October 29, 2007

fish tanks and zoos

The funniest thing happened today at work. My boss, Pat, has been kind of grouchy but he'll still laugh. He looks a lot like my dad...size wise. He acts tough but he really is just a big teddy bear but don't tell him that. He has a glass office and so you can always see whats going on from where I sit. Well today a customer came in and he was standing by my desk and then he turned and looked into Pat's office and said, "wow I really like that glass and how that office looks. You can look right in and see what's going on or how messy your boss is." I just was kinda laughing. Then Val, the lady that sits next to me said, "yeah but he feels like a fish in a glass bowl." I saw that as the perfect opportunity to put in my two cents so I said, "or a big gorilla at the zoo...don't tap on glass." My boss looked over at me and gave me "the look" but I couldn't help it and either could anyone else but laugh so hard. Then he gave in and was laughin so hard. His belly just bouncing which made it even more funny. I don't think that qualifies as job security but I'm sure trying. haha. I hope you all can just imagine it!

10 comments:

THE REIDHEAD COUPLE said...

That is hilarious. I'm sure glad Pat likes you or you might be out of a job tonight. haha I'm sure you make it a lot of fun at that office.

Taralee or Trace said...

Oh man. That is so funny. I can totally see you pretending to tap on the glass with a dumb look on your face! ha ha. So hilarious.
I always had fun working with you and Rustin at Torreon...I miss it.

The Claridges said...

I'm still laughin about it actually. We definitely had some good times at Torreon. Remember when that one guy, I can't remember his name, would throw the napkins at us so I chucked one and it hit that old man in the head and I pointed right at you when he turned around! Or how slow the bar service was and it never made anyone grouchy! haha.

Kristen said...

Way to go, D! That's something I would pull, not being able to care that I might get in trouble, as long as I got a good laugh. And I got a whole new hearty one with Taralee's vision.

The Claridges said...

He hasn't been so nice today. One of the guys that works here was like "where's tubby?"...right when he was walking around the corner and he got all ticked.
...i had a dream about king kong last nite...hmm...

THE REIDHEAD COUPLE said...

well, just know as a general rule, most people don't like to be called tubby....even if it's true.

Rustino Scar said...

Yeah, I was laughing pretty good after reading the story, but then I forgot how you can have the dumb look that Tara was talking about, and died laughing that much harder. That's great. Mr. Glessner was the guy with the napkin throwing problem. I really do miss that place...sometimes!

The Claridges said...

A dumb look on my face? excuse me? jk. I guess so. I actually was smiling when I said it cuz...well cuz it was funny.

Taralee or Trace said...

Ya, a dumb smiley face look. I'm sure everyone knows which look i'm talking about.

Rustino Scar said...

yep, we all know that laugh. Now, we all need to have Kristen share her good story from work. It might even top danica's gorilla comment! So hilarious!