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23 August 2010 @ 04:29 pm
Odd conversations  
Hint: If you make up a nickname for someone but don't tell me, I'm not going to know who you're talking about.

Maintenance guy: Is Mr. Green Jeans around?

Me: I'm sorry, who?

Maintenance guy: You know, the Farmer in the Dell.

Me: I-I-I- who?

Maintenance guy: Tall skinny guy, straw hat.

Me: Oh! Michael! I don't know; it looks like he's out doing one-to-one "how to use the classroom technology" meetings, but we can walk down to his office and check.

A few minutes later, to a coworker:

Me: So, the maintenance guy just came in and asked for Mr. Green Jeans.

Coworker: Michael!

Me: Buh? How did you even get there from here?
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on August 24th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
I watched Captain Kangaroo too, but while I would have caught the reference, I couldn't tell you a thing about what the character looked like. That was 50 years ago, forghodsake!

Not to mention that interrupting my work to start a conversation in the middle is a really good way to make sure I don't catch whatever pop-culture in-joke you're trying to make. I'll still be trying to figure out what the hell you're talking about in the first place.