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Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Is it mean to think this photo is hilarious? What a dork! Poor Riley. He is so going to be teased about this. Nonstop. From his very loving family.

Anyway, every year our work has a week of events to get people to donate to the United Way. This year they were having a rubber chicken toss and pie eating contest, among other activities. I was in the hallway talking to one of my co-workers, when a temp, that hasn't been so temporary considering she's been here as long as I have, walked up to us. Now keep in mind it takes a lot of patience to talk to her. She's a bit-annoying. I have no patience. So, she walks up to us and says to me, "what time are you going up to do the rubber chicken toss?" Well, you might think that this is an innocent question. That perhaps, I had stated I was going to do the chicken toss. That I had been practicing that very moment to toss a rubber chicken. No. I had no plans of tossing any rubber chickens. I was standing there minding my own business. I simply replied, "I'm not doing the chicken toss." And walked away annoyed.

I told Brian of this encounter, "why does she assume I'm doing the chicken toss. She said it as if it was common knowledge. Do I look like the type of person who goes around tossing rubber chickens? NO! I don't."

Then a co-worker came over after lunch to chit chat and gossip a bit, because that's what you do when you work in an office. Don't judge. He brings up the topic of our infamous temp. I start into my rant about how rude it is to assume that I was doing the rubber chicken toss. "It's not like I sent out a message stating that I was tossing rubber chickens for gosh sakes. Seriously! Why woudld she think that?"

"Well, you do have a rubber chicken on your desk." Slowly I turn around and sure enough. There is a rubber chicken staring at us. A rubber chicken, I myself, put on my desk. But for purely different reasons than tossing it. I haven't tossed the chicken once and I don't plan to, Ever.


  • *giggle*

    By Blogger Karen, at 7:35 AM, November 21, 2006  

  • Oops! Like the taste of foot doe we? ;) he he he

    By Blogger Unknown, at 2:37 PM, November 21, 2006  

  • whoopsy!!

    By Blogger serendipity, at 2:13 PM, November 23, 2006  

  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Jolynn!

    By Blogger Karen, at 8:44 PM, November 23, 2006  

  • Can I toss your chicken? Name the time!

    By Blogger Envoy-ette, at 12:32 PM, November 27, 2006  

  • But have you *choked* the chicken? Heehhehehe.. because that would be quite inappropriate at work you know. ;D

    I am so funny. heehee! *hugs*

    By Blogger cat, at 2:56 PM, November 27, 2006  

  • So you're not throwing a chicken then? Hehe.

    By Blogger Nikki - Notes of Life, at 3:22 PM, November 27, 2006  

  • You have a WHAT on your desk?

    By Blogger Beth, at 11:15 AM, November 28, 2006  

  • I wish I worked in your office. Mine has few rubber chicken-related events. Isn't calling someone a rubber chicken tosser some sort of insult in British slang?

    But the real question is - are you secretly an Anti-Rubberchickentosser-ite? Because my cousin is a Rubber Chicken Tosser, and I take offense at that.

    But seriously ... I agree with you that just because you have a rubber chicken on your desk- heck, don't we ALL? (BTW - WTF?), it doens't mean that you want to participate in a rubber chicken throw-a-thon. 'Cause that's just weird. And I come from a part of the world where we throw *mullets* (the fish, not the hairdos) over the Florida/Alabama state line (the Interstate Mullet Toss in Florahome - NOT kidding).

    Yeah, I'm sure you also have a stapler on your desk, but you probably don't want to throw it. Except maybe at anyone who *assumes* you know where the stapler throwing contest is taking place.

    By Blogger Marguerite, at 8:43 PM, November 30, 2006  

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