Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Random@Random - Just Now

So I'm walking out to the gate at work and I pass the cafeteria. It's warm, sunny and the gardeners are cutting away. An older lady crosses my path and she is coughing up a storm. A little concerned that this gray lady may stop breathing I ask her, "Are you OK?"

She manages to clear her throat long enough to say, "I'm allergic to
grass." Without thinking about the possible negative reactions to me joking
about her age I respond, "The 70's must have been a nightmare for you."

She stops in her tracks and starts coughing even louder. She straightens up and says, "You just made my day, thank you for that." I work in a pretty uptight environment so this was not normal behavior for anyone.

Once in a while it's good to scratch the glass.


Iris said...

You're so funny. I am glad you didn't think twice. And if she would have been offended, too bad. You were only trying to make her laugh. Glad you succeeded :)

You made my day too.

The Diva on a Diet said...

What a great line, Hektik, hilarious! You made mine too. :)

By the way ... should I know what a "jailbroken" phone is?!? LOL

HektikLyfe said...

>Iris: Thanks. Yeah it kind of slipped out. I usually think these things but I don't say them. The past few days though I've been a little different. Don't know whats going on.

>Diva: I was a little nervous after it slipped out but it turned out OK. That part was removed. As long as you don't know anyone that works for Apple we're fine. ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't get it :(
What do the 70's have to do with grass?

HektikLyfe said...

"grass" is a term used for Marijuana. Common in the 70's. She was coughing, she was old... I figured she would remember the 70's.

ryan said...

so funny. for some reason i immediately thought of cheech and chong.

i also think your little old lady must have been pretty sharp to catch your word play. :) so maybe she really is allergic to "grass" and has more brain cells to prove.

eizzy.k said...

thats funny.
we all have those witty inner thought but never say 'em out loud!

Anonymous said...

Made my day too, so funny! Glad the old lady found it funny too.
I have to say looking through your blog I love it! Came across it on your wifes page (great hair tutorials by the way) and I'm glad I did!
Have a nice day everyone

HektikLyfe said...

>Ryan: ZING! I think you're right. Considering where she was employed, any historical Marijuana use would have rendered her too slow to do her job.

>eizzy.k: Yeah, sometimes it works but you have to be careful. I got lucky that I didn't open up to a touchy person.

>Vivienne: Hey thanks and welcome to The Silent Podium! She loves doing those videos and would do more if she could only find the time. What a lot of people don't know is that she works full time and she is also a full time housewife. Honestly I don't know how she does it.

jewlover2 said...

hee hee...I've not commented before but I follow your wife's videos on youtube faithfully. Anyway, that quite an uplifting little blurb...thanks for that!

I'm allergic to grass too...I can relate w/ said gray lady.


HektikLyfe said...

>Jewlover2: Glad you did. I'm not really known for my "uplifting" blogs so I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. ;) Hopefully my usually down nature won't scare you away from commenting again. Welcome to the Podium.

BridgetSmash. said...

What a witty saying.
Always nice to know that you made someone's day.
That was a nice thing that you did, and that you went ahead and asked if she was okay.
your joke made me chuckle. What a risky move, but still a good one.