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Cracking Myself Up

August 18, 2009

I have been keeping myself in stitches lately. Not like go to the ER and get stitched up stitches, or even cross stitch stitches (although I do stitch cross stitch) but just generally finding myself hilarious. It’s highly entertaining. I recommend it. Finding yourself hilarious, that is. Because you probably won’t find me hilarious. None of my coworkers do. But that’s ok.

Example 1
My coworker’s shoes squeak. His revolutionary name is Shabaz Muffaletta, so we’ll just refer to him as Shabaz Muffalet for short. (ha! I’m cracking myself up again! will this ever end?!?!?). Anyway, to give you some background information I must tell you that I kind of work in sales. So I’m constantly on the phone and usually making cold calls. Somehow or another I got fixated on the squeak of Shabaz Muffalet’s shoe, so that every time he walked by I cracked up. Needless to say, this has impeded my productivity today. Not to mention there are going to be a ton of people listening to phone messages that end abruptly in laughter (if you are in Maryland, DC or Virginia and get a voicemail full of laughter and snorts, that’s me. I apologize).

Example 2
I call my sister to say hi. Turns out she is cleaning out her infant’s closet. [That girl does have a LOT of clothes. So many that I was forbidden to buy any for her. How cruel! Seriously, the first girl baby in the family and I can’t buy any pink? Where is the justice in this world?]. Anyway, back to the closet. The minute she told me that do you know what popped into my head?


Specifically his “Cleaning Out My Closet” song. I don’t know if that is the exact title, but I do know how the chorus goes. So I sang it to my sister:

I’m sorry mama,
I never meant to hurt you-oo.
I never meant to make you cry
But tonight, I’m cleaning out my closet.

One more time…

Multiple times.

Off key.

Whenever she tried to change the subject.

And all the time I’m finding myself

Example 3
Bosslady wore a dress to work today. It’s a hand me down from a good friend of hers who died in an accident**. The dress is pretty, but not Bosslady’s normal style. Everyone in the office has commented on this fact – it’s not just me. At which point I said “Hey Bosslady, Gilligan’s Island called. Marianne wants her dress back.” Except that I messed up and said Ginger because I couldn’t remember Marianne. Which sparked a whole Gilligan’s Island conversation. Which was eclipsed by Shabaz Muffalet’s squeak stoppage on account of the Gold Bond Powder that Bosslady brought back from the Walmart.

Maybe now I can make some calls. Or maybe I’ll just remember the squeakage and crack up again. Either way I have to get back to work.

*Explicit lyrics. Be warned. Eminem has some issues.

** I know I have no couth. Or would that actually be better phrased, “I know I am uncouth”? Anyway, couth = not me.

One Comment leave one →
  1. debby permalink
    August 19, 2009 12:02 am

    Okay, I have to admit, I didn't get ALL the humor. But I get the cracking myself up bit. I think I am hysterical sometimes too, especially with my sister.

    And you did get a chuckle out of me with the ' Anyway, couth = not me.

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