Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Coworker Story Time!

I know I'm not the best storyteller in the world, but bear with me here.

The scene: I am sitting at my desk, The Whistler is sitting across from me blathering on about giving blood and how he hasn't done it in years, but if he were to go live in Africa he'd stock some of his own blood there so he didn't get AIDS. One of the newer members of the department walks in at this point, and she only caught the last few words of what he said. The following conversation ensues (more or less, I've been interrupted in my typing a few times now, and the details are slipping, lol).

New Coworker: Who's got AIDS??
Whistler: Third World Countries. I was just talking about giving blood and how I'd want some of my own blood on hand if I were to live in Africa.
New Coworker: Oh.
Whistler: Anyway... you want some of the good stuff? (points down into his lap)
The new coworker just stands there and stares at him for a minute. My jaw hit the floor.
Whistler (embarrassed): Oh.. um.. THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT! I was offering you the CHAIR, you pervert!
New Coworker: OH! I didn't even know what to think, "You want some of the good stuff" and you're pointing down at your lap!
Whistler: I can't believe you would think that! You're sick! I didn't even mean that.

Now, she's on her feet most of the day, so I understand he was trying to be nice and let her sit down. But come ON! I just kept my head down and tried not to laugh out loud. It was VERY difficult!!!

9 fellow footsteps:

Mo and The Purries said...

Well, I think New Co-worker can start a sexual harassment journal on the whistler!

Sandee said...

I don't care for the whistler. Just saying honey. He's a real piece of work isn't he? Yep, I think he is. Have a great day. Big hug. :)

Anonymous said...

Ha! That story is hilarious.

Callie Ann said...

Now that was a Funny one... Bwahahahahahahaah

Anonymous said...

OMG, too funny! HOW did you keep from laughing?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone equate "good stuff" as a chair? I don't think I have ever heard a chair described in that way.

Side note on the Whistler's scheme - I am pretty sure you can't just "store up" blood. If I remember right, it has to be used within a couple of weeks. That is why blood banks always need more blood - they can't save it for a rainy day.

Amazing Gracie said...

That IS funny! I've said so many stupid things unintentionally, that I'd have to give him space...If he's a creep, that's different.
And I want to know for future reference, just how DID you keep from laughing???

Carrie said...

He's just weird, not necessarily creepy.

How did I keep from laughing? I just put my head down (so he couldn't see my face turn red from holding it in, not to mention my giant grin) and did my best to hold my breath. It worked.. barely!

Rebecca said...

He was just trying to make the new gal feel welcome! ;-0