Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Friend of Bill's

The boss was relating a story about her 4 year old son. He had gotten carsick. The miracle here is that the little guy managed to barf in a bag. Made no mess. Now that's pretty amazing. I've heard of grown adults who cannot manage to barf in a vehicle without making a mess.
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Bill was dropping off some stuff. He's the state guy who protects our water ways. He was laughing as he related another vehicle/barf story. In this case, a humorous fellow had made a slit in the bottom of a bag before handing it to the sick man.
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"Just guessing here, Bill, but I'm going to guess that the vehicle did not belong to the humorous guy who sliced the bottom of the bag."
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Bill laughed and allowed that I was right. He went on to explain that the car actually belonged to the guy who was sick.
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"Was this a random act of car sickness or was it self induced?" the boss asked.
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Bill explained that it was not random, and that it couldn't be called self induced really, because although the sick guy had been drinking, that drinking was pushed to extremes by the bag slicing guy who recognized a prime opportunity to 'get even' for something that had happened a while back.
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We laughed even harder, even as we protested that this was not a funny joke, not at all.
"Yeah, he didn't think so either," Bill said. "After all these years, he's still pretty darn mad at me."
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It needs to go in an office memo. "If you go drinking with Bill, make sure that you are riding in HIS vehicle. "
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Disclaimer: This column is not intended, in any way, to encourage the unwise use of alcohol, or to make light of the problems associated with the unwise use of alcohol. I seldom drink, and am even less likely to indulge now. Especially around Bill, although I don't believe I've ever gotten on his bad side.

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