Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Mid-life crisis, anyone?
Yesterday I arrived in my Cube Farm at work to find a page from our local newspaper on my keyboard. It was the "police blotter" page -- the one that lists all the recent arrests and such. This paragraph was highlighted:
1:03 p.m. Monday. Arrested: Gregory Smith, 36, of 110 Polaris St., Cocoa. Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia, ran stop sign, driving while license suspended, leaving the scene of an accident without rendering aid, grand theft.
Under the paragraph someone had written, "Hee! Hee!"
I immediately picked up the paper and crossed my Cube Farm to Maggie's station, where I had this conversation (me speaking first):
"Maggie, did you leave this on my keyboard?"
"How did you know it was me!"
"The 'hee hee' was a dead giveaway."
"Oh. Aren't you glad that wasn't really you?"
"Actually, I wish it was me."
"But if that was you, you'd be in a lot of trouble!"
"If this was me, I'd be 36 again."