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Amazing blueberry jelly

tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

Audio (MP3): 20171019 - Amazing blueberry jelly

I hate it when I’m walking down the work hallway and I hear another office door open. Can’t I just walk down the hall alone, with peace and quiet?

Now matter how much I try to avoid people, some random body shows up and says, “hello.” And then I have to quickly scan the mental rolodex for non-offensive chit-chat. Engage in dialogue that obviously won’t last more than 15 seconds.

It’s not that I don’t like the other office building inhabitants but on a quick stroll to the restroom, there’s only so many steps to take. I’d rather walk in silence than blurt out, “How ‘bout this weather?” ..or.. “Tomorrow’s Friday!”

Of course I could pause and launch into mild outrage about (insert any poetic injustice here) but then I’d feel it socially correct to stop walking. And that in turn would invite the random body into a full blown conversation. The horror. Sure, full blown gabfests are fine but not when I’m on my way to the potty.

Maybe I should write some socially-irregular chit-chats on index cards for future use. Not ones that will have random body think I’m a boob or psycho anything because I do care what people think of me. But more like one or two-liners that will (hopefully) instill an off-balanced curiosity in the random body.

Something like these perhaps:

  • I had some really amazing blueberry jelly last night. So good.
  • With my new shoes, I’ll run faster after they’re broken in.
  • The Queen is kinda over-appreciated. Maybe I just don’t know her.

#socialproblems #diariespodcast

keamoose keamoose · Oct 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

One time I was rinsing my coffee cup and a colleague approached to use the coffee machine. He decided to pass the time by asking me what my favourite band was. I told the truth. He got through the conversation, but I don’t think he ever asked me anything again.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

That’s awesome! “I’m totally down with Hellhorse!!” 🐴🀘

keamoose keamoose · Oct 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

It was something like:
“What kind of music do they play?”
“Danish metal”
“Oh, yes… the Viking metal…”

I have to give him credit for hanging in there. He’s 65 and listens to Adele and Glen Campbell, he basically had no clue what I was talking about. Nice guy though :)

tcr! tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

I loved Rhinestone Cowboy as a kid. It was a huge hit at the airport skating rink when I was a kid. Maybe you could talk to your Hellhorse connection and see if they can put it on their set list. πŸ€”


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