[Breaking News: from another strangely irrelevant moment in our newsroom…]
Coming back from lunch, I walked into the newsroom to find a fellow journalist and three individuals in mid-interview. As I took my seat across the room, I felt my blood run cold as I overheard their accusations about the nightmare scenario our government shutdown is leading to.
“Dear GOD!” I said, sending my chair against the wall as I stood. “How can this happen here?! In AMERICA?!? Men being sterilized in processing plants! We have to tell people!”
After an awkward silence, one of the individuals exchanged glances with the rest of the group. “Um, we’re talking about MAIL sterilizing and processing plants, not male sterilizing plants.”
Sometimes, there’s no graceful way to exit a room…
41 thoughts on “… This Just In …”
snicker giggle…its so funny how men get immediately freaked out when certain words are combined…i am glad no men were accidentally sterilized in the writing of this post.
If it had been earlier in the day, and I had a coffee in my lap, it may have been a different story…
Lol! Women seem to really get a kick out of this. No men yet, though!
they are all busy protecting their parts!!
I still haven’t been able to pry my knees apart yet. The walk home is going to be interesting 😉
Thank you for the visual….where is that bottle of wine……
If you have trouble opening it, I could probably do it with my knees…
Good to have talented people in my circle of friends!!
Haha. That’s understandable there could be a mix-up here. Hey, how did the rest of the book show go?
The book show was really fun. Thanks for asking! I’m going to write about it for Friday’s “Nickel’s Worth on Writing.” I got a few speaking speaking engagements after I did my readings, and 22 pre-orders. It was my first one of these, and I think offering a free bite of scone with each purchase was — if I say so myself — marketing genius… 😉
Great! Yeah, it’s a good thing you didn’t eat that scone. Hahaha.
exactly what “all you can eat mexican buffet” did you go to….
Obviously, the one with the margarita bar.
..ah. see. you shoulda just stuck with yo quiro taco bell. that flippin tequila will duck you up every single time. however, sometimes i myself wonder about the taste of that green mt dew.
Wait a sec: Explain mail sterilizing to me. Seriously. While I chant “USA! USA!”
I believe it’s an ultraviolet process that kills infectious bacteria. Like sterilizing oysters and clams.
Or a gelding.
Canada doesn’t do this, no doubt due to clean living.
Don’t be shelfish.
And then I discovered the women were all replacing us with this electronic thing called e-male
Lol! Thanks to she-mails, two can play at that game. I just don’t want to.
just back away slowly…..
That’s exactly what I did, all the way home.
I only read a snippet of this blog.
If you want, I can send you the clipping.
*pregnant pause* Only if you promise to leave some for yourself.
Sure, there’s plenty.
I like the way UH can also be interpreted as just “Uh.”
regardless of all the BS in my life, you manage to make me laugh LOL! THAT was hysterical! Thanks for the laughter!
You’re more than welcome 😉
Ha! Good one. I can picture the whole scenario in my mind. Thank goodness I live in Canada where I don`t have worry about sterilization (postal or otherwise)!
Plus, you have all those maple syrup reserves!
Yes, we do! 🙂
Hahahahaha, oh, the little embarrassments of daily life… 🙂
You get used to it after a while… 😉
Hahaha! I love this!
I’m trying to explain why I’m doubled over laughing, it’s not going well … apparently pointing at the screen and saying the words “mail sterilization plants” between giggle fits just makes your husband uncomfortable which makes it funnier.
I’m sure he’s probably doubled over too, but not for the same reasons… 😉