August 10, 2004


Sometimes conversations with coworkers just blow my mind. Some coworkers more than others. Like this one:

Me: How are you coping with your husband and his broken leg?
Her: He's driving me up the wall!
Me: Which explains why you're working longer hours?
Her: Yeah. Plus my brother in law is there and he can help. But - this was so funny - I was downstairs working out this morning? And we have this gym all set up in the basement and everything? Well, I figured my husband was in the shower since I could hear it running. So I took off all my clothes and opened the shower door and it wasn't my husband! It was my brother in law. And boy did he look good. I could have just gone in and taken care of him right there, if you know what I mean.
Me: ...
Her: But yeah, he's driving me crazy.
Me: ...
Her: I'd better get back to work. Have a good morning.
Me: Uh, you too.

Whatever, freakshow.

Posted by Chris at August 10, 2004 11:54 AM

HA! Was your post TMI encounter reply of "..." accompanied by a look of utter WTF are you talking about?

Posted by: Kimmie at August 10, 2004 12:07 PM

You know that feeling that there is something really funny that you could say on the tip of your tongue but it won't come out? Well imagine I'm doing that right now and that is why I am leaving this lame comment!

Posted by: Jeff A at August 10, 2004 12:10 PM

I give that marriage another 6 months, tops.

Posted by: Sheryl at August 10, 2004 12:13 PM

Okay. Thats weird. VERY weird.

Posted by: Zoot at August 10, 2004 12:18 PM

LOL! That def falls into the TMI category. I think I would have had the same reaction. The raciest thing I've heard in my office was my boss telling me about her husband's underwear. And he's a super sweet guy and all, but it def gave me a 300 pound visual in my mind I so did not need!

Posted by: groovebunny at August 10, 2004 12:18 PM

If her husband has a broken leg and a cast, WHY would he be in the shower? Because, you know, cast and all. Those things can't get wet.

I have no idea if I want to laugh or cry or give a blank WTF stare. Maybe all three. At the same time.

Posted by: Dawnie at August 10, 2004 12:26 PM

Nothing like keeping it in the family, eh?

Posted by: Krush at August 10, 2004 12:33 PM

I laughed so hard, I think I might have pulled something.

Hi-lari-ous!!!!!! Sad, but funny. Jeez Chris, it's only Tuesday and you're getting this stuff thrown at you? I can't WAIT to see what the rest of your week is like!

Posted by: Scarlett Cyn at August 10, 2004 12:41 PM

Oh gawd... heh.

This is why I'm glad I work alone most of the time :P

Posted by: Tara at August 10, 2004 12:56 PM


Posted by: debby at August 10, 2004 1:08 PM

why don't you give me her phone number and i'll set her straight. nudge nudge wink wink.

i keed of course, my wife is the ONLY woman for me!

Posted by: tj at August 10, 2004 1:10 PM

Nice. Very nice.

Posted by: Martha at August 10, 2004 1:11 PM

Wonder what happens when her sister stays over?

I agree with the 'keeping it in the family' part. Also the 'six months' timeline may be generous.

Posted by: ben at August 10, 2004 1:14 PM

ah, the perks of corporate america. limitless, aren't they? equal parts general public and lemming mentality mixed with ample weird. rock on crazy lady :)

Posted by: type a at August 10, 2004 1:16 PM

A little coffee came out my nose when I read that. It hurt.
Also? Are you SURE we don't work in the same office? Because that is right up there with my coworker telling me she had sex dreams about our her office. Ew.

Posted by: Granola Spice at August 10, 2004 1:37 PM

i think the lady needs a visit from the rabbit.
my friends moved to d.c. and ive come here via fluffy. liking the blog!

Posted by: minnow at August 10, 2004 1:41 PM

**poking eyes out trying to erase picture in my mind of sister-in-law naked**

Gee thanks.

Posted by: Lee at August 10, 2004 1:46 PM

That's a happy family. That makes our office looking boring and prudish by comparison. And I think that I might be ok with that... = )

Posted by: Hudson at August 10, 2004 1:47 PM

whos the rabbit?? why would anyone want to visit a rabbit?

Anyways - that lady sounds like a freak. You should try making more small talk with her and then post it. It makes me laugh.

Posted by: Maureen at August 10, 2004 1:53 PM

You really know how to creap a girl out--TMI for sure! What kind of woman wants to bang her brother in-law while her husband is layed up with a broken leg? That marriage isn't going to make it much longer is it?

You gave me the chills, and not in a good way. You work with the oddest people.

Posted by: myllissa at August 10, 2004 2:01 PM

at least it's not pregnancy TMI. it's enough to halt reproduction entirely.

Posted by: laura at August 10, 2004 2:10 PM

OMG! That is so sick and funny at the same time. You would have to have picked my jaw up off the floor after that conversation!

Posted by: Nicole at August 10, 2004 2:20 PM

yeah, I notice she doesn't mention HIS reaction. Like maybe he fell over from shock? And knocked himself out on the tile?

this is a soap opera episode waiting to happen.

Posted by: samantha at August 10, 2004 2:28 PM

Geez! I thought the 'Nam guy was a freak! But NO you have co-workers that are freakier!

I had that kind of jaw dropping experience a few years ago when one of my supervisors told me he had a sex dream about ME! Gah! All I could say was, "well? was it good for you?"...I didn't know what else to say! Shudder, with nervous laugh!

Posted by: Gypsy at August 10, 2004 2:29 PM

Wow. Just wow.

Posted by: Bond Girl at August 10, 2004 2:30 PM

"Coming up, on the next Jerry Springer Show..."

It could have been worse, it could have been her husband and his brother in the shower...

Ew, I'm gonna need to claw my own eyes out after that. And use bleach...

Posted by: ben at August 10, 2004 2:39 PM

the rabbit is the number one selling vibrator, soon to be outsold by the rabbit mark 2.
any self er respecting lady knows the rabbit ;)

Posted by: minnow at August 10, 2004 3:24 PM

Bwah! How did you manage not to laugh? Or was she gone by the time the shock wore off?

Posted by: Fraulein N at August 10, 2004 3:52 PM

/me hurriedly takes notes on the rabbit...

Posted by: groovebunny at August 10, 2004 3:53 PM

oh my god... that's hilarious!!! but yeah, definitely not something you want to hear from a coworker.... ew...

Posted by: Judy at August 10, 2004 3:55 PM

I've got my fingers in my ears and am humming.

That's just too much information. Especially from someone at work.

Posted by: cassie-b at August 10, 2004 4:14 PM

Nice lady.... I wonder if her hubby is as liberal?

Maybe they're swingers.

Posted by: Mala at August 10, 2004 8:30 PM

That. Is. SO. Deep.

Posted by: Tjej at August 11, 2004 3:54 AM

Haha! You make my co workers sound normal. :))

Posted by: Sweety at August 11, 2004 7:32 AM

OMG. That's all I can say about that one.

Posted by: Beth at August 11, 2004 10:24 AM

Your kind of like flypaper for freaks aren't you?

Posted by: Mike at August 11, 2004 11:39 AM