June 20, 2005

About A Guy, And A Stick

I might be stepping on her toes, but she didn't call dibs on this one (of course neither did I). Beth came to my office this afternoon because my coworkers wanted to throw us a little baby shower. (An aside: As much as I often bitch about work, the people I work with are awesome. And none of them read this so its not like I'm sucking up here either.) So, we're sitting there and people are filing into the conference room. Its kinda awkward and I'm not the most comfortable person being in the spotlight. And I'm aware of the fact that Beth doesn't really know most of these people. I start getting a little anxious for her. So, yeah, a little nervous energy sparked some quiet nervous conversation between the two of us.

Her: So, when do they start the limbo?
Me: Oh, consultants really get crazy. Anytime now.
Her: I'm sure they wouldn't miss a chance to see a pregnant girl limbo.
Me: Nope. Never.
Her: And look! That guy even brought a stick!
Me: Uh...that's the blind guy who works on our floor. That's his cane.

The funniest thing is, she really was completely oblivious for a couple seconds there. Of course, no one ever figured out what we were laughing about and the whole thing turned out just fine.

Posted by Chris at June 20, 2005 04:56 PM

That's so funny!

Really nice of your coworkers, btw. Glad you had a good time!

Posted by: Kyren at June 20, 2005 05:02 PM

No fair! You know this totally should have been mine.

And I caught on very quickly that it was his cane. Just not quickly enough to stop myself.

Posted by: Mrs Cactus at June 20, 2005 05:04 PM

That is really funny.

Don't bet that nobody reads though. I would have sworn that too, but I was wrong.

Posted by: jen at June 20, 2005 05:04 PM

Ooh - that is a good one! I was laughing for awhile there :-)

Posted by: Jessica at June 20, 2005 05:21 PM

There was this guy in my old neighborhood who I thought was really unfriendly or possibly a serious drug addict. He would stand just outside his condo door and let his little dog run out to take care of business, but would never acknowledge me or my dog when we went by. He always wore sunglasses.

And then one day I saw him actually walking to get in a cab with his cane and I realized...he was blind. In my defense, he didn't use the cane when he let the dog out. I guess he could make it out the door and back without it.

Posted by: bad penguin at June 20, 2005 06:37 PM

I love it when a plan comes together. That was nice.

Posted by: cassie-b at June 20, 2005 06:41 PM

Heehee. Hope you scored some goodies for Bean!

Chris, sorry I missed you yesterday. Happy Belated Daddy's Day!

Posted by: lu at June 20, 2005 07:31 PM

That is funny, you were right to post this one before she had a chance.

If she gets to have the belly pics than you should get the really funny stories.

Mind you her belly pics are going to get google hits a lot more than making fun of blind people but hey, what can you do?

Posted by: Jeff A at June 20, 2005 07:44 PM

I'm not wishing you Happy Father's Day until the baby is breathing oxygen instead of ... uh... nevermind. ;)

Hope you and Beth got some good prezzies!

Posted by: Iki at June 20, 2005 10:46 PM

Heh Heh...that was classic...I'm laughing out loud like a crazy girl over here!

Posted by: Kate at June 20, 2005 11:44 PM

Ya'll are just too cute for your own good!

Posted by: Queen Of Ass at June 20, 2005 11:57 PM

Fun! I hope they got a decent cake.

Posted by: Ginny at June 21, 2005 08:32 AM


Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at June 21, 2005 09:06 AM

that's hilarious, a pregnant women doing the limbo with a blind mans stick... wait that sounds funny. ;/

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