First, just a little piece of advice I picked up for KayJai, SparkleBumps, and maybe a few more of you Betty Ford AWOLs.
NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES
Nobody minds a man having a morning eye-opener, and it’s okay to have a bracer around 10 A.M., and maybe a couple of drinks with lunch. Also, a few beers on a hot afternoon will keep a person healthy, or at least happy. Of course, everyone drinks at cocktail hour, and a person can’t be criticized for having some wine with dinner, a liquor afterwards, and a highball or two during the evening – but this damned business of SIP, SIP, Sip, all day long HAS GOT TO STOP!
Before they decide how much lumber they will need to build a house, the carpenters usually get together and have a board meeting.
A seamstress is a real material girl!
Sign at the Acme Shoelace Company ~ We are truly fit to be tied.
Jockey: My racehorse is named FleaBag.
Bettor: Has he won a lot of races?
Jockey: Nah! He keeps getting scratched.
Buying quality is like buying hay. If you want nice, clean, fresh hay, you must pay a fair price. However, if you can be satisfied with hay that has already been through the cow – THAT COMES A LITTLE CHEAPER!
Up in Heaven, the Pearly Gates had been replaced by two arched, golden doors, with signs above them. The one to the left read, “The Wrong Religion,” and there was no-one at it. The one to the right read, “The Right Religion,” and there was a long line of people, waiting to get through. God said to St. Peter, “The stupid thing is, none of them get the joke!”
Recently, an airliner crashed in the Pacific, close to an uninhabited island. The survivors consisted of…
Two American businessmen and their secretary
Two French businessmen and their secretary
Two Italian businessmen and their secretary
Two British businessmen and their secretary
Two Canadian businessmen and their secretary
Knowing they would be stranded for some time, the two Americans made a schedule to have their secretary as follows: the first American would have her Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The other would have her Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and she would have Sundays to herself.
The two Frenchmen had no problems, and immediately established a “ménage a trois.”
The two Italians had no problem either, as one of them shot the other so he could have the secretary all to himself.
The two British also had no problems, as they shot the secretary, so as to have each other.
And….the two Canadians are still waiting for instructions from head-office.
READ BETWEEN THE LINES
The “Executive Vocabulary” can be a little confusing. Here’s a list of definitions which should help you get through your day.
Orientation; Move around till we can find something you can do.
Consolidating our position in the marketplace; We didn’t make any money on it.
Unparalleled demand; Six orders in the mail.
Note and initial; Let’s spread the responsibility for this around.
For your consideration; You hold the bag for a while.
We’re making a survey; We need more time to think up an answer.
For your approval; Passing the buck.
For your comment; I don’t have the faintest idea myself.
Through the ranks; The boss’s son worked one summer in the shipping department.
Promising young executive; Son of a fraternity brother.
Co-ordinator; An executive with a desk between two expeditors.
Implement a program; Hire more people, and expand the office.
Middle management; An executive with his own pen and pencil set, but no water pitcher.
I never worked at an office which had a gym or a fitness program. I always got my exercise by jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, running the boss down, passing on rumors, stabbing co-workers in the back, dodging responsibility, and pushing my luck. How’s your workday going??!
After The Fun
I went to have my fangs resharpened again yesterday. I might go an entire lifetime without hearing the name “Ariel”, unless I rented Disney’s Little Mermaid. In the half-hour I spent beneath Damocles’ TV, I heard about two, Ariel Sharon, ex-prime minister of Israel, and Ariel Castro, the Ohio kidnapper who hanged himself. (Although, I wonder if he had just a bit of assistance?)
We went back to the Farmers’ Market this morning. With a bit of pickling mixture left over, the wife wondered if we could put down a few baby dills. Scrubbed and soaked tonight. Tomorrow comes the boiling.
There was a broadcast van from CTV, Canada’s second network, as well as from CHCH-TV, out of Hamilton Ontario, an independent which bills itself as Canada’s Superstation, like Atlanta, in the same way Tonka Trucks are big-rigs like Peterbilts.
Two camera crews wandering around, I saw a woman, probably a real shopper, but practising her lines before being dragged into camera range for a “spontaneous”, man-on-the-street….or woman-at-the-market interview.
Elbow-to-elbow crowds, which would be good if they were there to shop, but many just wanted photos or videos. A food-service area, with no room to swing a cat and I saw a man and a woman smoking cigarettes, and a man my age with a cigar as big as a Great Dane’s turd, and almost as fragrant. I thought of yelling as if I’d been burned.
Ontario’s lesbian Liberal leader was on hand early, for rah-rah photo-ops. She stopped at my favorite produce vendor, and talked a good story, but bought nothing. Another vendor further up said she did the same at his stall. The local male Liberal candidate finally bought a basket of tomatoes, and gave it to her.
Two big food trailers across the walkway from the fire had been seriously melted. They were hauled away and replaced with a trailer with washrooms and a temporary Market office. The canvas top on the French-fry-serving Conestoga wagon looked like it had been through a movie Indian attack. The nylon top of the gazebo beyond it melted.