Eight Is Enough

Scene: Your narrator walks downstairs, aiming for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up from the vending machine. Arriving at the foot of the stairs, he sees a test rig surrounded by five people. Co-worker, known for droll humor and dry wit: “It’s not rocket science.” Narrator [hitches up belt]: “Well, that’s what I went to school to do.”… Continue reading Eight Is Enough

Work Spouses

A: “You let me go without taking that poster!” B: “I … didn’t know you needed to take it.” A [walking disgustedly away from B’s office]: “You’re supposed to remember everything for me!” B: “I … wasn’t aware that we were married.” A: “My husband can’t remember his own name most of the time.” A… Continue reading Work Spouses

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Lunch Conversation

We were having a conversation about someone I know and their dry sense of humor. I then said … “Well, you know, I like that, but I always think whatever I said is hilarious, so I just go ahead and laugh. I can’t keep a straight face.” Misty: “But you are hilarious.” “Oh, whatever.” If… Continue reading Lunch Conversation

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Idle Thought of the Morning

My stress level is best indicated in the relative desire for me to go eat Thai for lunch. Today, I crave it.

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I’m such a nerd.

So today at work, we took a colleague out for lunch on his last day. He’s leaving the contractor world to become a civil servant. PB is a hard-working thermal analyst; hell, he was in the office on Sunday when I was. If I was in my last week of work, I … wouldn’t be… Continue reading I’m such a nerd.