Yes, it’s Ash Wednesday. I’m not Catholic, so I’m not sure what that represents. The beginning of Lent maybe? I’m really not any religion, hence my ignorance about anything God/Jesus/Mary-related. I know, I know… I could read up on it, or study things to learn, but WHY? Why, when there’s QVC and American Idol to watch?
It just brings up a funny story, is all. It’s about Jakki, who is WORLD RENOWNED for the awkward situations she puts herself in.
Many moons ago, Ms. Jakki encountered one of our beloved co-workers in the common space where we work. Being the good friend that she is, she discreetly proceeded to tell our friend that she ‘had something on her forehead’ and tried to wipe it off for this gal. Jakki was met with a near VIOLENT reaction to her good intentions. Unbeknownst to Jakki, it was Ash Wednesday. Each year our friend always reminds Jakki that it’s Ash Wednesday, so Jakki doesn’t try to wipe her forehead off.
Why is it when re-telling other people’s stories, they don’t sound NEARLY as funny as when they happened? Huh? This was a post all set to send you into fits of coffee-out-of-the-nose laughter. When I read over that paragraph, it doesn’t look nearly as funny on paper.
Yesterday, I watched on of our Facilities Management employees take an empty (I hope) soda can and put water in it from a water fountain, then drink it. This made me realize I have some really strange hang ups. Like this. I don’t like to drink things out of a different container than it’s supposed to be in. First of all, I don’t do water fountains. You never know who may have tongued the spigot. But I also couldn’t use a soda can to drink water from. That’s not what belongs in that container. I’d never re-use a cup from a fast food place by putting OTHER drinks in it----like milk in an empty (even clean) slushie cup. It just doesn’t BELONG there…you know?
I don’t like events to occur at places they shouldn’t. Like teeth brushing. This is an activity that needs to happen in the BATHROOM. Not walking through the house, or especially in the kitchen. DO NOT spit in my kitchen sink.
Oh….don’t dump kitchen waste in the bathroom either. Especially the toilet. WHY????? We have a garbage disposal that works, DON’T DUMP STUFF IN THE BATHROOM!! I know, those of you with dishwashers can’t FATHOM why this may be necessary, but if you have a sink full of soapy water, and dishes, and a clean sink next to it filled with dishes to be rinsed, then run across a glass of gross stuff, or a bowl that didn’t get scraped out and rinsed….what do you DO? You wait until the clean dishes are rinsed, dump the offending matter, re-scour the clean sink and proceed onward. YOU DO NOT flush it down the toilet!
Don’t floss at work. Now I keep a box of floss in my desk for emergency situations…..like popcorn getting stuck or something. But the flossing is limited to correct an issue, and done discreetly. Yesterday, I saw a guy at his desk with his arms bent , elbows sticking straight out, mouth WIDE open with the floss just a goin’. While I respect good oral hygiene, DUDE……floss at home….or in the bathroom……but not where I can SEE YOU.
Don’t hock up loogies at work, either. I am a girl with allergies like you wouldn’t believe, and I produce an enormous amount of ‘drainage’. I’m sure I gross out my co-workers every half second with my nose blowing. BUT there’s a fine line in a sneeze, and a blow and a full-on loogie producing show. C’mon!! Mostly it’s men that do this……..but there’s an occasional lady who hocks one up now and then, and it’ NASTY!! Oh, and why is it that men (I’ve yet to see a girl do this) find the need to SPIT a huge wad of whatever the MOMENT they walk out of a door? Our main entrances, ALL THE WAY to our parking lot is LITTERED with spit wads. WHY?
Well, that’s about all I’ve got today. Remember, don’t let anyone wipe that smear off of your forehead today-----
Toodles for now!!