I’ve heard people reference “Throwback Thursday” (on Thursdays, no doubt). So in honor of this so-called “Throwback Thursday” Day, I thought I’d blog about some of my “famous” quotes from my former place of employment. These quotes were so outstanding, they made the group’s whiteboard. <–<sniff> I’m so proud.
I’ll go to Fuddruckers as long as we can sit close to the cheese. <–I don’t know; it just came out. That’s what happens when you forget to turn the filter ON. I was a pretty big Fuddruckers fan and I always thought, and still do, how silly it was to order (and pay for!) cheese on your burger. Hello? Free hot, melted cheese in the middle of the condiments/veggies section! All-you-can-eat melted cheese, or cheese-like cheese-whiz cheesy substitute?!? How can anyone pass up on that deal? Well, as the years have passed, I am now one of those silly people who pass on the free “cheese.” It’s called lactose intolerance. Touche.
Can you imagine me with no clothes? <–I had a good excuse for a weak filter in this instance as there was a potential emergency. I got all the way to work and had HOT IRON STILL PLUGGED IN AND TURNED ON! flash across my brain. I was a solo apartment dweller, so there was no one to ask to check to make sure I turned it off. I was making a beeline back to my car and ran into my supervisor and he was all like, “Where are you going?” And I was all like, “I think I left my iron on!” Thoughts of a disastrous apartment fire in my head, I added, “Can you imagine me with no clothes??” I realized as soon as it came out of my mouth how inappropriate it sounded, but I couldn’t take it back. And the quote ended up on the whiteboard. For a week. Oh, and the iron was off and unplugged.
Don’t kick a gift horse in the mouth. <–This one did not make the board, but it could have if the same (awesome) whiteboard writing co-workers had still been around! That and we no longer had a centrally located whiteboard anymore; many resorted to using dry-erase markers on the windows. A window placement just wouldn’t have been as prestigious as the whiteboard anyway! I have a knack for misquoting common sayings/expressions and this was one of them. I believe my faux pas is totally understandable though – “look a gift horse…” doesn’t make any sense either. I found this explanation, but it was kind of long (hmm… kind of like some of my blog entries?) and so I didn’t bother to read the whole thing.
Happy Thursday, everyone! <and nanoo nanoo>