Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday Lesson

So I entered the bathroom in a bit of a rush, my bladder screaming bloody murder. I headed for the nearest urinal, fumbled a bit with my fly, flipped my bird out and whooooooooosh, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The stream of my piss equaled the spine-tingling sensation of relief coursing through my back all the way to my toes.

Having relieved myself, I took in my surroundings. The restroom seemed quiet. It was just me insi—or wait! That’s when I heard it. Coming from one of the three toilet stalls to my right; a familiar sound but unfamiliar in the given setting.

Huurrrgk! Zzzzzzzzzz-huurrrrrrrrrrgk! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-huuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrgk!

Someone was fuckin’ snoring.

Whaddapakshet?!

Worried that it was one of my officemates (he was complaining a few minutes ago how sleepy he was), I bent over and peered under the space between the floor and the stall walls. The guy was seated in the middle stall. But his shoes and pants were all wrong—my officemate was not wearing formal brown leather shoes and khaki slacks today.

Huurrrgk! Zzzzzzzzzz-huurrrrrrrrrrgk! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-huuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrgk!

Most likely I didn’t know the guy. And he sounded like he really needed to get a few Zs. Poor guy must work in the call center on our floor, where everything’s bustling 24/7. And the only quiet place he could find was the bathroom. So I left the guy in peace.

Lesson for the day: Relief can come in piss and quiet.

4 comments:

ROBERTISMS said...

so golden your pun! verrrrry funny!

joelmcvie said...

ROBERTISMS: Gracias! I'm linking you up, okay? :-)

josh said...

i think i nid dat, d quite part, to snorl during d day for naps :)

Pao Pielago said...

yup...we can all learn a lesson here: now, anywhere can be a place to sleep..yes, even the cubicles.

the guy siguro was so sleepy, he didn't even notice the people coming in and out to piss or what have you. haha!