So I gave a random man a funny story for when he gets to work
January 20, 2009
Posted by on
I really LOVE Tuesday. Huck is in school, Worm is at Grandpa’s, my cleaning ladies come to scrub the toilets and mop and all that other stuff I hate to do.
After I drop Worm off at Grandpa’s, the first thing I do is crank up a song I love and sing it all the way home. This morning it was That’s Not My Name
by The Ting Tings.
I really enjoy this song. Great beat, fun lyrics. I particularly like the line “They call me quiet, but I’m a riot.” That is so me. The impression people get of me: organized, serious, quiet. That’s not me once I let you in. I can be those things, often I am. But I am a riot too.
Anyway, as I approached a stoplight, I had the stoplight dilemma. The music is REALLY loud, do I turn it down until the light changes? I decide: Hell No! Its my Tuesday!
So there I am, the music is so loud I can feel it in my fingernails. Then I see in my peripheral vision that a guy in a business suit with a cell phone glued to his ear is staring at me. I almost turned it down, but then I remembered something about trudging into work everyday. It is really fun to start the day with an anecdote.
You get your coffee and tell your coworkers a funny little story about what happened to you that morning. A good conversation ensues and the day starts off on the right foot.
So I turned it up and began singing along and dancing a little. I can still see this guy in my peripheral vision. He has hung up the phone and is flat out staring at me. I pretend not to know and keep right on singing.
Finally the light changes. Right before I hit the gas, I give the guy a wave. He started laughing and gave me a friendly double honk.