday is Halloween by Ministry

    Well I live with snakes and lizards
    and other things that go bump in the night

    'Cuz to me everyday is Halloween
    I have given up hiding and started to fight

    Well any time, any place, anywhere that I go

    all the people seem to stop and stare

    they say 'Why are you dressed like it's Halloween?

    you look so absurd, you look so obscene'

    Oh, why can't I live a life for me?

    why should I take the abuse that's served?

    why can't they see they're just like me

    it's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

    well I let their teeny minds think
    that they're dealing with someone who is over the brink

    and I dress this way just to keep them at bay

    'Cuz Halloween is everyday

    Oh, why can't I live a life for me?
    why should I take the abuse that's served?
    why can't they see they're just like me
    it's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world
    Oh, why can't I live a life for me?
    why should I take the abuse that's served?
    why can't they see they're just like me

    i'm not the one that's so absurd
    why hide it?
    why fight it?
    hurt feelings
    best to stop feeling hurt
    from denials, reprisals
    it's the same it's the same in the whole wide world


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